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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
+1 619-450-4786
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh pasta” (37 reviews)
“gnocchi” (47 reviews)
“shrimp” (49 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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481 - 490 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 4 April 2012

Very pricey, even for the tasting--introduced by a friend.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Was out in San Diego on business and a friend recommended Bencotto...said "totally chill" place and CHILL it was! Walked about Little Italy for a bit and arrived early, they were more than accomodating - and with a packed standing room only crowd...extremely friendly and...More

Thank IrvingtonVirginia
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Expensive but worth every penny. Every item was expertly prepared and presented. It's not often that lunch for two costs $67 including the tip but it's also not often that I get bruttata, marinara meatballs paired with a perfect sangiovesse, espresso and a semifreddo.

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed 16 February 2012

WOW, I got the pumpkin ravioli special with sage... WOW, I was blown away, the service was incredible, we had 3 people making sure we had water, bread a clean table and that are needs were met. I have had A LOT OF authentic italian...More

Thank padmasana
Reviewed 9 February 2012

This really is one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego (and there are a LOT of them). I have been several times, and every time I have great, fresh, innovative food; attentive service, reasonable prices for the quality; I will definitely keep coming...More

Thank SDTraveler01
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Had dinner here last weekend...lots of shared plates. Very good food - the restaurant was very loud as an fyi.

Thank chicagola
Reviewed 29 December 2011

I knew there were lots of tourist type "Italian" restaurants in Little Italy, San Diego and was expecting to eat at one when we drove there. We walked down the street and passed a bunch but none looked worth the time. We asked a local...More

Thank bensson
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Food is somewhat sparse for the price and just mediocre, service is so, so. Location is great and if you like the outdoors or people watch than the patio is perfect.

Thank John L
Reviewed 17 December 2011

My family and I were strolling in Little Italy before we decided to come here for lunch. Every restaurant seemed to have the same menu but the speciality pastas at Bencotto caught our attention and drew us into this place. The pasta is made fresh...More

Thank LaVitaEBella7
Reviewed 6 December 2011

I was eating alone but as this is a small place I was very comfortable, it has an air of modern Italy, not just a pastiche, and my food was really good, cannot remember the name of the dish I had but it was spicy...More

Thank Nick H
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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