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“Worth every penny” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Benvenutis Restaurante

Benvenutis Restaurante
105 W Main St, Norman, OK 73069-1308
405-310-5271
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Ranked #10 of 291 Restaurants in Norman
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: James Garner
Norman, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Worth every penny”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This place is a bit on the pricey side. HOWEVER, it's one of the few places that I can legitimately say is worth the money. The food is so good here; it's one of the best restaurants in Norman. They also have part of there menu that changes monthly so you can always try something new if you want. I highly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“beautiful atmosphere, high prices, food average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I think the decor and lighting here is beautiful. Everyone is wonderfully decent and pleasant. Those are the 2 things that I like about this restaurant. They have nice open windows you can sit by. The food prices are high because they have an Italian chef/owner. However, I thought the marinara was pretty average tasting and the pasta was mushy, not firm for my liking. I suppose it's a matter of taste. The chicken marsala was nicely breaded, smoky and lacking in flavor. Mashed potatoes, marginal. It all looked good though. A nice place to go, but to my tastes, the flavor is missing and the marinara needs work. Ps--my grandmother was a saucier.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“So so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We wanted to try this place out because my husband had read that it was supposed to have a "romantic" setting. We really didn't find it to be romantic at all.. the tables are so close together I could hear every conversation in detail from the others in our area. Our waiter FORGOT to put our order in.... so he came by after we had been sitting there for at least 20 mintues to aplogize for forgetting. I could understand that if the place had been super busy, but it wasn't at all. Tables with the larger parties seemed to get the attention from our waiter that night. Our food was good, but definitley not the best or even close to the best we have had.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Always exceptional food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Benvenuti's chef, Anthony is very creative and some of the menu items change by the month. he is a master of sauces and the appetizers are exceptional. Service is good but not great holding the restaurant back. Ambiance is vg as the restaurant is a former railroad station

Visited June 2013
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Purcell, Oklahoma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Consistently great!
Pasta from hell is awesome.
Service is very good everytime we go. Sea bass is delicious. The huge steak has great flavor.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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