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Va Bene Caffe

734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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Ranked #3 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a lovely spot right long Lake Superior with an outside and indoor deck and a very acceptable, Italianate menu.

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Minnesota
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We dine at Va Bene frequently, and have enjoyed it each and every time. Everything tastes fresh and is well prepared and presented. Love the atmosphere, colors, tables, view of the grill! It is the perfect size for Duluth, meaning not too large and not too small. The view of the lake is amazing from the porch. Wish I had... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We absolutely LOVE this restaurant. We come here somewhat regularly and every single time we have amazing food and service. The atmosphere is amazing. You can sit in their back area and watch ships come in! So awesome! All the pastas we have tried are super good, but our number 1 favorite it the Bistecca Pizza. Soooo great!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I recommend Va Bene to anyone looking for a great dinner place in Duluth. The food is consistently good, and I get something different all the time. I've had the Fettuccini Carbonara a few times and it's one of my favorites. The selection of Italin wines is very good. I love the Montepulciano and wish I could find it elsewhere.... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went here for dinner on our anniversary while in town and finding that our first choice for Italian was closed Sundays. We didn't have to wait long without a reservation and had a great spot on their deck overlooking superior at sunset. Pastas are great, as is their bread. Prices are reasonable and our service was good. Only small... More

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a very cute, small restaurant in Duluth. They have seating in an enclosed porch and an open porch a stone's throw from Lake Superior! The pizza is good and the chocolate cake dessert with side of vanilla sorbet is to die for...and they have wonderful coffee! Very nice place!

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San Antonio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

What a treasure! Our first visit (lunch) and can't wait for the next one. Loved the little dining room perched on Lake Superior. Food was superb and artistic. Even something as simple as soup and a salad was special. Though I didn't have it, the Nicoise looked fabulous. As did the gelato. Really good service, too.

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Lakeville, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The artichoke dip appetizer was good and one of the pasta dishes (with shrimp, scallops and creamy red sauce) was very good. Other 2 pasta dishes were very mediocre; I could hardly eat mine (chewy noodles, too much balsamic vinegar, not sure where the marscapone cheese was?). Coconut gelato was amazing. Maybe just stop in for gelato and the great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal from salad to gelato! Our family of 4 can't always agree on where to eat but equally loved this place! We dined outdoors and enjoyed one of the best views in the city!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had been walking about some lovely gardens in Duluth and went here for an early dinner. We had a little bit of trouble finding it - but that was probably just us! Anyway we sat inside but at a window which gave us nice views and both selected pastas for our entrees. I had a puttanesca sauce and my... More

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