Head to Va Bene Duluth & More Fantastic Canal Park Restaurants

There’s no shortage of great restaurants in Duluth, and a handful of some of the best are in Canal Park. This community hub is a lovely gathering space with a popular Lakewalk, boutique shops, breweries, and more. If you’re craving Italian, Va Bene Duluth is one of our favorite places for an authentic meal. The culinary masterminds at this lakefront location use innovative and modern techniques to serve delicious classic Italian dishes.

The standout at Va Bene Duluth, beside the panoramic view of Lake Superior, has always been the house-made sauces and pasta. They also offer a large selection of antipasti, salads, risotto, and panini. The wine list has a thoughtful selection of Italian varietals, as well as a handful of classic cocktails, Italian sodas, coffee, and house-made creations.

Before you start making your dining reservations around town, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and our Duluth bed and breakfast is a delightful place to stay, especially for those who are culinarily minded. As a guest at our Inn, you’ll start the day with a homemade breakfast with local and seasonal ingredients. Your Innkeepers love to cook and it shows in their creative preparations, wholesome recipes, and friendly hospitality. Start planning your next trip to Duluth, and book your lodging today!

Va Bene Duluth and more great Canal Park restaurants to explore during your stay

Va Bene Duluth & More Great Canal Park Restaurants

Thankfully, as a guest at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be within walking distance from the best restaurants in Canal Park. From farm-to-table fine dining and authentic handmade Italian pasta to gourmet burgers and delicious sandwiches, you’ll find it all nearby. You’ll quickly see that Duluth is a city that appreciates innovative and creative cuisine, and many talented chefs and bartenders call this place home.

Va Bene Duluth was opened in 2006 by Mary Kay and Jim Berarducci in honor of their Italian roots. They’ve always strived to create quality food with the freshest ingredients in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. The wall of windows to the lake offers stunning views of the water—you can choose from outdoor covered patio seating or a spot in the modern upscale dining room.

More Great Canal Park restaurants:

  1. Canal Park Brewing: For a beer and a burger with a view, this is the Duluth restaurant to check out. The outdoor patio and beer garden space is perfect for a leisurely afternoon for a flight of their locally brewed ales.
  2. Lake Avenue Restaurant: For a diverse farm-to-table menu featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the vibrant culinary scene of the area. The restaurant provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for both casual dining and special occasions.
  3. Northern Waters Smokehaus: This gourmet market offers casual walk-up counter service for house-smoked meats and fish, local cheese, and products from nearby farms.
  4. Zeitgeist: This local non-profit and community gathering space is the perfect spot for date night—if dinner and a movie sound like a good plan. The restaurant offers farm-fresh cuisine with innovative preparations paired with craft cocktails, local beers, and fine wines.
  5. Vikre Distilling: You’ll find locally made spirits from the icy fresh waters of Lake Superior in vibrant craft cocktails. The cedar-infused gin is one of the favorites!
  6. Vitta Pizza: If you’re craving wood-fired Neopoliatian-style pizza, this is one of the best Canal Park restaurants. They also offer salads and ice cream from local Love Creamery.

As a guest, if you have more questions, need directions, or have reservations for lovely restaurants like Va Bene Duluth or more, feel free to ask your Innkeepers at Solglimt Lakeshore B&B.

Va Bene Duluth and more great Canal Park restaurants near our Duluth Bed and Breakfast

Book our Duluth Bed and Breakfast for Your Next Getaway

Each morning, you’ll want to join us for breakfast in our elegant dining room or outside on the back deck with beautiful lake views to set your morning off on the right foot. Then, head out on your adventures in Duluth, be that shopping in the local boutiques and galleries, hiking in the nearby city parks, or touring the Glensheen Mansion. Working up an appetite for dinner at Va Bene Duluth or the other Canal Park restaurants.

Back at the Inn, our welcoming Innkeepers will have everything ready for your return. Spend time in our spacious yet cozy shared rooms, or return to your private guest room for a quiet evening relaxing, watching the lights over the lake, or curled up by the gas or electric fireplace. Rooms are designed for couples hoping to connect or solo travelers looking for a refreshing place to reset.

Another key component of a stay at our Duluth bed and breakfast is our green practices. We pride ourselves on our dedication to sustainable, environmentally friendly operations, from our electric vehicle charging stations and recycling to non-abrasive cleaning products and more. We can’t wait to host you; book your lodging in Duluth today!

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