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1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5707
+1 617-661-5050
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good19%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this restaurant in the Charles Hotel since it's renovation of the former space housing Rialto. The new space if warm, comfortable and allows for quiet conversation. The welcome is genuine, waitstaff helpful, the bar and wine service is top notch. Although...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank topnotch_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on New Year’s Eve. Ambiance was nice with an excellent jazz band playing. While the quality of food was excellent, the portions were really small for the money they charged. They gave out one small piece of bread at a time instead...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mmboston2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, very professional. Good for larger parties. Italian cuisine was wonderful. Chicken liver mousse is a great appetizer. Octopus was also very tasty. Main courses from pasta to fish to wild boar were all very tasty and flavorful. Leave room for dessert: the pastry...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JBtravel66
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Benedetto is a high end, superb restaurant. The food is uniformly delicious, the service excellent. Expensive wine list, but very nice wines. I enjoyed the loin of boar, surrounded by boar sausage and lentils. My wife loved the dish she had,but Imcan’t remember the Italian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 602herbertd
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This space has been through many transformations. I liked it best as Rialto, when the soft cushions absorbed the excess noise. The new hard-edged décor is attractive, but the noise level makes normal conversation impossible. The food is overpriced, and the seasonal menu choice of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marteaudor
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Benedetto replaces the old Rialto, which had excellent food but tiny portions. Benedetto is better in every way -- excellent service, fantastic food, reasonable size portions, interesting interior design, and a Cambridge Harvard Square location. The pasta is made in-house every day, and is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Everything about Benedetto was perfect. Our appetizers were hot, unique and delicious. The entrees were plentiful and flavorful.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank linda m
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Unlike most Italian restaurants, this one has good champagne by glass - hard to find around Harvard Sq, surprisingly; the bar staff are very welcoming and kind; good pasta. Nice lighted bar.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank L H
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Good service, spacious restaurant, good for bigger parties. Good Italian restaurant. As appetizer: Chopped liver toast & crudos are always great. Octopus appetizer is cooked well and tasty. From pasta to seafood, all good. Save room for dessert, the pastry chef is amazing and always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank JBtravel66
Reviewed September 27, 2018

from the escort to a properly set table to a choice of thoughtful entrees to an excellent wine list; and all of this properly served by a knowledgeable staff at a reasonable price. We'll be back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JBPortland
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5707
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-5050
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