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Star Bene Incorporated

21245 E Cliff Dr, Ste B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4842
+1 831-479-4307
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“empanadas” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
“italian food” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Argentinian, South American
$$ - $$$
21245 E Cliff Dr, Ste B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4842
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is not and Italian restaurant, it is a fusion of 2 of the best flavors on the planet. Try the empanadas, and the milanesa, but do not go home until you have the home made flan. The pasta is excellent. I will try the...More

Thank Alex O
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great food, very good customer service, very friendly & inviting staff. excellent atmosphere. I really like the back for larger parties.

Thank Nate S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant because of Groupon. It's an Italian/Argentinian place, I would say the ambiance is Argentinian, with antic looking furniture and tango pictures on the wall. We both ordered pastas, I got vegetarian and my boyfriend got chicken pasta,...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We rolled in here close to closing and the place was hopping. Ordered just a dinner..Quattro formagio penne, yum!!! Oh, did take some Tiramisu to go. Their plates are plentiful for a very good price. Great dinner every time!

Thank BabsSC
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Was excited to try an Italian restaurant that also had an Argentine influence. We love empanadas and looked forward to those served here. Both the beef and chicken were bland, although the empanada dough shell was very good. On to Italian food entree. I ordered...More

Thank CaliGrammaof2
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I went there and had a hard time finding something yummy for me to eat. I don't eat cheese or fried food. I was stuck getting the one thing that I didn't really want because it was all I could eat.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 8 July 2016

My wife and I came for dinner last week. Split a caesar salad that was very good, had a couple of empanadas for appetizers (ground top sirloin was the best), and each had an entree. She had chicken pesto bow tie pasta and I had...More

Thank emptynest1234
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We went as a group for dinner to Star Bene after wanting for months to stop by since we moved to SC. The food is very good, though the portions are far too large. As with most Italian food, the dishes can weigh heavy in...More

Thank vu2mel
Reviewed 24 May 2016

My girlfriend and I went to Star Bene due to a Groupon. When we arrived, we were pleased with the atmosphere. The waiter was pleasant as well. And the carpaccio was very good (although a tad oniony) Unfortunately, that was it. The entrees were bland....More

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food was delicious and the service was great. It was a small, cozy restaurant with a romantic feel about it!!

Thank rebecca_larussa
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5 December 2015|
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Response from Brin651 | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website to see the full menu. I don't see Veal Marsala listed, but the website may not be up to date. Worth a phone call.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21245 E Cliff Dr, Ste B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4842
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-479-4307
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