The best way to capture a wild, rampaging meal is to hook it with a gigantic pasta lasso. Test your throwin' arm with today's deal. For $10, you get $25 worth of luxe Italian fare and drinks at Cafe Bene Bene. As per the rules of the Texas Hootenanny Regulatory Board, this deal is not valid on alcohol, so complement your meal with a piquant glass of 2005 Sauvignon Very Blanc Water.
Before arriving at house specialties like the Chicken Bene Bene ($13.99) and sautéed salmon ($16.99), Cafe Bene Bene's menu artfully appetizeseduces with starters such as a platter of sautéed calamari with black olives and capers ($8.99) or steamed mussels with garlic and shallots ($9.99). The Junior's Favorite pizza's weighty blend of mozzarella, ricotta, pesto, and tomatoes (large, $14.99) will satisfy the hulking but sensitive club bouncer in your life, while the rigatoni Contadina's cornucopia of chicken, mushrooms, asparagus, and a light cream sauce ($10.49) will cruelly taunt your little wooden boy's lack of taste buds. Lovers of orbish foods, however, can dive face-first into the eggplant parmigiana's ample bosom ($11.49).
Cafe Bene Bene's abundant friendliness belies its elegant, minimalist décor. Chef and owner Rino Brigliadori often makes the rounds in his restaurant, bantering with regulars, chatting affably with visiting Italian dignitaries, and pulling cannoli out from behind the ears of children. With a cuisine emblematic of Northern Italy's Adriatic coast, Cafe Bene Bene will inspire you to ski straight up the Alps, swim through the tops of trees, and gesticulate wildly with each flavorful morsel.
The Dallas Morning News, reviewing Cafe Bene Bene under its old moniker, says:
- Even in American cities without long-standing Italian communities, the neighborhood Italian-American restaurant holds a certain place of honor... And to judge by the steady, untroubled crowds that frequent Bene Bene Ristorante, the folks who live in the vicinity of Frankford Road and the Dallas North Tollway have warmly received the...restaurant as their latest go-to red sauce establishment. – Bill Addison
- Truly excellent italian food. Delicious gnocchi & pizza. The chocolate & vanilla sponge cake dessert was worth every calorie. – Terri, Urbanspoon
- This is one of the best Italian places I've been to, ever. My friend who recommended it suspects they make the pasta fresh in the back. After going here, I'd have to agree! – Sarah T., Yelp