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    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Dietary:

    Vegetarian , Gluten Free , Vegan

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    Beer, Cocktails, Coffee, Great coffee, Vegan options, Great dessert, Cozy, Romantic, Upscale, Healthy options, Kids menu, Small plates, Vegetarian options, Wine, Good for kids, Casual, Comfort food, Lunch reservations recommended, Alcohol, Brunch, Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits, Mask required, Staff wear masks, Dessert, Accepts reservations, Dine-in, Dinner, Bar onsite, Hard liquor, Catering, Lunch, Popular Lunch, Curbside pickup, Fast service, Fireplace, High chairs, Good for groups, Restroom, Solo dining, Gender-neutral restroom, Usually a wait, Seating, Outdoor seating, Family-friendly, Wheelchair accessible parking lot, LGBTQ+ friendly, Wheelchair accessible restroom, Wheelchair accessible seating, Delivery, Checks, Takeaway, Credit Card Payments, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Debit cards, NFC mobile payments, Dinner, Popular with Tourists, Dinner reservations recommended,
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Va Bene in Duluth, MN, is a well-established Italian restaurant that boasts an average rating of 4.5 stars. Learn more about other diner's experiences at Va Bene. Don’t miss out! Today, Va Bene will open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Don’t wait until it’s too late or too busy. Call ahead and book your table on (218) 722-1518.

Looking for something specific? Va Bene includes vegetarian dietary options.

Interested? Here are other attributes, including: beer.

Looking for different restaurants with a similar menu? You should check out The PortLand Malt Shoppe and Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake.

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Eli Hughes 1 year ago

Our experience was okay. Service was a little slow. We started with the honey goat cheese with pear crostini and that wasn't... too bad. Our food took a long time to come so they gave us some free focaccia with olive oil and balsamic vinergar to tide usover in between. I got the conchigle con fungi and it was rather tasteless. My husband got the Salmon Fresca and he enjoyed it.It had much better flavour. Ambience is more of a cafe feel rather than a proper sit down restaurant. If you can get a seat inthe grotto, the view is truly spectacular. This seems to be one of the better places to dine in Duluth. Read more

Kaisha Theobald 1 year ago

My partner and I had lunch here last weekend. We made a reservation for the grotto, but got a text about being moved due to... inclement weather. We assumed we’d be moved inside, but we’re pleasantly surprised that we were moved to the atrium. Theview was perfect. Even on a rainy day, just beautiful. Definitely make reservations. Other reviews have complained aboutparking, but even on a Saturday afternoon we got lucky and quickly found close, free parking. We also did not feel rushed duringour meal at all as others have noted. Service was good, though the waitress was kind of touchy with my partner, which made bothof us a little uncomfortable. We had the burrata appetizer, Italian sodas, the pear and goat cheese panini with the beet salad,the salmon filet pasta and Italian cream cake with espresso. Everything was delicious. The one disappointing part of the mealwas that the pasta we ordered did not match what we expected to get, based on the description. The menu said that it was aseared salmon filet with a light lemon cream sauce. What we got were chunks of salmon that didn’t seem to have any sear, andwhat was much more of an oil-based sauce than any sign of cream. There was no lemon flavor, and the flavor of the dish came,instead, largely from the tomatoes. The flavors didn’t necessarily mesh the best together for us, but the individual parts ofthe dish were still very enjoyable. When eaten together, it seemed to bring out an unpleasant fishiness to the salmon. Anadjustment to the description of this dish could resolve the issue of misled expectations. We will be back up north in a fewweeks and already have reservations to return, so all in all, would definitely recommend. Read more

Thomas Umgelter 1 year ago

Such a great little Italian restaurant! All of the food is so amazing, and the staff is so professional and nice. You can be... just as casual as you want, or dress up and make it a special date for fine dining. There is absolutely nothing not to loveabout this place! Read more

Abigail 1 year ago

First, there isn’t much parking around so be prepared. Second, the façade definitely fooled me. The back has beautiful views... of Duluth and Lake Superior. You can specifically reserve for this spot, but only if there’s two of you. Third, the food is4.5/5. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. The serving size I thought was a tad smaller than the usual American restaurantswe’ve been to. Prices are very reasonable though. Read more

Born Awsumb 1 year ago

Best Italian food around! 2 patios (lower and upper), overlooking the water as trains slowly pass by, birds fly around, and you... enjoy each bite. We had an amazing server that gave us excellent advice on how to walk off our meal, and enjoy the finer partsof Duluth. I'm beyond impressed! A Must Try, just don't expect to find parking very easy, in this bustling and beautiful area. Read more

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When is Va Bene open?

Va Bene is open on the following days:
Monday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM

What forms of payment are accepted at Va Bene?

They accept Credit, Debit, Apple Pay and Google Pay at Va Bene.

Does Va Bene offer delivery?

Yes, Va Bene offers delivery.

Does Va Bene offer reservations?

Yes, Va Bene accepts reservations.

Does Va Bene have a kids menu?

Yes, Va Bene has a kids menu, view their kids menu on Sirved.