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Va Bene Caffe

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$12-US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks

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Family owned and operated, fresh from-scratch Italian. Not your nonna's trattoria. Pastas, salads,pizzas, steak, fish, fresh baked desserts and gelato. Full bar, fantastic wine list and specialty cocktails. Perched overlooking Lake Superior with the best views of the lift bridge and harbor. Indoor and outdoor seating.
PRICE RANGE
US$12-US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Private Dining, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of my other favorites in Duluth. VaBene not only has a killer location with views that would make any traveler drool, but the food is on point as well. From the family recipe for focaccia, antipasta, panini, entrees and pasta they always deliver. It's...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank M2452XQchristopherr
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were recently in Duluth to celebrate the life of a long time friend who had passed away. Our time there, the beginning of November, took us from our home in Arizona to the cold, rainy, snowy, shore of Lake Superior. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cat1514
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating here is a win. Amazing food, great service, terrific views. We’ll be back. My scallops were so well done and the pasta is to die for.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank MinnAvidTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we have eaten at Va Bene this year. We loved it so much last time and we experienced the same great food this time too. Love the seating looking over the lake, even though this time it was dark. Great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mtnorth2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to Va Bene was on an unusually cold November night. Stepping into the caffe resulted in instant warmth given the cozy atmosphere and fireplace. The back dining room where we sat was also cozy and warm with a wonderful lake view showing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DAW5100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bartender can mix a very good drink. The food is just average Italian fare in a fairly boring dining room.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Waited over an hour. The food was mediocre, meats were overcooked and dry, and the two desserts were bland. I went in with high expectations and left disappointed. The two highlights were the serving staff were very good, and the gelato to go was a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MikeStre
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Walked in around 7:30ish with a less than hospitable welcome. Our server was nice, the wine was good, but our food was all over salted. The pappardelle was undercooked, the meat and cheese plate left much to be desired in presentation and selection for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 397michellp
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We've lived in Duluth for a year now, and decided to finally give Va Bene a try. Service was very efficient and fast, so that was much appreciated. The ambiance is terrible if you're at a table in the front of the restaurant. For a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Bridget N
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Spaghetti carbonara was fantastic. It is a bummer that they don’t take reservations but well worth the wait.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Nathan W
10 February 2017|
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Response from Mary Kay B | Property representative |
Not required but always a good idea to insure you have a table at the time you prefer.
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Jessica A
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
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Herculea
14 June 2015|
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Response from MrMoore101 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 218-722-1518
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