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What

Where

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Bistro

Benso

Average price €20
8.6/10
4,799 reviews

-30% off the "à la carte" menu, including drinks!

-30% off the "à la carte" menu, including drinks!

Free serviceInstant reservation

Restaurant menu

Average price €20 Special request

The chef recommends...

Rigatoni alla carbonara
€11
Ravioli zenzero, limone e pistacchio
€15
Fettuccine cozze e pecorino
€13

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

TheFork offers

-30% -30% off the "à la carte" menu, including drinks!

Set menu not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Set menu not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

-20% -20% off the "à la carte" menu, including drinks!

Set menus not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
See offer details

Set menus not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.6/10
based on 4799 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Maria Pia B.
    Maria Pia B.
    • 4 reviews
    6/10

    Menu poco vario

  2. Meyrem l.
    Meyrem l.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Very good meal at this restaurant. There is a lot on offer reasonably priced and an excellent location. Highly recommend this place.

  3. Alem S.
    Alem S.
    • one review
    10/10

    All well!

  4. Meyrem l.
    Meyrem l.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food. Great service. So much to choose from it took us a while. I had the ravioli with ginger pistachio and lemon was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this place.

  5. Karyn M.
    Karyn M.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    The atmosphere in the restaurant was nice, but we were seated by the door despite having a reservation, and it was very draughty so the food got cold quickly. Also my husband did not get the pizza he had ordered, and we both felt ill afterwards. Two pizzas and a bottle of wine cost 60 euros so it was expensive too. It is such a shame because this restaurant has really good reviews, so I think we were just unlucky.

  6. Jered H.
    Jered H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food with fantastic service. We definitely recommend this!

  7. Nikki C.
    Nikki C.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    My second visit to Benso and again it provided good food at reasonable prices. Staff were efficient and friendly.

  8. Drew A.
    Drew A.
    • one review
    8/10

    Service was great. Joanna was helpful and described the dishes well and was honestly friendly. The zucchini flowers were the best, the Christmas tortellini soup was also good. Not sure if the pasta was actually made in house. The polenta creamy, but the sausage and tomato sauce last much to be desired

  9. Antonello N.
    Antonello N.
    • 47 reviews
    8/10

    Ottimo tonnarelli cacio e pepe. Squisiti i ravioli zenzero, limone e CV pistacchio

  10. Simone p.
    Simone p.
    • 15 reviews
    8/10

    Buono niente da dire

  11. Giorgio M.
    Giorgio M.
    • 79 reviews
    10/10

    Sempre una conferma. I love you, Benso :)

  12. Ana N.
    Ana N.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Good food, friendly staff, and a great tiramissu!

  13. Paul M.
    Paul M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Pork and Steak mains excellent as was Tiramisu ????

  14. Olha R.
    Olha R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Tasty food, good pasta! Pretty small place, but cozy enough.

  15. Teck Boon G.
    Teck Boon G.
    • 10 reviews
    9.5/10

    Booked a table for 8 here and got a 20% discount. Ordered the asparagus soup, seafood soup, fried calamari, fried zucchini blossom and artichoke hearts for starters. Everything was very nicely done. Especially the zucchini blossom and seafood soup, which tasted very fresh. Pasta that we order that was really good was the seafood pasta. We were seated in the basement and it was a very nice looking place. Service was also attentive even though it was 2pm and we were the only table there. Located near the colosseum so it’s very convenient. Would recommend anyone to go there for lunch!

  16. Svetlana L.
    Svetlana L.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Exceptional. The best meal we had during the whole vacation in Rome

  17. Maegan R.
    Maegan R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Really nice place and people. Food was super nice. Pasta with mushrooms and cheese gnocchi were great. Would definitely recommend! Great Italian place for a romantic dinner.

  18. Sarah W.
    Sarah W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was excellent, food arrived at a nice rate too, not rushed or waited ages between each course. It was on our doorstep too and it was an amazing find. Definitely worth going for all Rome visitors.

  19. Hélène B.
    Hélène B.
    • 43 reviews
    9/10

    Johanna was really nice and welcoming. The food, wines and Aprerol Spritz cocktails were good and very cheap with the Fork’s discount. This is definitely a place to try when you are visiting Rome.

  20. Timur S.
    Timur S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great place with delicious food. Unlike other places in Rome, here the staff is very polite and responsive. A special thank you I wanted to tell Joanna. She helped us and made our dinner great. Meals served very quickly, poroli large but most importantly delicious!

More information

Opening time

Aperto da lunedì a domenica con orario continuato dalle 09:00 alle 24:00

How to get to the restaurant

Via Cavour, 215, 00184, Rome, Italy

Public transport

Autobus 117 75, Metro B fermata Cavour

About the restaurant

ATTENZIONE AL CLIENTE - Il Ristorante Benso si trova nel cuore di Roma, a pochi passi dalla Domus Aurea e dal Colosseo. Si tratta di un ambiente rustico, accogliente e caratteristico, in stile tipico da bistrot. Il personale di sala è sempre molto cortese, simpatico e disponibile. Inoltre il ristorante offre musica dal vivo della tradizione romana venerdì e sabato.

COSA SI MANGIA - Il locale propone una cucina tipicamente romana, con piatti preparati esclusivamente con ingredienti freschi e genuini. Inoltre, il menù dispone anche di portate pensate apposta per i vegetariani.

PIATTI FORTI - Le specialità della casa sono la mozzarella di bufala con prosciutto, alici e salmone, la caprese con pesto alla genovese, i rigatoni alla carbonara, la tagliata al rosmarino, le orecchiette all'arrabbiata e l'ottimo tiramisù fatto in casa.

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