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Va Bene Caffe

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Italian, Pasta
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 184
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  • 84
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 6
    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 favorite place to eat

O.M.G. I love this place. The food & view are amazing. I've never had a bad experience with the servers, but they aren't overly friendly. My favorite menu item is the Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream sauce. Their Gelato is LEGIT! I highly recommend Va Bene. It is expensive, but so worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Karleigh H
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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English first
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

O.M.G. I love this place. The food & view are amazing. I've never had a bad experience with the servers, but they aren't overly friendly. My favorite menu item is the Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream sauce. Their Gelato is LEGIT! I highly recommend Va Bene. It is expensive, but so worth it!

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for freshly prepared food, fantastic desserts, and knowledgeable staff, go here! I highly recommend their pasta menu, which ranges in price from $11 - $17 with an additional charge to add a side salad or soup. I have found that although the portions aren't overly large, it is enough for a dinner and a lunch for... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant literally sits on the shore of Lake Superior with great views . The customer service is terrific the people that work there really enjoy what they are doing. We order different items off the menu each time we come and have never been disappointed. The Brochette appetizer is great. Portion sizes are perfect at least for us. We... More 

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Greensboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Service was a little slow but good. Food was very good. We were seated inside overlooking the water but tables were to close for adults. Room was also loud. Still a very good experience.

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midwest
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A nice Italian joint. If you sit outside (weather permitting) or in the 'solarium', you'll have a great view of the water. The decor inside is very upbeat and vibrant so inside is not a bad choice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food is impeccable and each dish is made with such care. The view is one of a kind- great place to view the lake and canal park area, but still being in a quiet spot and more private. The restaurant is smaller, but very cozy and intimate. The staff really care about giving you 5 star service. ((The gelato... More 

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minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We just walked in and were able to be seated right away, but I would strongly encourage reservations.....They are busy! Food was wonderful. We were able to sit on the enclosed patio and had a great view of the Lake....sailboat races started at 6pm so that was fun to see while we were dining.....There is something on the menu for... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fun lunch stop on the way to Lutsen Wonderful salmon salad and great simple pasta dishes. Secret is the enclosed deck overlooking the harbor and the Big Lake. Perf ct place to watch the ships go in and out under the lift bridge while enjoying a nice glass of Italian wine. AND Wednesday is half price wine Is life good... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've eaten here a few times with my family on occasions up to Duluth - and this is great Italian food! It's not often you find a restaurant that serves homemade pasta and often you can view it. I would suggest calling for a reservation as it's quite small and fills up quickly! It's great food and a wonderful view... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate with another couple on the veranda with a great view of Lake Superior, a little cool but fun to watch a sail boat race while eating. An appetizer of goat cheese, pear and honey was quite good along with a roasted red pepper spread on thin crisp bread thins. We all had pasta which was cooked well. My... More 

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Additional Information about Va Bene Caffe

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

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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, 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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