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Va Bene Caffe

734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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Ranked #5 of 225 restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We live in Duluth and eat at this restaurant often. Frankly, their porch overlooking Lake Superior is the primary reason we go there. There isn't anyplace else to eat in Duluth with a location this nice. The top of the Radisson has a revolving restaurant with an exceptional view, but Va Bené is much closer to the big lake. Their... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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283 reviews 283 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

What a great place to stop in Duluth! We enjoyed the food and the view! Inspired: the great view of Lake Superior Food: very good Service: good Atmosphere: busy and friendly Return: Absolutely!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 3+ times and it has always been good. The service is very very good, and the restaurant is the perfect size upstairs. I have never been downstairs, but I believe large parties go down there. The food is great, the best you can get by canal park.

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Duluth, MN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Every dish is made from scratch, if you love pasta this is it. Good salad selections, front row seat to Lake Superior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Enjoy their amazing homemade herb bread dipped in a delicious olive oil. For an appetizer, I've had their crostini's and spinach dip -- all delicious. I've only ever had their fresh pasta (they also serve meat and fish entrees, as well as pizza and paninis) and each dish has been perfection. Ambiance is upscale casual and if you can get... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Amatriciana to rival the best I've had! Numerous pasta dishes, creative appetizers; pear, goat cheese costini drizzled with honey; excellent gelato as well. Entrees away from the pastas were limited, so go with one of the pastas. Wine list was ok, but nothing outstanding. For a $20 corkage fee you can bring your own. Manager offered to decant my bottle... More

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Stanley, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Went here for my birthday dinner. We are former Duluthians and love this city but it was truly magical to be "suspended" over the lake walk at dusk with Lake Superior frozen in front of us and huge icicles hanging from our window. What about the food you ask? I chose the blood orange martini and it will be remembered... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. Service was friendly and attentive. Most of the dishes are pasta based. While we waited in the bar we were able to watch the chefs prepare meals.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Loved it and will go back!!! Wanted to try a new place, I really enjoyed it... It has a great view of the harbor...

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Very diverse Italian menu with truly something for everyone, including 3 teenage boys, and very reasonable prices. Stopped here on the way home from a ski trip to Lutsen. Restaurant is in a very quaint area just north of downtown in a row of beautifully restored buildings. We were seated in the enclosed porch at the back with an unbelievable... More

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