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Va Bene Caffe

734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
+1 218-722-1518
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (117 reviews)
“pasta” (117 reviews)
“bistecca” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
734 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802-2210
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1 - 10 of 634 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had Saturday night reservations. We were about twenty minutes late because we got stuck on the wrong side of the lift bridge in Duluth. We called and they were very kind and held our table for us. The place was smaller...More

Thank JenniP954
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Any time I am in town I make a stop here. Views are spectacular and the food is as close to Italy as you can get. Every improvement has been noticed and I love coming into this restaurant. My only request is that they keep...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Va Bene is beautiful, warm (love the fireplace), and a really nice place to go to eat in Duluth. It is fairly small, but has a wonderful view of the lake, esp. if you have reservations to sit in the enclosed porch. Good selection of...More

Thank MariaMag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love love love this place. The food is consistently fantastic. The view is best from the enclosed deck but the main dining room is cozy too. The staff have always made the meal they are top notch and want to make your meal extra...More

Thank dragonflyfrisbee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Va Bene offers unparalleled views of Lake Superior and tasty salads and pasta dishes. The espresso and gelato are also very tasty.

Thank deborahpp2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have reservations on a Friday night so had to wait. Got seated quickly once a table was available. Salads, pasta and pizza were all good. The only service glitch was our son's pizza arrived later than all the other food and the...More

Thank Sonja S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go to italian style food choice in Duluth, very personal service and great food. Ask about anything and they will gladly provide you with the best possible.

Thank viking226
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Couldn't have had a better view, food or service. Steak Gorgonzola to Bolognese....all were delicious accompanied by specialty drinks and to die for desserts. Karen, our server was informative, friendly and all around top notch! A place for two or a family.

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband and I wanted to treat a couple who are dear friends and hosts to a nice dinner. Never been to Va Bene but our hosts suggested it. Delicious Italian style dishes with a modern twist. Great pasta and seafood. Wonderful attentive server and...More

Thank snokat
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

If you visit Duluth and love Italian fair- be sure to add this place to you dining list! Epic cocktails and a nice menu full of options!

1  Thank Samantha B
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Nathan W
11 February 2017|
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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
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
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
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant 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
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 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.
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