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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203 (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

There's "American" Italian food and then there's Italian food. If you can't get to Italy for an amazing meal, then Bencotto is the place to go. The food is outstanding, service is top notch and I can't think of one dish that is not appealing. Nor have I ever had a bad meal. A few years ago my husband and... More 

Thank Jill R
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Bencotto Italian Kitchen was our first stop when we visited San Diego over the weekend. Located in Little Italy, San Diego, Bencotto Italian Kitchen serves up freshly-made pasta (made daily in house) with chef customization. This time, we ordered the Mista Salad with Chicken ($13) and the Tagliatelle Tartufo ($23). We started off with some warm bread and house butter,... More 

Thank 2bearbearSG
South Dakota
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had a good experience and enjoyed the food. Good atmosphere and attentive service. The homemade pasta is excellent. Would definitely come back.

Thank Hawk234
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Stopped in for drinks and a late night bite. We opted to go with the meats and cheese platters...they cut them to order at a table at the front entrance of the restaurant. Wish we would have been more hungry and had some pasta, looked amazing!

Thank jessicaw08
Redwood City, CA
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

SUMMARY: This is a corporate Italian place that uses short cuts (frozen shrimp) to create tourist level pasta. If you don’t know authentic, you will like it. But it is far from the best in Little Italy. Recently, over dinner, foodie friends and I found ourselves in an Italian in Little Italy discussion. Was there really any good authentic Italian... More 

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knoxville, tn
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

My daughter suggested Bencotto for dinner. It was relaxing & the food was great!! It has different types of pasta, sauces, small plates. Etc... I think anything you get here will be top notch!!

Thank kmacw3kids
McHenry, Illinois
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My family wanted to eat at this restaurant and was told that the only option was to eat at the bar as they were fully booked into the night. You might think this is a "lesser experience" but I must tell you that next time we go we will ask to "Dine with Dimitry" a great attentive bar tender. Go... More 

Thank HippieBob
Uniontown, Ohio
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My daughter specifically picked this restaurant because they specialize in homemade pasta....and we were not disappointed! I ordered the ravioli with marinara sauce which was delicious! My daughter ordered the fettuccine with Bencotto sauce and a side of mixed veggies...very good also! We also split a large Caesar salad which was very fresh and enough for 3 people! The service... More 

Thank RochelleMarino
Sunnyvale, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Caprese Salad/appetizer was the most fresh and delightful taste. Stunningly good. I had the Summer sauce with Ravioli Di Margo. Perhaps the most delicious pasta dish I have ever had! Wife had the Pappardelle pasta with Pesto. Very good but when they say wide noodles they mean it! Service was top notch.

Thank WhoFan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We ordered this via postmates and it was amazing. I have also been to the location on previous visit from Denver. The food is excellent and has Gluten free options. The pasta is made fresh daily!! A must go for Italian!!!

Thank Errin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
    (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 6194504786

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?