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€12 - €25
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Italian, Pizza, European, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been here with my family on Christmas even and had a wonderful meal. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. We went again last night. A party of 3 to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. Two of the party ordered pasta whereas...I ordered Pork Milanese. It was not great at all. There were two pieces of thinly sliced pork crumbed in bread crumbs and parmensan cheese. It was overcooked, tough and not pleasant. I struggled through one tough piece, which was burnt and it tasted of oil that had been overheated. The second slice was not touched. The waiter handling our table was very pleasant, professional and understanding of the dilemma. He went to the chef and advised him and was told that it rarely happens but the pork was a tough piece of pork when the reality was that it was badly cooked. When one smells burning oil wafting through the restaurant one knows that someone's plate of food has suffered. In this instance, I was the unfortunate one. Look, they kindly did not charge me for this meal I had, however, I would have preferred when eating out on an important occasion as a 21st that I could have enjoyed the meal. I do not understand, that after serving a table a meal. That there is then no interaction with the clients to actually see if they are enjoying their meal. I do not get that, I do not get that staff will stand at the bar and spend the evening polishing glasses and not interact with those who are spending money in the restaurant. If it were me, I would be out there engaging and checking to see that everyone was alright. Just a quick visit to a table to see that the table of clients were happy. Not a lot to ask, in my opinion.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 April 2024 via mobile

Visited recently for lunch. Friendly and attentive service. Very impressed with the food, very high quality ingredients and great flavour. We shared a prawn in a bisque based sauce as a starter, very tasty, we then had a pork Milanese with a salad and an...excellent pasta with sausage meat ragu as our main courses. Both were very good. Overall well worth a visit and based on my experience of Italian restaurants in Dublin, this restaurant is up there as one of best in terms of good food and value.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

3 of us had a girls’ night there last Friday. From start to finish we loved it. I’m a returnee and I always have the mont e mare (beef & prawn pasta in a rosé sauce). It never disappoints. Wine and drinks all lovely. Fantastic...young waiter called Ethan who was so helpful and friendly, very professional. Hang onto him! We’ll be back I’ve no doubt!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024 via mobile

A nice cosy environment, a little stuffy but ok. Great staff with a smile and always ready to serve. This is Dalkey so be prepared to pay over the odds of what the food is worth. The food is well cooked, presented & tasty. All...of us enjoyed the waiter allowing for specific dietary requirements on changing the ingredients on a dish. The restaurant is clean and kept modern which puts shame on some of the other eats in Dalkey. The menu is a little unclear with its fancy wishy washy small font you cannot read clearly. If you know what you are looking for it’s good, if not you need to ask the staff for some help! Overall, a great experience which was well overdue after an arrogant experience from the Grapevine restaurant owner in Dalkey. We will be back, thank you Mr Benito :)More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Brillante - Five Star , Comfort, Food and Service . First time dining here with two Ferrari Tifosi friends . Wonderful atmosphere , and comfort, accompanied by superb Italian cuisine , and Italian hospitality. I enjoyed superb Ravioli Fiorentina , the Tiffosi both had steak,...which they described as 'Supremo'. Excellent house red complemented a memorable dinner . Grazie Mille , to all at Benitos .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

I rate this restaurant as one of the best restaurant we go too. The service is amazing the food to die for and the atmosphere is fantastic. There is also a great drinks menu. I highly recommend this restaurant a must try when in Auckland....Booking is highly recommended as the last time we went it was booked out. Thanks to the staff that made our visit so special.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Food was really good. Had prawns starter and ribeye steak for main, with two glasses of wine. Really good quality food and portion size was good. Partner had the calamari which was very good, and she had pizza for the main, also very fresh and...authentic. Service was a bit strained as it got busier. The couple beside us were ignored a few times perhaps was just a shortage of staff / no manager on the floor.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

FOOD: Everything was 5 stars! The food quality is some of the best I've had in Dublin. We had classic Italian; pastas, pizzas, homemade dips, wine and water. So can't comment on meat/fish dishes. It's pricey enough (but probably average for Dublin?) however its more...than fair for the quality of the experience. SERVICE: The staff are EXCELLENT! They are the reason I'm writing this review because we were truly impressed by them. They all seem to be quite young, and they were all extremely hardworking, running around the place, and never stopped smiling! They were so accommodating to our annoying requests (we asked to move table etc) and nothing was too much for them. They were exceptionally welcoming (which in Dublin, can be quite rare!!) AMBIENCE: The design and layout is luxe feeling. The details of the 'B' branding on the wine glasses and napkins is a nice touch. Lovely music, such a great vibe! We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

What a fantastic little restaurant food was 1st class and staff so so friendly. This food was probably some of the best i have experienced.Gamberoni Bisque wow

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

The food was delicious.The food came very fast and me and my family were very pleased.If you ever come to Dalkey I would recommend to pop in.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

Lovely Restaurant, brilliant staff, fantastic food from an excellent menu. Well priced. We'd definetly recommend Benito's if you want a great dining experience.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

Brilliant birthday celebration with two young teens. Delicious caprese salad to start & Pizza and pasta mains. All just yummy. The birthday girl's celebration visit to Benitos must end with the sparker on dessert for the annual photo. The young manager on the floor that...night, Mikey and also Dave were outstanding and made for a 'serata terrificante'More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

There is a varied wine list, anything from just under €30 to several hundred. I had the Calamari with Lemon Aoili to start. The calamari were lovely, but the Lemon Aoili consisted of a tiny amount slicked around the dish the calamari was served in,...I had expected more. The Pork Milanese was uneventuful but the rosemary and garlic potatoes were excellent. We didn't have dessert.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

This is a full-service Italian restaurant and I imagine the food is all excellent. Certainly if the pizza is any measure of the restaurant, it is a good place to go.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

We were here for a meal last week for dinner and it was the first time I had been in Benito's. The decor is nice Italian and everything nice and clean. I had a Meatball starter and a Pizza for main and they were very...good. Another at the table had the Lamb and it was cooked to perfection and the last person had the Special which was Seabass. They felt the fish was a bit overcooked but was nice. Will be back here again. Very nice ItalianMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Gabby S
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No dress code, one person at the next table wore their anorak throughout the meal - inside!!
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On-street only and the Village is busy so it's hit and miss. There is pay parking in the local Church car park all day but on a Saturday, that car park closes at 5 to facilitate Mass.
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4