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“Always a quality meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bencotto Italian Kitchen

Bencotto Italian Kitchen
750 W. Fir Steet, San Diego, CA 92101
6194504786
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Ranked #44 of 3,683 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, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: India Street/Kettner Blvd.
san diego
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Always a quality meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Best Italian restaurant in San Diego. The pasta is freshly made and always amazing. I'm not typically into pasta dishes, but I would recommend it here. It's not too heavy, so you won't feel overstuffed afterward. I always end up getting something with squid ink and shrimp and I'm never disappointed with the taste. This place is great for a small group of friends and even better for a tasteful dinner for two. The service at times can be slow, but the atmosphere makes up for it. Just order a glass of wine or an appetizer before dinner and you'll be set.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Italian Restaurant in San Diego.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Bencotto is my go to Italian restaurant in San Diego. The food and service are great and the owners are gems. The Ceasar salad is the best in San Diego. The pastas are fresh and perfectly prepared. My kids love the chicken parmigiana. Highly recommended.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Prague
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Thought I would be at "just another Italian restaurant" but the decor was modern, the service very attentive and the food was fresh, delicious and I would return.

Visited February 2013
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vancouver
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“How can everything be so good ?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

First time the 3 of us tried this little Italy resturant . Yes, we're a bit fussy, BUT , how did this place get everything SO right for our lunch ? Started with a " we have a dog , could we get the patio set for us?" Service people we're more than happy to set up outside on a slightly overcast lunch. Dog got water without even asking. We have sat outside at many places and sometimes you can get forgotten . Not the case. Maybe it was my lovely wife or the beautiful Sheltie we have....... But whatever !
Lasagne superb!!! Calamari also !!! Cioppinio out of this world !!! Again , I cannot say enough about the excellent service, they seemed to actually care!!
Would travel here again to enjoy, no question !
Note to owner/ manager: keep the staff on Saturday 26th, jan. They ,along with the food, will bring us back.

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san clemente, CA
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161 reviews 161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“My FAV restaurant in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Restaurant design has a cool feel, Food and service are great. Rasonably pirced. Pastas and sauces are made fresh in house daily. The stuffed zucchini blossom appetizer and creamy zucchini soups are also nice compliments to the entree. Wine list is also very good and reasonably priced. Strongly recommend

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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