Star Bene

Twin Lakes

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In a Nutshell

Chefs use local, organic meats and vegetables in homemade pastas, sauce-simmered seafood, seared meats, and creamy risotto

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Promotional value expires Jan 17, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. $30 Groupon valid only for two or more people, and only valid Sunday through Thursday. $60 Groupon valid only for four or more people. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Italian cuisine is often served "family style"--off a platter rotating 50 feet above the diners' heads, which they can only reach through wits and teamwork. Bond over a meal with this Groupon.

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  • $15 for $30 worth of dinner cuisine, valid Sunday-Thursday
  • $29 for $60 worth of dinner cuisine for parties of four or more, valid any day of the week

The dinner menu includes clams and mussels sautéed in a garlicky white-wine sauce and served with french bread toast ($12.95). Rigatoni pasta arrives tossed in a four-cheese sauce with shredded radicchio ($15.95). Entree portions of veal piccata simmer in a white-wine lemon-and-caper sauce ($19.95), while creamy risotto mingles in bowls with mixed seafood, white wine, tomatoes, and spinach ($19.95).

Star Bene

Inside Star Bene’s cozy, peach-colored dining room, diners dig in to bowls of “super comfort food,” as described by Christina Walters of Metro Active, which includes homemade pastas and slow-cooked meats. Inside the low-lit dining room, which is reminiscent of a beach cottage, servers uncork bottles of Italian and Californian wines to complement swirls of pasta and diners’ ever-rosier cheeks. Star Bene’s chefs use local, free-range meats and organic produce whenever available to create a menu of seafood, pastas, and meats complemented by beautifully simple sauces and fresh, stand-alone ingredients.

Star Bene

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.

Customer Reviews

Local family, husband & wife operate this true Italian eatery with true Italian flavor.
Nels P. · February 7, 2017
Food was great, service was great! I would definitely recommend Star Bene!
Shaeli G. · December 20, 2016
I loved the food. There weren't very many people in the restaurant but it was in the middle of the week. It is a very cozy and warm atmosphere, very romantic. The waiter is very friendly and helpful.
Michelle C. · December 16, 2016
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    Twin Lakes

    21245 E Cliff Dr.

    Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    +18314794307

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