Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate's passport with this Groupon.
$12 for $25 Worth of Italian and Argentinian Dinner Cuisine
The dinner menu includes clams and mussels sautéed in a garlicky white-wine sauce and served with french bread ($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.
What some people are buzzing about:
82% of 419 customers recommend
“Great food, 2 outdoor eating areas, the owner was fabulous and even recommended other places to go and things to do with our children Don't go if you've eaten at all...”
“Great food, 2 outdoor eating areas, the owner was fabulous and even recommended other places to go and things to do with our children Don't go if you've eaten at all that day and my 10 year old son and I really enjoyed the beef churrasco with tons of chimichurri sauce”
“Very nice restaurant!!”
“Order the chicken Milanesa, it is fantastic!”