Va Bene Caffe | Berarducci's Italian Restaurant | Duluth Minnesota

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Open Mon 11am-10pm

Monday 11am-10pm

Tuesday 11am-10pm

Wednesday 11am-10pm

Thursday 11am-10pm

Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 11am-10pm

Sunday 11am-10pm

Restaurant Menu

Our menu includes daily soups, fresh pasta and gnocchi, creative salads, grilled panini, fresh baked pizza, steak and fish. We serve Italian coffee, sodas, iced tea, espresso, wine, beer and spirits. Our menu features made-from-scratch soups, sauces, dressings, breads, and gnocchi, and we rotate a large selection of Italian gelato and sorbetto, plus Mary Kay’s fabulous desserts.

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Antipasti

Fresh Italian appetizers with a modern flare – perfect for sharing (or as your meal)

 

FORMAGGIO E MIELE 11.00
A variety of imported cheeses served with honey and crackers.

ANTIPASTO SUPERIORE 13.50
Imported Italian Prosciutto and salami, and cheeses, Italian olives, and sweetie drop red peppers.

ROASTED RED PEPPER SPREAD 11.00
A warm, cheesy, sweet slather served with grilled ciabatta.

BRUSCHETTA 10.00
Our take on the classic is made fresh in house, served on grilled ciabatta.

ARTICHOKE DIP 11.00
Mary Kay’s special recipe, now everyone’s favorite! Served warm with grilled ciabatta.

PERA E PECORINO 9.00
Fresh pear and Pecorino Romano slices with extra virgin olive oil and fresh cracked pepper.

HONEY GOAT CHEESE WITH PEAR 11.00
Crostini topped with fresh rosemary

PROSCIUTTO & GORGONZOLA 12.00
Crostini with fig jam

Insalate e Zuppa

House made dressings include our own Caesar, balsamic, honey
peppercorn, Dijon, honey balsamic, gorgonzola balsamic,
and red wine vinaigrette.
Add chicken or shrimp to any salad for $3. Steak tenderloin tips $4.

 

THE NICOISE 15.00
Romaine lettuce topped with olives, asparagus, artichokes,
potatoes, tomatoes, red onion, hardboiled egg and grilled
Wild Alaskan Salmon from Dave Rogotzke served with Dijon
vinaigrette. It’s a classic, with a Va Bene taste.

TENDERLOIN & GORGONZOLA 14.00
Beef tenderloin tips, fresh tomatoes, red onions and romaine
served with house made gorgonzola balsamic dressing.

PESTO VERDURA 11.00
Kalamata olives, artichokes, tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and our
house made basil pesto sautéed & served warm on spinach.

CAPRESE 11.00
Fresh basil, mozzarella, and sliced tomatoes drizzled with extra
virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar reduction.

BEET 6.00
Mixed field greens, roasted red beets, goat cheese, and crushed
pistachios with honey balsamic vinaigrette.

VA BENE 6.00
Mixed greens with pear, gorgonzola and candied walnuts
served with red wine vinaigrette.

SIGNATURE MISTA 5.00
Mixed field greens with fresh fennel, red onion and shaved carrot
served with balsamic vinaigrette.

CAESAR 5.00
Fresh romaine with parmesan and house made croutons
served with own Caesar dressing.

ARUGULA E PECORINO 6.00
Fresh arugula simply tossed with our house-made lemon vinaigrette
topped with shaved imported Pecorino Romano cheese.

SIGNATURE ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP
Cup 4 Bowl 5.50
This creation by Mary Kay has become our signature soup!
Served with our house made focaccia.

Pasta

Our pasta sauces are all made in house, from scratch,
and include San Marzano tomato, Alfredo, gorgonzola cream sauce,
basil pesto, and sun dried tomato pesto.
We also serve gluten-free pasta available upon request.

 

CONCHIGLIE CON SALSICCIA E PANNA 14.00
Shells combined with Italian sausage, fresh tomatoes, and cream.

FETTUCCINI CARBONARA 14.00
Fettuccini tossed with a sauce of Italian pancetta bacon, sweet peas, egg and parmesan.

FETTUCCINI E’POLPETTE DI CARNE 14.00
Fettuccini tossed with our famous San Marzano tomato sauce and house made meatballs.

FETTUCCINI ALFREDO 11.00
Fettuccini pasta with house made Alfredo sauce. Add chicken or shrimp for $3.

PESTO FRUTTI DI MARE 17.00
Sautéed shrimp and scallops served with our creamy house-made sundried tomato pesto sauce with penne pasta.

PASTA PRIMAVERA 15.00
Penne pasta with marinated artichokes, bell peppers, broccoli and mushrooms with our tomato sauce.

RIPALLO PESTO 15.00
Our house made basil pesto combined with roasted potatoes, asparagus and penne pasta, inspired by an Italian resort town favorite.

BOLOGNESE 15.00
Our house-made meat sauce blended with fettuccini.

PUTTANESCA 14.00
A mildly spicy and flavorful sauce with olives, garlic, capers, anchovy, red pepper flakes, combined with large shell pasta.

GNOCCHI 15.00
House made potato gnocchi with your choice of our San Marzano tomato sauce or gorgonzola cheese sauce.

ARRABIATA AL PADRE RICARDO 14.00
Penne pasta, San Marzano tomato sauce, Italian sausage and red pepper flakes. Hot as you like it!

PREFERITO DELLA CASA 17.00
Chicken, prosciutto, asparagus & arugula with balsamic vinegar, blended with mascarpone, sliced almonds & shells.

NOCE E PERA 15.00
Toasted walnuts, spinach and candied pear sautéed with our gorgonzola cheese sauce served with penne pasta.

AMATRICIANA 15.00
A zesty pancetta, red onion, and tomato sauce with penne, topped with Pecorino Romano cheese. Just like in Roma!

BISTECCA 17.00
Beef tenderloin sautéed in fresh herbs, served with our very own gorgonzola cheese sauce and large shells.

VENEZIA 17.00
Dave Rogotzke’s Wild Alaskan Salmon with onions, peas, fettuccini, and house made Alfredo makes this pasta fabulous!

ANGEL HAIR di ESTATE 14.00
A surprisingly simple, yet very flavorful blend of fresh basil, sundried & diced tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts.

GNOCCHI DI BARBABIETOLA 16.00
Our house made Beet Gnocchi are vibrant purple pillows
resting in a pancetta cream sauce.

Carne e Pesce

We are proud to source fresh and local ingredients whenever possible.

 

WILD ALASKAN SALMON 23.00
This special salmon (wild caught by Dave Rogotzke) is pan sautéed and served with a prosecco chive reduction. Served with herb roasted potatoes and sautéed asparagus.

MAHI MAHI 21.00
Mahi filet is served with angel hair pasta, roasted tomatoes, shallots, basil and oregano in a lemon white wine sauce.

BISTECCA 29.00
Our filet of beef is prepared to your selected temperature and topped with imported gorgonzola cheese. This tender cut is served with herb roasted potatoes and sautéed arugula, pancetta, and garlic.

CAPESANTE CON RISOTTO 22.00
Seared sea scallops with house made risotto of mushrooms,
cognac and cream. Topped with imported parmesan cheese.

Pizze

All our pizze are baked fresh with our house-made rosemary focaccia crust.

 

CARNE OLIVA 14.00
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, Kalamata and green olives, salami, and pancetta.

PESTO 14.00
Basil pesto and extra virgin olive oil topped with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh tomato slices.

FRESCA 13.00
Mozzarella cheese pizza topped with fresh tomato, basil, balsamic vinaigrette and field greens.

PHILLIPPE 14.00
Tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, Italian sausage, red onion, roasted red peppers, and basil.

Panini

All panini are served with a side of our Signature Mista salad.

 

P.L.P. 11.00
The B.L.T. our way with pancetta, lettuce, pomodoro (tomato) and mayo. Juicy, salty comfort food.

BISTECCA 12.00
Beef tenderloin topped with fresh tomatoes, arugula and gorgonzola sauce then grilled. Wow!

POLLO CON BALSAMIC 10.00
Chicken, romaine, provolone cheese and balsamic vinegar.

CAPRESE E POLLO 12.00
Fresh mozzarella, basil and sliced tomato with roasted chicken.

PROSCIUTTO E PERA 12.00
Prosciutto with candied pear and honey goat cheese.

POLPETTA DI CARNE 11.00
House made Italian meatballs with our tomato sauce and provolone cheese.

ITALIAN CHEESE STEAK 12.00
Beef tenderloin tips with sautéed mushrooms, onions, red & yellow peppers, and fontina cheese. Served with au jus.

Brunch

Brunch is served from 11am until 2pm on Saturday and Sunday only

UOVA PANINO 10.00
Italian breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, roasted red peppers, provolone and pancetta. Grilled and served with fresh orange slices.

FRITTATA
12.00
Va Bene’s Italian omelet of sautéed meat and vegetables blended with 3 scrambled eggs. Select any 3 items along with your choice of cheese. Served with fresh fruit.
PIZZA DI MATTINA 13.00
House-made rosemary focaccia crust with our alfredo sauce, fresh bell peppers, onions, pancetta and mozzarella cheese. Topped with scrambled egg and parmesan cheese.

BEVANDE
Bloody Mary, Bellini, Mimosa, Alekef Italian roast coffee, imported Espresso drinks and a dozen Italian Sodas flavors… the choice is all yours!

 

Bevande

We serve Italian coffee, sodas, iced tea, espresso, wine, beer and spirits, plus these featured cocktails and signature martinis.

Cocktails

Bellini 10.00
Made famous at Harry’s Bar in Venice, the Bellini is white peach puree blended with sparkling wine

Vikre Cedar Negroni 8.00
Bombay gin, Campari & sweet vermouth served on ice

Italian Margherita 8.50
Don Julio Blanco, Blood Orange Puree, Cointreau, lime juice, and sour

Italian Root Beer 7.50
Vodka, coke and Galiano served over ice

Italian Lemonade 7.50
Chambord, Vodka and Limonata

Side Car 8.50
Cognac, Grand Marnier and lemon juice served up in a sugar-rimmed glass

Mojito (classic or pomegranate) 7.00
Fresh mint leaves, limes, simple syrup, rum, and soda water. You can also pick Pomegranate or Lemon Mojito

St. Germain Cocktail 7.00
St. Germain, Prosecco, and soda water

Limoncello 7.00
Creamy limoncello served cold “or”
Traditional house-made by the owner, Mary Kay

Signature Martinis

Espresso Martini 8.50
Shot of Danessi espresso shaken with vanilla vodka

Baci E Abracci 8.50
Shot of Danessi espresso, vanilla vodka, Kahlua, and Baileys.

Lake Superior Martini 8.50
Absolut Citron, Blue Curacao and lemonade

Blood Orange Martini 8.50
Absolut Citron vodka and blood-orange puree

Limoncello Martini 8.50
Grey Goose vodka and Limoncello

Watermelon Cosmo 8.50
Watermelon vodka, Cointreau and cranberry juice

Baptism by Fire 8.50
Grey Goose vodka, Pama liqueur, and pear puree

Bellatini 8.50
Absolute Peach vodka, peach puree, peach schnapps, and Prosecco