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Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano

21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
+1 813-909-9694
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (28 reviews)
“lobster” (13 reviews)
“piano bar” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Chef Ben, his family and staff are amazing and the food is to die for! Benedetto's hosted a benefit for the local High School Softball 6A State Champions that included an amazing 5 course meal topped off with Piano entertainment. The support for our community...More

Thank Tina W
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're thrilled you all enjoyed the meal, Tina! And it was our pleasure helping out the champs. It was a pleasure hosting all of you the other evening. Thanks for the awesome feedback -- we look forward to seeing you back here soon! All the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. Half way through the meal I asked my daughter if I could see her plate (her chicken looked funny, and she had previously stated that it tasted like "cheese"). The moment I saw the chicken I...More

Thank dirtykarmacleaning
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm so sorry about your daughter's chicken last time you were here. That's by no means what you can expect when you eat at our place. Thank you for speaking up -- there must have been some sort of miscommunication on our end, because I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Im from NY/NJ and this place is a great home away from home, excellent food and service, I travel from mount dora for this place

1  Thank MtDoraGhostWalk
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're always here for you! Thanks for making the trek to see us -- it's always awesome having you here. We look forward to next time! All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

We just recently moved to Land O Lakes and are thrilled to have found Benedetto's! We were there this week and had a fantastic meal, from the drinks to the veal... The sauce was amazing on the veal parm. Can't wait to go back for...More

Thank LLewis628
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you found us, too! Thanks for the awesome feedback -- we appreciate it! It's great everything hits the spot - - we can't wait to have you back soon for some of that pasta! All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I visited for probably our tenth meal. I tried a new dish which was offered as one of their specials--capellini ratatouille. It was homemade pasta with tomato-based zucchini, squash and eggplant on top. It was yummy. Husband had fresh grouper, which he also...More

Thank sylviaroland
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm thrilled you and your husband enjoyed your the pasta, grouper, and dessert! It's always a pleasure seeing you two -- thank you for being so loyal! We look forward to cooking for you again soon. All the best, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been to this restaurant once before and was not thrilled with the quality of service. Our server was rushing us. Nonetheless, I gave it a second chance and this time was worse. After an hour long wait on their terrace, which I admit was...More

Thank gigigreen40
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm glad you and your party enjoyed the food and ambiance, but I'm sorry about the service the past couple times you came to see us. We do tend to get busy later in the evening, so we do highly recommend making reservations for a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at Benedetto's on our anniversary. We decided to go out at the last minute and had no reservations. We stopped in and said we decided to come here for our anniversary. When they sat us we had flowers on our...More

Thank Funnnn_12
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your anniversary dinner here with us! It was a pleasure celebrating with you all. Thank you so much for the amazing feedback -- we appreciate it. It's always a pleasure serving you two! We look forward to many more celebrations in...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome food and service. The spinach lasagna was amazing. Real Italian cooking. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Recommend 100%

Thank Niviodiaz
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

I'm thrilled you enjoyed the spinach lasagna! Thank you for the excellent feedback -- it was a pleasure serving you. We look forward to welcoming you back for more in the future! Salute, Chef Ben Pumo, Owner

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We took our family out to dinner to celebrate and the food just wasn't up to par as in past visit. The service was very good. Normally we get the specials, but this time we decided to try the pasta. We were disappointed that's sauce...More

Thank Dennis M
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

I'm happy about your top-notch service! But I'm sorry to hear about the pasta. It should not have fallen short of any expectations. Next time, please let your server know and we can fix the issue right away. Thank you for your feedback, and we...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

On our first visit to Odessa, we were happy to find Benedetto's! The service was over the top excellent and the food also very good. I had the stuffed eggplant which was enough for three people and honestly the best I've ever had. The only...More

Thank Whitedogsrgood T
Tampadish, Owner at Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

I'm happy your stuffed eggplant was incredible! I'm sorry about your husband's fettuccine -- next time, I encourage you to let your server know so we can fix the situation for you! But I'm glad the carrot cake ended the meal on a great note....More

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Autonation
were can I purchase a gift card?
13 December 2016|
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Response from BMENC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would agree. Call the restaurant to confirm but I am sure they could Wright one there.
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Mama4131
We were planning to try this restaurant but after reading the chef's responses to criticism we changed our minds. When a customer has a poor experience, the only appropriate response is "I am so sorry" not snarky comments like "You must be used to canned mushrooms"!
15 October 2016|
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Response from Diane W | Reviewed this property |
Please don't let one bad apple spoil a great dining opportunity. I have never seen a staff so dedicated to their customers, From the moment you walk in the door you are special! The bar is great, the music, the ambiance and... More
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Anon8815
Are they dog friendly?
18 July 2016|
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Response from Tampadish | Property representative |
Yea of course we are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr Dr, Land O Lakes, FL 34639-5101
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Land O Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 813-909-9694
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Description
Mahogony Walls, White linens, Piano Music, 85% of Menu 19.99 and less,Ranked Top 400 in State 10 Years Running, Chef Owned and one family operated Imgaine being back at your favorite Italian Restaurant or at Nanas' house in N.Y, Chicago, etc. Real Authentic Made to order Italian cuisine. Tired of Chain Food? We make it fresh! Also the freshest domestic and, New England Seafood prepared right in the tri-county area. Certifed Angus Steaks and wonderful pasta and pan sauces made to order. We dont have pre-made sauces sitting in warmer, we make it fresh!
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