Cafe Spotlight: Va Bene Berarducci's Caffe

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 at 12:28pm.


Va Bene Caffe is an Italian restaurant founded by Jim and Mary Kay Berarducci that takes pride in serving fresh Italian food using quality ingredients. All the dressings, sauces, gnocchi and breads in the restaurant are made from scratch. To ensure authenticity, they import selected Italian products including Prosciutto di Parma, olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Italy.

Featuring Duluth’s best lake views, Va Bene Caffe overlooks the beautiful Lake Superior. At Va Bene Caffe you can enjoy a casual, lively ambiance inside the restaurant or out.

The enclosed solarium and open air grotto both offer spectacular lake views and are perfect for special celebrations. The indoor dining room has a warm artsy Italian ambiance with a fireplace and seats up to 40 people, with high top seating at the bar.

The Menu

The menu offers a great selection of modern Italian cuisine. All the dishes are made with fresh ingredients and will definitely entice your taste buds. They also offer take out and catering services. Some of the options you will find in the menu include:

  • Antipasto Superiore
  • Artichoke Dip
  • Bruschetta
  • The Nicoise
  • Pesto Verdura
  • Signature Mista
  • Caesar
  • Fettuccini Carbonara
  • Pesto Frutti di Mare
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Bolognese
  • Arabiata Al Padre Ricardo
  • Angel Hair di Estate
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon
  • Sea Bass
  • Bistecca
  • Scallop & Risotto
  • Margarita Pizza
  • Fresca Pizza
  • Bistecca Panini
  • Caprese E Pollo Panini
  • And so much more!

They have an extensive wine list, domestic and imported beers, specialty drinks and espresso. There is also a large selection of gelato and sorbetto for desserts, and not-to-be-missed Mary Kay’s freshly baked desserts.

Location and Hours

Va Bene Berarducci's Caffe is found at 734 East Superior Street in Duluth. They are open from 11am to 10pm, Monday through Friday and from 9am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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