Norman, OK 73069
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
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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: (405) 708-9572
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Benvenuti's Ratings and Reviews
I can not say enough here! FABULOUS! Fro ...
I can not say enough here! FABULOUS! From start to finish! Mussels Sambuca was a perfect start. Be sure to get bread for the sauce! The Benvenuti Salad comes with a poached pear and gorgonzola which is a lovely combo. People think Italian for this restaurant, but the Filet and the Sea Bass are the best I have ever had. Who would have thought that this Italian place would have Oklahomas best steak!! The Butterscotch Bruleed Banana Pie is a decadent and creative finish. Our server walked us through the extensive wine list. Over 200 bottles to choose from and the server was very knowledgable. Lemoncello Martini is my new favorite cocktail.
This was fantastic. We came in for a cel ...
This was fantastic. We came in for a celebration and our server Alison was so wonderful. She helped us choose great wine and we started it all off with a Sugarplumtini! WOW! Best cocktail I have had in a long time!
Food was truly special! Nothing like it anywhere in Norman and probably OKC. I would give them TEN STARS!!
We were seated immediately which was gre ...
We were seated immediately which was great. We ordered our appetizers and bread. We didn't get our appetizers until almost 40 min later and did get the bread after asking numerous times until over an HOUR later. We had to get up and ask for more water. We got there at 845 and left at 11. Unreal.
I love Benvenuties but feel they were ve ...
I love Benvenuties but feel they were very unprepared for the New Years evening. Tequila we ordered, they were out. First bottle of wine-out. Second choice-out! Seriously, it is Sat, they had all week to stock. Service was just so so. Very disappointed.
Food and service were great as usual. W ...
Food and service were great as usual. We had a table right inside the bar and every time the front door opened for people to come in and out, we got a very bad chill. Had to wear my coat the entire meal. Should have asked for another table.
Always excellent ambiance and food - ver ...
Always excellent ambiance and food - very consistent. Service was excellent and our server introduced us to a terrific red blend - Sucker Punch! Had he not suggested and explained the wine I would have never purchased it in a million years. Great find!
As always Benvenutis is our favorite go ...
As always Benvenutis is our favorite go to date night spot. London, our waitress was fantastic...overall great food that we have come to expect and as always...we will be back. :)
Ashlee (Byram) Garms & Sean Garms
One of our regular dining spots. Servic ...
One of our regular dining spots. Service is relaxed. Food is very good but the kitchen often has trouble getting all the plates out at the same time (or even close to the same time). The interior is inviting but acoustically lively. Menu is somewhat limited on main courses, though salads are a standout. Appetizers are generally uninspired. They do have pizza and some reasonably priced pasta dishes too. Some main courses are on the small side (e.g., most pasta) but some of the meat courses are large (e.g., veal). Desserts are worthwhile.
Food was good, as usual. However, we had ...
Food was good, as usual. However, we had to wait ~30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated. Service was not good--our server forgot our wine order and we had to send our entrees back, as they were delivered before our salad. This has been a favorite, but we'll probably go elsewhere next time.
Overall, one of the better dining establ ...
Overall, one of the better dining establishments that take reservations. The food is very good but pricey! Obviously, they take advantage of the college/parents visiting Norman.
Our service was extremely slow and unattentive as our waiter was working inside and outside. It took 3 requests to receive bread prior to our meal. Also, drinks ran empty pretty regularly and had to ask other staff for assistance.
The most disappointing was I made reservations 4 months in advance and was still provided a very poor table right by entrance, while other tables sat empty that would have been more accommodating.
Live and learn.
Really delicious! We had a special carbo ...
Really delicious! We had a special carbonara, a dish called rustica, and a filet-and all were great. Rustica was SO rich! Desert was a salted caramel chocolate pots du cream- fabulous. Back room was really pretty where we sat at 5:45 but by 7pm it got so loud we had trouble hearing each other.. Overall- wonderful time.
Excellent, as usual. We went recently to ...
Excellent, as usual. We went recently to celebrate our anniversary. In addition to the many dishes we have tried before, there were several new items on the menu. We both chose to try the Rustica...shrimp, chicken, mushrooms and pasta in a delicious sauce. We were too full for dessert but took home a piece of my favorite flourless chocolate torte to share later. Always happy when we go to Benvenuti's, whether it is for a special occasion, with a group of friends, or just the two of us.
My wife n I from SW OK met my Georgia co ...
My wife n I from SW OK met my Georgia cousin and my NOKC dad in Norman. Food was terrific. Service was attentive and not portentous. It was nice to visit and catch up on each other's lives. It also made a sweet memory. Thank you.
My husband and I have eaten at Benvenuti ...
My husband and I have eaten at Benvenuti's twice now, each time we are in Norman, we make it our "date night"...it is wonderful! The service is fabulous, the food is delicious, the wine list is great, and the overall ambience is lively, yet perfect for a quiet dinner for two! We can't wait to go back!!!
We had a fantastic dinner, with excellen ...
We had a fantastic dinner, with excellent pasta, some of the best I have ever had. It was a busy evening during OU Homecoming Weekend, but the food was worth it and the service and extra care by management made it worthwhile. Would DEFINITELY recommend. This is a gem.
This was by far the best dining experien ...
This was by far the best dining experience I have had in Oklahoma! No one can beat the food or service! Ray was our server! What a doll! Knew just which wines to offer with every dish. I would expect this place to be in NYC or Chicago!
I will be back!
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