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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get the Gorgonzola Sauce! It was amazing. As was the house focaccia bread. The view, the staff, the food...everything was perfect! The menu has a little something for everyone. Recommend for a nice meal out. A little pricey but worth the cost!

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Thank Andrea E
Hibbing, Minnesota
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has evolved into our most favorite place to eat in Duluth. Great service, outstanding food and tasteful wine choices.... while being budget friendly. All of this with an absolutely stunning view of Lake Superior!

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Mpls
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If great pasta made in house, along with some fine sunset views of Lake Superior( if you're lucky enough to get one of the deck tables, this could be a nice option to keep in mind. Not a large space, it fills up fast. This I know from several times wanting to stop in and the place was packed. My... More 

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Thank sconehunter
Duluth, Minnesota
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little Italian place! Nice cozy atmosphere. Some tables with a view of Lake Superior. Great food and service. Reasonable prices. They even off-sale some Italian grocery items.

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Thank JHeskin
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After having read a number of reviews to this restaurant, I was all set for a lovely pre theater experience. I will say on the plus side that the restaurant itself is very nice and the room with the view of Lake Superior is pretty awesome. Our server was friendly and polite, but the rest of the meal was not... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Va Bene Caffe 3 times. The food and service is very good. My only negative is the very small portions and the very high price. I probably will not return for that reason.

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Thank morkboy61
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Dining at Va Bene Caffe was a fantastic experience from start to finish. From the friendly, personal assistance during the initial reservation phone call with Ross, the restaurant manager, to Mackenzie, our server for the evening, a good time was had by all. Mackenzie was especially helpful in making menu recommendations that were perfect for each of the four people... More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We go here for lunch and dinner, and we have taken advantage of one of their Holiday offerings. We always enjoy ourselves, and consider Va Bene a go to dining spot in Duluth.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Va Bene exudes a welcoming warmth that promises to please--any time of year! It is worth waiting for a table in the solarium which overlooks Lake Superior & Canal Park from about 3 stories up. The servers are friendly and informative, helping with choices if you request their assistance. We have been many times and have enjoyed each visit and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious dinner...as if we were back in Rome! Friendly, attentive service. Great view of the lake. Our favorite

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?