NOTE: This restaurant is now closed
Laura’s been busy with lots of dinner meetings lately. That means I’ve had lots of chances to try new places. Tonight I had planned to try a Peruvian restaurant called Pisco Sour. That was not to be, though. I thought I was walking into into Pisco, but it turned out to be an Italian restaurant next door. Turns out Pisco is actually a nightclub, so instead I was going to be eating at Benito’s.
Dark and elegant. I really don’t remember much other than that. The most noticeable thing was that I heard more Italian than English, and this was coming from the patrons. I took that as a very good sign.
The menu is quite extensive with various pasta dishes, chicken, beef, and seafood. Prices range for most of the entree’s hover in the mid-teens.
I ordered the Chicken Meditererraneo. This was was a chicken breast with a chunky marinara sauce and Calamata olives served over angel hair pasta. I guess it’s the olives that give it the “Meditererraneo-ness”. Regardless, it was delicious.
It was a bit lacking. Things arrived, but the waitress wasn’t very attentive. My drink didn’t arrive until I had asked a couple of times. I think this was because friends of my waitress were also dining, and she seemed to spend more time with them. It did seem to be an exception rather than the norm.
The food was great, even with the so-so service. It was surprising to find this place with Portofino’s within walking distance. I guess this just gives an alternative when Portofino’s is packed.