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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W. Fir Steet, San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #51 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: India Street/Kettner Blvd.
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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have just returned from three months in Italy...Sicily and Tuscany...and the food prepared at Bencotto was every bit as good...especially the "pasta fatto a mano"...the food was very nicely spiced, well presented and the service was excellent...the wine list was short but sufficient...ask for their extended wine list which greatly enhances the regular menu wine list...the Tagliatelle with ragu... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My husband, brother and I ate here on Sunday evening - what a wonderful overall experience. From the moment we arrived the service was attentive and professional. Our server, Lauren, was extremely pleasant and recommended the black fettuccini with shrimp-- this dish was one of the best I ever had, the sauce was a had a little "zing" to it,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

When my wife and I visit Little Italy, we always eat at Bencotto. It is the best Italian restaurant in the area. They make their own pasta and the house sauce is amazing. You need to give it a try. You won't regret it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The real deal in Little Italy in San Diego. Black fettuccine with shrimp in a pink shrimp sauce... WOW. Pumpkin ravioli were perfect. Bread tasted like it had been out of the oven for five minutes. Cannolis were outstanding also. Don't miss this place!

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Went here with my bf, we had olives, caprese salad, tagliatelle with meatballs in arrabiatta, and penne with the summer (sundried tomato) sauce. Everything was delicious and the service was friendly and quick (but didn't rush us). There's also a great wine selection. It's a bit more expensive than average but totally worth it for a nice night out.

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Hesperia, California, USA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

WE were referred by some fellows, Mark & Steven from La jolla to this place. And believe me from the moment we arrived. we knew it was right for us. The hostesses explained seating the menue, and got us a table outside immediately without a reservation on a warm Friday evening. One had explained a declicious lamp dish and I... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Arrived for an early dinner on a Thursday. No reservation. Immediate seating. Great service. Excellent food- we shared a variety of the pasta dinners. No complaints.

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The entire visit was perfect, from the food to service. I made reservations online one hour in advance and was very much surprised when arriving that the host knew my name and had the table waiting, that's service. The pomegranate martini was the best I've had - not too tart or sweet. However, one of the main attractions for me... More 

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San Diego, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I went to lunch with a friend and asked the waitress for her recommendations and what she thought the best dishes were. She surprised me by not only pointing out some good choices but also stating her favorite and then going on to explain how each dish was prepared. I am a chef and often find the "front of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ate hear the night before we ran the half marathon this past August. Great selection of homemade pastas and wines. It was one of the best meals we had when were in San Diego.

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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

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