Beneventos

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 65 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 8 more
92% of 50 votes say it's Celiac friendly

111 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113 Directions

(617) 523-4111
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    Gluten free gnocchi. Yahs. Celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    I’ve been here several times and never had a bad experience. Great pasta, pizza and salads!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Staff was knowledgeable about celiac. Our son had gnocchi with delicious pesto sauce.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Tasty GF pizza and outstanding GF gnocchi. Helpful and knowledgeable staff, too.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    I had the Bolognese which was outstanding, but the gf penne was gritty and tasteless. I would skip the penne next time. The nongf family members loved their pizza & fra diavlo. Would definitely return.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    Gluten free gnocchi and bolognese sauce was so delicious. Waitress was knowledgeable of gluten free needs. Overall delicious experience.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    5 months ago

    My husband and I had two gf pizzas and bruscetta. I was disappointed because per the other reviews on here I was expecting amazing house made crust. They use a frozen pre made pizza crust which is the same exact crust zios uses. It's not horrible just was not the amazing "authentic" vibe you expect for being in little Italy. The pesto sauce was also flavorless. Not worth the money if you're GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I lived in the North End for two years in college and came here when I didn’t have Celiacs. Now that I do, I still go back and it’s one of my favorite places to go. The shrimp scampi is unbelievable and I do not get sick! They also have gf pizza which I would like to try next time I go.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Waitress told us that “you came to the right place” went through the menu she said all sauces were gluten free. Well my sister had GF penne alfredo and got violently ill 2 hours later. Clearly glutened by her meal. I think they need a separate menu so they circumvent uneducated servers. Made us miss our concert at the garden! Be 100% careful and talk to the chef.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    WOWWWW. I have had celiac for over 5 years, and I have never had gluten free Italian food this good. You can have almost any meal gluten free as they have gluten free pasta, gnocchi, and pizza. I ordered the four baked gnocchi dish and it was the best meal I have ever had! I am very sensitive to gluten and did not get sick. The restaurant is super popular and crowded, so it is great they are so good with gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Ate here 4 years ago and came back as was so good! Fab gf options as most items (pizza, pasta & gnochi) can be adapted. Loved it

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Very yummy place with gf pizza and pasta. The pizza was cooked on its own separate metal container so there was no cross contamination, would highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    This is my go to gluten free Italian place in the North End. Food is yummy, never gotten sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    I had the gf gnocchi so worth it! Waitress was very knowledgeable about entire menu!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Very good GF pizza. I have CD and am fine but I Am not sure how strict their protocols are.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Delicious food and knowledgeable staff. GF gnocchi is fantastic and so is the vodka prosciutto pizza! Only downside is that the "garlic bread" they offer costs 8 dollars and is just sliced up GF pizza crust with some garlic on top - not worth the money. Other than that the food is really great

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent gf gnocchi with vodka sauce. Server confirmed pasta is cooked separately.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent gluten-free options. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. I had a bowl of pasta fagioli and a GF pizza. This is a 5 star restaurant but I took off one star because of two things: First, there is small print on the menu that said if you share an Entree, each person sharing will be charged $8. There were 5 of us and we were just looking to share a pizza and an appetizer or two. Luckily, I saw that before we ordered and told our waitress we were leaving because of that. She said she would not enforce that rule so we stayed but I thought that was pretty sleezy. the other thing was they got our pizza order wrong. It was supposed to be sausage and green peppers but it came out with sausage and pepperoni. Not a big deal. Pizza was good.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Marisa was an incredibly knowledgeable server and helped us find everything that was gf on the menu. slight upcharge for gf items but it's worth it. our go to north end spot, and good prices compared to others.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I think this is a very good gluten free option in the North End. I had homemade gluten free gnocchi with carbonara sauce, the gluten free garlic "bread" and broccoli rabe. The gnocchi were delicious. It's so rare to get homemade gf pasta so this was a real treat. The carbonara was good, a little salty and not traditional, as it was made with cream but still quite good. The garlic bread was crunchy and good but I wouldn't necessarily classify it a bread as it was very thin and crisp. It could have used a touch more garlic seasoning but overall it was good. I shared a side of broccoli rape and it was delicious. I didn't experience any cross contamination issues at all. The service was great and I'd likely eat here again while visiting Boston

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food, and has worked for us in the past - however, not today. We finished our meal about 30 minutes ago and I am currently sitting outside the Park Street T as my wife with celiac disease is sick inside a local shop. If you have celiac disease be sure to emphasize this to the waitress. My wife always does this but for some reason today that didn't get through. There must have been some degree of cross-contamination on the gluten free pizza.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Felt like we had to try out this place given all the reviews. It was good but not amazing. We had the bruschetta that people raved about (it's flatbread pizza crust with chopped tomatoes on top... nothing special). My husband had the GF bolognese pasta and I had the GF pasta in vodka sauce. Both were good but not excellent. There is not a separate menu but they are accommodating and the menu tells you they have GF pasta and pizza. The staff seemed knowledgeable, it's a nice little Italian place in the North End. We would probably go back if we were in the area but not in a rush.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very good pizza and a decent price for gluten free. I will come here again definitely. The service was great! Especially considering that it was a very busy day in Boston.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent!! Waitress Maria was very helpful and knowledgeable!! Had GF Margarita pizza which was quite tasty!! Great find!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    The Shrimp grand mariner was made gluten free and so delicious. I also had the pasta carbonara, which was coked perfectly. My husband, who is non celiac a, couldn't even tell it was gluten free! Absolutely Amazing!!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Delicious food. Waitress was very knowledgeable about gluten ingredients, as well as other food allergens.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Excellent and so accommodating. The GF bread is actually flat bread but the pasta was lovely!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fabulous! Loved the pasta. Rice And corn based.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Very good experience! Staff was aware of gluten contamination and I got my pizza, which was very good - not best, but still very good - on a different baking tray than my party. Would definitely recommend this place!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Old school Italian in the heart of North End. Best GF pizza (sausage and Ricotta). Server knew how to navigate the GF options. Had the frutti de Mare and the red sauce was the bomb. Can't wait to get back here and try the 10 other items I didn't get a chance to order!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Excellent pasta and pizza! Waitress was very knowledgeable and the food was fantastic!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Enjoyed gluten free bruschetta and vodka penne. No cross contamination. Wonderful meal for our party of 12.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I was just visiting Boston this last weekend, and found this restaurant on the app. At first I was very excited, reading the great reviews, and speaking with the friendly and with what seemed to be knowledgeable staff about gluten-free options for Celiac patients. I was sitting at the bar and was able to watch the chefs at work. I first asked if they were familiar with cross-contamination. They said yes of course. I asked to make sure that my gluten-free pasta was going to be in a clean pot with new water, and they said "of course!". I was feeling very settled, being from out of town I was happy to have found a place that gets it.... About a minute later, I noticed that the Chef, who had placed a celiac's gluten-free pizza in a special cross-contamination free pan for cooking, grab a ladle, the same one he had used on what was clearly a gluten-filled pizza prior, and dip it into the same pizza sauce and right onto the 'GF' pizza. And...there goes the cross-contamination. I asked if that had been a mistake or if they usually use separate pizza condiments for gluten-free pizzas...and they said they do not. So here's my issue. They should not advertise that they are familiar with gluten free, as it pertains to Celiacs, and are aware of cross-contamination, when it seems they are not invested in it 100%. I feel like if you are going to advertise that you very well understand how important a cross-contamination free environment is for someone with Celiac Disease, you must be 100% committed to it. My pesto pasta and gluten-free garlic bread were very yummy to say the least...but I am currently experiencing bad gluten symptoms. Seems fair for me to guess that the pasta from Beneventos might be safe, gluten-free and cross contamination free, but items like pizza and garlic bread are not... :(

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Pizzas were great. Staff was knowledgeable but seemed rushed and like they didn't want to deal with us.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Loved it! They were great with GF and you would never know you were even eating GF pasta.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful with their gluten free options. The pizza and shrimp scampi was amazing. We will definitely return here often.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    ok - complaint here against this website: do you confirm if a restaurant has a GF menu? Because Beneventos appears on your map as a restaurant WITH a GF menu and they don't have one. In fact, it was pretty ridiculous as the waitress would coverup items on the menu BY HAND to show me what I couldn't order. Beyond that complaint, here's my review from TripAdvisor about this, overrated place, in my opinion: September 16, 2014 - 7pm: My wife and I wanted to experience some Italian food in the North End and Benevento's is highly rated and also received honorable mention as being gluten-free friendly. We made a 7pm reservation and showed up a few minutes early. I ordered a gluten-free pizza and my wife a regular pizza. We did not order appetizers. 40 minutes later my wife and I remark to each other "where the Hell's the food, we did order just pizza, right?!" The waitress shows up with an appetizer we didn't order to compensate us for, and I quote "the cook made a mistake and punched your ticket as complete because HE IS REALLY OLD". This doesn't explain why the "very young" waitress forgot to check on our meal prior to 40 minutes. She explained that the pizzas had just gotten into the oven and my wife and I stated we were leaving and declined the appetizer. Most people tell me, that the restaurant should have compensated us for the cost of the meal. Instead, all we were offered was a free appetizer we did not order or want. I felt a responsibility to leave $10 cash PLUS A TIP on the table for the cost of my wine and we started to leave, having indicated we weren't waiting any longer. Unfortunately, this experience only got worse. My wife asked to speak to the Manager and the waitress said, "you can talk to the manager but he's probably going to ask you to pay for the entire meal". My wife responded, "Oh, you mean the meal I didn't get?!" I can't imagine the Manager would have said that and I think the waitress was also covering for her failure to check on our meal. Your experience at Benevento's will probably be better, but for us ... not going back. Management needs to train staff in better customer relations. I don't want anyone to get fired. But some re-training is needed here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Very nice place. I had the margarita pizza and it was delicious! I had the gluten free garlic bread too which is a pizza crust but still worth it. There is gluten free pasta too which I'm sure is just as good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Absolutely amazing food. And I felt very safe as a silent Celiac. I had the chicken Saltimbocca and my husband had GF pasta with Bolognese sauce. We were both really happy with our food and even had enough for dinner the next night. The GF garlic bread is likely the pizza crust but SO yummy with lots of garlic and spices. Loved it. The service was a bit slow but atmosphere, GF knowledge and food quality make it a 5 star GF winner!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I eat here all the time and have never had a problem!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    amazing food! Great chill atmosphere.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Gluten free pasta and garlic bread were authentic Italian and on point!!! GO.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Gluten free garlic bread and giant pasta portions- for all your free carb cravings

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    The pizza crust is not dairy free, so I had the pasta instead, which was delicious. We got both clams and calamari for appetizers too, which were amazing! Our server was very friendly and accommodating.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Gf pizza was good and there were lots of topping options!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Crust was the usual gf crust found everywhere. Nothing special. Though the toppings were delicious. The pasta was reheated and fell apart, but the sauce was great. All in all the flavors were great but the gluten free vehicle was subpar. They took it very seriously though

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    3 rating
    4 years ago

    Ordered pizza (North End) with gf crust based on other reviews, but I wasn't as excited as others found it. Crust was pretty thin, yet very tough and chewy, which surprised me. While not the worst crust ive had, i think there are better ones out there for the price! Good news is restaurant understands gf crust cannot interact with non gf crust or flours and I didn't get sick.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Loved the pizza and so did my husband, who doesn't have to worry about being GF. Staff not as knowledgeable about the sauces/toppings as you would expect, but I had no issues. Next visit I ordered the pasta with a tomato sauce? which was tasty enough. Prefer the pizza.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    I typically don't go out to eat bc I sm so highly sensitive to gluten, but after a day at the Aquarium I was too hungry to wait until I got home! I got the GF pizza w/ ricotta cheese topping!! it was so good!! I had a few peices to take home & I couldn't wait to eat them when we got home!! I can't wait to go back here & try more GF dishes! Our waitress was very nice & didn't make me feel like a pain!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    The pasta portion is really generous and so very delicious. I loved talking with our waitress, Ernestina, and every dish in our party was adored!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Gnocchi
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 11 pm

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