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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Flavorful breakfast with a view

Found this gem on on our way from Fitgers Hotel to Lester Park for some mountain biking. Had great breakfast, coffee and Bloody Mary's. Loved the panino...pancetta and sausage were really great, and the view on the covered back room was beautiful. Great start to our day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
MiVidaLoca
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Found this gem on on our way from Fitgers Hotel to Lester Park for some mountain biking. Had great breakfast, coffee and Bloody Mary's. Loved the panino...pancetta and sausage were really great, and the view on the covered back room was beautiful. Great start to our day!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This place is great. Atmosphere, food, location, clientele, it's all good. The only thing that could be better is the beer selection. If you like spicy food I'd recommend the "ARRABIATA AL PADRE RICARDO", I ordered it 8/10 on the spicy scale; I plan on ordering it a little lower next time.

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Washburn, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Sitting on the patio overlooking the lake makes dining at Va Bene Caffe a special experience. Food and service were excellent.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Try the seabass for a great fish meal. The Italian food was great the waiter picked the wine excellent choice

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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have had many great lunch and dinner experiences. Dining on the enclosed deck is where you want to be. Deck seating is designed for groups of two to four. There is also a small area outside, when the temperature right next to the largest fresh water lake in the world, permits.

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virginia MN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A beautiful view, but a little pricey for what you get to eat. There is not a large variety of food choices. I was a little disappointed. If I hear it I improves, I would try it again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is becoming a regular haunt for us when we visit Duluth. Take advantage of the indoor or outdoor deck during daylight for the lake view. The nicoise salad was enough for a light lunch for two. And they have a large (delicious) gelato selection to top off a meal, or to take while you walk.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Don't miss this place! It is a From-Scratch restaurant Fresh pear slices with pecorino romana olive oil and fresh cracked pepper. Main entree was a chicken prosciutto with asparagus and arugula with balsamic vinegar blended with mascarpone, sliced almonds and shells. Then top it off with bourbon caramel ginger snap gelato

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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff can seem a bit uppity at times but I've always had consistently great service. The menu has many selections; you can't go wrong because every dish is outstanding.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here while on a weekend getaway to Duluth. We both agreed that it was one of the best meals we've had! We had a little bit of a wait since we arrived without reservations but we were able to enjoy a glass of wine by the bar and the staff were very accomodating. 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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?