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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of dinner cuisine, valid Sunday-Thursday
- $29 for $60 worth of dinner cuisine for parties of four or more only, 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).
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.
83% of 454 customers recommend
“Everything is great -- food, ambiance, service. It's lovely.”
“My favorite restaurant EVAH!! The Steffania and the Puttanesca are incredible..fresh hot bread and delicious dip and great wines and beer! Topped off with service...”
“My favorite restaurant EVAH!! The Steffania and the Puttanesca are incredible..fresh hot bread and delicious dip and great wines and beer! Topped off with service that is so friendly and welcoming you want to make room at your table for them!”
“Fabulous empanadas and great service and ambiance”