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Va Bene

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$12 - $30
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Duluth this summer and chose Va Benne because the reviews here on TripAdvisor but also because of the views of the lake while dining and a really helpful online reservation system during Covid that allowed us to choose not only the time but...also the room in the restaurant we wanted as we wanted to sit in the enclosed solarium. Romantic ambience with wonderful lake views at sunset was the best part of our experience but the food and service were also really good. We will definitely look forward to dining here the next time we visit Duluth.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early as they texted us to say our table was ready early. We had a table overlooking Lake Superior. Our waiter, Tom, was very good and steered us the right way when we had questions about an entree or a cocktail. We loved...our caprese salad, beet salad and bruschetta. My entree was the scallops and shrimp with penne and red sauce. It was very tasty and filling. I would definitely come here again! Thanks for a great meal and wonderful service.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020 via mobile

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in Duluth. I've never had a dish I didn't love and the view on the deck is pretty spectacular. My husband and I go here for pretty much every date night.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Very good! You could tell the pasta was home made - very tasty! Generous portions made the price reasonable. They did a very good job with curbside pickup. This was our pre-50k pasta dinner and the race went great soooo... coincidence? I think not. We’d...totally get this again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2020

We went back twice. They take care in their food. Delicious. We had wine and looked over Lake Superior while we waited for our take out.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 14, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I came here on September 9th for an early dinner. As first time visitors to Duluth, we chose Va Bene based on other reviews. We were not disappointed. Reservations were easily made online (a Covid requirement), and we appreciated the detailed format...so we could choose from available times and types of seating areas (indoors with or without a view, or outdoors). Since it was a sunny but breezy and chilly day, we chose the indoor seating with a view, and what a beautiful view it was. We were greeted at the door, and shown to the indoor enclosed porch area with a wall of windows overlooking Lake Superior. Such a pretty setting. Our server was friendly and efficient, but did not rush us in any way. Our meals were delicious and everything seemed freshly prepared. We enjoyed the wonderful food and relaxing, pretty view.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020

The best food place in Duluth. We finished my wife's 40th b-day celebration with lunch at Va Bene. And it was the best meal we had this year. We both had a foodgasm? Home made pasta with prosciutto was out of this world.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 17, 2020 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical when I walked in as it it didn’t look very nice. But looks can be deceiving! We sat on the covered deck and had a stunning view of the lake at sunset. The food was soooooo good! Best meal we...had in Duluth! My husband had the steak which he could cut with a butter knife. I had a pasta dish with sausage and cream and it was phenomenal!! Don’t get me started on the focaccia! I ate so much it was obscene! Don’t skip the gelato!! I highly recommend this place!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

The views, service, and food were all exceptional. We sat in the solarium, which was perfect for a cool, cloudy day. Our waiter went above and beyond to make it a positive experience. After the views and service, I would’ve been totally satisfied with average...food, but that too exceeded my expectations. We brought my two daughters with, and I’d love to return for a date night.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 1, 2020

We made a reservation on the glassed in porch and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and view of the lake and Duluth. The food was delightful. We enjoyed the pasta funghi along with a caesar salad and delightful cabernet. Service was very good. Would highly recommend...to visitors or couples looking for a romantic place to enjoy a quiet meal. Be sure to reserve on the enclosed porch.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Nathan W
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Mary Kay B | Property representative |
Not required but always a good idea to insure you have a table at the time you prefer.
Jessica A
February 23, 2016|
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Response from MrMoore101 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica, It would be best to make a reservation! Please give us a call at 218-722-1518
June 14, 2015|
Response from MrMoore101 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 218-722-1518
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