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“Delicious food; great service and view”
Review of Va Bene Caffe

Va Bene Caffe
Ranked #4 of 258 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
St. Paul
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious food; great service and view”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a romantic dinner here, with deliciously fresh Italian dishes, great wine, and attentive, lovely wait staff. The view of Lake Superior was an added bonus. I recommend it!

Visited July 2014
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Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing italian plus an incredible view”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wow! We each got a dish and couldn't help picking from each other's plates, it was so good! Sit out on the patio/balcony if possible for a great view of Lake Superior. It is a small place but we had no problem getting a table for 3.

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Outdoor dining adventure”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had reservations for 5:30 pm and walked in fashionably late. Parking near the restaurant was somewhat limited so you may want to catch a cab or a reliable hotel shuttle. No problem as they were very accommodating to our request to be seated in the outdoor cafe with a spectacular view of lake superior and the lift bridge. The menu choices were excellent. The wine was parred well with the food selection. Everything was fresh. The pasta bar selection was exceptional. The house sauce was to die for. The red pepper sauce appetizer was awesome as was the Italian dessert. Watching large ships, sailboat and charter fishing vessels was very entertaining. We look forward to a return visit to this wonderful dining establishment.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stillwater, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Make reservations and ask to be seated on the small deck if weather permits. Lovely views of Lake Superior. Pasta dishes are excellent. Very good wine list with generous pours by the glass.

Visited July 2014
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Duluth
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Italian Restaurant in Duluth”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The food and desserts always excellent. The pasta bar selection is my favorite menu item. My family from out of town always requests a night out to Va Bene when they are in town.

  • Visited August 2013
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