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Va Bene Caffe

734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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Ranked #4 of 228 restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed lunch at Va Bene Caffe to celebrate an anniversary and sat in the deck over looking Lake Superior. It was busy with lots of folks chatting and enjoying great food. Our Panini and Va Bene Salad with chicken was delightful and dessert was yummy. Service was great and our waitress was attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I found Va Bene while searching Trip Advisor for somewhere nice to eat on our last evening in Duluth. It was everything the reviewers mentioned and more. Very nice staff, great food and of course the beautiful view. My only concern is that it will get so popular I won't be able to get a table the next time we're... More

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Eden Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Oh my gosh..... First I must say, the atmosphere at this restaurant is fantastic, but the food is off the charts! We started with a couple of appetizers (the fresh bruschetta and a cheese sauce were to die for) We continued with our entree's. The Mahi Mahi was mouth watering! My daughter went traditional with spaghetti and meatballs and cleaned... More

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Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited Va Bene early on a Wednesday evening. Our experience was wonderful! Service was great from the moment we walked and throughout our time there. As others have said, the view is spectacular, especially when seated on the outdoor balcony over looking Lake Superior. We happened to hit a Wednesday evening when Duluth has a regatta on the bay.... More

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Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Va bene is a very charming Italian restaurant with good food and very pleasant atmosphere. Italian beers, gelato, good espresso, and a wide selection of light Italian fare. The absolutely outstanding feature is the location, with outdoor tables perched directly above Lake Superior. The sun sparkling off the water is to die for.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great little restaurant that serves wonderful Italian food, great desserts and has a decent and affordable wine list. If you are looking to have a nice meal outside of the Canal Park craziness you should check this place out! I would suggest reservations on the weekends during the summer.

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Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really bad service up front - asked to wait for table, sat at bar, no bartender!! A super BUSBOY saw our plight, mixed us drinks (using a manual) & had a great attitude - should be the manager! Nice setting on the lake, great view. We were served their special (scallops) & mahi mahi, both good but served on WAY... More

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Montreal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From Va Bene balcon everything seemed enchanting. This Sunday evening, the Lake Superior appeared in the light mist, reminiscent of the North Italian lakes. We appreciated Mahi Mahi plate and its original lemon sauce. Just too much angel hair pasta, bluring the taste of roasted tomatoes with herbs and subtle texture of the fish. Big choice of Italian gelati -... More

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Estero, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Can't find what you want? Thus place has build your pasta on the menu. The service was excellent and the view of Lake Superior was great.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Easily one of the best Italian meals we have ever had! Va Bene is a small and unassuming place and the entrees are delicious and very reasonable. The decor was modern and it had that bustling vibe of a busy family-owned Italian restaurant. I had the gnocchi and my husband had the fettucine bolognese. Superb! We will definitely come back... More

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