Benvenuti's is artful, understated dining as conceived by executive chef Anthony Compagni. We strive to awaken the senses by utilizing seasonal ingredients, both international and local. At Benvenuti's we continuously seek the finest selection of local and organically grown produce, legumes, and grains wherever possible. We also obtain naturally raised animal products to provide foods free of antibiotics, growth hormones, and pesticides. Benvenuti’s pasta is hand made in Abruzzo, Italy by Rustichella d’Abruzzo from the finest Italian wheat. Mangiare!
Fine food is appreciated when paired with fine wine. Benvenuti’s has carefully assembled an artful collection of boutique wines. Benvenuti’s offers more than 150 wine selection to compliment the menu of Chef Compagni, available by the bottle, half bottle, glass or our exciting wine flight.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5pm-10pm
$31 to $50
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Benvenuti’s offers full service catering…our Executive Chef Anthony Compagni will design a custom menu that fits the needs of your event…from a cocktail reception…business luncheon…outdoor Bar-B-Que…holiday celebration…to a formal sit down dinner. We offer premium bar service as well, providing all necessary ABLE off-site catering liquor permits.
Private Party Facilities:
Benvenuti’s offers an artful choice for private dining that elevates any occasion to extraordinary. Private dining at Benvenuti’s, whether in the main dining room with its panoramic view of fine art, brick, stone, to the beautiful hand carved bar or the elegant red room for the ultimate in private dining. Benvenuti’s offers the blue room with its exclusive view of down town Norman.
Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Reardon: 4057089572x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Benvenuti's Ratings and Reviews
If your going to eat out the only place ...
If your going to eat out the only place that I've found the that truly goes the extra mile is Benvenuti's, I enjoy seeing the same staff members every time I come in and that's a true testament to a great place. It help that the food is the best in the mid west, and could compete easily with the best. Great wool Benvenuti's keep it up!
Excellent meal and service. All four di ...
Excellent meal and service. All four diners agree. Appetizers and main courses were delicious and well presented. Pretty good Italian representation on the wine list. Italian restaurants in Oklahoma tend toward the Chef Boyardee taste, so this is a treat.
Benvenuti's is a perfect restaurant in N ...
Benvenuti's is a perfect restaurant in Norman for a special occasion. From romantic getaway to professional gatherings, Benvenuti's provides beautiful ambiance and superb dining quality. If you live in Norman or are just visiting, treat the special person(s) in your life with an unforgettable dining experience at Benvenuti's.
JUST FABULOUS! SIMPLY FABULOUS! We wer ...
JUST FABULOUS! SIMPLY FABULOUS! We were so full after eating those FABULOUS appetizers, we barely had room for the amazing entrees. Friendly, really nice staff and service. Service a little slow, but well worth ANY wait. FAB-BU-LOUS!!! Can't believe this place is Norman, OK. It should be in NY or better yet -- in Dallas.
Best Happy Hour Deals in town!! Drank Mo ...
Best Happy Hour Deals in town!! Drank Moscow Mules for $5! My friends had Martinis and Old Fashioned also for $5.
We shared four appetizers between us they were full size portions and each were $5.
Best kept secret in town!!
This was our first visit to the restaura ...
This was our first visit to the restaurant based upon open table reviews. Upon arrival, we were told our table was not yet ready (not a problem). The restaurant looked inviting and we were looking forward to a dinner experience someplace where we had not been before. Once our table was ready, we were taken to the back part of the restaurant and seated at an "extended" table with 10 other guests. In addition, there were two large groups in this section. The ambience of this section was completely unlike that of the "main" seating area. It reminded us of being in a banquet hall. Our disappointment was , even with reservations and ample seating in the main restaurant, the fact that we were seated in this section. The food was delicious and we plan to return, but we will probably be sure to request main dining room seating.
We are in love with this place! We came ...
We are in love with this place! We came for a birthday party in a private room! The service was great and the manager, Terrasina came by several times to make sure everything was perfect. And it was.
The food is truly the best in the mid-west. Might be some of the best food I have have ever had. We had the Lamb Rack, Filetto, Bruschetta, Benvenuti Salad, and the Butterscotch Budino and Brandy Ice are a perfect finish.
My wife and I ate there to try to decide ...
My wife and I ate there to try to decide if we will use their catering for our daughter's wedding. Before we ate, the manager was awesome because she took the time to review the options. So many and they can make it work in our budget. Dinner was nothing short of fantastic! If they put the same care into the wedding dinner as they do their food, it will be a splendid evening!!
Best HAPPY HOUR in town. Awesome meatba ...
Best HAPPY HOUR in town.
Awesome meatballs and bruschetta appetizer! Five bucks!!!
We had Moscow Mules and Martinis also five bucks! Great selection and great prices!
The patio was perfect because it is on the shady side of the building!
Loved it! New regular spot!
Benvenutis is the best Italian Restauran ...
Benvenutis is the best Italian Restaurant in Norman. With an extensive wine list and an original menu with many gourmet choices, it has been a fixture in Norman for years. Whether you are out for a romantic evening or celebrating a special occasion, it is a great place to spend an evening dining out. The only negative is the noise level can interfere with conversation. I would strongly suggest reservations on weekends or holidays.
Premier restaurant in Norman. Food is a ...
Premier restaurant in Norman. Food is always very good and service was excellent on the Monday night we visited. Salads are always great and innovative. Pasta dishes are very tasty; however, the pasta serving sizes tend to be on the smaller side. This is in contrast to the meat and chicken dishes, which tend to be larger servings. Can highly recommend the veal dish and the chicken marsala. Extensive wine list and reasonable selections of beer.
We went for my son's graduati from OU. T ...
We went for my son's graduati from OU. Table was ready early on a very busy night because we had a reservation. We are all foodies who have dined around the world and we LOVED our food. We loved our salads (caesar, wedge and the tomato and burrata salad), and we loved the lobster pasta dish I ordered. The desserts were fabulous, especially the chocolate pot! We are sad that after 5 years visiting our son in Norman, we just discovered this wonderful place! Nothing else in the area compares to this place.
Our server, Allison, was great, too! She really gave us good recommendations and described the dishes so well. Wine list was great--so many choices and we all got our very favorite wines (sparkling, white and red!)
My service was amazing, but I thought a ...
My service was amazing, but I thought a $66 ribeye would be the best I have ever had, and I was disappointed in it!!! It was tough, fatty, I've never had a ribeye that tough before!!! I've heard so many good things about the place, that's why I wanted to go an try it out for myself. The sides were great that come with the steak, I took my steak to go and my dogs enjoyed it!!!
Food great as always, though spouse thou ...
Food great as always, though spouse thought bocce ball entree a bit on the dry side. It took a while to get, but it was a reasonable time considering the place was packed, including several large parties. Noise level was too high for our group with some hard of hearing.
Below average Dinner
I had seen many good reviews of the Mussels in tomato sauce. I ordered and the sauce was good but the mussels were small and tough and the shells were so brittle that when touched almost shattered into tiny pieces. Needless to say crushed mussel shells are not tasty. I have eaten at Benvenuti's many times and have never had anything bad. I guess there is a first time for everything. Dessert was good.
Excellent food as always
I took my family to dinner to celebrate my mother's birthday. Generally the service is very good, but not this night. We sat at the table for almost ten minutes before our server came over to tell us she would be with us momentarily. This was odd since the restaurant was not busy. She then came over and took appetizer orders, but rushed off without taking our drink orders. The appetizers came out, then she came back and took our drink orders. We sat there for quite a bit longer waiting for her to come back and take our meal orders. Meanwhile, my son's cocktail was delivered, but was the wrong drink. While she was there taking our meal orders, another waiter came over and told her it was the wrong drink she had served. She walked off after taking half of our orders, saying she needed to find out about the drink. She came back shortly and finished taking our orders. A second cocktail was then delivered, but still not what he ordered. I told her it was the wrong drink again, but she did not remedy the situation. She did not come back after our meal was served, and I eventually had to go ask the hostess for our bill. The drink was included on the tab, even though he never got the right drink. I paid for it anyway, because we had been there so long at this point I didn't want to have to wait for her to come back again.
This is one of your favorite places to eat, and this will not stop us from going back, but I will ask for a different server.
They food was great! The price is very comparable. They have a huge wine list. The service was okay but our server was a little distracted. It was very noisy in the room we were sitting in. Hopefully, other areas of the restaurant were not as noisy. We had difficulty hearing across the table.
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