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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 159
    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
Delicious food and a patio view of the lake!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Kathleen C
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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virginia MN
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love the variety, quality and the fact that they tailor the meal to work for people who are gluten intolerant.

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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the most fun aspects of Va Bene is that you can order a custom-designed pasta dish. You choose the type of pasta, the sauce, and the extra ingredients, and they will prepare it for you that way. Of course, you can also order right off the menu. Va Bene is small, charming, yet upscale, and overlooks Lake Superior... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited with a friend last night, and had a good experience. The angel hair pasta and puttanesca were very good. The Va Bene salad was also delicious! It was a quiet evening so no waiting and we were able to get a table right at the lakeside windows.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We love Va Bene Caffe. The first time we ate there was because the restaurant we were going to eat at had a long wait. Finding Va Bene was like finding buried treasure. We sat out on the deck and had one of the best Italian meals ever! The ambiance was great too. We have gone back several times and... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went here around 8 pm to just grab a martini and a desert with my wife! The atmosphere was great for this! The prices were a little high, but really anywhere you go to get a martini they charge too much! Haha ... The dessert was phenomenal and everyone else's food looked delicious from what I could see! Little bit... 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: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?