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Casa Benedetto's Ristorante

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165 Vilano Rd, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-2979
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Casa Benedetto. It has a comfortable & pleasant ambiance, a cross between the beachy vibe of Vilano Beach and someone's Italian grandmother's house. There is a great patio, too. The restaurant has been family-owned for decades, although located in different places. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious, with many authentic Italian dishes that... More 

Thank Mary G
Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice homey place where the owner stops by to talk. Great baked clams appetizer. I had the fettuccine Alfredo and it was delicious. The hot bread and lightly herbed butter made us order a second basket. The food came very hot from the kitchen. Bread pudding desert was the best ever!

Thank Roxana A
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The wife and I were in St Augustine shopping and decided that we wanted something to eat. The wife picked this place off my phone and we decided to try it out. We were both glad that we did. The waitress was awesome and very friendly. We initially thought that the prices were a little high until we got our... More 

Thank dhilde7165
Winter Haven, Florida
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like restaurants that have several small rooms vs the large noisy rooms. We were in the first room that may have been a porch since the other rooms were a few steps up. There was also a patio in the front of the restaurant, but it is way to hot this time of year and it appeared closed. Our... More 

Thank Roberta C
Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My significant other and I love eating Italian as much as we can. We also like trying new places. Today while visiting St Augustine we stopped by Casa Benedetto's Italian Cafe and were more than pleasantly surprised. We both ordered Eggplant Parmesan and had the best Italian meal in about 10 years. From the sauce to the tenderness of the... More 

2 Thank acomanda
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent. There is enough for a doggie bag! My husband and I have been there twice. Both times are server was Carrie. She remember us for from the first time. She is a wonderful server! Growing up in New Jersey, knowing great Italian food, this ristorante can match anything up north!

1 Thank Susan I
Morristown, New Jersey
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in north Jersey, I was brought up on incredible Italian food and pizza. Where ever we travel, we are always recommended to go to an Italian restaurant because it will be the best Italian food you will ever eat. 99% of the time, we are greatly disappointed, but not at Casa Benedetto. It was superb because the owners are... More 

1 Thank Ratty_dad
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so great! All the food we had was amazing and just as good the next day. After dinner we got to even walk on the beach.

1 Thank Rachel S
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I looked at all of the reviews for this place before going and was looking forward to having an outstanding and authentic Italian meal. It was for my mom's 80th birthday, so I wanted it to be great. We started with some wonderful bread and herbed butter, then both had the pasta fagioli soup, and we both thought it was... More 

1 Thank Christi S
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this review

We are very sorry about the mixup on your order. Your server wrote down flounder francaise rather than flounder Florentine by error. She did apologize for the error and after all we are all human and make mistakes. We did replace your meal with the correct dish which you felt was "salty". We do not add salt to our food,... More 

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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a bottle of soda for $3 and no refills kind of person, but looking past that I was ready for some great food. I decided on the benedettos veal. It was pretty delicious no complaints, but waiting 45 minutes for food without being checked back on wasn't quite so good. It's a cozy place, borderline dirty, or just... More 

1 Thank Justbeachyqueen
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this review

Yes our building is old, built in the 1940's. It's old Florida art decco atmosphere is usually appreciated very much by our clientele. AS we clean every day I cannot believe you mistook well preserved vintage surroundings for looking dirty. We chose not to put in a soda fountain because we feel the quality of the drinks is often unpredictable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $26
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Vilano Rd, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-2979
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-471-5999
Casa Benedetto's is a family owned restaurant featuring authentic Sicilian homestyle cooking. We come from a long line of talented cooks who believe that the best food comes from using the freshest best ingredients available prepared with love and attention to detail.We pride ourselves in keeping alive the traditional "holiday foods" we grew up with that not many care to take the time & trouble to prepare from scratch in our busy modern world. Casa Benedetto's is open for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday We always have Sinatra singing in the background, fresh linens on the tables& candlelight in the evenings. Our staff is trained to make your visit a pleasant one and we strive to meet all special dietary needs or favorite dishes that may be missing from our menu that you desire Gluten free meals are always available.We are accepting cash or debit for payment in an effort to keep our prices competitive. We are closed on Sundays but do open for Mother's Day Sunday.

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