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Va Bene Caffe

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734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Scratch made food, healthy portions, full of flavour paired with great drinks and great service. Sadly can't speak to the desserts as they were out due to the pastry chef being out sick, but the gelato was a nice finish as well. Would certainly visit again if in the area.

Thank TrevorR1982
Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate at Va Bene Caffe last weekend when we were in Duluth for a weekend getaway; we have always wanted to try it, but never made it for dinner until now. It was not what we expected; there are two other Italian restaurants nearby that we have tried and enjoyed them much more. My wife had the Gnocchi with... More 

Thank lemieuxg
Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bistecca pasta dish was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had, highlighted by the Gorgonzola sauce. I'm definitely going back before I leave town!

1 Thank Sparky6569
Hermantown, Minnesota, United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Italian cuisine at Va Bene is perhaps the most authentic of any of the Italian restaurants in Duluth. The bistro is situated on the shore of Lake Superior, and, to enjoy a spectacular view, ask to be seated on the enclosed deck. Be sure to make reservations well in advance, as the few available tables are in great demand.... More 

2 Thank Lois B
Miami Springs, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at this lovely spot on Lake Superior. Sat on the porch and the view was great. Food and service were excellent- really friendly waitress- well worth a leisurely stop if you're in the area. Easy parking.

Thank Lynn L
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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199 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I had dinner there on a Tuesday evening. We got there a little after seven and the place was filled. We were told a 20 minute wait but got seated earlier in the back room (seems like a porch). Our waiter was very friendly and efficient. We had a bottle of their Chianti which was very good. Hubby... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Va Bene Caffe never disappoints! We were celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary and the wine was perfect for the dishes we ordered. I think the caesar salad was the very best I've ever, ever had and my pasta carbonara and my husbands Pesto Fruitti De Mare were divine! Enjoy!!

Thank LutheRealtor
Annandale, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite place, I met my future son-in-law there, had a romantic dinner with my husband, and watched an awesome double rainbow over the lake from the porch! Great gelato, too!

Thank deblight54
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have celiac and the food was wonderful. My wife and I both enjoyed the entire experience. The service was excellent and the view was the best

Thank W W
International Falls, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on the selection of wines by the glass, because we like to taste wine. The service and the food were fast and excellent! The view of the lake was very nice! Our pasta dishes were delicious! We were prepared for a less than formal atmosphere, but it was even a bit more casual than I... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 218-722-1518
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?