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Va Bene Caffe

734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
+1 218-722-1518
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (107 reviews)
“pasta” (96 reviews)
“bistecca” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I went here with family. We were seated within minutes. They have a great variety of drinks to chose from alcoholic and non. I would say it is hard to pick drinks without the flavors listed anywhere. But, that was the hardest part of the...More

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Saturday night with 7:30 reservations and were seated immediately. We were all dressed up, but it certainly was not necessary. There were folks in all manner of dress. We had a bottle of wine (great wine selection) salads, and entrées....More

Thank tulipgirl74
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little Italian restaurant overlooking Lake Superior (if you want a table with a view- call ahead for reservations). The food is made to order with a large selection of salads, sandwiches and pastas. Ive been there many times and try something new almost every...More

1  Thank dragonflytraveler7
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The food was tasty, I must admit. However, way overpriced for what you got. Where's the meat! Where's the shrimp? Mostly pasta even though one item said it would have sausage in it. The other item was supposed to have shrimp in it. Maybe 5-6...More

Thank 93rose
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely perfect! We live in Duluth & had no idea about this hidden gem. After a 20 minute wait on a Tuesday in August we were seated on the patio over looking lake superior right above the lake walk. Our server Katie was...More

1  Thank mrsabbylarson
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We recently had lunch with friends at Va Bene and had a great experience. We had a table in the room overlooking Lake Superior. We could have eaten outdoors but the day was hot and we elected to dine in. The service was friendly, helpful...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Not great service Food was fairly good. Didn't bring salads before dinner and were out of gelato for the kids which was part of their meal. No apologies or substitutions.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We arrived on Monday, August 1 between lunchtime and dinnertime with two adults and three children ages 9-11. There were a couple of people sitting out front, no one sitting in the restaurant and one couple sitting on the porch overlooking Lake Superior. We had...More

1  Thank jennifermoa2016
Reviewed 4 August 2016

2 moms, and 2 teenaged daughters had excellent meals and service here on their deck overlooking Lake Superior. The view was spectacular as was the service. The pastas were delicious and you can see the chefs cooking your fresh food before your eyes. Great selection...More

1  Thank Joanna T
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Their food is outstanding. I've had bruch buffets for special occasions and regular meals here on date night. Everything has been exceptional! You must stop by and have dinner here some time.

Thank silvy1013
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Nathan W
Is reservation required? For a party of two to three
11 February 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from nicelynicely9 | Property representative |
Not required but always a good idea to insure you have a table at the time you prefer.
Jessica A
if i'm going for my birthday would it be easier to make a reservation? Especially if there is 5-10 peoeple?
23 February 2016|
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Response from MrMoore101 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica, It would be best to make a reservation! Please give us a call at 218-722-1518
Is there a gluten free option? Phone number please so I can make a reservation.
15 June 2015|
Response from MrMoore101 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 218-722-1518
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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