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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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Stillwater, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant, informed service and a comprehensive menu. Very well selected wines accompanied our salads and seafood pasta selection. Delicious! Wish we would have had room for dessert.

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Thank Mary Ellen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrive early if you want a parking space that is close. But even if you have to walk it is worth the trip. Located right on the shore of Lake Superior, the window seating area gives you a great view of the lake the Lift Bridge and canal. Add a choice wine to a splendid menu that doesn't cover up... More 

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Thank David L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best Gnocchi I have ever had. Light fluffy decadence. Ambience is quaint with a fabulous view. Service was amazing with the right touch of attention while allowing us to chat the night away.

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Thank Christina M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food! Our whole family are foodies, some can be especially critical. Everyone was amazed and extremely happy with their meals.

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Thank Amy P
Duluth, Minnesota
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you stop in for a cannoli and a glass of wine or dine in these quant quarters this Italian restaurant should be on your list when visiting Duluth. I had a spectacular view of Lake Superior while enjoying the gorgonzola and mushroom pasta with a glass of red wine.

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Thank cinbad44
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have more on the menu, but I usually stick with meatballs, bread & coffee - did I mention their coffee is superb?? Well, it is! Plus you can choose to sit where you have a beautiful view of the lake with the depot/tourist train running below. First rate food & views.

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Thank Valorie Z
Duluth, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Va Bene! We've eaten there many times, and have never been disappointed. They also have the best kid's menu items, and at an excellent price. We highly recommend it!

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Thank awabrahamson4
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Va Bene's is nice. I would try it again. Al Fresca dining is always fun. The view of Lake Superior and the Lakewalk below is great. Service wasn't bad. Seemed a bit pricey for the quantity delivered.

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Thank John S
Finland, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy lunch here about four times a year. It's a small, busy restaurant with an appealing dining room extension that cantilevers over Duluth's Lakewalk, offering great lake views during any season. The menu offers many novel Italian choices and great coffee. My wife and I, sometimes with friends, have never been disappointed. The bread and dip is a great... More 

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Thank Bob B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time ever visiting Va Bene Caffe, I have to ask why we waited so long! The food was unbelievable! Simple and delicious, Italian food at its finest! If you are looking for a great Italian meal, Va Bene Caffe is the place to go!

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, 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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