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Star Bene

Twin Lakes

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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires May 2, 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. 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 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).

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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