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Benvenuti

Shp1/ 50 Beaumont St, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 4962 5065
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Ranked #254 of 341 restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Feb 5, 2014
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English first
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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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