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Casa Benedetto's Ristorante

165 Vilano Road, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2979
+1 904-471-5999
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rice balls” (76 reviews)
“pasta” (164 reviews)
“caponata” (47 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Vilano Road, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2979
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There aren't enough words to describe this place! Simply amazing! Definitely recommend rice balls for appetizers too. Owners came to our table and talked to us for a while--super nice couple. Authentic Italian food like NY. Must visit this place. You won't be disappointed!

Thank okcowboy75
Reviewed 2 days ago

After reading all the great reviews I was really hoping for a great meal. Now I am not here to bash restaurants because I have worked in them my entire life but I wanted to give an honest opinion. I do have a culinary background...More

Thank 251lovetotravel
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow I am almost at a loss for words. For someone who says he didn't want to bash a restaurant you certainly had very few positive things to say. We are sorry that you were so disappointed with our food and décor. So many others...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Locally owned, small, quaint, authentic, nothing fancy, walls cluttered with trinkets and knickknacks, and FANTASTIC FOOD!!! I could have eaten my weight in bread alone. The "Rice Balls" appetizer was so yummy, there is no word to accurately describe it. The red meat sauce is...More

RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Rachel for this enthusiastic review!!! We really are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience .

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my go to place when I visit friends in Palm Coast. It's a must. Every dish is homemade with quality ingredients, exquisitely prepared and served with a smile. They go above and beyond to accommodate. We all can't resist "sampling" from each other's...More

1  Thank michele f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem is tucked away in a secluded suburb of St Augustine in a place where time has stood still. It's Florida in the 60's and 70's. The decor is quaint and nostalgic and you are immediately aware that this is an authentic restaurant....More

1  Thank HJR1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked in, we felt a warm welcome from all. Aspen was a very attentive and kind server. The food was authentic and so delicious. Visiting with the owners about their history and the decor within the restaurant was so enjoyable. Highly...More

1  Thank Vicki N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Philadelphia we are use to excellent Italian restaurants. Casa Benedetto was more than we expected. I ordered something off the menu, Chicken Piccatta, and I must say South Philly restaurants call here and get the recipe. Incredible. If you love capers this is...More

1  Thank Elizabeth Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the title says, this restaurant is family run, old school Italian dining. Classic dishes made by an Italian with a long history in the business and an appreciation for doing Italian Cuisine the right way. Is the food good? The food is very good....More

1  Thank Padray H
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review, It is so nice when guests really enjoy themselves and take the time to share their experience with the TripAdvisor community. We really appreciate it. Robyn, Jay & staff

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great Old Style Italian - American meal. I have seen some reviews about the bread being plain....this is NOT Olive Garden... Our server was attentive but not annoying. I had the Veal Parmesan and Daisy had the Eggplant Parmesan. She would like...More

Thank Ed B
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely review. We make our eggplant parmagiana with breaded and fried slices of eggplant layered lasagna style with a mixture of imported Italian cheeses and homemade marinara sauce. Perhaps you are used to a different style where the eggplant slices are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our previous visit to St Augustine a few years ago, we had eaten at this restaurant when it was located in a cute little A-Frame Building. Because we had enjoyed the food and owners so much, we wanted to dine here in celebration of...More

Thank RamblingRoos
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our current location as much as the Aframe. We were happy to find a larger location that would still allow us to give that small homey feel due to having the four...More

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Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
Response from RT6357 | Property representative |
we do not use any kind of peanut or nut oil we use a soy oil for deep frying, and a vegetable olive oil blend for our salad dressing and pan frying Extra virgin olive oil is used for sautee dishes
Kim C
5 June 2015|
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Response from jpct11 |
how do you know are you in the kitchen when they make a dish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Vilano Road, Now Located in Vilano Beach Section of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2979
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-471-5999
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Casa Benedetto's is a family owned restaurant featuring authentic Sicilian homestyle cooking. We come from a long line of talented cooks who believe that the best food comes from using the freshest best ingredients available prepared with love and attention to detail.We pride ourselves in keeping alive the traditional "holiday foods" we grew up with that not many care to take the time & trouble to prepare from scratch in our busy modern world. Casa Benedetto's is open for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday We always have Sinatra singing in the background, fresh linens on the tables& candlelight in the evenings. Our staff is trained to make your visit a pleasant one and we strive to meet all special dietary needs or favorite dishes that may be missing from our menu that you desire Gluten free meals are always available.We are accepting cash or debit for payment in an effort to keep our prices competitive. We are closed on Sundays but do open for Mother's Day Sunday.
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