Va Bene | Italian Restaurant | Duluth Minnesota


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Monday 11am-9pm

Tuesday 11am-9pm

Wednesday 11am-9pm

Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday 11am-9pm

Saturday 11am-9pm

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Private Dining at Va Bene

Soffitta is our intimate dining space located above Va Bene on the second floor.

Our private dining space can accommodate up to 35 guests. The room can be configured for dinner parties, showers and celebrations, working meetings, presentations and more. Soffitta is accessible via stairs to the second floor above Va Bene, with windows overlooking Superior Street.

Reserve the Private Dining Room in Duluth at Va Bene Caffe's Soffitta


There is no room rental charge.

We have a food and beverage minimum of $500 for evenings, $400 for lunch (11:00 – 3:00), plus sales tax and 20% gratuity.

If you do not consume at least the F&B minimum, we will apply an un-met food and beverage charge to make up the difference.

Your minimum financial commitment, after tax and gratuity, is approximately $675 for evening events ($400 for daytime events).

We find groups of 15 and more have no trouble reaching the food and beverage minimum, especially when alcohol is being served.


Our staff will work with you to create a menu tailored specifically to your needs. 

Small parties (10 or fewer guests) may order individually off our menu.

For larger groups we offer larger portions of your favorite dishes to be passed and shared family style.

You may select items from our regular restaurant menu or from a variety of specialty dishes we have served at events in Va Bene.

Soffitta has a full bar including selections from our wine list and bottled and canned beer. We also offer many of our signature martinis and cocktails.


We would be happy to prepare a special dessert for your party. Cakes are $80–90 and serve 10-15 people. All our fabulous desserts are prepared fresh, from scratch, and are sure to delight your guests. Our most popular choices include:

Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Cake
Bittersweet Butterscotch Chocolate Truffle Cake
Limoncello Cake with Limoncello Frosting
Caramel Toffee Pecan Cake
Apple Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
Lemon Blueberry Cake
Italian Cream Cake
Cannoli Layer Cake
Red Wine Chocolate Raspberry Cake
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
B-A-N-A-N-A-S Banana Pudding Cake
Nutella Chocolate Cake
Carrot Cake (with or without nuts)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
Kahlua Coffee Chocolate Cake
Guinness Chocolate Cake
Maple Pancetta Cake

Traditional cheesecake and a wide variety of delicious options including white chocolate raspberry, caramel pecan,  cannoli, chocolate covered cherry, nutella, lemon, creme brulee, dark chocolate, oreo and more.

Panna Cotta with Sweet Berry Sauce
Creme Brulee

We always offer a rotating selection of 10 gelato and sorbetto flavors which provides an easy option for everyone ($6 per person).


A $20 corkage fee per bottle is charged if you wish to bring your own wine.

A $2 per person cutting and serving fee will be assessed if you wish to bring in your own cake or dessert. The dessert must be store purchased.


Our private dining room and meeting space can be configured for your event and tailored to your specific needs.

Soffitta is its own private dining space with a door that can be closed.

The room is a long rectangular space with banquette seating along one wall. Tables and chairs make up seating for up to 35 guests.

Soffitta has a full bar: wine, canned/bottled beer, our specialty cocktail and martini list, and a wide variety of liquors.

Soffitta has its own ADA-compliant restroom.

Soffitta has a wall-mounted 65″ high-definition Smart TV available for your use with HDMI and standard connections for your laptop, smartphone or tablet. Perfect for presentations and entertainment.

We can provide a variety of background music in Soffitta. You are also welcome to bring a smartphone or other device to play music from your personal collection. No dancing or loud music is permitted as a private residence is located adjacent to Soffitta.

Soffitta is climate controlled for your comfort.

The décor in Soffitta is an upscale/casual dining space. Should you need specific decorations (e.g. flowers, linens), please coordinate directly with us when you book the event.


There is no fee to use any of the A/V equipment.

A $50 fee will be assessed if you wish to use white linen tablecloths (optional). One week advance notice required.


Soffitta is always available during normal restaurant hours, 11am until 10pm, seven days a week.

Soffitta is available for morning and brunch events by request.

Soffitta closes at 10pm out of respect for our neighbors and staff.

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A credit card is required to reserve Soffitta and hold the date of your event.

Bookings may be cancelled up to one week prior to the event without any penalty. Cancellations made under seven days prior will incur a charge of $250. Cancellations will only be accepted via email to

Your credit card is stored securely and also serves as insurance for any damage or broken items, or if professional cleaning were required as a result of your party. Any damages are the responsibility of the person/company booking the party and will be charged to the credit card on file.

To ensure quality service for you and your guests, all food and non-alcoholic beverages will be on one check. Alcohol can be paid separately by each individual, but please let us know this prior to the event.

Sales Tax: 11.125% (13.625% on alcohol)

Contact Information

Luke Schmitz
(218) 722-1518

734 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Reservations: Booking Form

This is a secure connection. Please complete the form below to book Soffitta.

Your reservation information will be delivered immediately, but your reservation is not guaranteed until confirmed by Va Bene staff.


Current Restrictions Limit Capacity in This Space To 27 People.

$1,000 Food & Beverage Minimum Applies To Full-Night Weekend Reservations
Half-Night Room Reservations Available 4:30PM - 7:00PM, or 7:30PM - 10:00PM.

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Soffitta cannot be held without a valid credit card. Your credit card information will be verified, and your card will be securely stored.

Your financial institution may place a $250 temporary authorization on your account. If so, this will drop off in a few business days.