Bistro Benito

Earls CourtItalian, European, Mediterranean££££
33 Reviews
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About Bistro Benito

Bistro Benito is a family-run Italian restaurant that has graced Earls Court Road since 1977. Named for the father of the family, Benito and his son Simone remain dedicated to the authentic Italian cuisine and family hospitality that have made their restaurant’s name in southwest London. The cosy environs of the restaurant are as evocative as the dishes, making a simple coffee break, light or lavish lunch, or full Italian dinner a memorable experience.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:30 am
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm


Bistro Benito
166 Earls Court Road, Earls Court
London SW5 9QQ

Menu Highlights





Prawns in Chilli Sauce

Tomato, garlic & chilli

Parma Ham and Mellon

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More about Bistro Benito, London

Many Earls Court locals drop in to Bistro Benito simply for a freshly brewed Italian espresso or a dolcelatte and a chat with father and son proprietors Benito and Simone Marella. Open from 11:30am until late every day of the week, this neighbourhood Italian restaurant down Earls Court Road is a meeting place for regular patrons from the area or dedicated fans of authentic Italian cuisine who come from all over London, alighting from Earls Court tube station and making the short trip up the road lunch or dinner.

Bistro Benito’s menu is typically Italian, starting with antipasti and pasta, moving through classic main courses with plenty of sides and salads as accompaniments. The dessert menu here is longer than at most Italian restaurants in London, with the zabaglione (whipped egg and Marsala wine), chocolate profiteroles, and the house special crepes Benito (with ice cream and a Grand Marnier sauce) being particular highlights. Start your meal at this Earls Court institution with the chef’s pate, Italian-inflected escargots, or the stracciatella (a clear egg soup) before taking in a plate of Neapolitan gnocchi, risotto casalingo, or classic cannelloni with veal and spinach. Highlights from the list of mains include the knuckle of veal, the veal in Marsala wine, trout with almonds, the Milanese chicken escalope, and the grilled calf's liver. Be sure to book a table at Bistro Benito to beat the local crowds.

33 Bistro Benito Reviews

33 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Janine H.13 days ago · 1 review

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!! This was our first time in London and heard great things about the restaurant. Thank you for a great experience!

J.P. C.2 months ago · 1 review

Proper old fashioned Italian restaurant. Excellent food and service. Sensible price. Been there several times before. Will go again when we are in the area.

Pauline H.5 months ago · 1 review

We were a group of 8 with 3 chlidren , we received a genuine welcome when we arrived. The service was at the right pace and the food was spot on. Well priced with a complementary drink. We will definitely return.