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Va Bene Caffe

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734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 225
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My Italian Connection

Not many joints in this little burg make me as consistently happy as Va Bene. A regularly improving menu and superb staff make this the kind of place that many thought were extinct; old fashioned greatness. Try the Cheesesteak Panini and tell 'em Mark told ya so. I know, pretty pedestrian name, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark H
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not many joints in this little burg make me as consistently happy as Va Bene. A regularly improving menu and superb staff make this the kind of place that many thought were extinct; old fashioned greatness. Try the Cheesesteak Panini and tell 'em Mark told ya so. I know, pretty pedestrian name, but exquisitely done I tell ya! And while... More 

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Thank Mark H
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While this time we were here for a dinner meeting and didn't have a view, typically we have a table overlooking Lake Superior,. Friendly and attentive staff, delicious food! Their house specials are yummy, and 1/2 price wine bottle Wednesday can't be beat!

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Thank MNStrats
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Va Bene is fantastic. I was just there twice in the same week! Wednesday's are half priced bottles of wine:) Service is always good. Staff is knowledgeable about wine pairings. I wish it was cheaper...but clearly that isn't stopping me!

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Thank Karleigh H
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a solo lunch today to kill some time. I had the Venzia (#17 on the menu) and OM Goodness! The ingredients are obviously and notably fresh fresh fresh. The alfredo sauce is to die for; they add just enough cinnamon or cardamom to lessen what can be a strong taste of salmon so even if you... More 

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Thank brenda d
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How good is this place ? I would never have expected great Italian in Duluth, yet there it is. Wonderful service too. Not a lot of table tops so make sure you get a reservation or can wait awhile for a table. A must stop in Duluth

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Thank golfguyhngc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here with my wife following a business meeting. Choose to wait for a Patio table if possible or call ahead to reserve your table so that you can watch enjoy Lake Superior while you dine. The menu offers a good variety and the food is excellent. The deserts are a bit small to share but would be a perfect... More 

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Thank Tim M
Grand Junction
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Va Bene is on the lake so try to get a table at the back by the windows. We each had the Va Bene salad and split two of the pastas - the Puttanesca and a recent addition to their menu. Both were excellent! The bread was very good, and they have a good wine list. I would definitely go... More 

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Thank Mary K
Plymouth, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is all made on site, including the gelato and sorbettos. Wait staff is knowlegeable, friendly and efficient, with the right amount of fun. The menu is varied with something delicious for everyone, at least 20 pasta dishes, each one we tried was delicuous and well prepared. A perfect evening in a beautiful setting on Lake Superior. Very interesting and... More 

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Thank Katyevee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited to go to Va Bene Cafe after reading the wonderful reviews. My husband and I stopped her last night for my birthday dinner. We were seated immediately with a cozy little table overlooking the water. It was a little cramped with the table immediately behind us and a bit too warm for a great dining experience.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary at Va Bene. Made a reservation for a Saturday night. Went early and were offered seating right away in the front of the restaurant. Decided to wait for a table overlooking the lake. Correct decision. Mood was right, lighting, ambiance. Everything was great. Then the food came. Great immediately went to outstanding. This was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: 218-722-1518

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?