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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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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rice balls” (83 reviews)
“pasta” (175 reviews)
“caponata” (52 reviews)
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
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 27 October 2015

Food is homemade. Great food. You have to wait a while for your food cause everything in this restaurant is made in the kitchen. Friendly owners and servers. Prices are great, you pay the price for good food. We go there once a week and...More

1  Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Went with three other people. The meals we ordered, the penne vodka pasta with Chicken. The Chicken was so thin and dry and the pasta terrible. The other order was Aglio E Olio no taste no matter how much cheese he used. We'll never go...More

7  Thank 113mermaid
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2015

We are surprised once again to receive such a negative review. Our chicken is pounded tender and thin, marinated and grilled then placed on top of our creamy a la vodka sauce.That it was "terrible" seems unlikely to us,especially because we sell so much of...More

Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have been going to casa be to Casa Benedetto's for 6 yrs . The food always tastes just as good as the last time. They have specials that are creative and delicious..The atmosphere is homey and welcoming. The staff are very accommodating and service...More

Thank terielyse
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thank you so much for taking your time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We are truly blessed to have so many loyal customers who have supported us these six years in St Augustine. We had some tough times, and some growing pains,...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Have been wanting to go here for years back when they were in A frame. Villano beach location perfect! Quick drive from historic area, easy parking. Food not over salted, bread and caponata so good. Best chicken Parmesan and fusilli with sausage and dollop of...More

Thank travelfamily9
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Four of us had dinner there over the weekend and were so disappointed in our meals. The food was not that flavorful. We all ordered nice entrees, a bottle of wine, and dessert. We were not told that they did not take credit cards until...More

4  Thank Intrepid406
RT6357, Owner at Casa Benedetto's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2015

We are certainly surprised to hear that your opinion of our food varies so much with that of our other reviewers. Since you did not mention what dishes you had it is very hard to comment or to try to learn something from this review....More

Reviewed 25 October 2015

We live in St. Augustine and have been eating at this fine restaurant since they opened in Crescent Beach. We just made the trip last night to the new Vilano Beach location. Food quality and hospitality are always great. My wife & I love the...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

The restaurant staff was great. Everyone stopped at the table several times to check in our food and drinks. Great service. Erica, our waitress was very helpful, she made suggestions, answered any questions. Food was excellent. Great, Italian home cooking. Highly recommended!!!!

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This place is a treasure in the village of Vilano Beach. We are lucky enough to live here, so we can enjoy this fine restaurant anytime. Okay, I'll stop rubbing it in, but if you are lucky enough to visit this great little beach enclave,...More

1  Thank RMClare
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We walked by on our way to the hotel and stopped in for a quick lunch. What a great surprise. We just had antipasto platter. It was wonderful along with great crispy bread and eggplant dish for putting on the bread. Wonderful.

Thank bhagannj
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

We were in St. Augustine for business and had our 37th wedding anniversary. Where to go to celebrate, hmmmm. Well, Turning to trip adviser, reading reviews. We decided to go here, and wow, we're so glad we did! We were greeted by the owner who...More

Thank CajunRoad W
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Questions & Answers
1 August 2017|
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Response from RT6357 | Property representative |
Thank you for this question as it comes up frequently. pasta with garlic and oil, pasta primavera, pasta with marinara sauce would all be good choices for vegans,but you must be sure to mention that you are vegan so no... More
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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