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Appetizers

$10.95 Fried Calamari

Tender rings of fresh squid breaded then lightly sauteed and served with our red sauce.


$12.95 * Mozzarella Caprese Eggplant

Fresh sliced beef steak tomatoes topped with fresh mozzarella, roasted eggplant and fresh basil drizzled with a pesto sauce, olive oil and a touch of balsamic.


$14.95 The Famous Ben Dip

A mistake made by Chef Ben 8 years ago while making a stuffing for a fish. The stuffing came out to loose, so Chef Ben turned it into a dip. It is one of our top selling appetizers. A combination of lobster meat, crab meat, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, scallions, red onions, spinach, and artichokes topped with Alfredo sauce and mozzarella then finished in the oven, served with crustinis for dipping.


$12.95 Shrimp Cocktail

Jumbo pink gulf shrimp served with our homemade cocktail sauce. 4-5 depending on size. U10’s.


$7.95 Bruschetta

Toasted slices of Italian bread topped with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil. Add mozzarella $2.95


$14.95 Jumbo Lump Crabmeat

Fresh jumbo lump crab meat served with a creamy horseradish garlic dip.


$9.95 Escargot

Tender snails and mushroom caps sauteed with lightly sauteed. Served in marinara. garlic butter and Italian spices.


mussels

$12.95 Mound of Mussels

A huge bowl of mussels sauteed with white wine and garlic served in your choice of red or white sauce.


$11.95 Florentine Mushrooms

Fresh mushrooms caps stuffed with sauteed spinach, caramelized onions, and impastata ricotta then topped with mozzarella and served in a garlic cream sauce. Add lump crabmeat: $4.95


$9.95 Mozzarella Marinara

Squares of mozzarella breaded then lightly sauteed, served in marinara.


$12.95 * Carpaccio ( Served Raw )

Filet Mignon pounded paper thin, drizzled with white truffle oil, tomatoes and capers. Served with crustinis, sliced red onion, and shaved pecorino Romano. Delicious.


* These dishes have been featured in an article or have won awards *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*



Premium Oysters

Benedetto’s takes pride in serving some of the best tasting oysters in the market. Our house oysters are the Blue Point Oyster which are full and possess a mild to medium level of salinity. We serve these oysters on the half shell or as our Famous Oyster Benedetto. . We also carry other types of premium oysters that are flown in from our other coasts. Some oysters may not be available due to availability *Prices Subject to change due To Market Conditions*


$3.25 Fresh Premium Oyesters

Ask about the different types of select oysters. Benedettos brings in from all over. Wellfleets, MA - Glidden Point, ME - Naked Cowboys, NY - Bristol Bay, RI - Pemaquid Point, ME Ask your server about descriptions


best oyesters in Tampa

$18.95 * Oyster Benedetto

Blue point oysters topped with caramelized onions, sautéed spinach, Maple wood bacon and mozzarella cheese then topped with a creamy garlic alfredo. (to die for)



Soup & Salad

$5.95 * French Onion Soup

A traditional onion soup made with a secret ingredient that makes it better than any steakhouse in the southeast.


$5.50 House Salad or Caesar

A generous portion of romaine and iceberg with your choice of dressing. Dinner Caesar - $9.95 Grouper Caesar - $24.95 Shrimp Caesar - $22.95 Salmon Caesar - $22.95


$3.95 Pasta Fagioli

An authentic Italian soup made with cannelloni beans.


$4.95 Clam Chowder

Our homemade recipe with scallops, clams, fish and potatoes. A real Maine Chowder.


$15.95 Chicken Ceasar

Hearts of romaine tossed with our homemade Caesar dressing covered with grilled chicken and toasted croutons. Shrimp Caesar…$19.95


$16.95 * Antipasto Salad for 2

Red peppers, prosciutto ham, fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes and tomatoes served in olive oil balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Served over mixed greens.



Pastas

All pasta entrées served with house, Caesar salad, and garlic rolls. Make any side pasta gluten free ... 2.95 Add Alfredo sauce to any entrée side pasta for 1.00 Substitute salad for a cup of soup 1.95 or for French onion 4.95 Add vodka sauce to any pasta dish 2.96 Try our Famous Three Cheese Creamed Spinach as a side 5.95 *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*


$18.95 Lasagna

1lb of Fresh pasta sheets layered with a meat sauce and ricotta topped with mozzarella then baked. A Benedetto Tradition.


$15.95 Manicotti

Pasta sheets hand rolled with three cheeses and topped with marinara and mozzarella.


$16.95 Baked Ziti

Penne noodles tossed in marinara and ricotta then covered with mozzarella and baked.


$16.95 Spaghetti Your Way

Choice of meatball, sausage, meat sauce, mushrooms, or garlic & oil.


$19.95 Fettuccini Alfredo

American Style - Fettuccine noodles sauteed with garlic, white wine, butter, romano cheese, and real 40% heavy cream With Chicken - $21.95 With Shrimp- $22.95 Traditional Italian - $18.95 - Fettucinne noodles tossed with heavy cream, romano cheese, nutmeg, and white pepper With Chicken - $20.95 With Local Gulf Shrimp - $22.95


$17.95 Eggplant Parmesan

Thin slices of eggplant covered with mozzarella then baked, served with spaghetti & marinara sauce.


$19.95 Stuffed Eggplant

Thin slices of eggplant stuffed with three cheeses then covered with mozzarella and marinara then finished in the oven.


$19.95 Pasta Primavera

This dish contains broccoli, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, red peppers, mushrooms and black olives. All served over linguine pasta in garlic and oil.



Gluten Free Entrees


Shell Fish

Benedetto's only purchases fresh domestic Seafood caught here in the States, you will NEVER find us using imported grouper or salmon. All of our GROUPER is caught here right in the GULF and is traced back to the boat it was caught on. All fish entrees served with side pasta, asparagus, broccoli, or white truffle mashed. Our shrimp are caught locally right here from the gulf. Some items limited due to availability All entrees served with house or Caesar salad and garlic rolls. Substitute salad for a cup of soup 1.95 or for French onion 4.95 Add a side of our famous Creamed spinach with an entrée for 5.95 Make any full pasta entree gluten free for 2.95 *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*


$24.95 Shrimp Primavera

For the vegetable lover. This dish contains jumbo shrimp, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, red peppers, black olives, and mushrooms. All sauteed in a white wine garlic oil sauce served over linguine.


$22.95 Shrimp Scampi

Gulf shrimp sautéed in garlic, white wine and a hint of lemon. Served over pasta or with spaghetti marinara on the side.


$24.95 * Seafood Cannelloni

Fresh pasta sheets stuffed and rolled with scallops, shrimp, lobster and Italian cheeses and herbs, served over sautéed spinach in a succulent sherry cream sauce.


$22.95 Linguine & Shrimp

Gulf shrimp sautéed with garlic, and white wine. Your choice of red, white, or pink sauce.


$22.95 Linguine & Clams

Fresh Cedar Key middle-neck clams and chopped clams sautéed in white wine and garlic with choice of red or white sauce.


$22.95 Shrimp Parmesan

Domestic gulf shrimp lightly breaded then pan-fried, topped with mozzarella and served over linguine in a red sauce.


$20.95 Linguine & Mussels

Fresh mussels sauteed in white wine and garlic, over linguine with red or white sauce.


$29.95 * Pescatori (Seafood Combo)

Belly Buster for 2 or 1 - $45.95 Fresh Mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari and scallop, served in your choice of white clam sauce, or marinara. Fra Diablo add $1.00, Add a half a lobster tail for $9.95 Add a full lobster tail for $14.95 Add lobster meat for $4.95


$45.95 Belly Buster for 2 or 1

Fresh Mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, and scallop. Served in your choice of white clam sauce, or marinara. For Fra diavolo add $1.00, or add lobster meat for $4.95.


$24.95 Mussels and Calamari Fra Diablo

Mussels and calamari sautéed with carmalized onions, garlic, and wine with a hint of spice, served over linguine in our red sauce.


$22.95 Linguine & Shrimp

Gulf shrimp sautéed with garlic, and white wine served with your choice of marinara, white clam sauce, alfredo, or pink sauce.


$22.95 Linguine & Clams

Fresh Cedar Key middle-neck clams and chopped clams sautéed in white wine and garlic with choice of red or white sauce.


$20.95 Linguine & Mussels

Fresh mussels sautéed with your choice of marinara, white clam sauce, or alfredo sauce.


$22.95 Shrimp Ravioli

Fresh pasta sheets stuffed with fresh shrimp and Italian cheeses and herbs, served in a sundried tomato garlic cream sauce.



Grouper

Benedetto’s takes pride in bringing in the freshest seafood available throughout the Tampa bay area and both coasts. All fish entrées served with house or Caesar salad, side pasta, mashed potato, fries, broccoli, or asparagus and garlic rolls. sub sautéed spinach for any side 2.95. Make any side pasta gluten free ... 1.95 Add Alfredo sauce any entrée side pasta for 1.00. Substitute salad for a cup of soup 1.50 or French onion 4.95 We serve only Red Domestic Grouper caught locally from our Captains. Add a side of a our famous Creamed spinach with an entrée for 5.95 Add vodka sauce to any entree 2.95 *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*


$29.95 * Grouper Benedetto

This dish has been featured in numerous publications. An 8oz filet of fresh Florida red grouper pan seared, then topped with mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, and lump crabmeat. Served in a white truffle pink sauce.


$28.95 Grouper Sicilian

Fresh Florida red grouper pan seared then topped with eggplant, black olives, wild mushrooms, and caramelized onions. Served in a white wine marinara.


$34.95 ** Grouper Bianco

A dish I created with my father after a fishing trip. An 8oz filet of fresh Florida red grouper lightly breaded then pan fried. Topped with lump crabmeat and shrimp. Served in a scallion studded cream sauce with a hint of lemon.


$24.95 Grouper Blackened

Fresh grouper blackend with our in house made family recipe blackening seasoning and drizzled with a creamy garlic marmalade



Salmon

$26.95 * OLD SCHOOL Cedar Plank Salmon

Fresh Scottish salmon set atop a cedar plank and topped with a blackened brown sugar seafood rub. Topped a gulf shrimp and served with our key lime burr blanc and cucumber salad. The Best!! So tender!!


$22.95 Salmon Your Way

Salmon your way grilled, broiled, sauteed, poached , blackend served with choice of salad and side


rosemary salmon

$24.95 Rosemary Salmon

The presentation of this dish is beautiful. Fresh salmon topped with artichokes, asparagus, black olives, shrimp, and scallops. Served in a delightful brandy cream sauce.


$24.95 Salmon Alexander

Fresh salmon pan sautéed then deglazed with brandy. Then topped with black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms. Served in a brandy Cream sauce. Excellent!



Wild Game & Angus Steaks

All of our steaks are cut daily in our kitchen from fresh Black Angus Cuts and cooked to perfection. All steaks come with your choice of House or Caesar Salad, and fries, steamed broccoli, mashed potato, sweet potato fries, or side pasta. Sub side for sautéed spinach for 2.95. Substitute salad for a cup of soup 1.50. or French onion 3.95 Ask about our Wild game options, such as elk and buffalo Not responsible for tenderness of meat when ordered well done. Add our famous three Cheese Creamed Spinach as a side for 6.95 *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*


$32.00 * Angus New York Strip 16oz

We needle this steak & trim it to perfection to be at the ultimate tenderness. Add a sauce to your steak from our sauce choices for 2.95


Mushroom Brandy ($3.95)- Dijon Mustard, Cream, brandy, mushrooms *Dianne Sauce ($3.95)- mushrooms, shallots, brandy, cream and a touch of demi and a touch of blue cheese Port wine Demi ($2.95) – mushrooms, port wine, demi-glace *Benedetto Teriyaki Sauce ($3.95) mushrooms, teriyaki, demi-glace French onion D-Pumo Sauce ($3.95) – topped with fresh mozzarella, may tag blue cheese, and a ladle of our onion soup 3.95 Traditional Oscar Sauce ($9.95)- Lump Crabmeat in a Béarnaise Sauce *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*



Brick Oven Tossed Pizza

10” Thin Crust Cheese Only…… 10.95 Additional Toppings-$1.00 toppings: pepperoni, sausage, beef, meatballs, red peppers, mushrooms, black olives, Raw onions, bacon, caramelized onions, anchovies, bruschetta tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, $1.95 toppings: Prosciutto, ricotta, eggplant, chicken, veal, fresh mozzarella Gluten Free Cheese Pizza $14.95 *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*


$12.95 10″ Thin Crust Pizza

10” Thin Crust Cheese Only…… $12.95 Additional Toppings-$1.00 toppings: pepperoni, sausage, beef, meatballs, red peppers, mushrooms, black olives, Raw onions, bacon, caramelized onions, anchovies, bruschetta tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, $1.95 toppings: Prosciutto, ricotta, eggplant, chicken, veal, fresh Gluten free Cheese - $15.50


$15.95 Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Sliced Jumbo gulf Shrimp and our scampi sauce topped with mozzarella


$14.95 Ben Dip Pizza

Our famous Ben dip spread across pizza topped with Alfredo and mozzarella


$15.95 Johns Meat Lover Special

Prosciutto ham, meat ball, bacon, sausage, bruschetta tomato, marinara, and mozzarella


$14.95 Benedetto Pesto Pizza

Fresh Pesto Sauce, Alfredo, artichokes, broccoli, roasted garlic, and mozzarella


$15.25 Mom’s Vegetable Pizza

Eggplant, caramelized onions, red peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, marinara, and mozzarella



Traditionals

$24.95 * Veal Benedetto

Veal cutlets pounded thin (scaloppini style) then sautéed with shallots, brandy, cream, shiitake mushrooms, and wild mushrooms, Served over sautéed spinach in a Dianne Sauce. One of Chef Ben’s favorite sauces.


$20.95 Veal “Franchese”

Chicken or veal dipped in a light Italian egg batter and topped with capers and chopped tomatoes in a white wine lemon butter sauce. Chicken...$19.95 Veal...$20.95 Chicken or veal dipped in a light Italian egg batter, topped with capers and chopped tomatoes, served in a white


$20.95 Marsala

Chicken...$20.95 Veal...$24.95 Marsala wine and mushrooms. Absolutely succulent!


$20.95 “Alexander” “A House Favorite”

Picatta Style Chicken...$20.95 Veal...$24.95 Topped with artichokes, capers, mozzarella and served in a white wine lemon butter sauce OLD SCHOOL SINATRA style topped with pan- fried eggplant, marinara, mozzerella and romano. Chicken...$22.95 Veal...$24.95


$19.95 * Franchese

Chicken or veal dipped in a light Italian egg batter and topped with capers and chopped tomatoes, served in a white wine lemon butter sauce. Chicken $19.95 Veal $20.95



Veal & Chicken

All of our food is made to order and contains only the finest and freshest ingredients available. All chicken and veal served scalapini style (pounded thin). Entree comes with sides pasta, aspargus, broccli or white truffle mashed All entrées served with house or Caesar salad and garlic rolls. If not served over pasta, entree comes with choice of side pasta or sub sautéed spinach for $2.95. Make any side pasta gluten free for, $1.95 and any full pasta entrée for $3.95 or substitute Wheat pasta on any side pasta... for 1.50 or any full entree...2.95 Add Alfredo sauce to any entrée side pasta for $1.00 or Vodka sauce $2.95 Substitute salad for a cup of soup $1.50, or French onion for 3.95 Add our famous three Cheese Creamed Spinach as a side for $5.95 *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*


$24.95 * Veal Benedetto

Veal cutlets pounded thin (scaloppini style) then sautéed with shallots, brandy, cream, shiitake mushrooms, and wild mushrooms, Served over sautéed spinach in a Dianne Sauce. One of Chef Ben’s favorite sauces.


$20.95 Veal “Franchese”

Chicken or veal dipped in a light Italian egg batter and topped with capers and chopped tomatoes in a white wine lemon butter sauce. Chicken...$19.95 Veal...$20.95 Chicken or veal dipped in a light Italian egg batter, topped with capers and chopped tomatoes, served in a white


$23.95 Veal Parmesan

Veal breaded then lightly sauteed and topped with marinara and mozzarella. Chicken...$19.95 Veal...$23.95 Veal or chicken breaded then lightly sautéed and topped with marinara and mozzarella, served over spaghetti.


$21.95 * Chicken Benedetto

Chicken sauteed with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and onions. Served over linguine in our pink sauce.


$22.95 Chicken Cacciatore

Slices of chicken sauteed with onions, peppers and mushrooms served over spaghetti.


$24.95 * Polo Tuscany

Fresh chicken breast lightly breaded then pan fried and topped with impastata ricotta, prosciutto d' Parma ham, red and yellow peppers and mozzarella cheese, served in white truffle cream sauce over angel hair pasta.


$24.95 Veal Marsala

.Chicken or Veal sauteed with onions, mushrooms, marinara and white wine. Chicken...$20.95 Veal...$24.95 Marsala wine and mushrooms. Absolutely succulent!



Children's Menu

(12 and under only please.) includes one drink including milk or juice *Prices Subject To Change Due To Market Conditions*


$7.95 Spaghetti

Choice of One: Meatball, Sausage, or Mushrooms.



Side Dishes