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Casa Benedetto's Ristorante

165 Vilano Road, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2979
+1 904-471-5999
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice balls” (83 reviews)
“pasta” (175 reviews)
“caponata” (52 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Vilano Road, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2979
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were wanting some good Italian food, and Trip Advisor had this restaurant as one of the best. This place was perfect. It was cozy, and Sinatra was playing in the background. There was even a picture of Granda Betty hanging on...More

Thank OlJim0221
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this glowing review. We are so glad you enjoyed the Casa Benedetto's experience. We all work hard to offer our guests consistently outstanding food and service and are always proud to hear that the hard work is appreciated. We do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although my wife and I did a fair job canvassing local seafood restaurants (and many were very good) we think our lunch at Casa Benedetto's was the highlight of our trip. This place is an old-school Florida restaurant that is run by an Italian family...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Whenever we come to St. A we always make sure we stop in here for dinner. We started with rice balls, shrimp cocktail and the pasta fagioli soup. All were yummy. I always order the veal parmesan, one of the best ever. My wife had...More

Thank Mike353632
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this enthusiastic review! It is such a pleasure to know that all our efforts to prepare quality food from scratch are appreciated by our guests. Looking forward to seeing you in December. Safe travels Robyn ,Jay &...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were greeted warmly and seated at a nice table by the window. Our server was Carrie and she was just great. She was very professional and answered our questions about the menu. She made recommendations when we had trouble deciding between two dishes. The...More

Thank Ted C
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much for this lovely review!!! We are so pleased to know how much you enjoyed the Casa Benedetto's experience.We take great pride in our quality of food and service and are so happy when guests take the time to let us know...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

The first thing you notice when you pull up is the light blueish green of the restaurant and the sign atop that takes you back to another time and place. The restaurant is basically an old house so you feel at home when you are...More

1  Thank akumax1973
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I went here with my wife a n father-in-law for dinner this weekend and we had a great time and good fun. Went you enter the restaurant you'll notice that it is a funky little place. We were seated in a tight hallway of a...More

Thank Christopher J
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The place has eclectic decor. Service was good. My fish with lemon and butter sauce and Caesar salad were both very good and the portions were large. My husbands meal was clams and mussels Fra Diablo. The mussels were small and over cooked. The clams...More

Thank ChristineMC1964
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you so much for this complimentary review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal at Casa Benedetto's! We use fresh PEI musells which at certain times of the year may vary in size. We are sorry that you felt they were overcooked...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a wonderful dining experience from a truly tiny family run restaurant. The service was super, and the food was to die for. My only regret is that I didn’t save room for dessert. Next time, I will try!

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Our first review was Oct 17, 2015, when we first found this restaurant on our business trip to St. Augustine and had our anniversary dinner there. When we drove into St. Augustine this Thursday, we made certain to go to Casa Benedetto's even before we...More

1  Thank CajunRoad W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

After traveling from Charleston to st. Augustine, eating out every night and eating regional food( which was excellent). My husband and I needed old fashioned "home cooked food". Casa Benedetto was excellent. The Italian food was as good as "little Italy" in New York.

1  Thank holly62
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1 August 2017|
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Response from RT6357 | Property representative |
Thank you for this question as it comes up frequently. pasta with garlic and oil, pasta primavera, pasta with marinara sauce would all be good choices for vegans,but you must be sure to mention that you are vegan so no... More
30 May 2017|
Response from RT6357 | Property representative |
we do not use any kind of peanut or nut oil we use a soy oil for deep frying, and a vegetable olive oil blend for our salad dressing and pan frying Extra virgin olive oil is used for sautee dishes
Kim C
5 June 2015|
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Response from jpct11 |
how do you know are you in the kitchen when they make a dish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Vilano Road, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2979
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-5999
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Casa Benedetto's is a family owned restaurant featuring authentic Sicilian homestyle cooking. We come from a long line of talented cooks who believe that the best food comes from using the freshest best ingredients available prepared with love and attention to detail.We pride ourselves in keeping alive the traditional "holiday foods" we grew up with that not many care to take the time & trouble to prepare from scratch in our busy modern world. Casa Benedetto's is open for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday We always have Sinatra singing in the background, fresh linens on the tables& candlelight in the evenings. Our staff is trained to make your visit a pleasant one and we strive to meet all special dietary needs or favorite dishes that may be missing from our menu that you desire Gluten free meals are always available.We are accepting cash or debit for payment in an effort to keep our prices competitive. We are closed on Sundays but do open for Mother's Day Sunday.
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