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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
+1 619-450-4786
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh pasta” (34 reviews)
“gnocchi” (41 reviews)
“shrimp” (45 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with my family. Make sure to make a reservation as the wait can be long. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Food was authentic, it compares to some of my local spots in west la area.

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went back to Bencotto after we did a taste on the Little Italy Food Tour. Upon seating, we were shown a tray of the fresh pasta offerings. There was an array of pasta ranging from two types of linguini, penne, ravioli...More

Thank BAHuston3
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Checking back in after not eating here for a couple of years we found the food was still as good. If they were located in Coronado we'd be regulars. A great plate of olives imported direct from Italy we chose a pasta dish each. I...More

Thank howcrab
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We made reservations weeks before our vaca across country to eat in Little Italy. We arrived over 30 minutes early and they were gracious and sat us within a few minutes. The food was good, but as other reviewers wrote- our water glasses remained empty...More

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Little Italy's best Italian restaurant !!! We met here with long lost friends as well as relatives! They only have valet at night time so give ur self extra time to find parking if going for lunch. This place makes their own pasta from scratch...More

Thank JAYinLosAngeles
Reviewed June 30, 2017

The best part of our meal was most likely the lovely stuffed squash blossoms, as the calamari appetizer was very small and overcooked, not tender as described. We selected this restaurant, as we appreciated the in-house made pastas, however, the size and flavor of each...More

Thank EatLoveTravel17
Reviewed June 28, 2017

GREAT place to eat in Little Italy! We cam with a few friends and were so glad since we were able to order more items and share them all. From apps to wine, to entrees and dessert; nothing disappointed! Burrata and the squid ink gnocchi...More

Thank Betic12345
Reviewed June 22, 2017

I was disappointed in this restaurant. The homemade pasta was good but overwhelmed by too much sauce - which can be a bad or good thing - but in this case bad. I tasted the other dishes at our table and wasn't impressed with any.

Thank Tucker50
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Great choice, really lived up to the hype. Everything from the drink menu to the service was pretty exceptional. The specials menu was great but if you don't like anything on the menu there's a create your pasta thing which I thought was hilarious (but...More

Thank KayJay767
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Maybe we expected too much, but the evening just didn't work. We were seated upstairs as requested, but super-cooled air from an overhead vent was directly on us. We asked that it be turned off / down, which it was. But only for five minutes....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +1 619-450-4786
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