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Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano

) #2 of 40 Restaurants in Land O Lakes $$ - $$$, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood
21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
+1 813-909-9694
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“veal” (28 reviews)
“lobster” (13 reviews)
“piano bar” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and service. The spinach lasagna was amazing. Real Italian cooking. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Recommend 100%

Thank Niviodiaz
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you enjoyed the spinach lasagna! Thank you for the excellent feedback -- it was a pleasure serving you. We look forward to welcoming you back for more in the future! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our family out to dinner to celebrate and the food just wasn't up to par as in past visit. The service was very good. Normally we get the specials, but this time we decided to try the pasta. We were disappointed that's sauce...More

Thank denmarfl
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I'm happy about your top-notch service! But I'm sorry to hear about the pasta. It should not have fallen short of any expectations. Next time, please let your server know and we can fix the issue right away. Thank you for your feedback, and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our first visit to Odessa, we were happy to find Benedetto's! The service was over the top excellent and the food also very good. I had the stuffed eggplant which was enough for three people and honestly the best I've ever had. The only...More

Thank Whitedogsrgood T
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I'm happy your stuffed eggplant was incredible! I'm sorry about your husband's fettuccine -- next time, I encourage you to let your server know so we can fix the situation for you! But I'm glad the carrot cake ended the meal on a great note....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pasta and bread. Friendly and efficient service. Veal dishes very good. Good location and nice patio outside.

Thank stewcrew99
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It's so great to hear the pasta, bread, and service were this impressive -- thank you so much for the kind words! I take it to heart, and I hope we'll see you again soon. Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed April 12, 2017

Amazing food with a Frank Sinatra flair great service pleasant and informative when you walk in you get an old world feel

Thank jamesberman2017
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It's great to know that we made such an impression! Thanks so much for coming in, and I hope we'll have the chance to serve you again soon. Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Had the veal rack special ! Excellent preparation! Cute place with excellent service and food Will return many times even tho it's 17 miles from my house ,well worth the trip!Cudos

Thank frankiedimaria
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

This is awesome to hear, Frankie! So glad you enjoyed everything from the service to the food and preparation. The veal rack special is always a favorite. That said, I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed April 11, 2017

Love the atmosphere. When you walk in you get the old world feel. The music is a Sinatra genre and eaily takes you back to a long ago time.

Thank christinehW1327JH
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

This is awesome to hear, Christine! We're thrilled that you love our old school vibe so much -- we'd love the chance to welcome you in again soon. All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is one of those traditional Italian restaurants that I wish were situated right next to my house. Excellent service.

Thank andersenca
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I wish you lived right next door too -- what a compliment! I really take this to heart, and I hope we'll see you back again soon for another meal. Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed March 29, 2017

First, and most important, the food was very, very delicious. The wait staff was pleasant, informative, efficient and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit and will probably return; however, we will request a table outside. The dining area is rather small and with the live music,...More

Thank Rachel M
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

So wonderful to hear the meal was tasty, Rachel -- thank you for coming to see us! That always means a lot, and I appreciate knowing the service was just as impressive. I'll be sure to share this with the rest of our team, and...More

Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

This is always one of our favorite places in the area. While the menu can be overwhelming you can always find something that satisfies your cravings. We went with 3 of the specials last night. We started with a calimari that was delicious. My husband...More

Thank Sam B
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

What a compliment it is to be a favorite spot in the area, Sam! I'm just thrilled the food has impressed each time, and I'm glad you've been able to try a few different things. Hope we'll see you again before long! Salute, Chef Ben...More

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Autonation
were can I purchase a gift card?
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
We were planning to try this restaurant but after reading the chef's responses to criticism we changed our minds. When a customer has a poor experience, the only appropriate response is "I am so sorry" not snarky comments like "You must be used to canned mushrooms"!
October 15, 2016|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
Please don't let one bad apple spoil a great dining opportunity. I have never seen a staff so dedicated to their customers, From the moment you walk in the door you are special! The bar is great, the music, the ambiance and... More
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Anon8815
Are they dog friendly?
July 18, 2016|
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Response from Tampadish | Property representative |
Yea of course we are
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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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!