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Benchmark Pizzeria

1568 Oak View Ave, Kensington, CA 94706-1459
+1 510-647-9724
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good0%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“pancetta” (2 reviews)
“sundae” (2 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (2 reviews)
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1568 Oak View Ave, Kensington, CA 94706-1459
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Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are very lucky to have Benchmark nearby. There is an underlying philosophy about life and food that matches our own. Creativity is high but so is simplicity. Quality of seasonal ingredients is also reliably high. The people are very friendly. It fits into our...More

Thank Walters43
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We had a chefs salad that was incredibly delicious and a pizza with sausage mushrooms and pancetta! We will return this evening to spoil our grandson !

Thank lindycalifornia
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I was not impressed with this place, The food was fine but nothing spectacular and the poor value for the prices the small 11 inch pizzas were $18 and they were very skimpy with the toppings, though the amount of cheese was OK. One $18...More

Thank cml94618
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was my first visit to Benchmark Pizza. My partner and I split a large Caesar salad and ordered two pizzas. We got the salami with calabrian chile and the sausage and potato. The salami-chile pizza was outstanding with soft cheese, non-greasy salami, delicious tomato...More

Thank Sharyn D
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here because Navarro was pouring their wines. The food was fine, actually really liked the Caesar salad with a peppery dressing. But, it seems that there was no thought or effort put into what the interior of the restaurant looks...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Don't know what other reviewers are comparing it to but pasta dishes are delicious and not pricey. Caesar salad is large enough for two and the ever changing menu offers interesting seasonal offerings including the pizzas

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 10 January 2017

first visit to Benchmark Pizza ..... really enjoyed our pizza: the pancetta and greens. we could hear the crackle as we cut into the pizza - very crisp but with some moist chew around the edges. pancetta and leeks came through nicely and it was...More

Thank fritos4me
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing impressive. We had a winter vegetable soup which was ok, then the fussily with broccoli it was salty. And at the end the benchmark pizza, it wasn't good, doughy and also salty. service is good.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Small place with a limited menu with a rustic setting. The soup, pizza, salad and pasta we ordered were all excellent. The wine was great. Service very good. Price reasonable. what more can you ask for?

Thank RamSRam
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Pizza's are good, but expensive and small. Staff is slow at getting to your table and not good about filling your water glass. Noise level is high and hard to talk. Prices are expensive.

1  Thank Sharon K
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1568 Oak View Ave, Kensington, CA 94706-1459
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kensington
  • Phone Number: +1 510-647-9724
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