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“Lunch in Little Italy”

Bencotto Italian Kitchen
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Ranked #58 of 4,832 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: India Street/Kettner Blvd.
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Living in San Diego, I tend to avoid the touristy areas and restaurants but this one is well worth visiting. It offers excellent northern Italian cuisine, great service, we could discuss business without intrusion by servers or noises, just perfect. The dish, recommend by the server, was outstanding, I am sure to go back and refer others.
Parking is always a problem in this area, so go before the lunch or dinner crowd.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Celebrated my son's 26th Birthday at Bencotto. I had the crab ravioli-delicious! Everything from appetizers to dessert was tasty. Service was great as well. Parking is tricky, but worth driving around for. I would also suggest making a reservation.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This restaurant is located in the heart of the Little Italy area of San Diego, just a few blocks off of the downtown itself and about five to ten blocks from the waterfront. It is three trolley stops from convention center and the large hotels located there. The restaurant itself has a nice selection of authentic Italian dishes, great pasta and can nicely handle a group of 30-40 folks in an upstairs balcony area.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Walked up without a reservation on a Wednesday and found Bencotto's to be busier than we had anticipated. Short wait and we were shown to a nice table and proceeded to review the menu. Our waiter came and was very helpful explaining the specials as well as the base offerings. We both ordered fresh pasta, one with the Alle Noci sauce and the other with Arrabbiata. Both dishes exceeded our expectations as the sauces were amazing and the pasta perfect. Service was perfect, just the right amount of attention. Our only regret is we don’t live in San Diego, otherwise we would be regulars!

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Thank Rick T
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Typical of most city newer restaurants in style, close tables, open, noisy.....but what grand fresh pasta. Of the four dishes we ordered the Squid Ink Pasta with prawns was the winner by a mile. Meatballs, though all freshly ground great meat, just didn't excite. Wine list is excellent, moderate pricing, mostly Italian and there is no problem having a taste of unfamiliar wines until you find one you like.

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Thank Keffco
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