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Benito One

174 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3759
+1 212-226-9171
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (93 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
174 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3759
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my wife and mother in law and cousin who came to America from Sicily for a vacation. They were excited to try Italian food in Little Italy so I checked out Yelp and Tripadvisor and found this restaurant. Horrible. Don't...More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a couple of Aussies out for lunch (with our 11 year old daughter) and happened to come across this place. Small family owned restaurant and our best meal (seriously good food) whilst on our USA holiday. There is nothing better than chatting with the...More

Thank BrisbaneNo1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is great! Inside many pictures and Italian decoration. The staffs are very nice. We ordered pasta - carbonara. The Italian bread is delicious. It's a good place to go with a family, friends or couples.

Thank Liz-Leite
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic ravioli! Met a long lost cousin for lunch with my family and enjoyed it very much! Isn't the most opulent but the food is more than worth it!

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My work associate, who is of Italian heritage, took us to Benito 1 several years ago. It was just as delicious this time. Authentic, delicious Italian. The restaurant is very small, but the menu is large with so many traditional dishes to pick from. If...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Italian food and equally great service. The place is small, so get reservations if possible. We had a party of 6 and were sat with no problems, but called for reservations earlier in the day. The place was full when we left at about...More

Thank mohead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small resturant and we were a party of 9. Owner fit us in and was very nice. Service was great and all 9 meals were amazing. So fresh and home made. A must stop if you are in tbe area.

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, cozy and inviting place. Yet the menu is massive and full of surprises, so many homemade options. When we just couldn't decide, Joey asked questions about what we like, then gave us spot-on recommendations. The crab-filled ravioli in Vodka sauce was hands down the...More

Thank DiAnna_7545
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want an incredible meal to remember try Benito One!! James the owner is a true native of Little Italy and the food is superb

Thank annrheinhold
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food Great Experience. Great for Families. The Stuffed Veal Chop was delicious. The Appetizers were excellent. Great Service.

Thank Bill D
Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest
neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors
from around the globe, especially on summer weekends
when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up
Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a
dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables,
cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised
when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
There will be six of us coming in early May. One of or group has Celiac disease. Do you have any gluten-free options? Thank you, Sue
23 January 2017|
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Response from SunshineV88 | Reviewed this property |
Can you phone the restaurant?? I'm sure that they would advise you.
Do you serve stromboli?
8 December 2016|
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Response from lynn l | Reviewed this property |
you would have to ask the restaurant. i just ate there and it was so good. call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3759
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-226-9171
  • E-mail
The Original Benito One opened it's doors in 1968. Because of the reputation of Chef Benito it became an instant hit in Little Italy. It started out with only 5 tables in a tiny store front. It hasen't changed much over the years. The new owners are 2 brothers (Nick and James Bari) who have been in the restaurant business for over 40 years. Born and raised on Mulberry Street and now the proud owners of Benito. Out of respect of Chef Benito they kept the name and pretty much the same menu. The chef that is there has been working in Benito for over 29 years. Nick and James have kept the same cozy and family oriented look of the restaurant. All the pictures on the walls are of thier family, parents, grand parents and great grand parents. They will maintain the look and taste of the original Benito as long as they are there. Nick and James invite you to come and take a look and hopefully become a member of the Benito family.
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