We were recently in San Diego before going on a cruise. We had discovered Little Italy the night before, and had been very impressed by Trattoria Fantastica. We thought we would try a different restaurant. the next night and found Bencotto. It is more modern, with smaller tables, is a bit noisier and the ambience is not quite the same. However, the menu had a wide range of choices, and a nice wine list. The food and service were good, especially the salad and the home made pasta. I would have appreciated a little more room and a larger table.