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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 164
    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
Great Pasta! Gluten free option available.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
1951Patricia
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Duluth, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 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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Sioux Falls, Sd
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We decided to try this place since it was rated so high, even though we have two other favorite Italian places we like to go whe we visit. Besides the view, it was terrible. Service was so-so, but the food was substandard. The spicy beer cheese soup was super runny, with visible grease on the surface that would not incorporate... More 

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Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Ambiance, great food, great wine, great atmosphere, waitress, colors, comfort. Oh, the flourless chocolate cake was incredible. Glad I live here. In Duluth, I mean.

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner with wife food was excellent atmosphere was casual yet still special had a great time and was not shocked by the tab Great spot!!!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I’m on the shores of Lake Superior, and I go into Va Bene, I am greeted by a nice man behind a podium. Next to him is a glass container full of desserts: cupcakes, biscottis, and cheesecake. He leads us past other tables in the main room and into a room with a lot of windows. The restaurant is in... More 

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Duluth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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: Scenic view, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?