Benito's II Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 163 Mulberry St

    New York, NY 10013

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  • 212-226-9012

About Benito's II Restaurant

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Love this place. The strawberries with cannoli cream should be illegal, and it's great if they serve you family style. Try the spedino.

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★★★★☆

Love this place. The strawberries with cannoli cream should be illegal, and it's great if they serve you family style. Try the spedino.

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This place has been here forever..and with good reason.
It remains because the only thing they change is the fresh and varied italian offerings..PASTA's rule.....

2
★★★★★

This place has been here forever..and with good reason.
It remains because the only thing they change is the fresh and varied italian offerings..PASTA's rule.....

Pros: Bruschetta to die for

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A wonderful restaurant our circle of friends has frequented for decades -- delicious appetizers of fresh vegetables sauteed with fruity olive oil and loads of garlic. Pastas are magnifico -- creamy fettucine alfredo worthy of the name, spectacular alla matriciana with smoky pancetta. So tasty -- you'll become a regular, too!

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★★★★★

A wonderful restaurant our circle of friends has frequented for decades -- delicious appetizers of fresh vegetables sauteed with fruity olive oil and loads of garlic. Pastas are magnifico -- creamy fettucine alfredo worthy of the name, spectacular alla matriciana with smoky pancetta. So tasty -- you'll become a regular, too!

Pros: Great taste, great service, warm, family atmosphere

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I cant imagine anyone writing something nice about this place. The place isnt run by Italians it's ran by a bunch of ecuadorians and a crazy little old Italian guy who is heavily medicated and yells at his customers. My wife and I stopped in for a nice meal and were mortified at this place they had rodents running on the floor clearly as plain as day when we told the owner why we were leaving he started to yell and curse at us he said this is Manhattan what the f*** do You want. This place should be closed we contacted the board of health they said they have numerous complaints and were working on it I guess they arent working hard enough .

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★☆☆☆☆

I cant imagine anyone writing something nice about this place. The place isnt run by Italians it's ran by a bunch of ecuadorians and a crazy little old Italian guy who is heavily medicated and yells at his customers. My wife and I stopped in for a nice meal and were mortified at this place they had rodents running on the floor clearly as plain as day when we told the owner why we were leaving he started to yell and curse at us he said this is Manhattan what the f*** do You want. This place should be closed we contacted the board of health they said they have numerous complaints and were working on it I guess they arent working hard enough .

Pros: none

Cons: rodents

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Spectacular authentic italian food. The spaghetti carbonara is by far the best I've ever had. Delicious!!! I have been there twice now and both times we were greeted by the owner of the restaurant. The first time we ate there he gave the whole table (about 6 of us) free dessert! The second time a group of us went he actually sat down and talked to us for a while, such a nice man. It is a small restaurant but I have yet to wait for a table.

4
★★★★☆

Spectacular authentic italian food. The spaghetti carbonara is by far the best I've ever had. Delicious!!! I have been there twice now and both times we were greeted by the owner of the restaurant. The first time we ate there he gave the whole table (about 6 of us) free dessert! The second time a group of us went he actually sat down and talked to us for a while, such a nice man. It is a small restaurant but I have yet to wait for a table.

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Is the best italian restaurant i have ever been at....and best baked clams ever i would eat their every day.

2
★★★★★

Is the best italian restaurant i have ever been at....and best baked clams ever i would eat their every day.

Pros: Everything is amazing

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As an Italian living in NY, I generally cringe at Little Italy's overpriced mediocre food served by faux-charming waiters who insist on calling me "Bella". Although there was a hint of this tourist-trap stereotype at Benito's, I admit that I was pleasantly surprised by their stuffed artichokes. These little babies tasted pretty authentic, which I never would have expected. The manicotti were another story though; the dish reminded me of what we were served at my college cafeteria. The sauce was especially disgusting - it tasted like jarred Ragu.

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★★★☆☆

As an Italian living in NY, I generally cringe at Little Italy's overpriced mediocre food served by faux-charming waiters who insist on calling me "Bella". Although there was a hint of this tourist-trap stereotype at Benito's, I admit that I was pleasantly surprised by their stuffed artichokes. These little babies tasted pretty authentic, which I never would have expected. The manicotti were another story though; the dish reminded me of what we were served at my college cafeteria. The sauce was especially disgusting - it tasted like jarred Ragu.

Pros: artichokes!

Cons: screaming baby

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I don't personally see that my friends and I did anything except order, eat dinner and try to enjoy an evening in Little Italy. We did NOT cause any scene or even ask for extra attention...we weren't even offered parmesan cheese or dessert! My friend asked for a capuccino..the respose without even looking up was.."we don't make those"...while he was adding in his tip to our bill, since when did adding a tip become the norm with only 3 people dining! The food was okay, but I swear the mushrooms were out of a can, no where near fresh. Italians are supposed to take pride in their food. There are plenty of other choices, the food is not worth being rushed. Enjoy your dinner somewhere else!

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★★☆☆☆

I don't personally see that my friends and I did anything except order, eat dinner and try to enjoy an evening in Little Italy. We did NOT cause any scene or even ask for extra attention...we weren't even offered parmesan cheese or dessert! My friend asked for a capuccino..the respose without even looking up was.."we don't make those"...while he was adding in his tip to our bill, since when did adding a tip become the norm with only 3 people dining! The food was okay, but I swear the mushrooms were out of a can, no where near fresh. Italians are supposed to take pride in their food. There are plenty of other choices, the food is not worth being rushed. Enjoy your dinner somewhere else!

Pros: outside dining

Cons: , + tip only 3 people!, no attention

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The best italian food i had in a long while. The service is outstanding! affordable gourmet meals!

2
★★★★★

The best italian food i had in a long while. The service is outstanding! affordable gourmet meals!

Pros: Service, Value, ambience

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You people that could possibly rate this restaraunt low obviously don't know what Quality Italian food is supposed to taste like. Also being Italian, I appreciate the "at home" feeling I get while in the place. The waiters joke with you and you feel as if they are your cousins and momma is in the kitchen whipping up some of the best food you will ever eat in your life! If you want your food to taste like it was masswed produced and rushed, and you want to be pampered, don't come here. But if great food and an authentic Italian family atmosphere is what you want...this is the place hands down. The place was featured on the food channel for Gods sake!!

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★★★★★

You people that could possibly rate this restaraunt low obviously don't know what Quality Italian food is supposed to taste like. Also being Italian, I appreciate the "at home" feeling I get while in the place. The waiters joke with you and you feel as if they are your cousins and momma is in the kitchen whipping up some of the best food you will ever eat in your life! If you want your food to taste like it was masswed produced and rushed, and you want to be pampered, don't come here. But if great food and an authentic Italian family atmosphere is what you want...this is the place hands down. The place was featured on the food channel for Gods sake!!

Pros: great prices, unbeleivable food, family atmosphere

Cons: a little tight

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i ve been there around ten times and was always very please with my experiences.starting with the food wich is really well done in a strait forward way.rich textures authentic feel i think i remember seing the same chef 5 times big man serving you like an "aubergiste" in an italian way.value is excelent.i ve tried about six restaurant in little italy and this stays my favorite.

2
★★★★★

i ve been there around ten times and was always very please with my experiences.starting with the food wich is really well done in a strait forward way.rich textures authentic feel i think i remember seing the same chef 5 times big man serving you like an "aubergiste" in an italian way.value is excelent.i ve tried about six restaurant in little italy and this stays my favorite.

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I recently went on a vacation to New York City with my mom, my friend and her mom and we ate at this cute restaurant in Little Italy. The waiters are so cute and the food is delicious. I highly recommend eating there, plus their price seems reasonable after looking at surrounding restaurants.

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★★★★★

I recently went on a vacation to New York City with my mom, my friend and her mom and we ate at this cute restaurant in Little Italy. The waiters are so cute and the food is delicious. I highly recommend eating there, plus their price seems reasonable after looking at surrounding restaurants.

Pros: you can sit outside, great food, cute waiter

Cons: $15+,anything w/meat

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I went for dinner and honestly the food was very good but the service was the worst. You would request the waiters for something and they would bring the wrong thing. It's sad that the food is really good but the service is awful.

1
★★★☆☆

I went for dinner and honestly the food was very good but the service was the worst. You would request the waiters for something and they would bring the wrong thing. It's sad that the food is really good but the service is awful.

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What else could you ask from a restaurant?? You will have excellent food and wine list and great service - You will not be disappointed no matter what dish you order! Everything is top quality! My husband and I eat out often - For a good restaurant that we like, we will travel hours! Great to have such a wonderful place right here in Little Italy! Very often you will find people from outside of NYC who have traveled here to return to Benito's II - I think that speaks for itself!

2
★★★★★

What else could you ask from a restaurant?? You will have excellent food and wine list and great service - You will not be disappointed no matter what dish you order! Everything is top quality! My husband and I eat out often - For a good restaurant that we like, we will travel hours! Great to have such a wonderful place right here in Little Italy! Very often you will find people from outside of NYC who have traveled here to return to Benito's II - I think that speaks for itself!

Pros: Great Food, Price, Ownership

Cons: Cash Only, Can get Crowded

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Benito's II is one of my favorite restaurants. Veal rollatini and Scicilian Octopus are superb. I just stumbled into the place by accident the first time there. I went there the second time about a month later and the owner remembered that I did not finish my broccoli rab from the first visit! The place is cozy, sometimes a little cramped, but the food and staff make up for any shoulder rubbing.

Bring cash, but if you forget, there is an ATM a block away

2
★★★★★

Benito's II is one of my favorite restaurants. Veal rollatini and Scicilian Octopus are superb. I just stumbled into the place by accident the first time there. I went there the second time about a month later and the owner remembered that I did not finish my broccoli rab from the first visit! The place is cozy, sometimes a little cramped, but the food and staff make up for any shoulder rubbing.

Bring cash, but if you forget, there is an ATM a block away

Pros: Food, Price

Cons: None

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Nice place, but a good dining experience ruined as the owner bluntly (blunt even for NY) rushes you through dinner - we were there for less than an hour, including appetizers and a nice bottle of wine.
Food is very good and the wait staff takes very good care of you.
This would be a great place if they could just get the old man to stay home.
Be warned - CASH ONLY, but this is not specified until the bill arrives

1
★★★☆☆

Nice place, but a good dining experience ruined as the owner bluntly (blunt even for NY) rushes you through dinner - we were there for less than an hour, including appetizers and a nice bottle of wine.
Food is very good and the wait staff takes very good care of you.
This would be a great place if they could just get the old man to stay home.
Be warned - CASH ONLY, but this is not specified until the bill arrives

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Cash Only, Rude Owner

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I saw some people on here rated this place a three, while most others rated it a ten. I don't know how those people can rate it a three. Did they do something, (come in drunk, loud and obnoxious) to receive poor attention or service, or to take away from the taste of the food. I have been there several times and take it from a true Italian...Benito II's food is consistently wonderful and tastes like Nonna is back in the kitchen. The service, small/cozy atmosphere, and price, topped by the food make this #1 in NYC!

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★★★★★

I saw some people on here rated this place a three, while most others rated it a ten. I don't know how those people can rate it a three. Did they do something, (come in drunk, loud and obnoxious) to receive poor attention or service, or to take away from the taste of the food. I have been there several times and take it from a true Italian...Benito II's food is consistently wonderful and tastes like Nonna is back in the kitchen. The service, small/cozy atmosphere, and price, topped by the food make this #1 in NYC!

Pros: Taste, Service/Atmosphere, Price

Cons: Can't think of any..., No parking???

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My old man and I continue to debate on the merits of Benito2 versus Paesano's. He loves Benitos and so do I. However, my alliegance is shifting- sounds like a good old fashioned movie. Benito's to me is classic. The food is great and the service is too. If you look like a tourist and act like a tourist, you will be treated like a tourist. If you are from around the way, it shows. And this is how you get treated with RESPECT at Benito's. My dad and I will agree on this, Benito's or Paesano's, you are not going to go wrong.

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★★★★☆

My old man and I continue to debate on the merits of Benito2 versus Paesano's. He loves Benitos and so do I. However, my alliegance is shifting- sounds like a good old fashioned movie. Benito's to me is classic. The food is great and the service is too. If you look like a tourist and act like a tourist, you will be treated like a tourist. If you are from around the way, it shows. And this is how you get treated with RESPECT at Benito's. My dad and I will agree on this, Benito's or Paesano's, you are not going to go wrong.

Pros: food, service, price

Cons: cramped

 

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