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.
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Bensi co-owner Genci Previzi helms an immense menu of classic Italian cuisine, including hearty homestyle dishes with roots in Calabria, Italy. Entrees, joined by a house salad or cup of comforting housemade soup, range from spaghetti and meatballs to gluten-free grilled chicken in a lemon-garlic marinade served over a veggie medley. The chefs also prepare an array of specials such as pignoli-crusted goat cheese and arugula salad, barolo-braised veal osso buco, pan-seared Chilean sea bass with eggplant caponata, and nutella chocolate pizza with fresh strawberries. The dishes are served in a modern dining atmosphere where minimal table settings and simple dark-wood furniture keep the focus on the vibrant cuisine.