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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W. Fir Steet, San Diego, CA 92101
6194504786
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Ranked #30 of 4,041 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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English first
Vancouver, BC
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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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246 reviews 246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Yakima, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I had a large party dine here for lunch. The food was really outstanding. Great homemade pasta and excellent specialties along with a create your own pasta dish option. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Close to a 5 rating but the service was only average. Very friendly but only average. I would definitely go back.

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food is really good, excellent service! The pasta and topping options are great to share. Good wine list.

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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had a great experience at Bencotto Italian Kitchen. They must be Italian to know the food so well ;) I loved it, and will come back again. Great food, courteous service, and lovely atmosphere.

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our waiter and back waiter were attentive but not intrusive. The food came out fairly fast, they even gave us bread while we waited. I ordered the ravioli di magro and my husband ordered penne pasta with pesto and chicken. Mine was the best ravioli I've ever had although my husband said his was just okay. Would still love to... More

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