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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The menu should have pics of the food. I got scallops. They said 3, but I couldn't even find the 3rd it was so small...all for $23! Sides are extra. The rice was kelly green. Weird. The waterfront part is nice. Service a bit slow. The prices are 'fine dining' as is the food quality, excellent -- but it's a... More 

Thank TS L
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have enjoyed the Va Bene Caffe for many years and can always count on very good food and a view of Lake Superior and the Aerial Lift Bridge.

Thank Jim S
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Enjoyable dinner in a restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and great wait staff. We had a large party and the staff was excellent, bringing appetizers, salads, and mains in quick order and keeping glasses filled with little to no fuss. I had fish - mahi mahi - which was cooked perfectly. It was served over spaghetti with a red sauce,... More 

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mpls, mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Ate here for the first time on 10/16/15. Was not disappointed. Had an early reservation because this restaurant is very popular. Three of us split two items, a salmon entrée and a salmon pasta dish. Both were excellent. Our server was Kerilynne and did an outstanding job. We had an issue with the taste of an Italian bottle of wine,... More 

Thank speedo2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I dined here for lunch and it was great. I ordered the chicken fettuccine Alfredo and it was undoubtedly the best I have ever tasted.

Thank Charlotte E
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice cozy restaurant with a lake view during the day but a little disappointed in our meals. My husband got a pasta with shrimp and scallops which was fine but nothing outstanding. I had a filet and Gorgonzola panini sandwich that mainly consisted of gorgonzola and very little meat. Reasonably priced but salad is not included with the pasta dishes.... More 

Thank durnell
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner on our honeymoon in the solarium overlooking the lake. Great service, great food...fresh, and the prices were very reasonable. A nice, unpretentious place to have wine and pasta.

Thank Alice D
Minneapolis, MN
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

When I visit Duluth I love to eat dinner at Va Bene, which I did during my last visit last weekend. The place was hopping on a Saturday night so reservations are recommended. I've tried many of their pasta dishes and have never been disappointed and the starters and desserts are just as delicious. The service was great and the... More 

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West Des Moines, IA
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292 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best scallops I've ever had! Great drinks and nice view of the lake. The wait staff is very prompt. Gets super busy so make reservations a day before.

Thank Michael R
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134 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

First visit here and it was superb! Small, casual, and great lake view if you're lucky enough to sit on the 'porch.' We didn't have reservations but got a table right away on a Friday night. It was hard to choose from all of the mouth-watering items on the menu. One friend had been here often and said she'd never... More 

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, 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: 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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