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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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“fresh pasta” (36 reviews)
“gnocchi” (45 reviews)
“shrimp” (45 reviews)
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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 14 July 2011

We went to this restaurant based upon reviews of fresh pasta, and we weren't let down. The food here was really fantastic, and not over-priced like some of the spots we went to in the downtown areas. Little Italy is really great in San Diego,...More

1  Thank PickyTraveler32
Reviewed 19 June 2011

This restaurant was recommended in the conference guide, and was the only place on the first night of the conference that we could get in. I am so glad we did! We loved it so much we went back for a second dinner! The food...More

Thank dynagrrl
Reviewed 19 May 2011

Something of a newcomer in Little Italy, but already getting a lot of favorable attention. Have lived in SD for 32 years and tried nearly all of them. This has become my favorite for Italian food. Try the specials; they never miss!

Thank dpriver
Reviewed 24 March 2011

We used the take out option for Bencotto as we wanted a relaxed evening in our hotel and shared a gnocci and ravioli. It was absolutely delicious, although the ravioli was a reasonably small serving. Delicious fresh pasta, came with complimentary bread. We were grateful...More

Thank NZ_traveller_2011
Reviewed 17 March 2011

...but not much else. The food was average and the "fresh" pasta was just ok because of the sauce. Good Italian food is what you want when you are hungry. It is less important to be seen than it is to eat! The chairs are...More

Thank KingsRogue
Reviewed 1 January 2011

In town for a conference, we wandered around San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods at night and encountered Bencotto in Little Italy. The notion of fresh hand-made pasta caught our fancy, and we never regretted stepping in. The service was pleasant, the wine list...More

1  Thank bora05
Reviewed 18 August 2010

this restaurant is quite small but extremely nice. I am Italian and I wanted to eat something typical of my country. We tried "tigelle" and gnocchi. These are really good, the gnocchi I can say are fantastic! only service could be improved. Try it and...More

Thank cooltravelgirl
Reviewed 11 August 2010

Great food. Fresh pasta. Don't expect red table clothes. The environment is alittle pretentious, but the servers are helpful and freindly. Try the Pasta with duck ... unreal!!

Thank SDFAN080
Reviewed 7 July 2010

while i will admit the service was nice and they did have a good wine list, the food was less than inspiring. we had 7:30 reservations, got to little italy a bit early and went by to check out the restaurant. they seemed a bit...More

1  Thank ob23
Reviewed 5 July 2010

The starters at Bencotto are particularly delicoius! We tried the eggplant and the zuchini and the risotto cakes! The tiramisu is made individually and is melt-in-your-mouth divine. The pasta was homemade and though very rich, it was also quite good. The owner seems truly to...More

Thank RiTips
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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