Va Bene Caffe brings pasta perfection to intimate lakeside setting

Jun 29, 2018 265

BY: Dennis Kempton

Italian-American restaurant Va Bene Caffe anchors the downtown cultural corridor on East Superior Street with its bright facade, tall windows and warm color palette, set in front of the backdrop of Lake Superior. It's an intimate space — small enough to be romantic on a beautiful summer night in the main dining room or on the enclosed patio with spectacular views of the lake. It's also bright and airy enough to host a party for some of your best friends.

The Italian-American cuisine we've come to love in the United States since the 1950s is based largely on the culinary history and recipes of southern Italian immigrants. They've adapted traditional recipes for the palate of Americans to great success. Va Bene, under the ownership of Jim and Mary Kay Berarducci, is a restaurant definitely in that tradition.

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