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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 5
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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
Worth every calorie

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2014
akbuchanan
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Special occasions
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Reno, Nevada
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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?