San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants 2012 awards us both Critic's and Reader's Choice for Best Italian for the 3rd year in a row!
The Eat is On! "We've swooned over the prosciutto & puffy pillows of fried bread. We've hunched over our pink gnocchi, forgetting the world outside. But what keeps us coming back to Bencotto [...] is the front-of-house power duo Guido Nistri & his charming wife, Valentina Di Pietro."
San Diego Home & Garden Lifestyles highlighted Bencotto's olive all'Ascolana: "The 'mmm' inducing nuggest require pitting large olives, spiral-cutting them, packing in a filling of highly seasoned minced pork, recreating the original shape and frying the double-breaded olives to a delightfully crunchy finish."