Benedetto's Italiano

★★★★☆
  • 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr

    Land O Lakes, FL 34639

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  • 813-909-9694

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Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 4:30pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 4pm - 11pm;Sun. 4pm - 9pm

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21529 Vlg Lks Shopping Center Dr Land O Lakes, FL

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Worst meal and service ever. I have never been to a place where the waiter visited the table twice the whole night. Then followed me to the parking lot screaming curse words at my wife and I because we ONLY left 15%. He came to the table

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★★★★★

Worst meal and service ever. I have never been to a place where the waiter visited the table twice the whole night. Then followed me to the parking lot screaming curse words at my wife and I because we ONLY left 15%. He came to the table

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I have been to Benedetto's several times and on each occassion I've had a wonderful time. The food is very good, but portion could be larger or smaller depending on what you order. On my anniversary, we were provided rose petals on the

3
★★★★★

I have been to Benedetto's several times and on each occassion I've had a wonderful time. The food is very good, but portion could be larger or smaller depending on what you order. On my anniversary, we were provided rose petals on the

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Had dinner here last night while we were in the area. The service and atmosphere were great. The food was tasteless. The ceasar salad was boring and too much dressing. The meat stuffed ravioli was completly tasteless. The alfredo

3
★★★★★

Had dinner here last night while we were in the area. The service and atmosphere were great. The food was tasteless. The ceasar salad was boring and too much dressing. The meat stuffed ravioli was completly tasteless. The alfredo

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We went with a large group on recommendation of a local. We had age ranges from 6 to 87. Everyone was happy with their meals. The service was great, the food was delicious. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.

3
★★★★★

We went with a large group on recommendation of a local. We had age ranges from 6 to 87. Everyone was happy with their meals. The service was great, the food was delicious. We will definitely return when we are back in the area.

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My wife and I attended this dump after it was recommended by a friend, and wow were we surprised. The server was unattentive our food was not hot and vitually tasteless (Veal Marsala & Chicken Alexander) . We were raped on the prices. This place is a joke. I really felt like we were at a carinival and being taken for a sucker. I THINK OUR FRIENDS MUST BE CRAZY. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO TO OLIVE GARDEN.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I attended this dump after it was recommended by a friend, and wow were we surprised. The server was unattentive our food was not hot and vitually tasteless (Veal Marsala & Chicken Alexander) . We were raped on the prices. This place is a joke. I really felt like we were at a carinival and being taken for a sucker. I THINK OUR FRIENDS MUST BE CRAZY. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO TO OLIVE GARDEN.

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING

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We had made reservation for Valentine's Day for a nice romantic dinner. We arrived slightly before our reservation and were promptly seated; only problem we were seated next to a crying infant. We asked our waiter if we could move to a different table as we would not be able to enjoy our meal due to the crying. Waiter was very nice and said he would see what he could do. Manager came and said that restaurant was fully booked and asked if we would mind dining at the bar. We agreed and sat at the bar and ordered drinks. Owner comes out and asks bartender if is true that customers left because of kids. We informed him that it was us that did not want to sit with crying infants and he proceeded to insult us. We informed him that we would now be leaving and he proceeded to yell at us calling us "Horrible Mean People that Hate Kids?. "Tell these people you don't want to eat here because you hate kids" We will never go back and if you do don't complain or you to could be "Horrible mean people? who were glad to eat else ware.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had made reservation for Valentine's Day for a nice romantic dinner. We arrived slightly before our reservation and were promptly seated; only problem we were seated next to a crying infant. We asked our waiter if we could move to a different table as we would not be able to enjoy our meal due to the crying. Waiter was very nice and said he would see what he could do. Manager came and said that restaurant was fully booked and asked if we would mind dining at the bar. We agreed and sat at the bar and ordered drinks. Owner comes out and asks bartender if is true that customers left because of kids. We informed him that it was us that did not want to sit with crying infants and he proceeded to insult us. We informed him that we would now be leaving and he proceeded to yell at us calling us "Horrible Mean People that Hate Kids?. "Tell these people you don't want to eat here because you hate kids" We will never go back and if you do don't complain or you to could be "Horrible mean people? who were glad to eat else ware.

Pros: Don't know. tossed out before getting drinks.

Cons: Owner unreasonable.

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We ventured there last night. The hostess was very nice and greeted us immediately, she offered us a small table in the middle of the room we declined so We sat at the bar and had cocktails while waiting for a Larger roomier table to open up. The Hostess was very accommodating and sweet. Mike was our server and he was very helpful and had a vast knowledge of the menu it's ingredients and so fourth. My date had a rib eye that was cooked perfectly and I ordered the Veal Marsala, I was not happy with the overwhelming lemon flavor(yes I realize marsala has lemon in it), this was just over the top, the sauce was not thick enough(it looked like someone had placed runny soup on my plate),the 5,000 cappers didn't accent the flavor, also I felt the veal wasn't very tender. I asked Mike to take my dish back and he accommodated me. The manager Pat came and asked me why I sent the dish back and I explained that I didn't care for it, however I would pay for it no problem. He acted very accusing like I was trying to get a free meal , which I already explained I didn't want the dish and I would pay for, he continued by offering me a free dessert, I don't understand how entree and dessert correlate to each other? Then he took my dish that I DID NOT WANT and had Mike wrap it up in a to go box. I asked Mike why he had brought me the dish back? He explained that is what Pat has requested him to do, I asked Mike why Pat would assume I wouldwant this dish to go since I didn't want it in the restaurant? I had the dish sent back to Pat. I have never felt so embarrassed or insulted, it seemed like Pat was dicking with me. Anyways everything else was fine had it not been for Pat I would have enjoyed the rest of my evening. Pat has no business being a restaurant manager or even in the business with a lack of tack and taste like his. On my way out Pat came out the door with a friend not knowing because of the rain I was standing under the awning waiting for my date to pick me up He was screaming profanities into his cell phone and laughed at me and said "oops you didn't hear that" and chuckled Like a drunken sailor.
I was really looking forward to this restaurant since I am new to the area and I work for a resort in town some of my customers suggested this place to me and said it was known for having great food,since I am in the business I presume they have not met Pat. I wasn't aware of any other fine dinning establishments in the lol area and I think Had it not been for Pat I would go Back because my dates food was delicious and so was the service.

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★☆☆☆☆

We ventured there last night. The hostess was very nice and greeted us immediately, she offered us a small table in the middle of the room we declined so We sat at the bar and had cocktails while waiting for a Larger roomier table to open up. The Hostess was very accommodating and sweet. Mike was our server and he was very helpful and had a vast knowledge of the menu it's ingredients and so fourth. My date had a rib eye that was cooked perfectly and I ordered the Veal Marsala, I was not happy with the overwhelming lemon flavor(yes I realize marsala has lemon in it), this was just over the top, the sauce was not thick enough(it looked like someone had placed runny soup on my plate),the 5,000 cappers didn't accent the flavor, also I felt the veal wasn't very tender. I asked Mike to take my dish back and he accommodated me. The manager Pat came and asked me why I sent the dish back and I explained that I didn't care for it, however I would pay for it no problem. He acted very accusing like I was trying to get a free meal , which I already explained I didn't want the dish and I would pay for, he continued by offering me a free dessert, I don't understand how entree and dessert correlate to each other? Then he took my dish that I DID NOT WANT and had Mike wrap it up in a to go box. I asked Mike why he had brought me the dish back? He explained that is what Pat has requested him to do, I asked Mike why Pat would assume I wouldwant this dish to go since I didn't want it in the restaurant? I had the dish sent back to Pat. I have never felt so embarrassed or insulted, it seemed like Pat was dicking with me. Anyways everything else was fine had it not been for Pat I would have enjoyed the rest of my evening. Pat has no business being a restaurant manager or even in the business with a lack of tack and taste like his. On my way out Pat came out the door with a friend not knowing because of the rain I was standing under the awning waiting for my date to pick me up He was screaming profanities into his cell phone and laughed at me and said "oops you didn't hear that" and chuckled Like a drunken sailor.
I was really looking forward to this restaurant since I am new to the area and I work for a resort in town some of my customers suggested this place to me and said it was known for having great food,since I am in the business I presume they have not met Pat. I wasn't aware of any other fine dinning establishments in the lol area and I think Had it not been for Pat I would go Back because my dates food was delicious and so was the service.

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Business Response:

You are right about Pat, he treated our staff terribly and our guests, I was out of the restaraunt alot will and he was managing due to my health issues, but he is long gone as of feb 2009 and I Chef Ben Run the Floor, Kitchen, Host, and just about everything, Give us another shot, I am sure we will please you. Dont tell us your coming so you can see for yourself that we are one of the top dinning destinations in the tri-county area
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We ventured there last night. The hostess was very nice and greeted us immediately, she offered us a small table in the middle of the room we declined so We sat at the bar and had cocktails while waiting for a Larger roomier table to open up. The Hostess was very accommodating and sweet. Mike was our server and he was very helpful and had a vast knowledge of the menu it's ingredients and so fourth. My date had a rib eye that was cooked perfectly and I ordered the Veal Marsala, I was not happy with the overwhelming lemon flavor(yes I realize marsala has lemon in it), this was just over the top, the sauce was not thick enough(it looked like someone had placed runny soup on my plate),the 5,000 cappers didn't accent the flavor, also I felt the veal wasn't very tender. I asked Mike to take my dish back and he accommodated me. The manager Pat came and asked me why I sent the dish back and I explained that I didn't care for it, however I would pay for it no problem. He acted very accusing like I was trying to get a free meal , which I already explained I didn't want the dish and I would pay for, he continued by offering me a free dessert, I don't understand how entree and dessert correlate to each other? Then he took my dish that I DID NOT WANT and had Mike wrap it up in a to go box. I asked Mike why he had brought me the dish back? He explained that is what Pat has requested him to do, I asked Mike why Pat would assume I wouldwant this dish to go since I didn't want it in the restaurant? I had the dish sent back to Pat. I have never felt so embarrassed or insulted, it seemed like Pat was dicking with me. Anyways everything else was fine had it not been for Pat I would have enjoyed the rest of my evening. Pat has no business being a restaurant manager or even in the business with a lack of tack and taste like his. On my way out Pat came out the door with a friend not knowing because of the rain I was standing under the awning waiting for my date to pick me up He was screaming profanities into his cell phone and laughed at me and said "oops you didn't hear that" and chuckled Like a drunken sailor.

I was really looking forward to this restaurant since I am new to the area and I work for a resort in town some of my customers suggested this place to me and said it was known for having great food,since I am in the business I presume they have not met Pat. I wasn't aware of any other fine dinning establishments in the lol area and I think Had it not been for Pat I would go Back because my dates food was delicious and so was the service.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We ventured there last night. The hostess was very nice and greeted us immediately, she offered us a small table in the middle of the room we declined so We sat at the bar and had cocktails while waiting for a Larger roomier table to open up. The Hostess was very accommodating and sweet. Mike was our server and he was very helpful and had a vast knowledge of the menu it's ingredients and so fourth. My date had a rib eye that was cooked perfectly and I ordered the Veal Marsala, I was not happy with the overwhelming lemon flavor(yes I realize marsala has lemon in it), this was just over the top, the sauce was not thick enough(it looked like someone had placed runny soup on my plate),the 5,000 cappers didn't accent the flavor, also I felt the veal wasn't very tender. I asked Mike to take my dish back and he accommodated me. The manager Pat came and asked me why I sent the dish back and I explained that I didn't care for it, however I would pay for it no problem. He acted very accusing like I was trying to get a free meal , which I already explained I didn't want the dish and I would pay for, he continued by offering me a free dessert, I don't understand how entree and dessert correlate to each other? Then he took my dish that I DID NOT WANT and had Mike wrap it up in a to go box. I asked Mike why he had brought me the dish back? He explained that is what Pat has requested him to do, I asked Mike why Pat would assume I wouldwant this dish to go since I didn't want it in the restaurant? I had the dish sent back to Pat. I have never felt so embarrassed or insulted, it seemed like Pat was dicking with me. Anyways everything else was fine had it not been for Pat I would have enjoyed the rest of my evening. Pat has no business being a restaurant manager or even in the business with a lack of tack and taste like his. On my way out Pat came out the door with a friend not knowing because of the rain I was standing under the awning waiting for my date to pick me up He was screaming profanities into his cell phone and laughed at me and said "oops you didn't hear that" and chuckled Like a drunken sailor.

I was really looking forward to this restaurant since I am new to the area and I work for a resort in town some of my customers suggested this place to me and said it was known for having great food,since I am in the business I presume they have not met Pat. I wasn't aware of any other fine dinning establishments in the lol area and I think Had it not been for Pat I would go Back because my dates food was delicious and so was the service.

Pros: Service

Cons: Pat the Night Manager, Cramped

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I was looking forward to trying Benedetto's based on recommendations from my colleague. My wife ordered manicotti and I ordered baked ziti. They were just "ok". Frankly, I've had better Italian food and national chains. For the quality of food this was a little over priced, too. When I mentioned my disappointment to my colleague, she said she usually gets their signature filet. I may have to return to try it. However, at $34.95 I can go to a high-end steakhouse and know it's a sure thing.

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★★☆☆☆

I was looking forward to trying Benedetto's based on recommendations from my colleague. My wife ordered manicotti and I ordered baked ziti. They were just "ok". Frankly, I've had better Italian food and national chains. For the quality of food this was a little over priced, too. When I mentioned my disappointment to my colleague, she said she usually gets their signature filet. I may have to return to try it. However, at $34.95 I can go to a high-end steakhouse and know it's a sure thing.

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Business Response:

All of our specialties are now 24.95 and contain only the best and freshest ingrediants. Keep in mind over 80% our regular menu is 14.50-19.95 and everything comes with salads and sides. Most places are ala carte. When looking at our prices take off 8.00 and we ending being cheaper than most! Plus we have live music every night and provide awsome service. Our filet is better than most top steakhouse in Tampa, and 34.95 with a choice of salad, soup, rolls, and sauteed spinach,apsargus,steamed broccoli,pasta or white truffle mashed puts our steak at 25.00 bucks
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Although it is a little cramped in there, this is a great restaurant. I love the roasted garlic they give you with the bread. Everything we have eaten at Benedetto's has been absolutely fantastic. We've had many of the dishes. The piano player takes requests and he does a good job. We recently took some family there on the last day of their visit to Florida and they said they wished we had taken them there on day one so they could have eaten there more than once. The only thing I would recommend is to ask how much their specials cost, because they usually seem much higher than most of the menu prices.

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★★★★★

Although it is a little cramped in there, this is a great restaurant. I love the roasted garlic they give you with the bread. Everything we have eaten at Benedetto's has been absolutely fantastic. We've had many of the dishes. The piano player takes requests and he does a good job. We recently took some family there on the last day of their visit to Florida and they said they wished we had taken them there on day one so they could have eaten there more than once. The only thing I would recommend is to ask how much their specials cost, because they usually seem much higher than most of the menu prices.

Pros: the food, the piano player

Cons: cramped and very busy

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Tucked off of Hwy 54 in Pasco, you probably wouldn't think this place had such awesome food.

Make sure and listen to the daily specials, as they typically have a few awesome selections not placed on the menu.

2
★★★★★

Tucked off of Hwy 54 in Pasco, you probably wouldn't think this place had such awesome food.

Make sure and listen to the daily specials, as they typically have a few awesome selections not placed on the menu.

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This place is by far, the best place to go for italian food and a nice night out. They have a great selection of dishes to choose from, all of which are wonderful, especially the pastas, soups, and my favorite- the caesar salad. I have never tasted something that astoundingly wonderful!! Eat here soon!

5
★★★★★

This place is by far, the best place to go for italian food and a nice night out. They have a great selection of dishes to choose from, all of which are wonderful, especially the pastas, soups, and my favorite- the caesar salad. I have never tasted something that astoundingly wonderful!! Eat here soon!

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This restaurant is pricey, but worth every penny! Delicious food, the Chicken Marsala is the best I've ever tasted! The atmosphere immediately puts you in a good mood. The owner is the nicest guy you'll ever meet. this is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, take your time and enjoy!

5
★★★★★

This restaurant is pricey, but worth every penny! Delicious food, the Chicken Marsala is the best I've ever tasted! The atmosphere immediately puts you in a good mood. The owner is the nicest guy you'll ever meet. this is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, take your time and enjoy!

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All of our specialties are now 24.95 and contain only the best and freshest ingrediants. Keep in mind over 80% our regular menu is 14.50-19.95 and everything comes with salads and sides. Most places are ala carte. When looking at our prices take off 8.00 and we ending being cheaper than most! Plus we have live music every night and provide awsome service.
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This is by far our most favorite restaurant in the Tampa Bay area, the food is incredible, the atmosphere is lovely. The pianist is great, you can not tell if they have a cd playing or if it is live, he sounds just like the classic Fred Astaire. I highly recommend their steak, grouper bianco, shrimp parmagian, jumbo lump and scallop dinner, veal parmagian.

5
★★★★★

This is by far our most favorite restaurant in the Tampa Bay area, the food is incredible, the atmosphere is lovely. The pianist is great, you can not tell if they have a cd playing or if it is live, he sounds just like the classic Fred Astaire. I highly recommend their steak, grouper bianco, shrimp parmagian, jumbo lump and scallop dinner, veal parmagian.

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Dear Mrs. Stay At Home Mom,
I am from Odessa originally, and now my whole family and I live in Land O' Lakes;I have been an enthusiastic, happy customer for the last five years. I am a huge authentic Italian food fan and have tasted some of the best native Italian food in the United States and in ITALY, the home of Italian cuisine. Benedetto?s shocked the hell out of my family, friends and myself with how unbelievably similarly yet unique and original to what I have seen in all of the top Italian restaurants and old school dinner club houses. The prices of the food are also definitely worth what you get; the normal Italian is top notch, the steaks are better than Burns, Charlie?s or anywhere for that matter. They are also not an ala-carte restaurant where you would spend well over Benedetto?s prices for the same amount of food that Benedetto?s includes with all their meals! This is getting lengthy Mrs. Stay at Home Mom and friends, but one last thing, the service and comrade ire which you experience at Benedetto?s is welcoming and classy at the same time(very much like a true ?ristorante?. You would be hard pressed to find any decent restaurant that doesn?t charge a share charge/split charge for sharing a meal that is not ala-carte, also the share charge is less than $5.00, they split the food for you on two plates, give you both sides and salads. Lastly to those who have claimed to have a meal not up to par with the prices or who have compared them to any Italian chain restaurants?etc: You must not know what quality of authentic Italian/Fine cuisine(New York; Jersey; Little Italy; Syracuse, Italy; Sicily, Italy) should taste like.
I Love Benedetto?s, their food, their staff?s personality and ambiance. I understand everyone perspective, if anyone has any doubts or is interested, the restaurant is only 15 20 minutes from New Tampa, South Tampa, Citrus Park, Odessa, New Port Richy?etc, come experience for your self!!!!
Sincerely Benedetto?s biggest Fan!

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★★★★★

Dear Mrs. Stay At Home Mom,
I am from Odessa originally, and now my whole family and I live in Land O' Lakes;I have been an enthusiastic, happy customer for the last five years. I am a huge authentic Italian food fan and have tasted some of the best native Italian food in the United States and in ITALY, the home of Italian cuisine. Benedetto?s shocked the hell out of my family, friends and myself with how unbelievably similarly yet unique and original to what I have seen in all of the top Italian restaurants and old school dinner club houses. The prices of the food are also definitely worth what you get; the normal Italian is top notch, the steaks are better than Burns, Charlie?s or anywhere for that matter. They are also not an ala-carte restaurant where you would spend well over Benedetto?s prices for the same amount of food that Benedetto?s includes with all their meals! This is getting lengthy Mrs. Stay at Home Mom and friends, but one last thing, the service and comrade ire which you experience at Benedetto?s is welcoming and classy at the same time(very much like a true ?ristorante?. You would be hard pressed to find any decent restaurant that doesn?t charge a share charge/split charge for sharing a meal that is not ala-carte, also the share charge is less than $5.00, they split the food for you on two plates, give you both sides and salads. Lastly to those who have claimed to have a meal not up to par with the prices or who have compared them to any Italian chain restaurants?etc: You must not know what quality of authentic Italian/Fine cuisine(New York; Jersey; Little Italy; Syracuse, Italy; Sicily, Italy) should taste like.
I Love Benedetto?s, their food, their staff?s personality and ambiance. I understand everyone perspective, if anyone has any doubts or is interested, the restaurant is only 15 20 minutes from New Tampa, South Tampa, Citrus Park, Odessa, New Port Richy?etc, come experience for your self!!!!
Sincerely Benedetto?s biggest Fan!

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Went there with a group from church. Looked at prices on line to make sure it would be affordable. Had some reasonable on-line, but when we got there prices were different than on-line. Not drastic amounts but different. I figure before hand that if prices were too high for some we could just share. When we got there we found out there was a charge to split the meal. I did that figuring maybe we might save a little. When we went to order waiter said that what we ordering didn't split well and we would not get very much, so order something else. We suggested something else and he said the same was with that. Finally we asked him about manicotti and he said that was better. We got 1 1/2 small shells a piece. Was definately not worth the money. We were there with about 6-7 other ladies and no one was very impressed. Will never visit this restaurant again. Did have nice atmosphere!!

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★★☆☆☆

Went there with a group from church. Looked at prices on line to make sure it would be affordable. Had some reasonable on-line, but when we got there prices were different than on-line. Not drastic amounts but different. I figure before hand that if prices were too high for some we could just share. When we got there we found out there was a charge to split the meal. I did that figuring maybe we might save a little. When we went to order waiter said that what we ordering didn't split well and we would not get very much, so order something else. We suggested something else and he said the same was with that. Finally we asked him about manicotti and he said that was better. We got 1 1/2 small shells a piece. Was definately not worth the money. We were there with about 6-7 other ladies and no one was very impressed. Will never visit this restaurant again. Did have nice atmosphere!!

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Price

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I thought this restaurant was wonderful. We had a party of 4, sat outside, service was ecellent, there was live music from a very talented singer. The food was excellent. The portions were large, it was hot and delicious.

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★★★★★

I thought this restaurant was wonderful. We had a party of 4, sat outside, service was ecellent, there was live music from a very talented singer. The food was excellent. The portions were large, it was hot and delicious.

Pros: Live music (Friday and Saturday), Great food, outdoor seating

Cons: Tables were very close to the others

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I've always had a positive experience here -- the food is great and the prices vary so you don't have to pay a lot for a meal if you don't want to. The service is attentive but not smothering. They have a live piano player and scatter rose pedals on the tables on certain nights which can make for a romantic evening. The only negative part is their martinis -- honestly, they are very blase and not worth the price. Still, I will keep going back. If you decide go, try the almond-crusted Chilean sea bass -- it is excellent.

2
★★★★★

I've always had a positive experience here -- the food is great and the prices vary so you don't have to pay a lot for a meal if you don't want to. The service is attentive but not smothering. They have a live piano player and scatter rose pedals on the tables on certain nights which can make for a romantic evening. The only negative part is their martinis -- honestly, they are very blase and not worth the price. Still, I will keep going back. If you decide go, try the almond-crusted Chilean sea bass -- it is excellent.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

Cons: Martinis

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Food was fair at best. My wife's veal was tough. My grouper was ok, but nothing special. Service was slow. Decor is very Pasco county...lots of plastic stuff. And, prices are high. Paid $32 for my very average grouper. Our party had a very disappointing, but expensive, dinner.

1
★★☆☆☆

Food was fair at best. My wife's veal was tough. My grouper was ok, but nothing special. Service was slow. Decor is very Pasco county...lots of plastic stuff. And, prices are high. Paid $32 for my very average grouper. Our party had a very disappointing, but expensive, dinner.

Pros: None

Cons: High prices, below average food, slow service

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Good food and good place to try to impress someone but prices seemed a bit high to me. Romantic, good atmosphere, good service. If your a working guy save up your $$$. You can wear a coat and tie and not feel weird.

2
★★★★☆

Good food and good place to try to impress someone but prices seemed a bit high to me. Romantic, good atmosphere, good service. If your a working guy save up your $$$. You can wear a coat and tie and not feel weird.

Pros: UPSCALE

Cons: $$$

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From all the reviews, from various sources, I expected an excellent restaurant. I found the food to be unenjoyable. I always judge an italian restaurant by their tomato sauce or gravy. I think I would have rather opened a jar of ragu at home. (and that would never ever happen)

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★☆☆☆☆

From all the reviews, from various sources, I expected an excellent restaurant. I found the food to be unenjoyable. I always judge an italian restaurant by their tomato sauce or gravy. I think I would have rather opened a jar of ragu at home. (and that would never ever happen)

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Dinning in this restaurant is quite exciting and entertaining. From the moment you step through the front door, the atmosphere is so inviting. A dimly lit main dinning area with white lights, and a grand piano awaits each visitor with a masterful pianist who will do his best to play your requests as you dine away to your favorite Italian dishes. The server was extremely pleasant and I was impressed with her presentation and enthusiasm to satisfy our every whim. From the appetizer to the entree, all I can say is that the food was tasteful and robust. The chef came to our table and explained to us how he and his team prepared our steaks to marvelous perfection. This is a great restaurant for a romantic evening with someone special, or for that first date, or even a night out with family and friends. One thing is for sure...dinning at Benedettos Italiano will be a memorable event.

5
★★★★★

Dinning in this restaurant is quite exciting and entertaining. From the moment you step through the front door, the atmosphere is so inviting. A dimly lit main dinning area with white lights, and a grand piano awaits each visitor with a masterful pianist who will do his best to play your requests as you dine away to your favorite Italian dishes. The server was extremely pleasant and I was impressed with her presentation and enthusiasm to satisfy our every whim. From the appetizer to the entree, all I can say is that the food was tasteful and robust. The chef came to our table and explained to us how he and his team prepared our steaks to marvelous perfection. This is a great restaurant for a romantic evening with someone special, or for that first date, or even a night out with family and friends. One thing is for sure...dinning at Benedettos Italiano will be a memorable event.

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We are open for lunch Seasonally from December to April Tuesday-Friday 11:30-2:30 Lunch prices stat at 4.95!!

During the summer June-September we are open 7 days at 4:30 pm

All Inclusive early dinner specials Sunday-Friday 4:30-6:30 with 8 entrees to choose from,with drink and dessert for 14.95!!!

More about Benedetto's Italiano

Noerthern and Southern Italian Cuisine Our Mussels, scallops, Lobster, steamers, Lobster Rolls, Haddock are flown in from our docks in Maine. Our Black Grouper, pink shrimp, and middleneck clams come directly from the docks here in tampa. No import always Domestic. We can Cater any size event up to 200 guests We offer private Luncheons during our closed lunch season startig at 9.95 We have the Sinatra room that holds 40 guests with full A/V for your rehearsal dinner, meeting, our special event. Over 100 different bottles of wine available and full service bar. Out door seating and piano Bar

 

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