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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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Fareham, England
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105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant, a nice change from typical American food. The service was superb, our server was extremely attentive and very pleasant. An excellent local IPA beer was also on tap. The food was great with nice little extras. There are tables overlooking the lake but we were quite happy to have one in the main room as... More 

Thank UKMaggiemay
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of friends and I had lunch on the glassed in deck overlooking the lake. The food was wonderful and the service was spot on. I ordered the steak and Gorgonzola salad, which I've had several times before, and as in the past it was very good. We also started off with some tasty bread dipped in olive oil... More 

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Clearwater Beac
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Boyfriend and I went here with his parents for our first time. The View in the back room of Lake Superior is fantastic! This is a fairly casual restaurant that is not "fancy" as far as the atmosphere goes. I had the Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo which was ok. The prices were average and it was half off bottle of... More 

Thank Brenda B
Saint Charles
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107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place upstairs, but EXTRA LOVELY Italian cafe DOWNSTAIRS! A long marble bar along the railing allows guests to dine while overlooking Lake Superior. It is so romantic and the staff, food, and drinks are wonderful. Get there - before the weather turns cold! Cinque Terra, eat your heart out!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Duluth 2 or 3 times a year (we're from Minneapolis), and we always try to eat at Va Bene when in town. The food is consistent and good- comforting pasta dishes, great bread, tasty appetizers, etc. The cocktails are delicious and generous, and they have a nice wine menu (not huge, but good for the food choices). We... More 

Thank AugustAtHeart
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little place right on the water and offers excellent food and service. First, the out door seating area overlooks the lake. It was dark when we visited, but we could watch the lights of the harbor and ships. The service was excellent from start to finish. We were greeted with a smile walking in and our... More 

Thank Elise K
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Sunday brunch item. Would have been nice to a little fruit to go with the meal but was tasty. Good service and atmosphere.

Thank M M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly, try to get a table facing the lake. The house red was pretty bitter, get something better. The dishes were very authentic, the pasta was 't overdone, and the service was fine. The place is small, so it's pretty crowded. Nice for he view.

Thank jpmeinen
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This great little place offers a beautiful setting and a lovely patio. This little place makes it own Nocci. Great Gelato too, Italian ice cream. love the brochette and the salads as well.

Thank miadcc
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pasta here is pretty good. I give Va Bene a very good over an Excellent because it is pretty standard fare and sometimes the flavors have a tendency to meld together. I'm not sure why. While it isn't advertised, they will make you a pasta dish to order if you ask. I always do this and it is very... More 

Thank DreamingInTheNorth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Vegetarian Friendly, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, 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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