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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203 (India Street/Kettner Blvd.)
+1 619-450-4786
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Highland Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a very particular eater since I live too cook very often. The pasta was not cooked to my liking and they went above and beyond to ensure we received what we envisioned. We will be sure to recommend this place to friends and family. Wine selection was great as well as the unique appetizers. A redo for sure!

Thank Julie G
Towcester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommend to eat in this restaurant manly because of the reviews on trip advisor. Excellent services the waiter took time to explain all the different types of fresh pasta on offer. The best fresh crab ravioli with Lobster sauce I've ever eaten. The rest of our group family and friends all had delicious fresh pasta dishes. We only eat... More 

Thank Sabrina18_12
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant in Little Italy on a Monday night. Was busy for a Monday so should make reservations. A substantial menu with choice of many fresh pastas and sauces. Ravioli was good. Also have other Italian and other dishes on the menu. Staff was very attentive and friendly.

1 Thank Peter W
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh pasta is sooooo delicious! Really yummy food! BIG portions, so I'd share a dish and salad. I could also just eat the fabulous bread and olive oil! Need reservations on a weekend.

Thank Jane L
Fort Collins, Colorado
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561 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the chance to try Bencotto while we were in town recently during Restaurant Week, and it lived up to its reputation. All of the food we had was quite good. My wife's Tortino al Tartufo was especially rich, decadent and delicious. And my Reginelle di Agnello was rustic, properly sauced, silky pasta with a delightful lamb-y taste. Portions... More 

Thank ROCtraveler30
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a seminar in Little Italy and decided we should try to get a dinner reservation. Bencotto popped up with a time slot so we took it. We were in for a treat. The hostess, servers and everyone there were so gracious and the food really delivered. WE always try to ask the staff about their favorites and... More 

Thank 1BeerMan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was delicious. A great variety of choices of food and drink. The service staff were attentive and pleasant.

Thank Laura L
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped in here with some friends while on a business trip to San Diego. Walking around Little Italy can be a little daunting when trying to pick a restaurant - so many to choose from. But they had us at "fresh, homemade pasta" sign outside. It was early lunchtime, so there wasn't a huge crowd, but the waiter and hostess... More 

Thank turbotravelers
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173 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with my wife and daughter. It was pretty warm so we chose to sit outside. Service was quick and attentive and the pasta just might have been the best I've ever tasted. My wife had gnocchi with black squid ink, my daughter had pappardelle with shrimp and I had crab ravioli. All were fantastic. It was... More 

Thank ABFine
Los Angeles, California, United States
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This restaurant claims to have the best pasta in SoCal, but I was not impressed. We had reservations on NYE, I requested a booth and was told they had none in the building, only to be seated next to a couple at a booth, hmmmmm. We ordered fried gnocchi, but it never arrived, however, the table next to us received... More 

1 Thank Adri C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?