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“A Gem in the Heart of Little Italy”

Bencotto Italian Kitchen
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Ranked #61 of 5,143 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: India Street/Kettner Blvd.
Reviewed 9 December 2017

For me this restaurant was a very pleasant experience. Everything from its modern design and urban vibe, to the attentive service from the host station at the door, to the wait staff, to the servers and bus staff was excellent. And of course the food. Everything was delicious, well prepared, and of excellent quality. Love the notion of selecting your own pastas and sauces. Definitely will return.

Thank 599anthonyr
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

While the food and service were OK, the atmosphere left much to be desired. The restaurant is rather cold and uninviting.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This restaurant had food for every taste, varied and basic as well. I chose fresh organic pasta with pesto, which was excellent. The pesto was soft and the pasta delicious. As some reviewers noted, the portions were a bit too substantial. Other than that, the server was efficient and friendly, and food was served on a timely basis. Their wine list was varied, with some highly rated but, as to be expected, pricey. I will go back next time I visit San Diego.

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Thank Ximena M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This urban cool restaurant in Little Italy was amazing. We sat at the bar and ate. We had an amazing dining experience.

First of all, the bartender was friendly and attentive. And the calamari to start was incredible. My main was the sea bass and it was cooked to perfection, along with the tagliatelle pasta. My wife had the gnocchi. We polished off a bottle of brunello wine from Italy. Fantastic!

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Thank Silverwoods
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were expecting fine Italian food, based on the recommendations of this restaurant as one of the best in SD's Little Italy, but were disappointed with food that was just ordinary. The restaurant is pretty, the service is excellent, and it has a nice buzz, even if it is a bit noisy, but the pasta is made by someone with a heavy hand, and the servings are huge. A gnocchi dish is big enough for a family of four and is a turnoff. Quantity doesn't make up for quality. Sauces are traditional American Italian fare.

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Thank sola123
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