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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
+1 619-450-4786
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

After walking around little Italy for a while my family and I decided to come here because they had an intriguing menu. I ordered the chicken parmigana with linguini, my wife had the spinach ravioli, my daughter had the penne ala vodka and my son...More

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This was our second dinner at Bencotto's during our 43rd anniversary week...We knew the food would be delicious and it was...we knew they would be friendly and they were...but I had parked in a 15 minute space 2 blocks away without any change to feed...More

Thank yobstevo
Reviewed 22 August 2017

After a long weekend touring and fine-dining around San Diego, nothing hits the spot like a plate of homemade pasta and some charcuterie. Ben cotta was spot-on. We had a lamb bolognese that was excellent, and a arugula and braciola plate that hit the spot...More

Thank smithfree
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Made reservations for 7:30PM and were seated promptly; this is a busy place. Hostess and waiter were friendly and courteous, and busing was great - small and crowded atmosphere with all at close quarters but this added to the experience and ambience. Food was delicious...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! The restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel as it was our last night on holiday and we wanted somewhere special... and we were not disappointed! The restaurant has a very modern and pristine look to it and we were...More

Thank Clevans1
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

They make the pasta on site. Our meals were so good it's hard to find words. Our server was Kate we tried the two dishes she suggested, they were delicious. Mine was pumpkin filled tortellini, I would have never tried this it was wonderful. My...More

Thank luvnushoez
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner with my family. Make sure to make a reservation as the wait can be long. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Food was authentic, it compares to some of my local spots in west la area.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went back to Bencotto after we did a taste on the Little Italy Food Tour. Upon seating, we were shown a tray of the fresh pasta offerings. There was an array of pasta ranging from two types of linguini, penne, ravioli...More

Thank BAHuston3
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Checking back in after not eating here for a couple of years we found the food was still as good. If they were located in Coronado we'd be regulars. A great plate of olives imported direct from Italy we chose a pasta dish each. I...More

Thank howcrab
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We made reservations weeks before our vaca across country to eat in Little Italy. We arrived over 30 minutes early and they were gracious and sat us within a few minutes. The food was good, but as other reviewers wrote- our water glasses remained empty...More

Thank Cathy G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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