This Little Italy star offers homestyle Italian cooking in a sophisticated but convivial setting. The modern, minimalist venue features two floors of dining, clean lines, and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus a sidewalk patio. Small plates—salumi and cheese boards, fried saffron risotto balls with bolognese meat sauce—are made for sharing, especially when paired with the proper aperitif. Handmade pastas are a labor of love for the kitchen, and it shows in the tagliatelle with a spicy sausage sauce and the squid ink gnocchi with shrimp. The dessert menu tempts with Italian classics such as panna cotta with blackberry puree, and tiramisu.
San Diego› Restaurant
Bencotto Italian Kitchen
750 W. Fir St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Little Italy Hours Sun–Thurs 11:30am–9pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–10pm Transportation Bus: 2, 20, 120; Trolley: Little Italy Phone 619/450-4786 Prices Main courses $14–$26 Cuisine Type Homestyle Italian Web site Bencotto Italian Kitchen
Map750 W. Fir St. San Diego
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