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Va Bene Caffe

734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
+1 218-722-1518
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (126 reviews)
“pasta” (128 reviews)
“bistecca” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch on the way back to the Twin Cities from Silver Bay on Saturday, September 9 around mid day. We were promptly greeted and seated in the solarium overlooking Lake Superior – fantastic view and a must-have when...More

Thank ViajeroJBW
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small restaurant on a cliff side overlooking Lake Superior. It has a casual and inviting atmosphere with a terrific view. I started my meal with the Sausage soup and this was a rustic preparation with large chunks of Italian Sausage, red potatoes...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate perched above a lovely view of Lake Superior. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I each chose different salads and pasta. Everything was delicious.

Thank Osito61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Duluth for the weekend. We picked VA Bene cafe, not such a good idea . Trying to find a parking area was a bit difficult if you don't have MN plates there are parking restrictions. We managed three blocks away to locate a spot...More

Thank Wings22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice selection of Italian style food that hasn’t been overly Americanized - which makes for a nice change. Very cafe style so probably not the place to go for a romantic dinner but great for casual dining. We found it a little strange that we...More

Thank Kerrie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat on covered outside grotto which overlooks Lake, walking trail and railroad. Fun. Very cheerful staff. Salmon dish was great. Ran out of pappardelle noodles key to the dish but just told them to improvise and they did and turned out fine. Very busy and...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is owned and operated by what must an authentic Italian. The food was so spot on that we ate every bite! Make reservations, as they fill up fast, and request the screened balcony facing Lake Superior. Starting with the bread and Italian butter,...More

Thank traveltoes1957
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rode the free trolley. This restaurant is conveniently located close to a trolley stop. It was a hot evening but we really wanted to dine on their patio given the beautiful view. Unfortunately, all of the outdoor tables were taken so we were seated...More

Thank suea501
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This was our sixth or seventh visit to Va Bene (we come to Duluth every summer) and it was again an excellent visit. We love the patio seating overlooking the lake - intimate and not over-crowded. The staff were great and welcoming and our meal...More

Thank explorer1905
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the pappardelle with scallops. Done to perfection. Light sauce, just the right amount of orange glaze. Can't wait to have it again!! Nathan was the good guy that took care of me, he is gracious and efficient. This place just never disappoints.

Thank Dan M
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Nathan W
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Mary Kay B | Property representative |
Not required but always a good idea to insure you have a table at the time you prefer.
Jessica A
February 23, 2016|
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Response from MrMoore101 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica, It would be best to make a reservation! Please give us a call at 218-722-1518
June 14, 2015|
Response from MrMoore101 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 218-722-1518
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Family owned and operated, fresh from-scratch Italian. Not your nonna's trattoria. Pastas, salads,pizzas, steak, fish, fresh baked desserts and gelato. Full bar, fantastic wine list and specialty cocktails. Perched overlooking Lake Superior with the best views of the lift bridge and harbor. Indoor and outdoor seating.
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