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

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Open Tue 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 our signature soup, fresh pasta and gnocchi, creative salads, grilled panini, and steak and fish features. We serve Italian coffee, sodas, espresso, wine, beer and spirits. Our menu features made-from-scratch soups, sauces, dressings, breads, gnocchi, and pappardelle pasta. We rotate a large selection of Italian gelato and sorbetto, plus Mary Kay’s fabulous house-made desserts.

There is something for everyone on our menu! We do have many vegetarian and vegan options, dairy free choices, plus gluten-free pasta noodles which can be substituted into any dish. Please ask your server how we can best accommodate your dietary needs.

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Antipasti

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

ANTIPASTO SUPERIORE 15
Imported Italian prosciutto, salamis and cheeses, with Italian olives and sweety drop peppers.

ROSEMARY FOCACCIA 3
House made bread, baked fresh each day. Served with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

ROASTED RED PEPPER SPREAD 11
A warm, cheesy, sweet slather served with grilled ciabatta.

BRUSCHETTA 10
Our take on the classic is made fresh in house, served on grilled ciabatta.

CAPRESE 12
Fresh basil, mozzarella, and sliced tomatoes drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar reduction.

 

BURRATA E POMODORO 15
Fresh mozzarella cheese with a soft, creamy center. Served atop basil pesto with heirloom cherry tomatoes and grilled focaccia bread. Drizzled with balsamic vinegar reduction.

ARTICHOKE DIP 11
Mary Kay’s tangy blend of artichoke hearts, red peppers and parmesan cheese. Served warm with grilled ciabatta.

PERA E PECORINO 10
Fresh pear and Pecorino Romano slices with extra virgin olive oil and fresh cracked pepper.

HONEY GOAT CHEESE WITH PEAR 11
Grilled crostini topped with honey goat cheese and fresh pear, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with fresh rosemary. 

PROSCIUTTO & GORGONZOLA 13
Grilled crostini topped with fig jam, imported proscuitto and gorgonzola cheese.

 

Insalate e Zuppa

House-made dressings include our own Caesar, balsamic, Dijon,
honey balsamic, gorgonzola balsamic, and red wine vinaigrette.
Add chicken to any salad $3. Steak tenderloin tips or shrimp $5.

THE NICOISE 16
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 15
Beef tenderloin tips, fresh tomatoes, red onions and romaine served with house-made gorgonzola balsamic dressing.

PESTO VERDURA 12
Kalamata olives, artichokes, tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and our house-made basil pesto sautéed & served warm on spinach.

SIGNATURE ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP 5
This creation by Mary Kay has become our signature soup!

 

SIGNATURE MISTA 6 /12
Mixed field greens with fresh fennel, red onion and shaved carrot served with balsamic vinaigrette.

BEET 6 / 12
Mixed field greens, roasted red beets, goat cheese, and crushed
pistachios with honey balsamic vinaigrette.

VA BENE 7 / 14
Mixed greens with pear, gorgonzola and candied walnuts served with red wine vinaigrette.

CAESAR 6 / 12
Fresh romaine with parmesan and house-made croutons served with own Caesar dressing.

ARUGULA E PECORINO 6 / 12
Fresh arugula simply tossed with our house-made lemon vinaigrette topped with shaved imported Pecorino Romano cheese.

 

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.

SALSICCIA E PANNA 15
Italian sausage, fresh herbs and tomatoes with cream.

CARBONARA 15
A traditional dish of pancetta, sweet peas, egg and parmesan.

POMODORO E POLPETTE DI CARNE 14
Our famous San Marzano tomato sauce and house-made meatballs.

ALFREDO 12
Our rich blend of butter, cream and parmesan cheese with a touch of pepper. Add chicken 3. Shrimp 5.

PESTO FRUTTI DI MARE 20
Sautéed shrimp and scallops served with our creamy house-made sundried tomato pesto sauce.

PASTA PRIMAVERA 15
Marinated artichokes, bell peppers, broccoli and mushrooms with our tomato sauce.

RIPALLO PESTO 15
Our house-made basil pesto combined with roasted potatoes, and asparagus. Inspired by an Italian resort town favorite.

BOLOGNESE 15
Our house-made meat sauce.

PUTTANESCA 14
A mildly spicy and flavorful sauce with olives, garlic, capers, and anchovy.

PREFERITO DELLA CASA 18
Chicken, prosciutto, asparagus & arugula with balsamic vinegar, blended with mascarpone and sliced almonds.

 

GNOCCHI 15
house-made potato gnocchi with your choice of our San Marzano tomato sauce or gorgonzola cheese sauce.

ARRABIATA AL PADRE RICARDO 14
San Marzano tomato sauce, Italian sausage and red pepper flakes. Hot as you like it!

NOCE E PERA 15
Toasted walnuts, spinach and candied pear sautéed with our gorgonzola cheese sauce.

AMATRICIANA 15
A zesty pancetta, red onion, and tomato sauce, topped with Pecorino Romano cheese. Just like in Roma!

BISTECCA 18
Beef tenderloin sautéed in fresh herbs, served with our very own gorgonzola cheese sauce.

PASTA di ESTATE 14
A surprisingly simple, yet very flavorful blend of fresh basil, sundried & diced tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts.

SALMONE E RUCOLA 16
A fresh-tasting dish of lightly smoked salmon and arugula sautéed with olive oil and garlic.

PAPPARDELLE AI FUNGHI 18
House-made pappardelle tossed in a mushroom thyme sauce with crispy prosciutto.

 

Carne e Pesce

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

TORNEDOS DE LA FORET 32
Pan seared with a rich Cognac mushroom sauce. Served with herb roasted potatoes and sautéed asparagus.

AVANT GARDEN SALMON 25
Pan seared wild caught salmon {from local Dave Rogotzke} with an orange glaze served on house-made pappardelle pasta in a light alfredo sauce. Topped with locally-grown micro greens from North Woods Fresh.

MAHI MAHI 23
The filet is served with angel hair pasta, roasted tomatoes, shallots, basil and oregano in a lemon white wine sauce.

 

FILETTO DI MANZO 32
This tender cut of beef is prepared to your selected temperature and topped with imported gorgonzola cheese. Served with herb roasted potatoes and sautéed asparagus and garlic.

CAPESANTE CON RISOTTO 25
Seared sea scallops with house made risotto of mushrooms, cognac and cream. Topped with imported parmesan cheese.

 

Panini

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

P.L.P. 11
The B.L.T. our way with pancetta, lettuce, pomodoro (tomato) and mayo. Juicy, salty comfort food.

BISTECCA 12
Beef tenderloin topped with fresh tomatoes, arugula and gorgonzola sauce then grilled. 

POLLO CON BALSAMIC 10
Chicken, romaine, provolone cheese and balsamic vinegar.

CAPRESE E POLLO 12
Fresh mozzarella, basil and sliced tomato with roasted chicken.

  PROSCIUTTO E PERA 12
Prosciutto with candied pear and honey goat cheese.

POLPETTA DI CARNE 11
house-made Italian meatballs with our tomato sauce and provolone cheese.

ITALIAN CHEESESTEAK 12
Beef tenderloin tips with sautéed mushrooms, onions, red & yellow peppers, and fontina cheese. Served with au jus.

SALMONE PANCETTA DUO 12
Pancetta, sautéed onions, tomato, arugula and smoked salmon with mascarpone cheese on both slices of Panini bread.

 

DOLCE

Mary Kay Berarducci makes all of our fabulous desserts from scratch, in house.

We also serve 12 different flavors of artisan gelatos and sorbettos. The options change daily so ask your server for today’s selections.

 

Bevande

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

Cocktails

BELLINI 10
Made famous at Harry’s Bar in Venice, the Bellini is white peach puree blended with sparkling wine

APEROL SPRITZ 7
Aperol with Prosecco and soda

VIKRE CEDAR NEGRONI 7
Locally distilled gin with Campari and sweet vermouth served on ice

ITALIAN MARGHERITA 9
Don Julio Blanco, Blood Orange Puree, Cointreau, lime juice, and sour

ITALIAN ROOT BEER 8
Vodka, coke and Galliano served over ice

ITALIAN LEMONADE 8
Chambord, Vodka and Limonata

MOJITO (classic or pomegranate) 8
Fresh mint leaves, limes, simple syrup, rum, and soda water

ST. GERMAIN COCKTAIL 8
St. Germain, Prosecco, and soda water

LIMONCELLO 7
A Creamy style limoncello served straight up and cold.

 

Signature Martinis

ESPRESSO MARTINI 9
Shot of imported Italian espresso, shaken with vanilla vodka

STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC MARTINI 10
Vanilla rum with balsamic vinegar, limes and strawberry puree

LAKE SUPERIOR MARTINI 9
Citrus vodka, Blue Curacao and lemonade

BLOOD ORANGE MARTINI 10
Citrus vodka and blood-orange puree

LIMONCELLO MARTINI 9
Grey Goose vodka and Limoncello

BELLATINI 9
Peach vodka, peach puree, peach schnapps, and Prosecco

WATERMELON COSMO 9
Watermelon vodka, Cointreau and cranberry juice

VESPER 9
Bombay Sapphire, Belvedere, and Lillet

ANN-HATTAN 10
Maker’s Mark bourbon, homemade beer jam, and bitters

Low Alcohol Bevs

ADDISON 6
Dry and Sweet Vermouth with soda

AMERICANO 6
Amaro and Sweet Vermouth topped with soda

 

Birra (Beer)

ON DRAUGHT 6
Castle Danger Cream Ale
Bent Paddle Bent Hop
Peroni (Italian imported)

BY BOTTLE OR CAN 5
Coors Light
Buckler (N/A)
Castle Danger Cream Ale
Bent Paddle Bent Hop