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Benvenuti Ristorante

1627 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
+1 925-932-2828
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (14 reviews)
“cannoli” (4 reviews)
“warm bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, International, American, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1627 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food good. Noisy. Tables pretty close to each other. Probably won't return because of noise level. Decor acceptable but plain. Not exactly fine dining.

Thank Voluntine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never been to Salvatore's. We celebrated Father's Day early. Got there at 5, as that was the only reservation unless we waited till 7:30. Parking GREAT at 5! Greeted warmly. Customers began to arrive ,and by 6 it was nearly full. Bread and...More

1  Thank NorCalBrook
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This past weekend, we finally made it in since the renovations and name change. We always get the same entrees, Lasagna and Veal Piccata (Vitello piccata). So how did these dishes now compare to Salvatore's? They are not as good. Now they are good and...More

Thank VQC
Reviewed 23 May 2017

After being closed for nine months Salvatore reopened as Benvenuti Ristorante. They did a complete remodeling of the building. Looks great!! Seems that the original owner retired and gave the restaurant to his daughter. My Lady and I had a very tasty dinner there on...More

Thank chamcal31
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Remodeled and with a new menu to go with their new look. As Salvatore's they were great and then they slipped back a little. Now with their new look they're coming back. We were greeted warmly and drink orders were taken right away. Warm bread...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Formerly Salvatore Ristorante, Benvenuti is owned by one of two previous owners. The new look is much improved, it's lighter and brighter inside with a more open and airy feeling featuring a beautiful new white counter top in the bar and the large dark cabinets...More

1  Thank Jo D
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Came here with the family and we enjoyed our dinner. Service was attentive, and food was delicious. I tried the Melenzana ripiena, and it was out of this world. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank eastbaycc
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As of January 2017 they have been closed for several months, since early fall. Please disregard the "open now" in the description by Trip Advisor. We look forward to the reopening.

1  Thank waltunas
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I love this place and cannot wait for it to re-open after completion of their remodel. The menu and meals are very good. A great place to eat at a table or the bar (the bartenders are great). There are good specials too, which is...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 24 December 2016

As I was born in Lercara Friddi, Sicily and I am a certified Italian - French Chef. As for me authentic it didn't come close at all and all of the sauces an Hispanic taste to it Not an Italian flair as I know and...More

Thank CalifWineAssc
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Victoria J
10 August 2016|
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Response from GiuseppeAA | Reviewed this property |
only as a special so call to make sure when they have it next
Bill B
28 April 2016|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
No. Street parking is metered 10a to 8p and is expensive. The W.C. Library across street has parking in underground garage and is reasonable.
18 April 2016|
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Response from GiuseppeAA | Reviewed this property |
They do not have round tables
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1627 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-932-2828
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To share our love and passion for Italian cooking, Benvenuti Ristorante (formerly know as Salvatore Ristorante) features exceptional traditional Italian cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment with local, sustainable, organic ingredients, an extensive list of Italian and Californian wines, a full bar and a robust cocktail program.
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