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

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Tuesday 11am-10pm

Monday 11am-10pm

Tuesday 11am-10pm

Wednesday 11am-10pm

Thursday 11am-10pm

Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 11am-10pm

Sunday 11am-10pm

Our Story

va-bene-owners-jim-mary-kay-berarducciEmbracing Italian culture, owners Mary Kay and Jim Berarducci have crafted Va Bene Caffe — fresh Italian food prepared with quality ingredients, to be enjoyed in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Dine in, take away, or let us cater your next event.

All of our sauces, dressings, breads, gnocchi and our fabulous desserts are made on site from scratch. We use only select imported Italian products, including Prosciutto di Parma and San Daniella Prosciutto, as well as our choice olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and assorted cheeses.

With Va Bene Caffe, the Berarduccis have created a one of a kind experience — a caffe devoted to Italian dishes served with hospitality at an accessible price. Looking through the street-side glass windows, one discovers a lively, inviting backdrop, hinting at the fresh, smart cuisine within. Creative indoor and outdoor dining areas offer beautiful ambiance and unbeatable views.

Va Bene is pronounced vah-ben-neh and means “it goes well.” It is an Italian sentiment that Jim and Mary Kay took to heart when they opened Va Bene Caffe – where it always goes well!

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Va Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Nothing says, afternoon pick me up like an Affogato. Not tiramisu Traditionally, vanilla gelato with an espresso shot poured over. Today, I used Mackinac island fudge. #delizioso #backtowork #kitchen #baking #affogato #italian #danesi #caffeVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Staff soaking up wine knowledge like sponges. New wine menu coming soon! We've had our wine purveyors in all week for inservice. #workworkwork #newwine #italianwine #italy #winepairingVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Honey lavender gelato. The taste of summerVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe As the sun was setting over the hill, it lit up the ship out there. It was glowing. And also, the clouds are amazing #lakesuperior #lakewalk #shippingseason #naturalbeautyVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Here's our new paper bags and paper containers for take away and leftovers #reducereuserecycle #paper #brownpaperbagVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Torta Dacquoise is in the house - Save room for dessertVa Bene Instagram Photo: @duluthloveslocal Mahi mahi pasta @vabenecaffe  #duluth #eatlocal #vabeneduluth #italian #pasta #mahimahi #capturemn #exploremn #onlyinmn #shoplocal #duluthloveslocalVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Testa di Limone. All yellow, all lemon everything....The colors are that of my 1970's polka dot comforter and daisy wallpaper. Oh, memories...#lemonheads #yellow #dessert #housemade #sunshineVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Sorry. There's cake now #ifiknewyouwerecomingidhavebakedacake #sorryreallysorry #comeback #housemade #dessert #madamemarroneVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe One of the incredible joys of owning a restaurant and working in the kitchen, is having all these delicious choices to get creative with for my lunch #daverogotzke #salmon #frenchrose #ilovetocreateVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Lemon blackberry pudding cakes. Sunshine in a ramekin #happymonday #duluthmn #dessert #treatyourself #lemonVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Happy Earth Day! We are pleased to announce we have eliminated Styrofoam containers and are now using paper boxes. We have also quit using paper on top of the tablecloths, as well as the tablecloths. Less excess. Less garbage, less water waste. #lessexcessissuccess #earthday #lakesuperior #lakewalk #duluthloveslocal #duluthmn #happyearthdayVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Mojitos, old fashionds, and tea oh my! Beautiful day for a happy hour or two outsideVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Buona Pasqua! French coconut custard pie...just one of our desserts today. Join us we are serving from 10-4.Va Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Making pies for Easter and with the leftover crust, I made pop tarts. These have raspberry cream filling. I will definitely make them again and try some different flavors. These ones may have my children's names on themVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Nearly every time I go to the grocery store, I look for Ben and Jerry's, Late Night Snack. Nevermind, it's been discontinued since like 2014. I'm always optimistic. Anyway, it's not coming back, so I made a cake version. It has that salty, carmely, chocolate flavor that I love. Hope you do tooVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe It just keeps getting better. #thankgoditsfriday #itsabeautifuldayVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe This lovely couple wandered in and requested to be on the deck. While we aren't quite deck ready, these hearty souls took their drinks out to stand and admire the view? #firstdeckguestsVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe It's possible I was a little heavy handed with the colors today, but doggone it, it was pretty gray out my window. #greenismyfavoritecolor #grayday #whereisthesun #buttercream #cakeVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe The first day of spring calls for a bright, sunny cake. Chocolate cake, orange buttercream, Parfait Amour buttercream filled, topped off with candied orange peel. Roasted pistachio. #delizioso #thatsitalian #pistachio #candiedorangepeel #parfaitamour #orangechocolate #buttercreamVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Devil May Care Dog Chocolate cake with attitude. #takethatmonday #allthefeels #allthegoals #littledebbieVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Oh boy....this may be my favorite Sponge layers, orange syrup, Bailey's buttercream filled, Parfait Amour buttercream and ganache all over everything. #mariebrizard #parfaitamour #orangechocolateVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Happy St. Patrick's Day! Chocolate cake, Bailey's buttercream and mint buttercream. #weareallirishtoday #greenismyfavoritecolor #itisnteasybeinggreenVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Wine tasting with @bravawine, turned into lunch. Could have hung out all day. Looking forward to some new wines on our list #wine #winetasting #bravawine #italianwine #duluth #duluthloveslocal #lakesuperiorVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Just a sweet, little cake - raspberry, lemon curd filled, Chambord buttercream. #youaremysunshine #Chambord #buttercreamVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Make tonight a night at the Opera. Espresso soaked layers of sponge cake and espresso buttercream and chocolate ganache. #formalattirenotrequiredVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe There's nothing so beautiful as a freshly made profiterole. #profiterole #bellaVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe I'm obsessed with these sweet silver starlets Fresh raspberry cupcakes, white chocolate inside and out. #ilovestars #shinythings #freshraspberriesVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Princepessa Torte. Rich, dense almond cake with almond glaze. Yum #almondy #anticocaffegreco #roma #caffegreco #tryitoutVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Also, love days where it's so calm the lift bridge reflects perfectly in the water. #lakesuperior #lakewalk #duluth #duluthloveslocal #liftbridgeVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe This dessert has my <3 currently. So when I eat one, I put it on a beautiful china plate and eat it with a silver spoon #butterscotchbudino #saltedcarmel #foodpornVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe I love days where you can't tell where the water ends and the sky starts. #lakesuperior #lakewalk #duluth #duluthloveslocalVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Our annual Valentine's day picture. These two guys Luke and Ross are the best! Busy week and still smiling <3 #sweethearts #happyvalentinesday #loveourstaffVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Did anyone see the sky in the late afternoon yesterday over the lake? I forgot to take a picture it but it looks like this cake. I tossed some stars on top. The stars came out later Sponge cake, lemon curd, raspberry jam, chambord everywhere. Italian roast coffee a must with this one. Va Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Dolce in Soffitta. Hand made truffles , raspberry chambord, tiramisu, rye whiskey salted carmel. And almond raspberry macaron. #sharewithyoursweetie #happyvalentinesdayVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Getting ready to roast the cashews and almonds for tonight's dinner in Soffitta. Fresh rosemary looking beautiful <3 #addicting #canteatjustoneVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe I <3 Butterscotch Budino with homemade salted carmel. Perfect size to share after dinnerVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Coffee break outside today. Just like my mama always told me. Even in Duluth in February, you can enjoy your coffee outside. #lookonthebrightside #sunnysideoflife #sunnysideofthestreetVa Bene Instagram Photo: @foodandforkmn Always <3 Va Bene! #VaBene #VaBeneDuluth #visitduluth #pasta #noodles #mnfoodie #foodandforkmn #northshoreeats #northshore #lakesuperior #lakeside #downtownduluth #bread #foccacia #oliveoil #balsalmic #sanpelligrinoVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Love is in the air....full restaurant at 4:55pm. #happyvalentinesdayVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Gearing up for Valentine's Day with all manners of chocolateVa Bene Instagram Photo: @haley.jean01 He drive me all the way to Duluth so we could go to my favorite restaurant. Such a sweet surprise. #21stbirthday #yum #vabenecaffe #duluth #duluthminnesota #duluthmn #gfpasta #fettuccinealfredoVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Experimented with macarons yesterday. Not bad for a first attempt. And they were delish. Even better this morning with a cappuccino. These will definitely make the Valentine's menu #valentinesday #duluthloveslocal #duluthVa Bene Instagram Photo: @vabenecaffe Chocolate cake brushed with coconut syrup, vanilla malted buttercream and covered in big coconut flakes. #hostesscupcakes #snowball #winterdessert #snowyday