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Va Bene Caffe

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734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
+1 218-722-1518
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Prescott, Arizona
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Victoria M
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations and were seated right away. My dinner was really good, but we were not impressed with the bread you get before your meal! Atmosphere was just ok. I was expecting it to be a little fancier.

Thank Lorie M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing that could be improved with this gem of a spot is the size. But then you would destroy much of the charm. The food is excellent. The staff is very good. The view and vibe are awesome. You are feet off of the truck lake and the lake walk. I loved the careful preparation and presentation of... More 

Thank Topperdad
Eagan, Minnesota
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155 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at Va Bene several times now and can confidently say that it is one of my favorite places to eat. The difficulty for me is deciding what I want to have when I go there. This time I had the pasta with amatraciana sauce and it was amazing. The flavor was delicious with a spiciness that sneaks... More 

Thank markabaddon
Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and i went on a friday night without reservations. We waited for about 20 minutes at the bar and had a glass of wine from their delicious selestion. I also loved that the tables had candles on them. We started with prosciutto and melon. This is the only place, including Italy, I've been to that uses honeydew instead... More 

Thank Cvanot
Eagan, Minnesota
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great staff, beautiful view (if you are seated in the enclosed patio), and it's a cute restaurant. It can be a little loud. They have a nice wine list and yummy gelato as well as other tasty desserts.

Thank kgoldb1
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had four hours to kill as my son was interviewing for a graduate program at the university. I found this cafe through my Tripadvisor app. The food was very good, with many gluten free options. I was seated next to the window overlooking the lake. It was a beautiful view. The only downfall was that there was next to... More 

Thank murdog
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are not too familiar with the dining options in Duluth, so we searched TripAdvisor and went with the top rated Italian restaurant for our romantic date night out. Walking into this place, it looks more like a coffee/ice cream shop than a nice Italian restaurant. They have a small back patio, which we waited additional time for, as the... More 

Thank Nicole J
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner here this past weekend. We had a reservation for a party of 8. We had excellent service, excellent wine, delicious food. Who can ask for more! Prepared and served with love in a trattoria environment. It was very authentic cuisine and atmosphere true to many places I have visited in Rome. I had an arugula salad with... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in this cute restaurant. It has beautiful covered porch overlooking at the lake. I had a cup of sausage soup and bolognese for lunch. The food taste is moderate with huge portion. My husband had pizza and he did not find it as tasty one.

Thank indie_dive

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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
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
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +1 218-722-1518
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?