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Va Bene Caffe

734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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Ranked #3 of 227 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were stopping in Duluth on our anniversary on our way to the North Shore and couldn't have found a better dining experience to make a memorable day better if we'd tried! Great menu, even better food and a beautiful view from our table of Lake Superior. Our seafood and pasta dishes were delicious as was my favorite appetizer-bruschetta. Hope... More

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was relatively small and intimate. The service was excellent as well as the food selection. Two of our party ordered the pasta bar. The choices for items to add was large and the veggies were fresh.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ate here twice on our recent fall visit to Duluth and the North Shore, once on our way up and then again on the way back for our last night, since we liked it so much the first time. Nice variety of interesting menu options and those we had were well-executed. At each meal we tried... More

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Rochester, MN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Oustanding Gnocchi with Marinara sauce. Spouse had Angel hair pasta with sundried tomatoes & pine nuts that was excellent as well. We were not hungry enough for a salad or dessert but the seating on the patio looking out over the lake was very romantic. Excellent service too. One of our top two meals in Duluth the past few days.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This has become one of our favorite restaurants in Duluth. Great wine list, appetizer choices, food & desserts. Our service has always been very good. My current favorite main is PreferIto Della Casa. Because it's small, it can be crowded on a weekend night - call ahead for reservations. We love to sit out on the small, enclosed porch with... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stopped in for a quick drink and appetizers around lunch time. The drinks weren't anything fancy, a martini and a Bellini but were just okay in execution. We sat outside, on the small deck and were impressed with the view. We left before appetizers because in the short time we were there, three tables around us were chastised by... More

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Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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