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Va Bene Caffe

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734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
+1 218-722-1518
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Superior, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As far as Italian food in the Duluth area is concerned, it gets no better than this. And before you scoff at the idea of good italian in Northern MN, please try this place out. Call ahead, request a lake view table and you'll want to thank me later. Large menu, both food and wine, with very knowledgeable staff. Prices... More 

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Thank underar0ck
Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This quaint restaurant sits above the lake walk overlooking Lake Superior. The view is almost as fantastic as the food. Each time I've returned to this restaurant I've had a fantastic experience. The food and the service are fantastic. Definitely try!

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Thank Jamie V
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quaint, vibrant, delicious food with great service! This has to be my shortest review because you must eat here when in Duluth! Thank you Va Benne and our server Mackenzie, for a great meal and service.

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Thank Keithscars
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a nice Italian restaurant for dinner and several locals recommended Va Bene. We decide to act on their suggestion and had a wonderful meal overlooking Lake Superior. Duluth has other nice restaurants, but if you are in Duluth, why not choose a restaurant that has a nice view of the lake as opposed to looking at... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It finally stopped snowing after 24 hours, but the temps were dropping like icicles off a warm roof. Not a night to lick a metal pole, but a one of the moments to absorb some Italian comfort food. The cheeriness of Va Bene as well as the two blazing fireplaces in two seperate dining rooms, plus a full house of... More 

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CHAMPLIN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a sunny little restaurant- even though it was bone chilling cold outside the porch by the lake was very cozy. Great view of the lake, made better by a ship coming in while we dined. We both had salads and gelato - the homemade bread with oil was delicious. The gelato was excellent once it warmed up a bit.

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Thank Ann H
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came to Duluth for business....we had an absolutely wonderful meal here! Everything was excellent!!!

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Thank Lovedelmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend asking for a table "outside" (it has walls and a roof) for the best view of the lake. The focaccia bread on the side is tasty, as is the bruschetta. I like the seafood pastas and the Gorgonzola one. Can get a bit busy, would recommend recommendations if you can.

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Thank Etroolin
Bayfield, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Va Bene for the first time on Fri Dec 16. It was highly recommended by Siri at Lake Superior Magazine. Intimate dining on the porch overlooking Lake Superior. Martini and wine were great. Bruschetta was the best we have ever had. The pasta was perfectly cooked with excellent sauces that were freshly made.... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were hoping for some great Italian food but it wasn't to be found here. Okay, let's start with the place. It is loud, noisy and full of clattering plates and silverware. Brightly lit too. No, not a nice quiet dinner, no ambiance. I don't think the "young" crowd cares, but some of us "older" folks like a bit of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-722-1518
Description
Family owned and operated, fresh Italian. Not your nonna's trattoria. Pastas, salads,pizzas, staek,fish, fresh baked desserts and gelato. Full bar, fantastic wine list and specialty cocktails. Perched over looking Lake Superior with the best view of the lift bridge and harbor.

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