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Va Bene Caffe

734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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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
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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
Centerton, Arkansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Large group showed up on a Wednesday night without warning! They handled us very well and we had great service. It was a little slow but with lots of wine and appetizers we did not mind the wait. Food was terrific and not the normal spagetti and lasagna type italian place. Dessert was perfect ending.

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West Concord, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Wonderful view right on the lake. The wait staff was so attentive. The food was out of this world, the portions very generous. I will be going back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

Small quaint italian caffe Fettuccine carbonara was fresh and tasty. Sat on the enclosed deck area with a great view of the Lake. I would recommend this restaurant. Waitress did a very nice job

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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Va Bene is one of the best restaurants to enjoy an authentic Italian meal! The food is fresh, delicious, and plentiful! If you find fault with this restaurant once you experience it, it is probably because you did not have the pleasure of having Italians cook for you--either actual Italians in Italy or those that came over and shared their... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Nice place. The food was very good, not extraordinary. The server was simply delightful, the way you might expect/hope people in a aller city might be. Prices for the quality of food was very reasonable. We'd certainly go back.

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Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The place is smallist and the noise level can be a bit much, but the food is soooo good. And on Wednesday's they have wonderful bottles of wine for half prices.

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Champlin Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

After reading all of the glowing reviews we made a special effort to meet 4 Duluth natives here while up for an event. Note to self---when you say to the locals, "have you ever been here before?" and all they say is "yes," then chances are they're not thrilled with the place. The roasted red pepper spread appetizer was tasty... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant has an excellent atmosphere and has very good food! We sat in the enclosed patio, it was chilly outside, but they did have a few tables outside, all overlooking the lake. We went in the late evening and had a spectacular view of the lift bridge all lit up. Ok, the food. We both had pasta and both... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Very quaint unexpecting place that is rarely busy. I think it may be the best kept secret in Duluth! The food is phenomenal and the view is gorgeous! You are literally right on top of the lake walk... The views will take your breath away! The food is all freshly made before your eyes and the desserts can't be beat!... More 

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North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We ate out on the enclosed patio with a beautiful view of the lake. While I enjoyed my carbonara pasta entree, there was so much oil swimming at the bottom of the bowl that I chose not to finish my meal. The balsamic vinegar they used to dip your bread in was out of this world! Several of the antipasti... More 

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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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