We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 229 Duluth Restaurants

Va Bene Caffe

734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

236 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    140
    70
    20
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Let's face it, Duluth doesn't have nearly as many good restaurants as it deserves, so lovely Va Bene is a standout. The first night, we ate in the solarium, with a breath-taking view of Lake Superior. Absolutely everything we had was excellent. What impressed us was the outstanding and imaginative seasoning of every dish. The wine that was featured was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food is awesome, the service great. You will not be disappointed. Try to get a table in the back for a fantastic lakeview. Its a small restaurant and they really care and it shows, in quality, presentation, and service. There Italian sausage soup is the best! Its a special treat for us to go. Enjoy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Italian sausage & potato soup that I had at this restaurant for lunch last weekend was outstanding. In fact, I would place this dish among the best soups that I have ever sampled in my almost 6 decades of culinary enjoyment. Try it, you'll like it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

love this little place. 3rd year in a row for our anniversary! This year we did the steak and pasta carbonara, and it was amazing! love sitting out on the porch overlooking the lake, so pretty. Can't wait to go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eden Prairie
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Intimate cafe with an expansive view of Lake Superior - a perfect combination on a windy, grey day in Duluth. Pasta was perfectly cooked and piping hot, and service was friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Richmond, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MN
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rochester, MN
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Been to Va Bene Caffe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing