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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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Bemidji, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 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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Superior, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Va Bene is a rare gem. It's authentic italian cooking. It's not greasy, overcooked, or anything else you might think of when you hear "italian cooking" in the area. It's fantastic! And if you get a table on the lake, you'll be treated to an amazing view for dinner. If we feel like splurging a little bit, we'll get a... More

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Plymouth, MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Sat out on the porch during an unusual heat wave. Decent beer selection and there were many wines by the glass. Service was very good and the food was excellent. Hightly recommend.

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sailsquirrel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Had a very good lunch. Prices appear to be same at lunch and dinner, but food was enjoyable. Pizza crust very good. Sitting on the enclosed deck offers an awesome view. Walk to Fitger's afterwards for a craft beer.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I had read some good reviews and decided to give this place a try on Aug 17. My husband and I were not disappointed. We had a nice view of the lake, and also we could watch the people running/walking by down near the restaurant, and a train was also going by. The place is not too big, so you... More

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Superior, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Birdie 68 hit it right when she commented on the"not generous" portions. The gelato micro portion was even less appealing when, at the bottom of the cup, there was that famous "up-bulge" in the bottom that makes the portion even smaller. Maybe they think they'll get rich being miserly on their portions instead of being generous and getting repeat customers... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

While staying in Duluth we went to the VA Bene Italian restaurant for dinner. Loved the atmosphere, the view was great as we were seated in the area near the windows, nothing like dining while looking at Lake Superior. The staff was FABULOUS! Friendly, helpful in ordering just what you would expect. The food was fabulous! This is a must... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Atmosphere was pleasant. Food portions were not generous, we planned to share plates (like is custom in Italy) but unlike Italy, we left still a little hungry. Our bill came to $80.00 for 5. Two adults,two teens,1 seven yr. old. We ordered 1 appetizer, waters,1 salad & 3 pasta dishes, no alcohol! Food was fresh & flavorful.

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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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