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 love about this place!
The view was unmatched, the food was delicious, and it was an experience I would recommend to anyone living/visiting Duluth! I would HIGHLY suggest placing a reservation, as it fills up quickly! Especially if you want to sit outside with a view of Lake Superior!
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 is 4.5/5. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered. The serving size I thought was a tad smaller than the usual American restaurants we?ve been to. Prices are very reasonable though.
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 parts of Duluth. I'm beyond impressed! A Must Try, just don't expect to find parking very easy, in this bustling and beautiful area.
If I could give Va Bene 6 stars I would. This restaurant is a gem! Experienced one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had. Everything about it was perfection. If you visit Duluth, this is a must visit. The view is beautiful, right on the lake. In addition to indoor seating, they have an enclosed terrace with a view as well as a few outdoor tables on the deck. Great wine selection and and very reasonable prices overall. I would recommend reservations. I am already dreaming of going back!!
Va Bene has a very small space, and it?s always as packed as it can be. The food is great. Its the best pasta you?re going to find in town, and they usually have something interesting to offer for dessert. Great wine list. There are also several seating options that give great views of the lake during good weather. Less great - it?s busy, so it?s hard to get a table, especially as tourist season ramps up. I have never been able to walk in and get a table. You need a reservation, but even if you make one, there?s a high chance that your table won?t be ready and you?ll be waiting anyway. Sometimes 30 minutes. The service is also?something. It isn?t bad, exactly? That?s not the word I?d use. More like a culture of standoffishness permeates the place. The servers are not there to serve, they are there to churn you through and flip the table, and they aren?t good at hiding it. I felt rushed and like they were impatient, except all the guests are supposed to be patient for the wait staff. It?s strange and doesn?t make the restaurant feel welcome. As for the food, it is really great, but if you are a local looking for some change?the menu here doesn?t. Same old standards, every time you come in. If you?re looking for some variety, it does get old after a bit if you?re planning on being a repeat customer.
Location is the best in Duluth. Have been there couple of times whenever we go from Twin Cities to Duluth. The view to the bridge, lake and port is just so good and relaxing. This place takes you to the Mediterranean Sea and coast. Service is good, food is nice! Definitely recommended.
Went here with the family and had an amazing time! Please note that the tables with scenic view are only for couples, so if you are together with more people you will be seated inside. The food was really delicious! Tasted really fresh and well seasoned.
Italian like never before. Be sure to join Va Bene Caffe in Duluth to explore their appetizing food. Try their appetizing salads and open your world to new experiences. Bring in the family or grab a few friends and feel free to check out their menu. Call them at (218) 722-1518.
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