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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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Duluth, Minnesota
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This place is great, and you can never go wrong. Their food is great, and their staff is very knowledgeable about their dessert menus. It's a little spendy, but worth it.

Thank SELUDO3335
Duluth, Minnesota
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Food, service, views...all were perfect!! The waitress knew all about every dish we asked about. The food rich and tasty. Their bread was to die for! The view right on Lake Superior was superb. Everything I could ask in an Italian restaurant. We'll be back soon!

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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

From the salads to the dessert this was some of the best Italian food we have had outside of Italy. Good pasta carbonara is hard to come by and this was done to perfection. We also enjoyed the view of the lake, good service and nice wine list. If we lived nearby we would be regulars.

Thank Riveright
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I had a panini and it was delicious! Slightly different from your standard panini but it was well worth it. There was a ride variety of food options, all italian of course. The ice cream all sounded scrumptious, unfortunately I did not have a chance to try it. Our server wasn't overly friendly and seemed rushed whenever she would come... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Walked the lake-walk boardwalk from Canal Park to Va Bene. Nice half mile hike with a great reward. Ordered the PLP--Pancetta, Lettuce and Pomodoro sandwich. The appetizer served include a delicious Italian salad and bread with a vinegar and olive oil dip. The PLP was absolutely fabulous. Full of flavor and a perfect portion. Really tasty. There are other great... More 

Thank ChasB998
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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183 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We have dinned at Va Benne a half dozen times since it opened and have always had great service and great food. Everything is fresh and made to order. Our server on Friday was Heather and she is top notch. If in Duluth this is a must !

Thank ken h
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Va Bene about 30 minutes before close and still got amazing service from Erica. The view of the lift bridge was absolutely amazing and completed the ambiance. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. We also loved the gelato. Probably the best I have had in the US. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are in... More 

Thank Lindsey D
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

My husband and I had been to Va Bene once before and the food was sooo amazing we knew we'd be back. Last weekend we returned, this time for lunch and brought a friend with us who had never been there before. We started with the artichoke dip served with warm grilled ciabatta which was incredible. I had the Bistecca... More 

Thank Debbie R
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132 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We were looking for a lake view and were very satisfied with the food. The kitchen seems to be on a set routine. No specials, no real ability to substitute. Service was only fair; a bit detached. Nice pricing. We would be back but we would not expect any spontaneous kitchen action. Water views are oh, so splendid.

Thank MBB66066
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Va Bene has Great food, and waitstaff! I have never had anything I didn't like! The views from the porch of Lake Superior are amazing!

Thank Smarino37

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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