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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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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Ok I love this place for lunch. Pricing is good , view fantastic and totally yummy creative meals! Definitely stop here when going on the lake walk to a visit to rose garden!

Thank kelly l
Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Scratch made food, healthy portions, full of flavour paired with great drinks and great service. Sadly can't speak to the desserts as they were out due to the pastry chef being out sick, but the gelato was a nice finish as well. Would certainly visit again if in the area.

Thank TrevorR1982
Thunder Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We ate at Va Bene Caffe last weekend when we were in Duluth for a weekend getaway; we have always wanted to try it, but never made it for dinner until now. It was not what we expected; there are two other Italian restaurants nearby that we have tried and enjoyed them much more. My wife had the Gnocchi with... More 

Thank lemieuxg
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Bistecca pasta dish was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had, highlighted by the Gorgonzola sauce. I'm definitely going back before I leave town!

1 Thank Sparky6569
Hermantown, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Italian cuisine at Va Bene is perhaps the most authentic of any of the Italian restaurants in Duluth. The bistro is situated on the shore of Lake Superior, and, to enjoy a spectacular view, ask to be seated on the enclosed deck. Be sure to make reservations well in advance, as the few available tables are in great demand.... More 

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Miami Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at this lovely spot on Lake Superior. Sat on the porch and the view was great. Food and service were excellent- really friendly waitress- well worth a leisurely stop if you're in the area. Easy parking.

Thank Lynn L
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Hubby and I had dinner there on a Tuesday evening. We got there a little after seven and the place was filled. We were told a 20 minute wait but got seated earlier in the back room (seems like a porch). Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. We had a bottle of their Chianti which was very good. Hubby... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Va Bene Caffe never disappoints! We were celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary and the wine was perfect for the dishes we ordered. I think the caesar salad was the very best I've ever, ever had and my pasta carbonara and my husbands Pesto Fruitti De Mare were divine! Enjoy!!

Thank LutheRealtor
Annandale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My favorite place, I met my future son-in-law there, had a romantic dinner with my husband, and watched an awesome double rainbow over the lake from the porch! Great gelato, too!

Thank deblight54
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have celiac and the food was wonderful. My wife and I both enjoyed the entire experience. The service was excellent and the view was the best

Thank W W

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?