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
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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: (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
The food is amazing and our waiter made ...
The food is amazing and our waiter made the experience so easy and comfortable. Went on Valentine's Day which we assumed would be insane and poor service no matter where we went but we were able to make a reservation 30 minutes before got there and were served immediately! This place is our new special night out restaurant! Try the Chicken Marsala with the Centine Rosè wine ... it was perfect!!
Benvenuti's was delicious! It may have n ...
Benvenuti's was delicious! It may have not been the BEST Italian restaurant that I've ever been to, but it was certainly a good one. I was particularly impressed with the salad that I had, the "Benvenuti's Salad" if I remember correctly. The poached pear added a subtle sweetness that didn't overwhelm the rest of the flavors of the cheeses and candied nuts, and it wound up being one of the best salads I've had in quite a while! My entree was good, too - a Ravioli dish with cheese, pork, and beef - and though it wasn't fall-out-of-your-chair good, it was certainly tasty. My wife's dish - a pasta with shrimp - was very good as well.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a variety of Italian foods and/or someone looking to celebrate a special occasion. Our waitress was very kind and attentive, and I was really impressed with the selection on the menu and would really like to return soon to try some of the other, more unique selections from their menu (my dish was a pretty conservative order by most accounts). The lamb dishes looked delicious as did the variety of seafood options, so I'm looking forward to tasting more food from Benvenuti's in the near future.
There were four of us for dinner with a ...
There were four of us for dinner with a 6:30 pm reservation. We were seated within 5 minutes and had a great time. I had the special which was a Barrata Cheese Ravioli. Scrumptious. They should have it as a regular feature on the menu. All the food was great, the service wonderful and the wine selection perfect. I have told at least 10 people about this place in Norman. I don't usually go to Norman, OK but I will certainly return just to eat at Benvenuti's.
Great food and great service. Good place ...
Great food and great service. Good place to come for a date or special occasion. Not your average Italian restaurant. Is a little pricier than some other Italian restaurants but well worth the price! Will be going back for sure.
Benvenuti's is one of my favorite restau ...
Benvenuti's is one of my favorite restaurants ever! We eat here EVERY YEAR on my birthday and occasionally during the rest of the year. We save it for special occasions because it is pricey. We take all of our out of town guests!
We wanted to celebrate our oldest son's ...
We wanted to celebrate our oldest son's birthday before he left for a semester abroad in Florence, Italy. What could be a better choice than Benvenuti's? The table for our family of five was perfect, the staff was professional and friendly, and as always the food was perfection. As a family of five it is rare that one place satisfies all. In this case I have been listening to my wife and three sons tell me how good Saturday night's dinner was... and how much fun they had for the last day and a half.
If you want to enjoy the total package experience of FIne Italian Cuisine presented elegantly, Benvenuti's is must.
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.
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