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Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano

21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
+1 813-909-9694
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This family owned place serves great food in a casual setting. My Salmon Maria was perfect as were the sides. Everyone raved about their food which is unusual for us. I’m hoping to go back before we leave the area.

Thank Kansas_City_Herder
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were at the outlet mall down the road. Heard about this place. Stopped in, to check out the piano player a quick dinner. We had no issues with the staff, they were friendly and worked well together. James was our server, explained the menu...More

Thank Cliff x
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Cliff! We are so glad you enjoyed the meal. We look forward to welcoming you back again next time! Best wishes, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ordered the Laguna and it comes with garlic bread and a salad. Positive.... the food smelled GREAT and looked just as good. Taste was extremely poor. Lasagna was mushy and tasted old and strange. The bread had the most odd taste ever. Maybe one...More

Thank TravelBiggs2014
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're sorry about your last meal with us. This is not the kind of exceptional quality you should expect from our lasagna or laguna as u call it. Next time, please let your server KNOW if something is not quite right and we would be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was authentically 'Momma's (not neopolitan like you find in chains). The service was outstanding! Well worth it! But you won't know what anything costs, until you get the bill! Prices seem to change with the day of the week! Notice there are no...More

Thank 327angeloa
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the excellent feedback! It was a delight having you join us. Prices are clearly stated on the menu for each entree. The recited features are clearly priced on the feature board, and market priced items change with the market. Every item has...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go for the music on Sunday, not for the wacko owner or mediocre food that is high price and low taste. Poor staff is under a thumb of owner that cause 'walking on eggs'...that type of person.

Thank Karla K E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite restaurant to eat in Land O Lakes. The food is fresh and the portion sizes are big enough to satisfy any hungry Italian. Please make it a point to stop by when you are in town, you wont be disappointed.

Thank NandTDestin
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the stars! We are so glad you're a fan of the meal. Looking forward to having you join us again soon. Best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Prices were fine for the two of us, but might be a little pricey for a big family. However, the quality and freshness of the food and the great service made it worth it to us. My wife had lasagna and...More

Thank Frank B
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing feedback, Frank! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and meal -- all down to the carrot cake! We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon. All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 11 April 2018

The food is not good and the owner is very combative. Check the true Reviewers before you come into this place.More

Thank Chandra K
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

We're sorry about your last experience with us, but we call it how it is Chandra. We work hard to make sure we offer an inviting atmosphere, so we hope you'll give us another chance to impress you sometime -- we know we can. All...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit. Quite simply, the experience was awesome. This is a higher end Italian place with awesome food ( try the grouper Benedetto). I knew I was in the right place when my server ( Ashley, awesome as well) asked me if...More

2  Thank Les B
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful feedback, Les! It was a delight having you join us. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 10 March 2018

This little gem never fails on great service , delicious food ,and chill ambience. I live in St Pete now and will still make that drive up here. From the apps to the dessert to the cocktails this is the place! i am a customer...More

Thank Danielle K
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for the stars, Danielle! We're thrilled you enjoyed everything from the food to the atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

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327angeloa
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Response from leonardp254 | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak to the owner insulting his patrons, my issue was the entertainment-tooooooooo loud and terrible.
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Autonation
14 December 2016|
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Response from BMENC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would agree. Call the restaurant to confirm but I am sure they could Wright one there.
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15 October 2016|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
Please don't let one bad apple spoil a great dining opportunity. I have never seen a staff so dedicated to their customers, From the moment you walk in the door you are special! The bar is great, the music, the ambiance and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Land O Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 813-909-9694
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Description
Mahogony Walls, White linens, Piano Music, 85% of Menu 19.99 and less,Ranked Top 400 in State 10 Years Running, Chef Owned and one family operated Imgaine being back at your favorite Italian Restaurant or at Nanas' house in N.Y, Chicago, etc. Real Authentic Made to order Italian cuisine. Tired of Chain Food? We make it fresh! Also the freshest domestic and, New England Seafood prepared right in the tri-county area. Certifed Angus Steaks and wonderful pasta and pan sauces made to order. We dont have pre-made sauces sitting in warmer, we make it fresh!
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