Benician citizens were indeed lucky when Venticello’s Ristorante Italiano opened its doors in 2004, serving homemade pasta dishes, superb Italian specialties like saltimbocca, salmon verde, and fruitti di mare, and delightful dessert creations including tiramisu, crème brulee, and a surprisingly decadent chocolate soufflé. For the past sixteen years Venticellos has offered consistently good food and impeccable service, and has wholeheartedly supported community establishments. 

The Menu

Venticello’s, with its selections from both Northern and Southern Italy, has an all encompassing menu that includes freshly made soups, palate-pleasing salads, veal, chicken, beef and vegetarian selections, pasta dishes, sandwiches and the aforementioned desserts. A selection of beer and different varieties of wine, including Prosecco and other sparkling wines are available. The restaurant also has enticing daily specials that include 50% off any bottle of wine on Mondays, no corkage fee on Tuesdays, kids under 10 eat free on Wednesdays, and bottomless mimosas on Saturday and Sundays during brunch.  They also have pasta specials during the week. 

 The Ambiance

With it’s elegant wainscoting, high ceilings, and warm lighting, the attractive banquet room facilities are perfect for business meetings, but welcoming enough for family events such as baby showers, reunions or wedding rehearsal dinners. If desired, this restaurant will cater your event, offering any and all menu items for your private gathering.  During the spring and summer, Venticellos has outdoor seating where patrons can enjoy dining al fresco either with or without canine companions.   

The Community

As mentioned before, Venticellos gives back to local organizations, hosting school functions, providing food for community functions, and donating gift certificates for silent auctions and other fundraising efforts of Benicia non-profits. Neighborhood groups that have benefitted from the generosity of Venticellos are Benicia Old Town Theater Group, Soroptomist International of Benicia, Benicia Community Action Council Fashion Show and many others.


So do yourself a favor and head to Venticellos Ristorante Italiano for unbeatable Italian fare amid attractive surroundings. Venticellos is open seven days a week for your dining pleasure.


Venticello’s Ristorante Italiano

911 Ist St.

Benicia, CA 94510

(707) 747-5263