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“Good food, spectacular 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, spectacular view”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Va bene is a very charming Italian restaurant with good food and very pleasant atmosphere. Italian beers, gelato, good espresso, and a wide selection of light Italian fare. The absolutely outstanding feature is the location, with outdoor tables perched directly above Lake Superior. The sun sparkling off the water is to die for.

Visited August 2014
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MN
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Yummy Food, Beautiful View”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great little restaurant that serves wonderful Italian food, great desserts and has a decent and affordable wine list. If you are looking to have a nice meal outside of the Canal Park craziness you should check this place out! I would suggest reservations on the weekends during the summer.

  • Visited July 2014
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Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very mixed review”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really bad service up front - asked to wait for table, sat at bar, no bartender!! A super BUSBOY saw our plight, mixed us drinks (using a manual) & had a great attitude - should be the manager!
Nice setting on the lake, great view. We were served their special (scallops) & mahi mahi, both good but served on WAY overcooked angel hair pasta too gummy to eat. The server had noticed it, but served it anyway!! At least he took 50% off one meal, but really that never should have left the kitchen. We won't return. An Italian eatery should at least serve correctly prepared pasta!

Visited July 2014
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Montreal
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Place with a view”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

From Va Bene balcon everything seemed enchanting. This Sunday evening, the Lake Superior appeared in the light mist, reminiscent of the North Italian lakes.

We appreciated Mahi Mahi plate and its original lemon sauce. Just too much angel hair pasta, bluring the taste of roasted tomatoes with herbs and subtle texture of the fish.

Big choice of Italian gelati - excellent dessert after this pleasant meal.

Efficient service, but tables need more space. When seated, one feels squeezed as a lemon.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank polarisMontreal
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Estero, Florida
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232 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Great Italian at a reasonable price”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Can't find what you want? Thus place has build your pasta on the menu. The service was excellent and the view of Lake Superior was great.

  • Visited July 2014
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