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Va Bene Caffe

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

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  • 176
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 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
wondreful experience

Never have been to Duluth, never expected to find a place like this in a small mid-western city. The food was wonderful and the service (Steve) was phenomenal! The restaurant itself is small and casual, right on the water. We sat on a glassed in porch over looking Lake Superior. But the best is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2013
Luisa H
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Malvern
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Duluth, Minnesota
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

food lacks the detail for greatness. gelato, don't bother. wonderful deck to view the water thats what you are paying for.

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Malvern
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Never have been to Duluth, never expected to find a place like this in a small mid-western city. The food was wonderful and the service (Steve) was phenomenal! The restaurant itself is small and casual, right on the water. We sat on a glassed in porch over looking Lake Superior. But the best is last, right? Had a profiterole for... More 

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Schofield
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We chose to eat dinner here because of the great reviews and it was very close to where we were staying. We were not disappointed. We made a reservation since it is not a big restaurant at all. They do not let you reserve certain tables, but we wanted to sit on the patio. When we arrived at our reservation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Always sit on the deck with the great view of Lake Superior. The menu is extensive, service is great. The food is wonderful

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Duluth, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I make it across the street to Va Bene about 6 times a year and after several years, it's still great. I hate to admit it, but I always get the Nicoise salad featuring Dave Ragotzki's salmon! Today was a busy day but the service was freindly and the food (although slow coming out of the kitchen because of a... More 

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prior lake mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We have dined at most of the restaurants in Canal Park and wanted to change things up. We were happy we did. The setting on the deck, with the lake overlook, and our server were really good as was the food. I thought the prices were very reasonable for the experience. We have spent more for the same or less.... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I would highly recommend this little Italian restaurant in Duluth. Away from the crazy Canal Park area and with outstanding views of Lake Superior. Ask for a spot in the porch for best views. The space is small, but the food is great - not sure if I would say 'excellent' yet, but I think they are on their way.... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The enclosed deck on Lake Superior let us enjoy the view even on a cloudy rainy day. Teenage daughter had pesto pizza which was delicious...friend and I split a pasta dish with beef tips and Gorgonzola....yum!!!! We will absolutely come back...so glad we found thanks to trip advisor!

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Houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a great little Italian restaurant overlooking Lake Superior. We thought the food was delicious!! Away from the "downtown" area of Duluth, it is small and cozy. We ate early so there was no wait. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I can’t say if this is the best Italian spot in Duluth, but only because I’ve never eaten at other Italian spots. Va Benne, though, was wonderful. It’s a very small space and even though we didn’t have reservations were able to be seated right away. The space itself is light and cheery. The food was fantastic and reasonably priced... 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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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