Star Bene

Food & Drink
21245 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95062 21245 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz Directions
Today 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Open All Hours
+18314794307
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84% of 527 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Bistro, Cafe, Argentine
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Fri-Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, European, Bistro, Cafe, Argentine
  • Meals
    Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 21 days ago
Delicious! Very nice experience.
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Report | a month ago
Service was great. The environment was quaint and welcoming.The minestrone soup was good. The pastas are homemade.
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Report | a month ago
Pretty good, gnocchi was good. Gluten free pasta is a plus!
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Report | a month ago
I'm suspicious about the veal. Looked and tasted like cheap tough roast beef. Service was slow. Waitress didn't get that we wanted the appetizer served with the meal. Couldn't get attention to request ice so we gave up. Vegetables were served raw which is ok if that was the intention but nothing special- that's why we go out. Enough?
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Report | a month ago
Great food quaint setting. Great service. Can't wait to return.
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Report | 2 months ago
The ravioli was delicious, as was the penne! The service was excellent!
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Report | 2 months ago
Great cozy restaurant. Beef empanada was great as an appetizer. Star Bene salad was very good with a great dressing. Had fettucini carbonara, one of the best I ever had. We also had the farfelle pasta with pesto, also great. Portions were generous so we couldn't finish. So now we have lunch for the next day. Go here with or without Groupon! Reasonable.
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Report | 2 months ago
Don't go if your date does not show, they won't serve you. Groupon says for two - unfortunately for Star Bene.
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Report | 3 months ago
Great homemade food. Great service
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Report | 3 months ago
Enjoyed the chicken marsala. Spaghetti & meatballs were less than stellar. Sauce was watery and meatballs were not homemade. Should have gone with the spaghetti & meat sauce.
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From Our Editors

The only Argentine-inspired restaurant in Santa Cruz, Star Bene serves “super comfort food,” as described by Christina Walters of Metro Active. Inside the low-lit dining room, which is reminiscent of a beach cottage, servers uncork bottles of Italian, Argentine, and Californian wines to complement swirls of homemade pasta, slow-cooked meats, and diners’ ever-rosier cheeks. Selected as "March Restaurant of Month" in 2014 by Santa Cruz Waves, Star Bene’s chefs use local, free-range meats and organic produce whenever available to create seafood, pastas, and meats complemented by beautifully simple sauces and fresh, stand-alone ingredients.

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Sun-Thu
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fri-Sat
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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