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Va Bene Caffe

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734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
+1 218-722-1518
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Tried multiple entrees. All were good. Skip the appetizer as the bread is filling. Kids pasta and pizza was generous with gelato and drink included. Carbonara was fine. Pasta with beef and gorgonzola was excellent! Alfredo was also delicious and fresh tasting. Will definitely be back to try more.

Thank Jennifer M
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I've been to Va Bene many times since it opened, I always have had a great dining experience! The place is attractive and has a screened porch option with a great view of the lake. Servers have always been extremely nice, friendly, and attentive. The food is very good, I usually order the pasta bar, my favorite is penne pasta,... More 

Thank Michelle L
Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Seriously one of my favorite places in Duluth! Overlooking Lake Superior with a great glass of wine and a great food! I've never been disappointed and the service is great! Save room for gelato!

Thank linzie c
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

The service was great and the food was delicious. Prices were reasonable for the quality and the portions were not too big. Beautiful atmosphere as well.

Thank Beth S
Plymouth, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Went for Dinner. sat in the sun room over looking lake Superior. My daughter and i had the salmon Fettuccine. It was amazing. So goo that we both finished our plate.

Thank resin1234
Duluth, Minnesota
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Met some friends here during a rip-roaring northeaster that rattled the windows as waves crashed below. Fantastic meal, good spirits, decent prices, and very friendly and engaging staff. We've never had a bad meal here. Come early, though!

Thank Senty7
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Great food, attentive and friendly staff; wonderful view of Lake Superior, decent size wine pours: what is not to like? Recently visited during their tenth anniversary; all pasta dishes were on sale. But they are a great value at their regular prices. I had pasta with chicken and asparagus; very good and a very generous serving; enough for a second... More 

Thank rolandrevenger
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Rule number 1. make sure you book! The food is great and quite affordable. Pasta was around $20 and mains were $20-$30. The staff are super friendly and the view is the best in Duluth. We were recommended this place by some friends so our expectations where quite high, and Va Bene hit them all.

Thank mi79ke
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

After a day of car shopping, we decided to check out Va Bene. We both had amazingly fresh and fruity cocktails and a pasta dish. We found an eyelash in my pasta and the server got me a new dish almost immediately. We still have to try their gelato because we had no room for dessert!

Thank Gretchen D
East Grand Forks, MN
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Good food but very small location. Has a wonderful Carrot Cake Gelato. Has nice outdoor seating overlooking beautiful Lake Superior.

Thank Janice P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-1518
Family owned and operated, fresh Italian. Not your nonna's trattoria. Pastas, salads,pizzas, staek,fish, fresh baked desserts and gelato. Full bar, fantastic wine list and specialty cocktails. Perched over looking Lake Superior with the best view of the lift bridge and harbor.

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