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Kitchen staff rolls pizzas by hand, uncrates daily seafood deliveries & pours house-made soups while plating fresh, traditional Italian dish

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Promotional value expires May 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for location purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Going out to eat allows families to enjoy each other’s company without having to go through the nightly hassle of cooking, cleaning, and dressing up pets as waitstaff. Take a break from dinnertime chores with today’s Groupon to Bensi. Choose from the following locations: North Wales or Wyomissing. Choose from the following options:

  • For $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine.
  • For $35, you get $75 worth of Italian cuisine for a party of five or more.

With individual location run by its own [head chef and general manager](, both Bensi restaurants add original flair to traditional Italian dishes that are tossed, grilled, and plated with fresh ingredients. Dishes clamor to be chosen from a packed [menu](, including [red]( and [white]( pizzas ($5.95–$17.95) rolled by hand into mini busts of Augustus. [Pasta]( plates include spaghetti with eggplant sauce ($9.95 for lunch; $13.95 for dinner), which dices the eponymous plant before sautéing it alongside onions, roasted peppers, and fresh tomatoes. The restaurant's [17 entree specialties]( launch fireworks of flavor across tonguescapes, exemplified by thinly sliced chicken francese with artichoke hearts simmered in a wine, butter, and lemon sauce ($10.95 for lunch; $15.95 for dinner). The kitchen staff uncrates daily deliveries of [fish and seafood](, inspecting each aquatic specimen for freshness and the mark of Cthulhu before crafting dishes such as potato-crusted salmon, spiced in mustard sauce and garnished with spinach ($12.95 for lunch; $17.95 for dinner). Each pasta dish arrives at tables accompanied by a choice of house salad or [chicken or minestrone soup](, both whipped up fresh each day, and entrees and seafood dishes add linguine with tomato sauce to patrons' choice of side dishes. Bensi welcomes couples and families into a modern dining atmosphere where minimal table settings and simple, dark-wood furniture help eyes affix to vibrant dishes. The eatery also hangs photographs on its walls depicting joyful Italian scenes and figures, including a youthful da Vinci unwrapping a new tricycle on his birthday.


Bensi co-owner Genci Previzi helms an immense menu of classic Italian cuisine, including hearty homestyle dishes with roots in Calabria, Italy. Entrees, joined by a house salad or cup of comforting housemade soup, range from spaghetti and meatballs to gluten-free grilled chicken in a lemon-garlic marinade served over a veggie medley. The chefs also prepare an array of specials such as pignoli-crusted goat cheese and arugula salad, barolo-braised veal osso buco, pan-seared Chilean sea bass with eggplant caponata, and nutella chocolate pizza with fresh strawberries. The dishes are served in a modern dining atmosphere where minimal table settings and simple dark-wood furniture keep the focus on the vibrant cuisine.

Customer Reviews

Our server Carla was wonderful! Very attentive. And the food was really good too.
Sue L. · 4 days ago
Food and service were very good
Nedra E. · 6 days ago
good Italian food and good service! Would go again and frequently.
Jack C. · 8 days ago

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