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“Lots of pasta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Va Bene Caffe

Va Bene Caffe
734 East Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1518
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Ranked #3 of 229 Restaurants in Duluth
Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lots of pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. Service was friendly and attentive. Most of the dishes are pasta based. While we waited in the bar we were able to watch the chefs prepare meals.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Loved it and will go back!!! Wanted to try a new place, I really enjoyed it... It has a great view of the harbor...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service; Outstanding View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Very diverse Italian menu with truly something for everyone, including 3 teenage boys, and very reasonable prices. Stopped here on the way home from a ski trip to Lutsen. Restaurant is in a very quaint area just north of downtown in a row of beautifully restored buildings. We were seated in the enclosed porch at the back with an unbelievable view overlooking Lake Superior and the harbor just to the south. On a very, very cold night, it was nice and warm inside (depite all of the windows) and the front room is equally cozy with a working fireplace. Service was outstanding with a waiter who was fully familiar with everything on the menu and the wine list. All dishes were excellent but I had the outstanding Arrabiatta Al Padre with Italian sausage in a wonderful marinara sauce. You can pick your level of spiciness from 1 to 10, and 6 had plenty of kick (and I love spice). The boys were all equally pleased with their more traditional selections. Only regret was that I was here with the boys and not my wife! I don't know much about Duluth but am planning to go back during the summer (without kids!) and will definitely have another stop at Va Bene at the top of our list.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tomah, Wisconsin
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“Best Italian in Duluth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Va Bene is easily the best Italian restaurant in Duluth. Food is consistently great although the one criticism would be slow service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Consistently excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

It's not cheap, but I have yet to eat anything that was less than outstanding. Chicken Alfredo in particular stands out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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