da Benito Ristorante

4.8
444 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Exquisite cuisine complimented with our extensive award winning wine list featuring hundreds of names to choose from including the very best from Italy, France and California makes for a unique and memorable dining experience at this top New Jersey restaurant. Attention to detail defines “Fine Dining” at restaurant da Benito. Immaculate Italian table linens on every table and a professional wait staff will cater to your every wish. Our menu is as rich in flavor as it is diverse and incorporating local grown vegetables, homemade pastas, aged steaks that rival the best steak houses and fresh wild seafood creates a menu that has to be tasted to be appreciated.
What 444 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennieP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding, and so was the service.

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vipSteveB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to gather with friends and enjoy the company. The restaurant has the tables spaced appropriately, the servers all have masks and are courteous and professional. The food is excellent and if you have any questions you can ask the chef/owner who walks around and chats with everyone.

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vipStanY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! Love the osso bucco. Try the specials too. Benito is the consummate host and chef and takes great pride in seeing that his guests are treated to the finest food and service possible. Excellent wine list. Our favorite dining destination.

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Butch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world service,, Owner Chef, manager all greeted us when arriving,makes you feel like old friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Food and welcoming atmosphere are top-notch.

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vipVickieP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and hospitality at da Benito is always the very best. We have been dining regularly for years and every time we coming away saying, "This is our absolutely favorite place for so many reasons." Benito is a highly trained, creative chef who blends old-world with a modern, fresh eye. It is an outstanding combination.

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vipJerseyFrench
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a superb Italian restaurant. Not your local Italian place, but the fit for foodies dining establishment. I had the Osso Buco and is was the best I have ever had. My wife had the lamb chops and they were excellent. Great drinks, wine list and service. A perfect meal. Will definitely return and try something else.

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punchline
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service,food was outstanding,will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Benito never fails! We chose to share our 25th wedding anniversary with our favorite establishment! Food was delicious! Service is over the top! So happy to see our favorite spot reopen after COVID-19!

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TomH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, incredible food, fantastic people. It's a must!!!

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vipPeterS
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get back and experience one of the best restaurants in NJ. Food, drinks ambiance all excellent.

PM
vipPaulM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t wait to get back. They haven’t skipped a beat. My linguine and clam sauce was spectacular as usual. My son had the Wagyu steak that was the best steak we’ve ever tasted (and we’re steak snobs...). The rest of our party enjoyed their meals as well. If your looking for a cant miss home run meal, da Benito’s remains the place to go.

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vipROBIN
New York Area
645 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Always a family favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner with an old friend.
I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Traveled an hour for THE best Italian food ever.

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vipMike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for the food and character. Top notch wine list as well

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vipGregoryC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner there. I've been going to Benito's since 1987.

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vipJem1
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

SY
vipStanY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Benito himself is a most gracious host. Love the specials as well as the standards - osso buco and the double cut veal chop stand out. The servers are polite and very attentive. Great wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Great service. Will definitely be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great ambience, you never know who you will see when dining here! Outstanding for over 30 years!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Great wine choices with generous pour.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye special was superb!!! We will return!

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EkramK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They brought the bread at the end of the main dish, which was really cold and super hard. I took a bite and I was like the worse bread ever. Did not refill the water glass. Definitely overpriced. One thing that was good, complimentary cookies at the end.

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KevinO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and service top notch!

JD
JoeD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food outstanding, service is excellent both like no other restaurant.

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vipscottf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the state of New Jersey. Food is fantastic, chef is top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was exceptional.

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vipPaulM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for a Thursday night 1/2 business 1/2 social gathering. Food as always spectacular and the tables are perfectly spaced so noise never an issue. Service top notch as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Great service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food !!

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TomH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service from appetizer to dessert. Can't wait to get back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional!

JH
JasonH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great little restaurant. Made a last minute reservation not expecting much, but service, ambiance, and food were all too notch. Good value as well, will definitely return.

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BDdirtyjerz
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, excellent service. it was our first time here and I can say with 100% certainty we will be back. one of the best italian restaurants in the area.

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BobL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at da Benito. Everything was excellent - from greeting at the door through the entire meal! Looking forward to next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, a perfect evening all around! da Benito never disappoints!

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vipROBIN
New York Area
645 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out with friends evening at Benito's. The food was excellent, as was the service. Everything on the menu is a winner. Of course we have our favorite dishes, like the roasted chicken with green beans and parsnips as well as the salmon and cod entrees. Benito's offers nice daily appetizer and entree specials, which makes choosing your meal an interesting process. The wine list has something for everyone and is reasonably priced. Enjoy great food and service with no surprises.

GM
GregM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time here with a group and it is consistently amazing. Service, decor, menu, wine list, friendliness of staff and food quality, presentation and portion size. One of my favorite restaurants of all time!

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been there many times with ACG and personal. Everything is always great. The other day was with friends I've know since kindergarten, over 60 years. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the service.
Thanks and Merry Christmas

FAQs

da Benito Ristorante offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 964-5850.

da Benito Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.