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Va Bene

#266 of 2,533 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ahwatukee Foothills
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4647 E Chandler Blvd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ 85048-0435
+1 480-706-4070
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 02:00
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Fargo, North Dakota
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I purchased a Groupon for this restaurant and made the mistake of not looking at the address very closely. Don't make the mistake and think it is in Phoenix proper. It is actually in Chandler which made for a very expensive Lyft ride. After spending $25 just to get there we were grumpy but kept an open mind. We were... More 

Thank Luvndbison
Gilbert, Arizona
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had read several reviews of VB on Yelp that were less than stunning, but we have been trying to find a good Italian restaurant, so we wanted to try it and we had a very enjoyable evening. Our server, Boris, was knowledgeable, efficient and had some good suggestions. (For example, my wife ordered the veal piccata and he suggested... More 

Thank stopperback
Queen Creek, Arizona
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Saw a review of Va Bene on Check Please Az and decided to give it a try. Our luck we also had a groupon. Made the reservation for the Saturday before Valentines Day through Open Table. The restaurant is in a shopping plaza off Chandler Blvd. and cannot be seen easily from the street. Once we found it we went... More 

Thank AZBugPhD
Phoenix, Arizona
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I see others have mentioned how loud this restaurant can get, but on the Sunday night we dined in the formal dining room there was no live band, only very softly muted Sinatra music playing in the background. The service is gracious and competent. I ordered two appetizers: 1) the grilled mixed vegetable appetizer with eggplant and zucchini cooked and... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

not good, terrible ministrone soup, all water no taste. And no cream for their cold awful thick coffee.

Thank Marianne C
mesa az
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333 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Terrific lunch experience. Good menu selections, professional service and really good food. That's a tough combination to beat. This is not your typical spaghetti-and-meatballs Italian and the pasta and main course items will satisfy.

Thank mesatraveler
Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The only complaint I could give was how loud the place became with the live band. My boyfriend and I ended up having to text each other what we were trying to say since we could not hear each other over the band. I noticed outside seating so maybe if we had been asked if we preferred inside or out?... More 

Thank Rachael A
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The food was over the top! Warm, friendly atmosphere and great value! Randy, our server, made us feel welcome and made excellent recommendations. Great value. We will be back!

Thank Dana v
Tempe, Arizona
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have been in this restaurant many times; however, my most recent visit was disappointing. They where out of the first two items I ordered and my wife's first choice was also not available. The salad was excellent, but the shrimp appetizer wasn't very good. My wife enjoyed her second choice but my entree....well I took it home to eat... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I went here for dinner with another couple. They have an enormous bar with lots of tvs and comfy seated tables. Very friendly and helpful staff, lively clientele. Everyone seems to feel at home here. The food is similar: good Italian eats from mama's kitchen. It wasn't extremely refined - not the kind of food that is decorated with flowers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4647 E Chandler Blvd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ 85048-0435
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Neighbourhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Phone Number: +1 480-706-4070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?