Minnesota Burger Reporter Kawikamedia and his Burger Posse checked out Va Bene during one of Duluth’s Eat Downtown promotions. Va Bene focuses on Italian home cooking, fresh ingredients, and delicacies imported from Italy; it recently celebrated its 5th annivesary. In addition to dine in, take-away, they also carry a select line of Italian groceries.
The special lunch promotion included a choice of Italian Sausage soup or salad, and Fettuccine Carbonara, and gelato to finish.
His review? “Out of this world!”
The fettuccine is prepared with pancetta, peas, egg, and parmesan. He also took home one of their very special burgers, a 6 oz patty with pancetta, portabellas, onions, mozzarella and gorgonzola in a balsamic reduction, which just sounds fascinating, and Kawikamedia says it was to die for.
(In BurgerDogBoy’s playbook, any burger that has pancetta and gorgonzola is going to be cause to walk over broken glass to consume; looks like a trip to Duluth is in order!).
Va Bene is open for lunch and dinner weekdays, and including breakfast on weekends. They even offer meatballs and red gravy for brekky!