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: Clifton, Hackettstown, Hasbrouck Heights, North Arlington, Roseland, Succasunna-Kenvil, and Whippany. Choose between 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 each location run by its own head chef and general manager, Bensi adds 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.