• 17 S. Main St. Temple, Texas
  • (254) 771-0169

Chef Benny Ismaili will head the culinary team at Temple’s newest downtown restaurant.

Benny’s Ristorante Italiano, located in the heart of downtown Temple, will offer an authentic hand-prepared Italian and Mediterranean menu. The Culinary team, led by Benny Ismaili, owner and Executive Chef, will create outstanding flavors using the freshest ingredients hand picked by Benny himself. Formerly the owner of Dibz, Chef Benny’s menu specials will follow the seasons, and constantly evolve to add interest to your dining experience. From our appetizers to our delicious desserts, Benny’s will soon become your family’s favorite dining spot.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch on the outdoor patio, or bask in the the magical glow of evening with dimmed lights in Benny’s main dining area. With a rustic yet well-designed ambiance, Benny’s features an intimate wine bar offering hand curated wines to pair with each menu item. Let the barristo prepare you a steaming cappuccino with a chocolate dipped almond biscotti. The impressive wrought iron staircase leads to our private event facility, Mina’s Toscana.

Mina’s Toscana will house a private event facility with capacity up to 100 guests. From meetings to weddings, this space includes every amenity such as A/V equipment to a stage, stocked bar, and of course, exceptional meal service. From intimate dinners to wine tastings, or corporate functions, Benny’s event planning staff can assist you with all of your planning.

Opening late 2017.