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Bencotto Italian Kitchen

750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
+1 619-450-4786
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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750 W Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101-2203
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although there is a lot of construction going on in the area (Little Italy) which makes it very noisy, it still can be very relaxing sitting in the patio enjoying a nice meal, glass of wine and an espresso. Staff is very courteous and attentive....More

Thank Angelo D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Oh YUM! this Italian was amazing. The portions were perfectly sized and the flavors were amazing. I couldn't have asked for better food or service. They have an extensive wine and drink menu. Handmade pasta and design your own pasta plates...food heaven! I only wish...More

Thank b4sence2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group (9 people), but they easily accommodated us. Had the lamb bolognase pasta (house made pasta) special, which was absolutely amazing. Excellent wine selection, even by the glass. Our waiter was extremely friendly, and not pushy. Overall, great evening!

Thank Krobien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to walk by this place & thought just give it a try... we were seated right away. they brought us our drinks and bread & olive oil with balsamic vinegar. Since we just eat at another place around 2 blocks away we just...More

Thank Luciewallace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for lunch last week. I had made a reservation on OpenTable but definitely not needed as there were only a few customers there during lunch. We had the calamari to start which was crispy and not as greasy. I then had the...More

Thank Rastafa_Targaryen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure what possessed me to try squid ink pasta but it was absolutely incredible. The pasta itself was fresh and cooked perfectly, and despite the unusual black color it added, the squid ink flavor was actually a very mild fish flavor and really...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This place was so great I went back the second night! Our service was so excellent I could not tell who was our waiter and who was supporting him. However the real winner is the food. Buratta was the best I've ever had and the...More

Thank Danielle A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Went here for with a friend for my birthday lunch. The decor is sophisticated and pleasing, although the place is a bit small. During busier hours, I suggest making reservations. The service is great and friendly, the place has a fantastic energy to it too!...More

Thank Simaran C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very pleased with Bencottos. Service was excellent with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Pasta and sauce selection was very good with variety and very unique. Great Ravioli and squid ink pasta. Must admit some of the best pasta I've had in a long time. Appreciated their...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went after a recommendation from a waiter in our hotel. He told us he had never had a bad meal and it was one of his favourites in San Diego - he was not wrong at all! The pasta was so fresh, the meats...More

Thank Reviewerl921
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Restaurant Details

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