Friday, February 26, 2010

Bencotto- Italian Kitchen

You have no idea how happy I was when I finally encountered this fresh, real pasta in town.

My teacher Brian took me, Margot and Charles to this amazing venue called Bencotto- Italian Kitchen.

I believe I know what the good food is. I am from a city where people enjoy all the authentic food from around the world. My mom wasn't a typical mom that cooks the traditional, ethnic food.  Also, I have traveled around the world and tying new food is obviously fun things to do.

Bencotto in Little Italy is the place I will definately keep going back. I love the settings, comfortable indirect lightings, and great hospitality.

Gnocco Fritto- lightly fried puffed pasta dough
Great appetizer.

Another great thing about Bencotto is you can choose your favorite pasta and sauce only for $12!  

My pasta: Gnocci with Pesto Sauce, which was the waiter guy's recommendation. Man, he made my day!!

Margo's choice: Large Macaroni with Salmone Affumicato e Panna- Smoked Salmon and Cream.

Brian's choice: Squid Ink Pasta with Bencotto- Pink Spicy Pancetta Sauce (I guess)

Charles' choice: Ravioli di Magro with Bolognese- Traditional Tomato Sauce (I guess)

Brian and Charles

Me and Margot

It was a wonderful night. Brian is a marketing guy that handles all the European languages. He knows all the cool stuff in and out of town. Brian writes about Bencotto on StyleXplorers.

Margo is a girl from New York. I like how she dresses. She has her own style.

Charles is a French guy. According to him, the best French food in town he had was at Ivy Hotel! Interesting. Hmm, I should go try sometime...!

Bencotto -Italian Kitchen
750 W Fir St.
San Diego, CA
(near Kettner St.)


Monday is closed. Be aware!!


  1. The place looks very nice and cozy will surely try it out. Hopefully soon!

  2. Yes, and let me know after you try. I am sure you will love the place!