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734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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Ranked #3 of 230 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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English first
Duluth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you visit Duluth, eat here. It is some of the best Italian food I've found state side. It is a great quaint little location overlooking Lake Superior! From beginning to end this is a great experience.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Monday 1/19/15 we were again in Duluth. This place was recommended by our daughter and son-in-law as a place to check out. They had a great experience there. Sooo... It was a cold day, but the veranda (all glass, floor to ceiling) over looking the lake was warm with sun shine and had a total beautiful view of Lake Superior!.... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were recommended to this place by the inn keeper at our B&B. We were going to try another Italian place. So glad we didn't! Everything from drinks to dessert was divine. Had an espresso martini and it was the best I've ever had. We also took a bottle of their featured wine and that was great too. We tend... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is our favorite place to eat in our hometown, Duluth. Wonderful food, and if you get there early enough, a wonderful view looking out on beautiful Lake Superior, from high above. Ask for a table by the windows on the covered porch. If you go on a Wednesday night in the summer, you'll be treated to the sailboat races... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stopped in here on a whim after a trip to Fitger's Brewhouse for lunch and we were not disappointed! We were seated right over the lake in the four season porch like area (request if you can) and had dessert and coffee. The chocolate cake and espresso are out of this world. I will be back next time I'm in... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Probably our favorite restaurants in Duluth! We love the food, atmosphere, view of the lake, knowledgeable staff and great gelato !

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The best part of having dinner here was probably the atmosphere. We sat inside but we had a wonderful view of the lake. The service was good. Our waiter was attentive. He offered us a bottle of wine and was knowledgeable about which wine to pair with the pasta that we had ordered. Water glasses were never empty. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When my wife and I need our Italian food cravings taken care of, this is the place. Great food and atmosphere, best when avoiding the lunch and dinner rush.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have been to this restaurant 3 times now. The food has always been wonderful. It is really reasonably priced for the quality of the food. I think it is the best restaurant in Duluth. The service is also excellent.

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Atmosphere and staff: Five stars Cuisine: Two stars The atmosphere and staff can't be beat. Beautiful lake views, friendly staff. I just wish the quality of the cuisine matched the ambiance and the price. I really want this place be good, it just falls short. The meals seem thawed out and reheated. Too bad, it's a lovely, romantic scene.

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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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