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Benito One

174 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3759
+1 212-226-9171
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (110 reviews)
“cold antipasto” (14 reviews)
“stuffed shells” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
174 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3759
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Benito One was truly great food and reasonably priced. Authentic and not touristy; plenty of locals were there, too. This will be our go to place every time we come back to New York!

Thank DAK2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely one of the highlights of my last trip to NYC. With hundreds of great Italian places in New York...this is the winner for me. I got the Cannelloni, Wife got the Penne Arrabiata. Wonderful. Can't wait to go back.

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an old Italian original restaurant should be . Not huge and spacious ( they are not meant to be) but friendly tractional with great food and wine . Recommended

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hands down the best Italian restaurant in NYC. They even have a prix fixe menu which makes it better because you can try a little bit of everything at a very affordable price! It is a small restaurant but the service is really...More

1  Thank pramz9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned for dinner before leaving NYC. We were not able to get a table for 4 on Friday evening, but they managed to squeeze us in, if we agreed to come early at 4:30. Glad we came back! You’ve got to try the Veal Annarella-absolutely...More

1  Thank Moonbeam52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic family owned and operated restaurant. Authentic Italian food with fresh local ingredients. They treated us like family and the kindness and generosity of the family rivals the food! Excellent choice for couples, families or small groups. Seats about 40 people so...More

1  Thank nmckay
james b, Owner at Benito One, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such a wonderful review. Glad to know that you would return. Sincerely James

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Bruschetta was the best we ever had. Meals were delicious as well. Service was very good. Owner helped us get a seat without a reservation. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sbittner
james b, Owner at Benito One, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yhank you for your review. Hope to see you again. Sincerely James

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went today to the restaurant and it was excellent! Great food and ambience! I had the veal chop stuffed with prosciutto, and pancetta in mushrooms sauce! Spectacular!😋 wine excellent! My husband had the Rissotto with seafood, also greaaaatttt! Our nice the...More

Thank Myrna M
james b, Owner at Benito One, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Diego loves the fact that you mentioned him on here. He showed the review to everyone. Thank you very much. Sincerely James

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally I don’t leave reviews but I had to for this one. My wife and I were in little Italy last week and decided to come in for lunch. She had baked Spaghetti and I had the waiters recommendation, (chicken pasta meal). It was the...More

Thank Blake H
james b, Owner at Benito One, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

If we did, you would never come back to visit us in Little Italy. We love the invitation and we all thank you very sincerely. James

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite small and crowded. Great, friendly service. Veal parmigiano had more breading than veal. The cheese was burnt black on two orders, but not on the chicken parmigiano. My linguine was almost cold, the pasta overdone and the sauce pretty much tasteless. Plates were quite...More

Thank leoo849
james b, Owner at Benito One, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad none of you will return. Olive Garden will welcome you with open arms. (sarcasm back to you) Sincerely James

Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest
neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors
from around the globe, especially on summer weekends
when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up
Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a
dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables,
cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised
when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in
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Maria S
8 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from James G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Maria I don’t work for the restaurant.
2 November 2017|
Response from rbelair1965 | Reviewed this property |
Need to call and make reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Mulberry St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10013-3759
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-226-9171
The Original Benito One opened it's doors in 1968. Because of the reputation of Chef Benito it became an instant hit in Little Italy. It started out with only 5 tables in a tiny store front. It hasen't changed much over the years. The new owners are 2 brothers (Nick and James Bari) who have been in the restaurant business for over 40 years. Born and raised on Mulberry Street and now the proud owners of Benito. Out of respect of Chef Benito they kept the name and pretty much the same menu. The chef that is there has been working in Benito for over 29 years. Nick and James have kept the same cozy and family oriented look of the restaurant. All the pictures on the walls are of thier family, parents, grand parents and great grand parents. They will maintain the look and taste of the original Benito as long as they are there. Nick and James invite you to come and take a look and hopefully become a member of the Benito family.
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