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Casa Benedetto's Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Our desserts and cooking may be prepared with vodka, anisette, rum, amaretto, or marsala
APPETIZERS‎
$10.95
Rice Balls
Stuffed with meat, peas, sauce and cheese. Hand breaded and fried golden served with extra sauce
$12.95
Baked Clams
Shucked fresh clams, stuffed with homemade breading and baked in its own shell
$12.95
Zuppa De’Mussels
Black mussels served red or white
$11.95
Calamari Fritti
Fresh calamari, rings and tentacles, floured and deep fried served with marinara sauce
$10.95
Stuffed Mushrooms
A family favorite, fresh mushrooms, blanched, stuffed, and browned to order vegetarian dish
$11.95
Shrim Cocktail
Jumbo‎ shrimp cooked tender and chilled. Served with our own cocktail sauce
$11.95
Mozzarella Caprice
Fresh mozzarella with sliced roma tomatoes and fresh basil vegetarian dish
$13.95
Scungilli Salad
Tender sliced scungilli tossed with fresh garlic, celery, parsley and extra virgin olive oil
$10.95
escarole & beans
SOUPS OF THE DAY‎
$4.95
Cup of Soup
From old family recipes
$5.95
Bowl of Soup
From old family recipes
SALADS‎
$15.95
Johnny's Eldorado Antipasto
Greens, fresh tomatoes, red onions, olives, roasted red peppers, chic peas, pepperocini, imported provolone, and genoa salami tossed in our italian house dressing
$12.95
Artichoke Sensation
Refreshing and light with tossed greens, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, imported provolone, fresh cut basil and capers. Served with balsamic vinaigrette. Vegetarian dish
$10.95
Caesars Salad
Crisp‎ romaine lettuce, red onion, anchovies and croutons tossed in caesar dressing. Vegetarian dish
$6.95
Side Tossed Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce with red onion, black and green olives, and fresh tomato vegetarian dish
$5.95
add chicken
$6.95
add grilled shrimp
CHICKEN‎
$18.95
Chicken Parmigiana
A breaded cutlet fried golden brown, topped with tomato sauce and smothered in mozzarella cheese
$19.95
Chicken Francese
A battered cutlet served in a lemon, butter and parsley sauce
$19.95
Chicken Marsala
A lightly floured and pan fried cutlet served with mushrooms in a sweet marsala wine sauce
$20.95
Chicken Scarpariello
A‎ spicy dish made with boneless chicken breast, italian sausage, mushrooms, onions, and peppers
$19.95
Chicken Cacciatore
Bone-in chicken with peppers, onions and capers simmered in our own marinara sauce served with a side of pasta
SEAFOOD‎
$19.95
Grandma Betty's Clam Sauce
Fresh clams, served red or white over a bed of linguini
$26.95
Zuppa De’ Pesce
Clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari with chopped fresh herbs, served red or white over a bed of linguini
$23.95
Shrimp Scampi
Jumbo shrimp, and fresh garlic sautéed in a butter, lemon and parsley sauce
$23.95
Shrimp Parmigiana
Breaded jumbo shrimp deep fried golden brown topped with tomato sauce and smothered in mozzarella cheese
$19.95
Flounder Florentine
Broiled in butter with fresh garlic and spinach
$19.95
Flounder Francese
Fresh lemon, butter, and parsley sauce
$25.95
scallops oreganata
$25.95
crab stuffed shrimp
$24.95
scungilli fra diavlo
over linguini
VEAL‎
$24.95
Veal Parmigiana
A breaded cutlet fried golden brown, topped with tomato sauce & smothered in mozzarella cheese
$26.95
Benedetto's Veal Sorrentino
A‎ battered cutlet topped with onions, prosciutto ham, mushrooms and mozzarella in a sherry demi glaze
$24.95
Veal Piccatta
A lightly floured and pan fried cutlet served capers in a lemon sauce
$24.95
Veal Donato
A breaded cutlet topped with sliced tomatoes and red onions drizzled with a balsamic reduction
BEEF‎
$29.95
Grandma Ferracane's Braisole
Paper thin steak stuffed, tied and simmered in our homemade sauce
PASTA‎
$16.95
Homemade Lasagna
$15.95
Grandma Betty's Manicotti
Vegetarian‎ dish
$16.95
Fusilli Meatballs or Sausage
Fusilli, curly spaghetti, served with our homemade meatballs or italian sausage and side of ricotta
$15.95
Sicilian Meat Sauce
Choice of pasta topped with our family recipe sicilian meat sauce made with green peas
$12.95
Pasta Garlic & Oil
Vegetarian dish
$14.95
Pasta Garlic & Oil with Anchovies or Broccoli
$20.95
Tortellini Carbonara
Cheese stuffed pasta in a cream sauce with peas, prosciutto and onions
$19.95
penne a la vodka
$20.95
canneloni
$15.95
gnocchi
ITALIAN SPECIALTIES‎
$17.95
Whole wheat pasta $+2.00
Eggplant Parmigiana
Breaded cutlets layered with italian cheeses and tomato sauce baked, and served with a side of pasta
$17.95
Whole wheat pasta $+2.00
Michelina's Eggplant Lightly Fried Eggplant Cutlets Layered with Rich
Lightly fried eggplant cutlets layered with rich sauce and fresh mozzarella
$17.95
Whole wheat pasta $+2.00
Eggplant Rollatini
Pan fried cutlets filled with italian cheeses and baked, and served with a side of pasta
$17.95
Whole wheat pasta $+2.00
Sausage and Peppers
Sweet italian sausage, onions, and peppers served over pasta marinara
$19.95
Whole wheat pasta $+2.00
Fettuccini Alfredo
Imported fettuccini noodles smothered in a creamy alfredo sauce like none other
$19.95
Whole wheat pasta $+2.00
Penne Ala Vodka
Penne pasta tossed in our homemade ala vodka sauce with pan-cetta bacon, sundried tomatoes, and imported cheeses
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quaint family run restaurant with fantastic Sicilian food and wonderful service. Situated near the fishing pier in the 60’s era Villani Brach.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tamara P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here on the recommendation from our hotel & so glad we did. We were early in the dinner hour so it wasn’t busy yet, but the crowd started coming while we were there. The service was great (Carrie) & the ancillary staff were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Natomic
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We expected a better quality mom and pop Italian restaurant based on reviews. It’s a little below our expectations. The menu is heavy on red sauce with pasta, no surprise. We started with stuffed mushrooms which were very good, then waited a half hour for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank xcnk
ROBYN T, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry that you were not as impressed as so many others with your experience. I am assuming that you visited either on Valentine's day or the very busy Saturday evening following when we were overwhelmed with guests and the restaurant was packed to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was WAY below sub par. We left after waiting for beyond 90 minutes for food. Manager was less than helpful, Tried to explain that another table had been waiting for over 2 hours in an attempt to deflect our complaint. Never got to try...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Eric W
ROBYN T, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are sorry that you chose to visit us and judge us on such a ridiculously busy night as Valentine's Day turned out to be. We all try to do our best under the circumstances but we are after all only human. Usually people arequite...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with two other couples (6) and had a fine meal. Nothing exceptional, but good hearty Italian fare.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank paulkG3500FF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carrie was an awesome server.This was our first visit here and certainly will not be our last. Been coming to the St. Augustine area for years; glad we made it to Verano Beach and found this place.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, the food and service (Carrie) was amazing. Even with a full house and line out the door it was exceptional. “Limited Holiday menu” was packed full of delish entrees. A Must go in Saint Augustine!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Zacheauggy
ROBYN T, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review. Holidays,especially Valentine's Day can be very challenging for all our staff. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live locally and never tried this spot. What a great surprise! Food was great and our server Carrie awesome. I will be back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Barrykirk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here. Originally from Brooklyn so we have a pretty good idea of what "good" Italian is. Baked clams were ok, probably needed to bake a little longer. Chicken Francese was underseasoned and rather bland. Needed more lemon flavor. Eggplant Rollatine was smothered in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank DaveC4034
ROBYN T, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you were not completely happy with your meal but we thank you for visiting us. Our baked whole clams are very popular . Clams can get tough if overbaked so we tend to bake them until just done. Everyone's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Proud to bring friends here. Food is terrific, service is excellent (good job Carrie) We have dined here many times and are always geared warmly by Robin and Jay.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ChrisAndBarb
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steveng329
December 5, 2018|
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Response from ROBYN T | Property representative |
I checked the ticket and you are correct . The server was instructed to not charge you for the scungilli but somehow he did. We are going to speak with him today when he gets into work. If you want I can send you a check to... More
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morrowland
July 11, 2018|
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They serve zoodles and red sauce. This place is amazing and it is like eating in someone’s home. Let them know your dietary restrictions and I am certain they will take great care of you!
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petrandis
July 31, 2017|
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Response from ROBYN T | Property representative |
Thank you for this question as it comes up frequently. pasta with garlic and oil, pasta primavera, pasta with marinara sauce would all be good choices for vegans,but you must be sure to mention that you are vegan so no... More
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