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Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano

21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
+1 813-909-9694
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (27 reviews)
“wild game” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (26 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had to wait a few minutes for a table after putting our name on the waiting list. When seated our table location was at a very nice spot with a view of the piano bar. The waiter came to greet us in a timely...More

Thank Emily G
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We drove by their green canopies and finally decided to try Benedettos. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is farm to table and everything is so fresh and delicious. They have a piano player for light entertainment and atmosphere. The staff are all so attentive...More

Thank K3765VUjamesb
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

I'm glad our canopies caught your eye that night! It's great to know how much you enjoyed dining with us while listening to some relaxing piano tunes. Cheers, and come back soon! Until then, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re knew to the area and were drawn to the restaurant by our love for Italian, limited options immediately surrounding the area, and Benedetto’s lighting. The food was okay -just okay- but it was overpriced for its quality. Frankly, my wife and I decided then...More

Thank Michael C
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I'm happy you were drawn to our restaurant by its atmosphere and location, Michael. I wish that the food would've hit the same mark, though, but I understand everyone has different tastes. I assure you our dishes are of highest quality, and that's reflected in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am running out of adjectives to describe this place! It’s fantastic. Service, food, atmosphere, its got everything. Ashley was our server and she was great. Had the mussels in diablo sauce last night; I highly recommend it. . Our server Ashley recommended the rosemary...More

Thank Les B
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm running out of adjectives to describe how grateful I am for this wonderful review, Les -- thanks so much! Happy to hear you loved everything from the mussels and the salmon to the service from Ashley. She really is wonderful, and it's nice to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is one of an old school Italian Restaurant with Sinatra Album covers everywhere and live piano/jazz (50s variety) playing. Come prepared to stay for an hour and a half as it's a small restaurant in which the entire staff helps each other and...More

Thank Robert S
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's so wonderful that you had a great evening and enjoyed everything so much, Robert. The Chicken Parmigiana and Lasagna were both wonderful choices, as was the Oysters Benedetto! Love your description of our atmosphere, too -- it's nice that you enjoyed the live piano....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is always good but, having grown up in an Italian neighborhood, I always feel disappointed at the prices for Italian food. I could easily find food as good without the very fine atmosphere and at MUCH lower prices.More

Thank ReconFL
Tampadish, Manager at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What was your concern? Our prices are 25% less than comparable area restaurants, Chicken parm 18 with a salad and a side. If we where Alan Cart chick parm would be 16, add a farm fresh organic salad that’s included , let’s say 6 bucks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not being from around here, I went driving around looking for a place for dinner. Drove past this Benedetto's, looked festive from the outside, turned around and went in. I sat at the bar. Bartender Dave is great. Poured me a glass of Chianti Classico....More

Thank Mark A
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Like I said on Yelp, I'm so thrilled our atmosphere drew you in, Mark -- thank goodness you happened to drive past! Good choice on the Chianti Classico, as well as your meal -- sounds to me like you know how to order well. And...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The absolutely loved the ambiance and the food. The waitstaff were personable and prompt. Gluten free options were available.More

Thank Jane P
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So thrilled you loved everything from the food to the ambiance to the service, Jane! What more could I ask for? Glad the gluten-free options worked out for ya, too. Let us know what we can do to earn that fifth star next time. All...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018

We were brought to Benedetto's by a friend for our Anniversary. The food was excellent and our server, Heather, could not have been more helpful and attentive, My wife and I shared the Veal Saltimbocca and it was delicious. I was even able to get...More

Thank Peter P
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You and your wife sure did order well, Peter! We're so thankful for your friend and that they brought you to see us and celebrate -- that's a great friend. I heartily thank you for this fantastic review and recommendation. Hope you'll come see us...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Our kids took us for our anniversary dinner. They had flower petals on the table and wrote Happy Anniversary on it. Impeccable service the entire night and some of the best Italian food we had ever had. Everyone in our party loved their food!!!

Thank Rick S
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

What a special night, Rick -- you sure do have sweet kids. We loved celebrating with you and your family. Hope you'll be back our way soon -- and Happy Anniversary again! Best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

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327angeloa
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Response from leonardp254 | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak to the owner insulting his patrons, my issue was the entertainment-tooooooooo loud and terrible.
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Autonation
December 13, 2016|
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Response from BMENC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would agree. Call the restaurant to confirm but I am sure they could Wright one there.
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Mama4131
October 15, 2016|
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Well it’s true
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $28
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Land O Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 813-909-9694
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Description
Mahogony Walls, White linens, Piano Music, 85% of Menu 19.99 and less,Ranked Top 400 in State 10 Years Running, Chef Owned and one family operated Imgaine being back at your favorite Italian Restaurant or at Nanas' house in N.Y, Chicago, etc. Real Authentic Made to order Italian cuisine. Tired of Chain Food? We make it fresh! Also the freshest domestic and, New England Seafood prepared right in the tri-county area. Certifed Angus Steaks and wonderful pasta and pan sauces made to order. We dont have pre-made sauces sitting in warmer, we make it fresh!
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