We went to Va Bene for the first time the other night and had a great evening overall. The restaurant is pretty small, but that adds to its character I believe. We had to drive back and forth three times to find a parking spot before we were able to find an open meter in front of Fitgers. The host was very friendly and conscientious given the 10-20 minute wait. Our table was great.... It was one of five tables on the deck that are completely 'under the sky'. Our server was not very professional. She spilled water a few times on our table and couldn't even tuck her shirt in the back of her pants; I guess she wanted to show off her underwear? The food and wine were wonderful! The bread, salad, pasta and ice cream were well worth it. The worst part of our evening was when two moms with two young boys and a newborn sat right beside us. The boys were fighting and wandering around the other guests tables. They clearly irritated the other guests as well. I think they should have seated them inside instead of with four couples looking for a romantic evening overlooking Lake Superior. The good outweighed the few things I mentioned above. We plan on going back!