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Shp1/ 50 Beaumont St, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 4962 5065
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worst so-called Italian food I have EVER eaten!!

Even without North Beach, SF as comparison, this has to be the worst Italian or any food on the planet. I ordered chicken marsala. Sickeningly sweet and inedible. Returned it for something just slightly better. I was taking someone out to lunch and he loved his food which is the only reason I... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Even without North Beach, SF as comparison, this has to be the worst Italian or any food on the planet. I ordered chicken marsala. Sickeningly sweet and inedible. Returned it for something just slightly better. I was taking someone out to lunch and he loved his food which is the only reason I remained. If only I had read reviews... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went here with a friend 2 nights ago - slightly late as we were the last customers served. Had the squid in the garlic, olive oli and chilli sauce. It was awesome - squid was unbelievably fresh. My friend had the prawns in the similar sauce, also awesome. For mains he had the lasagne and I had the veal boscaiola... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A friend and I decided to eat out on short notice and went looking for a BYO restaurant in Hamilton. Having dined at Benvenuti some years ago in Cooks Hill, we expected a similar experience. An empty restaurant and an unsmiling, gruff waiter should have been sufficient warning. Against our better judgement, we stayed. The menu is typical "old Italian"... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have visited Benvinuti several times many years ago in its previous location. After having a few bad meals lately, I convinced my husband that we should try Benvinuti. Worst decision! We both got a chicken main and both were up there with two of the most terrible meals we have ever had the misfortune of eating. Let me explain...... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Well imagine my surprise when I went to have Italian at Little Swallows, and what was in its place, Benvenuti. Little Swallos clearly packed up and Benvenuti literally moved, another 30 meters down the road, into its space. The food is still very good. Good meal sizes, good garlic bread, generally all round good quality ... yes the chef still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Great Italian food. Great atmosphere. Small in size, big in quality and affordability. When the chef/owner came out at the end of the night and offered everybody in the restaurant "some holy water" it was a great touch. Turns out the holy water was a very tasty citrus liqueur of some sort. Had the entree of Calamari. Friend had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Only a small restaurant, but that's to it's advantage. If you are lucky to get a table, you will get excellent service, super food at a great price, and the owner will even bring out of a tray of home made limoncello gratis. There is a choice with most meals of a small or large serving. The large servings are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shp1/ 50 Beaumont St, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: (02) 4962 5065

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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