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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

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Italian, Pasta
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750 W. Fir Steet, San Diego, CA 92101 (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
6194504786
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 193
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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh made, delicious pasta

We sat on the patio at Bencotto and enjoyed a delicious meal and beautiful views of the harbor. The food did not disappoint. It was nice being able to customize the pasta dishes to be exactly what you wanted. We also had the riso fritto (saffron flavored, fried balls of risotto). All of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2014
gdawh10
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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San Diego, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We sat on the patio at Bencotto and enjoyed a delicious meal and beautiful views of the harbor. The food did not disappoint. It was nice being able to customize the pasta dishes to be exactly what you wanted. We also had the riso fritto (saffron flavored, fried balls of risotto). All of the food was good and the staff... More 

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Lyons, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I visited Bencotto while on a business trip last week. I pulled up Trip Advisor, saw the rating of 4.5 of 5, and gave it a shot. On the way into the restaurant, the hostess pointed out all of Bencotto's accolades from the local newspaper. She then told us that they're "expecting another award this year too." While I appreciate... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Wow. Wow. Wow. Bencotto never fails when it comes to outstanding food and service. An overall great dining experience. My partner and I went to Bencotto for a special occasion last eve. Another scrumptious meal. He had the Ossobuco and I had the Lamb Tagliatelle. Both fantastic and tasty. Our server David was fun, prompt, very attentive but not intrusive.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Read all the great reviews and went with another couple. I ordered Osso Bucco and enjoyed it. The three others each ordered a different pasta dish and none of them finished. The wait person was OK when she was present but had a lot of other stuff do to and so presence was uneven. Wine selection very good. For the... More 

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Nesconset, New York
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77 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our recent visit to Bencotto proved to be a delightful dining experience. Their cheese platter assortment went perfectly well with their salumi (cured meats) sampler. The olive compote and spicy dried fruits (do not be fooled by their sweet treat appearances, these are spicy tidbits of culinary joy) that accompanied the excellent cheeses were outstanding. Their offering of prosucitto de... More 

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San Diego
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31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We randomly dropped in here for a late celebratory lunch today and were so pleasantly surprised! The service was friendly. We ordered the special pasta (squid ink tagliatelli with shrimp) and the Italian lager, both of which the waitress recommended and which were really delicious - the pasta had a little spice and wasn't too creamy - the perfect combination... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was good, wine was awesome, service was spectacular. Upstaris can get a little noisy, but all in all, a great dining experience.

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Kelowna, Canada
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Prior to our visit to San Diego, we spent many hours carefully reading restaurant reviews on several sites, and chose Bencotto among others. It wasn't the best Italian food we had on the trip (see my other reviews). Don't get me wrong, the pasta was fresh and perfectly cooked, but I have had better sauces (pesto lacked flavor), and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here quickly for dessert and coffee around mid day. Wonderful seevice! Would recommend to anyone, especially the espresso mouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

In the middle of little italy is this nice place to have real fresh and homemade italian food. If you decide to build your own pasta you get the choice of a dozen types of sauces and a dozen types of fresh pastas. With $15 its not cheap but the portions are big, the service is great, the wine is... More 

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Additional Information about Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Address: 750 W. Fir Steet, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: 6194504786
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 750 W. Fir Steet, San Diego, CA 92101
    (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 6194504786

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?