Well we finished shooting the new commercial last week. Thank you to all that came out to be in background. It will be on the air starting next week in Hillsborough and Pasco counties if you have Verizon Fios.
Our regular web address www.benedettoitaliano.com is up and running and we now take on-line reservations, but please read below.**
The Holidays are around the corner and we open for lunch December 5th. We would like to update you all on a few things. We will be closed Thanksgiving so our staff can spend time with their families, but we will open the entire week just not on Thursday.
We are open for lunch Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only for the Month of December from 11:30 to 2:30, but you can book a private luncheon any Monday or Tuesday. We will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4pm to 9pm and on New Year’s Eve from 4pm to 1am. Benedetto’s offers our regular menu plus some special dinner features on those days. Benedetto’s will not take advantage of our guests by charging a crazy per head price on those busy days like some places do. Please note we will be closed January 1st & 2nd.
We also have a calendar on the new site that is printable as well as the dinner menu and catering menu. If you are planning on dinning with us next week, please make your reservations soon. We are not fully booked yet, it’s just that next week guests tend to wait till the last minute, because of how busy they are with their own Thanksgiving.
Featured Specialties this week are Fresh Stone Crabs, Blue Point Oysters Ben Style, Lobster New Burger, Cartuccio (cooked in a parchment paper pouch) with skin on Hawaiian Pink Snapper and Macaroni Bolognese.
During the busy season if you want to dine at your leisure, please call us a couple of days in advance or you can even call the morning of your reservation. But lately on Fridays and Saturdays some guests are calling 30 minutes and even 15 minutes before they want to dine. This is mostly fine during the week, but on the weekends we will no longer take reservations within the hour. We always leave tables open for first come first serve customers, and sometimes depending on the night you may be seated right away by just walking in, but as a VIP member you may call ahead and we will put you on our VIP call ahead list, but please make sure to let us know you are a VIP member and have your VIP card or coupon with you and we will try seat you quicker than just being on the regular walk in list.
Cancelations and Changes
Please keep in mind that due to the limited number of seats at Benedetto’s it is crucial that if the number in your party changes even by one guest or you need to cancel your reservation that you please do so as soon as possible. If the number in the party changes and we are not notified, you will go on our waitlist because will have to make table changes to maximize seating.
**Updated On-line Reservation Policies
If you do not notify us to cancel your reservation and are a no show you will not be able to make future reservations for 90 days. All of your contact information will be put on our DO NOT HONOR reservation list. If your party has more than 8 guests a credit card number will be required to guarantee your reservation. Your card will not be charged. This guarantees that you will call Benedetto’s to cancel or modify your reservation. A $25.00 cancelation fee will apply if the reservation is not canceled within 6 hours of your reservation. All we ask is that you communicate with us, so we can optimize our seating and accommodate every guest appropriately. We will always be fair.