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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W. Fir Steet, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #45 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: India Street/Kettner Blvd.
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88% Recommend
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My family and I were in San Diego on vacation and wanted some good Italian food for lunch. We picked Bencotto Italian Kitchen and they didn't disappoint. My daughter and I had the Polpette and Riso Fritto appetizers, along with a main course of Ravioli Granchio which were all outstanding. My husband order the Insalata Cesare Salad with shrimp which... More

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Coronado, California
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Nice restaurant in a very busy location. Parking can be a pain, but they offer valet. The food is excellent. The PROSCIUTTO SAN DANIELE was excellent, slice thinner than paper and so delicious and salty. Large portions, great to share. GNOCCHI VERDI wtih pancotto sauce was good to share as appetizers but may be a bit too rich for an... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I were in San Diego on for business and some fun.. We decided to go check out an Italian restaurant in Little Italy. I got on Trip Advisor to see what others had recommended. We chose Bencotto. I liked their menu options. We were not dissapointed!! The staff was friendly, the restaurant was clean. The wine list... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I went here on a trip to San Diego earlier this year. The food was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a date. We would definitely go back next time we are in San Diego.

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Vancouver, BC
5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My chicken meal was very good but my husband's lasagne was disappointingly dry and boring. Overpriced food and drink.

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Los Angeles, California
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270 reviews 270 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Having had beer and appetizers during Happy Hour at the nearby Hotel Vyvant, perhaps it was a mistake to eat dinner only a few hours later at Bencotto Italian Kitchen. I wasn't really hungry, and didn't finish my plate, which is unusual for me. That being said, what I did have at Bencotto was delicious. I started out with a... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Everything here was amazing! We loved the bread and oil, our eggplant parmesean appetizer, and our meals! They make their own pasta on site, and everything was perfect!

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Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had dinner at the bar of Bencotto last night. Cesar salad was perfect and I'm picky about Cesars. Cold, crisp lettuce, real parm, home-made croutons with a hit of oregano. Very tasty. Also had the braised beef which was very good, although needed a bit of salt. My friend's meal also needed salt. Olive oil, balsamic and bread were top... More

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Fremont, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good service and food. had the ciopinno and ravioli with crab meat. ravioli was a little heavy. can get crowded during peak times so reservation is recommended.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

So good. So so good. Freshly made pasta. Great appetizers. Trendy and upscale feel, yet cozy. Great dinner date spot. Only regret is that I forgot my leftovers in the hotel mini fridge. :(

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