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Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano

21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
+1 813-909-9694
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first time Benedetto's Italian dining experience on Nov 17th was not up to Benedetto's standards as we understood it from social media reviews. We had very basic spaghetti and linguine entrees off the a la carte menu. I mistakenly thought my $17 spaghetti included...More

Thank Yoly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gets 5 stars for atmosphere and vibe. What a nice change from the local chains and usual menus. I loved the live music, cozy feel, fun decor and great vibe. The menu offers all fresh options. The bruchetta was delicious! I love the...More

Thank m0rningsidem0m
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed the meal and ambiance! It was a delight having you and your husband join us. We look forward to next time! All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I cannot say enough about this incredible restaurant. My wife and I went here for our Anniversary and it was wonderful. Service A+ we felt like we were the only people in the restaurant. Every server was helping us. We felt like Kings and...More

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Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're thrilled you and your wife enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us! It was a pleasure hosting you two. It's wonderful the dinner was top notch from the food to the service! We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. All the best, Chef...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reserved a birthday dinner for my son: Table was set up with Happy Birthday written on it. Food, wine, and service was excellent. Gave the birthday person a photo and card They even called the next day to see how our visit went. Can't say...More

1  Thank MonikaJL
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you all enjoyed your son's birthday celebration at our place! It was a pleasure hosting you. Thank you so much for your kind words -- we are so grateful! We look forward to next time! All the best, Chef Ben Pumo,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Service. Unfortunately the food is not up to standard by any means. Cold soup, unfinished bisque (no cream) overly sweet sauce, over cooked pasta, watery plates, (food floating in water), wayyyyy too much garnish ruined flavor profile. Very, very over priced for the quality....More

Thank Mario C
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad the service was top notch for you, Mario, but we're sorry the meal was not what you expected. We work hard to make sure you're getting outstanding quality in every dish you order, so it's concerning hearing that was not the case here....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great choice for a special dining experience or celebration. Dark and romantic feel. Food selections are varied and th steaks are tasty. A piano player and white glove service enhance the experience. Beautiful! But be prepared to pay for all that atmosphere! Wine may...More

Thank Jill S
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's wonderful you enjoyed the meal and ambiance last time you were here! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback. We look forward to having you back for another special occasion sometime soon! All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is pretty much what I just put on Yelp. I do love this place but tonight they completely over cooked my wife's meal. It went back to the kitchen and then you know what happens - you wait and the entire meal just gets...More

Thank Gene C
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

As you know, Gene, it isn't like our kitchen to over cook a dish, so I'm sorry that happened. I can understand how that would dampen what would have been a perfect meal, but please know it wasn't for lack of caring that we didn't...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a non-chain restaurant with a quiet atmosphere, a large menu and the ability to make things not listed on the menu.

Thank paulmwells
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for supporting local, and I'm thrilled you enjoyed our quiet atmosphere and plentiful menu. I hope to welcome you back to try even more dishes. Until then, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love Italian, especially god quality & we love wine, but every time we go the service gets worse and quality of food diminishes. Last time we went we got attitude at the front door and it continued when we sat till...More

1  Thank JennamurskiRN
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

We're sorry the service and food was not quite what you remembered from your past visits. We surely would of addressed the raw chicken issue if we where told. Sounds like you had some issues with the wait that continued with u at the table...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food and service as always. Been numerous times and never fails to disappoint! We came for a special occasion and could not ask for a better setting!

1  Thank Will D
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you so much, Will! It is always a pleasure having you all join us. We're looking forward to next time! Best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

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Autonation
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Response from BMENC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would agree. Call the restaurant to confirm but I am sure they could Wright one there.
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
Please don't let one bad apple spoil a great dining opportunity. I have never seen a staff so dedicated to their customers, From the moment you walk in the door you are special! The bar is great, the music, the ambiance and... More
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Yea of course we are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 28
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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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