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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” (46 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 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to skip our usual choice of Caesar salad in favor of 2 unique and delicious appetizers. One was deep fried stuffed olives and the other was deep fried rice balls. Both were served with a dipping sauce and both were equally delicious!! We...More

Thank cardscharlotte
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an early dinner so no waiting. The service was very timely and not rushed. We aren’t big eaters and we split our pasta Bolognese. Will definitely go back before we leave SAN DIEGO.

Thank patricialE5561ZA
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite Italian Restaurant in San Diego's Little Italy.... Have tried many of their dishes, and I have loved them all...my favorite being Penne Arrabiata, a spicy dish, not too spicy hot, but has a little kick... I paired that with a Red Wine ~"SUPER...More

Thank Steve-DogerBlue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trendy restaurant in Little Italy is the real deal. The food is absolutely amazing. The pasta is fresh and made daily. I had the fettuccine with lamb sauce. Prepared to perfection! The service was also great. I can't wait to go again next time...More

Thank KendraDawnRN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are craving Italian, stop searching yelp and whatever other sites bc you have found your spot. Nestled within Little Italy, next door to Monello (their sister Restaurant) is an Italian gem that everyone must try at least once, if you love Italian food....More

Thank sdkingpin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bencotto has been recommended to me by many of my clients in the past. My husband and I were craving Italian and decided to give it a try . The place is very modern decor . The best dish is the squid ink pasta ....More

Thank Audria F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sauce for the calamari was excellent--I will give them that. But then dinner was just meh. It had no pop. I had the squid ink pasta. Its just black pasta. This just left much to be desired. Once you got past the novelty, you...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here twice in 4 days time because the food was that good. Our hotel concierge recommended it and wow, is it good. It is in the Little Italy section of San Diego and unlike other Little Italy areas throughout the country that are...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here, suggest reservations as this place is really busy. Located in the heart of little Italy section of San Diego. My wife a lamb and fettuccine special which was great. All pasta is homemade. It was cooked to perfection. I had tagliatelle which...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent. The Osco busco was so tender it fell apart. The pasta is fresh an well done. The black gnocchi was good and the salmon spinach salad was impressive. The staff is friendly and attentive. They were accomodating with a high chair...More

Thank jonathan m
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Restaurant Details

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