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

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Monday 11am-10pm

Tuesday 11am-10pm

Wednesday 11am-10pm

Thursday 11am-10pm

Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 11am-10pm

Sunday 11am-10pm

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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.


In lieu of a room rental charge, we have a food and beverage minimum of $500 for evenings, $300 for lunch (11:00 – 3:00). Tax and gratuity do not apply towards the minimum.


Soffitta is accessible via stairs to the second floor above Va Bene, with windows overlooking Superior Street. Soffitta is its own private dining space with a door that can be closed. Soffitta has a full bar, seating for up to 35, and has an ADA compliant restroom.

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

A 65″ Smart TV is available for your use with standard connections for your laptop or iPad. Please let us know your specific music and A/V needs when booking your event.

The d├ęcor 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. Additional charges for linens, etc. may apply. Please let us know when you are booking the event the specific time you wish to arrive to start decorating as we may have other parties that day


All food and beverage must be prepared on-site by Va Bene Caffe. A $2 per person cutting and serving fee is charged if you wish to bring in your own cake or dessert. The dessert must be store purchased. A $20 corkage fee per bottle is charged if you wish to bring your own wine.

Our staff will work with you to create a menu tailored specifically to your needs. You may select items from our regular Va Bene Caffe menu or from a variety of specialty dishes we have served at events in Va Bene. Menus must be planned and finalized one (1) week in advance of your event. Mary Kay will plan your specific dessert needs and pricing from her wide selection of desserts.


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


A credit card is required at the time of booking the event. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the room cannot be reserved without a credit card. Bookings may be cancelled up to one week prior to the event. Cancellations made under seven days prior will incur a charge of $250. Cancellations will only be accepted via email to Your credit card also serves as insurance for any broken items, professional cleaning, etc. 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 individuals and please let us know this prior to the event.

Contact Information

Luke Schmitz
(218) 722-1518

Va Bene Caffe
734 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

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