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Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano

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21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
+1 813-909-9694
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When you walk in and talk to the wait staff you just know your in for a treat. My wife and I both had the Grouper Bianco and it was fantastic. Everything we had with It was excellent. The service was great and it was a special dining experience.

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Thank vjbfwc01
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I'm thrilled the meal was so wonderful for the both of you -- thanks for coming by to see us! Knowing the service was right on par is a compliment, too, and I hope we'll see you back again soon! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This will be our go-to restaurant for special celebrations. Formal but not stuffy atmosphere. Attention to detail. Homemade everything: bread, pasta, sausages. Delicious blending of flavors.

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Thank MomonPatrol
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It's such a treat to hear how much you've loved coming to see us -- thank you for letting me know! I'm truly honored that we're your go-to spot when you're in the mood to celebrate, and I hope we'll see you again soon! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great servicing great foods my compliments to the chef and owner. Dining at a family owned business is always a delight when the owner is also the chef. The service is always first rate and the atmosphere is top notch. I have been frequenting the restaurant for the last four years and never had a bad meal.

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Thank Hughguy1
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I'm thrilled you can always count on us for great service and a tasty meal -- that's all I could ask for! Thank you for your kind words, and don't be a stranger! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint little restaurant in a small community called Land O Lakes, FL. But don't let that fool you. Great food, great ambiance, great service. And on certain days they even have live music (piano). Maybe a tad pricey, but well worth it. And if you go there make sure you try the wild game appetizer.

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Thank dieseldoc
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It's so great to her the food, atmosphere, and service alike were all this impressive -- that's all I could ask for! Thank you for your kind words, and I hope we'll get to see you back again soon! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

rochester, ny
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of finding Benedettos on a Saturday eve before 5. Wait staff was awesome! Tried appetizer of wild game! Absolutely delicious, a meal on its own. We will be back this month(March) and are looking forward to enjoying the piano music with another delicious dinner! Have added Benedettos to our list of travel favorites!

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Thank barbmRochester_Ny
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

It's such a treat knowing the service, atmosphere, and meal alike were nothing short of perfect! It means a lot knowing we've made it on your list of favorites, and I hope we'll get to welcome you in again soon for a bite! Until then, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The piano bar and Valentines day decorations and atmosphere was lovely as was the friendly service..

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Thank yomomma702
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I'm happy that you enjoyed the Valentine's Day decorations when you stopped by, and it's great to know that the piano music was pleasant too. I hope you'll be back for another good meal with us soon! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would give it a minus if I could! It was absolutely Horrible! Never again !! Save your money if you're looking for good food! All this is ready for the garbage can ! What a shame to have to throw all this food away !!

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Thank Deborah A
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to hear that you had this experience, Deborah, as this isn't the usual response we get from our guests here. While I'm not sure which dish you're referring to, I want to assure you that I put a lot of passion, thought, and hard work into every dish, and I'm surprised that you didn't see that. I hope... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very yummy. Had out-of-this-world manicotti. the waiter was fun and was quite the salesman. the bread - just wow! it is no wonder they have received so much recognition.

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Thank Pat M
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

That manicotti never gets less delicious, Pat! Thank you so much for joining us, and I couldn't be happier to see that you enjoyed your experience with us so much -- that's definitely always the goal, so I'm thrilled that we made that a reality for you. Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG amazing amazing amazing!! Great - no its better than great-- food! And the portion sizes are huge. I got the lobster bisque soup and lasagna. First the lobster bisque was by far the best I have ever had. I wanted more of that. The lasagna was authentic and really good. That was my first time visiting. Going back. That... More 

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Thank Tracy L
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Ahhh, the lobster bisque! That truly is one of my favorite dishes, Tracy, so you have a great taste -- I can never get enough of it! Thank you so much for joining us for the first of, what I hope, are many visits -- we're so excited to share the rest of our menu with you, and I know... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I decided to try this restaurant since it looks very small, quaint and romantic from the outside. I did look up the menu before I went so I already knew what I wanted and the prices. I elected to get the seafood cannelloni which had an asterisk by it to indicate it won an award. I was very excited to... More 

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Thank Suzanne W
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

The meatballs on the Spagettti dish are made with all of our meats , strip, filet, bison, elk, pork. If you wanted your own sauce then yes I should save spaghetti MB for your home. We can never compete with someone's own taste buds for there own sauce , but the meatballs are t just some pork and beef frozen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
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
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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