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“Really wonderful Italian restaurant”
Review of Beningo's Restaurant - CLOSED

Beningo's Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 11, 2015

How can someone live in the area for 69 years and not know about, frequent this wonderful locally owned restaurant! We heard about it 4 months ago from friends who have visited 4 times since, and they are Italian whose family ran a restaurant for years.

We visited 12/9/15 and we will be back frequently. Excellent food and service. Salads are very nice, my chicken parm, wife's lasagna were both really good and our guest had his old favorite, Veal scaloppini which he said was as great as he remembered.

The catfish special of the evening looked wonderful and many said it was, but I had my heart set on Italian and was rewarded.

Friendly waitress. Visited with the owner on the way out.

Can't wait to go back.

The décor is exactly appropriate for a neighborhood with great food, pretty plan for one doesn't taste that.

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Thank Will6468
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Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Beyond a doubt, the best Italian restaurant in Bloomington. This little neighborhood restaurant has been around a long time and is truly a local favorite. It's off the beaten path but the eggplant parmesan is the best I've ever had anywhere. My husband's favorite is the Saturday special, cannelloni, but we've learned to get there early or reserve it when we make our reservations because they often sell out. Nothing fancy, but great good, friendly service, reasonable prices.

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

We knew of Beningos for years. Why did we wait to check it out?? Over 40 years in business. Food and service is OUTSTANDING. We will be regulars

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Thank Mino1964
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

Beningo's is a wonderful casual neighborhood Italian restaurant that is loved by the locals. Established in the 1970's Beningo's has been doing it right for generations.

Our group of 8 had luckily made a reservation for 5:30p on a Saturday after an IWU football game because the restaurant was full by 6pm. There were at two other larger groups dining in the lower level dining room so advanced reservations are highly suggested. The family friendly atmosphere is a bit dated but is soon forgotten once you start enjoying your authentic Italian meal.

The service was friendly and efficient. I highly recommend the Chicken Primavera. The portions are large and everyone in our group had leftovers to take home.

Go for the great food and reasonable prices!

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Thank Supercleaner64
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Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

It doesn't boast the corporate precision you'll get with Biaggi's dishes, but this is the greatest Italian restaurant in town. It's family owned and local. The owners have been running the place for years, will remember your name and serve great food year in, year out. The veal parmesean is to die for. Some prefer Biaggi's and it's long wait for a table, but I prefer this hole in the wall eatery.

Thank Brett N
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