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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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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Trinity, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been in the area for 2.5 years and never been to Benedetto's. Three friends had also never visited. We had been told the food was very good and decided to make Valentines a special event. We shared three appetizers and they were good. A clam chowder was ordered and reported as average. Our salads were very good. Two... More 

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Thank 529KTB529
Odessa, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went for our anniversary and were treated wonderfully. Food was EXCELLENT and the friendliness of the workers was such a refreshing experience. LOVE LOVE LOVED it. Can't wait to go back.

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

Happy anniversary again, Roxie, and thank you for the honor of getting to celebrate with you! We really do love getting to make lasting connections with our diners, and this was no exception. We're also very proud of our menu, and it's even better to see that you were so pleased with your meal. Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the management to the services to the music and especially the food, this place is by far "our favorite night out".

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

Thank you for that honor, Diane -- we couldn't be more flattered to have made it to the top of your favorites list! We really do love getting to create lasting connections with our diners, and you've never been an exception to that! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I moved to Land O'Lakes in July, and have dined at Benedetto's three times; each time, the food and service has been excellent. We had dinner there last night, and my husband left his wallet on a chair, and didn't realize it until twelve midnight! We called the restaurant, they found the wallet, and we were able... More 

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Thank operagirl21
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

You really are part of the family here now, so it was the absolute least we could do! We know what a stressful experience it can be to misplace your wallet, and we were thrilled to be able to help wrap that situation up as quickly as possible! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a long and detailed review written for this restaurant and was about to complete it when the TripAdvisor app crashed. The menu is quite diverse and does have something for everyone. If you are a seafood lover I'm sure you'll find many things to choose from. Two couples went to enjoy dinner on a Friday night. We came... More 

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Thank Biff T
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Grazie for joining us A dishwasher dumped the salt into the sugar which tainted the tira musse, and chocolate lava. Believe me we are very embarrassed. You are another guest let us know instead of just leaving, but -- it was such a pleasure to have your part join us for that delicious meal! We really do take great pride... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went well out of our way to dine at Benedetto's after having read the many positive reviews. First our server Sean was excellent; extremely knowledgeable not only of the menu and specials BUT the ingredients as well. He was personable and attentive. The app we shared was the calimare which was tender, lightly battered and tasty when combined with the... More 

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

Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've enjoyed Benedetto's for many years, but sporadically, since we didn't live nearby. Now that we live ten minutes away, it's our go to place. Great Italian and Sea food. Great service. Great ambience. Fun sit around piano bar for a group.

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

Thanks for all the years of support, John -- that really means the world to us! We love being a part of this amazing community, and we're so happy that you're a part of it! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner 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
USD 14 - USD 28
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?