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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203 (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
+1 619-450-4786
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for diner and the pasta was excellent. The service was above and beyond. The quality and authenticity of the food was outstanding, it made us feel like we were back in Tuscany! An absolute must if you are looking for Italian food.

Thank DrewB77
Shorewood, Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in SD for the weekend and I wanted Italian one night. The pasta was very authentic. Great flavor. Bread salad also very good. Kind of modern atmosphere. Priced right.Great experience Would go back.

Thank Mark G
Olathe, Kansas
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. I had the fried zucchini special, which was my favorite! We were late to arrive for our reservation, but they were very accommodating. Friendly service.

Thank Sarah O
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great and the service was excellent. Our waiter recommended a meat and cheese plate from off the menu. We then took his recommendation on everything we had. The pasta is all handmade and everything is fresh. Dinner for 4 with 2 bottles of their most expensive wine was under $400. Will be back.

Thank Andrew B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate outside on a cool evening. The heaters were great. The staff was extremely helpful and kind. The food was AMAZING! I had seafood ravioli. My husband had a lamb pasta dish. It was pricey. But I don't regret it a bit. We had drinks and an appetizer as well. I would definitely go back!

Thank Allison G
Palm Springs, California
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very professional and quick service, food was very good as well. Loved the contemporary minimalist interior. Crowd was exceptionally well behaved, despite a table of children next to us. Upper loft seating in the back feels a bit "lost" however next time I will request a table at the front of the loft or down stairs. Bar area is HOT!... More 

Thank PSguyinparadise
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps my expectations were too high based on the reviews here, but I wasn't impressed. There are a few things that you might expect from a higher end Italian restaurant, that were lacking here: 1. Fresh and properly cooked/boiled pasta. Fail. The pasta was undercooked and hard. 2. Fresh bread, preferably still warm. Fail. The bread was yesterday's. (yes, I... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting from out of town with our family and we came here on a recommendation from a friend. The food was outstanding and authentic - even our waiter was from Italy. We tried the black truffle & ricotta starter and it was fantastic. So was the crab & lobster stuffed ravioli and the pumpkin stuffed ravioli. Others in... More 

Thank Dennis M
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best Italian meals I have had in America. Fresh pasta and ingredients. I had the Bolognese with Pappardelle and he had the Brasato Di Manzo Con Polenta. Both great! Definitely worth a second visit.

Thank Ditrutrini
Long Beach, California
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a taste of Italy, and are in San Diego, then stop by Bencotto in Little Italy San Diego. I would suggest making a reservation if going there for dinner, as the wait could exceed 2hrs, unless you're OK eating at the bar, where they also provide the full menu. It's a great place for subtle reminders... More 

Thank Matt C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
    (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-450-4786

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