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Looking for an 'Italian Restaurant near me'? Come and see us at Benoli

Benoli is an independently owned Italian restaurant that focuses on quality ingredients cooked with skill and care. We specialise in modern Italian cuisine, beautiful handmade pasta and making customers happy! 

We source fresh food locally, where possible, and combine it with authentic Italian ingredients. Our vegetables are from Accent Fresh and Cleveleys Foods Ltd based near Halesworth, Suffolk. Truffles are an important part of our dishes and we only use the finest and freshest from The Truffle Company UK. Our Italian ingredients are sourced from world renowned supplier, Carnevale and specialist ingredients come from Basco fine foods and others.

We are not a traditional Italian restaurant, so make sure you take your time to look at our ever changing menu and try new things when you visit. We like to experiment with different flavour profiles from around the world in order to create a unique dining experience for our customers.

Join us at our vibrant Italian trattoria style bar for casual dining, inventive cocktails, and an extensive wine list. All the beers and wines are from Italy. The cocktails include classics such as the tiramisu martini and the peach bellini. If you’re stuck on what to choose we would recommend trying our house wines, the Benoli Falangina and Benoli Primitivo. If you fancy having a pre-dinner treat, we also offer bubbles by the glass. Customers love the Franciacorta, a delicious Italian sparkling wine and the English sparkling Nyetimber.

If you’re looking for a more intimate dining experience, make your way upstairs to one of our two dining rooms. Or book the private dining room for exclusive parties of up to 8 people. 

We are open 7 days a week

Monday – Saturday 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm 

Sunday 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-9pm.

Check out our fantastic reviews and book a table today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Skilled Italian cooking in Norwich City Centre

Oliver Boon

Benoli is independently owned by chef patron ‘Oliver Boon’ who has returned to Norwich after 10 years training in London for some of the best chefs in the country. The list Includes: Bryn Williams, Gordon Ramsay and finally Michel Roux Jr. and Albert Roux at The Landau where Oliver was Head Chef. He was also a finalist in ‘MasterChef Professionals’ in 2012 at the age of just 22.

After travelling extensively around Sicily and Italy as a child he was always going to come back to his memories and love of robust Italian flavours.

The name ‘Benoli’ is made up of Oliver’s name and his brother’s, Ben. The boys had a boat of the same name when they were growing up!

Italian recipes to make at home

Why not try making some of our favourite Italian recipes at home? We’ve added a selection to our recipe page. Feel free to share your dishes with us on Facebook and Instagram!

“Benoli is about remembering why I fell in love with food, Benoli is not about cooking - it’s all about eating”