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Review of Va Bene

Va Bene
Ranked #376 of 3,188 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We were a party of three. One diner ordered the shrimp with linguine. Just average and only 5 shrimp. Another diner ordered the stuff pork and enjoyed it. Beautifully presented with potato and vegetable on the side. Third diner decided on the rib eye special for the evening. It is uncomfortable when the specials of the evening are presented but no price is given. It may or may not sway you one way or another but why shame us into having to ask? We didn't ask and the third diner would probably have ordered the lamb shanks at $31.95 instead of the rib eye at the surprise price of $38.95. The house red was drinkable. The dining room is very pleasant.

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Thank 255patricia
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Picked up a to go order from here to take back to my hotel so my review is only based on the food. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived in my hotel room to find I was given bread with a delicious tomato infused butter it was delicious! I ordered the gnocchi and was do excited to see that it was home made based on the different sized pieces, it was perfectly cooked. Definitely the best gnocchi I have eaten outside of Italy. Will definitely stop in again.

Thank mgrp
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We went to Va Bene for lunch and most of the dishes were around $10 and the portions are BIG you will have leftovers. The service was a little slow, but they were nice and pleasant we didn't mind the wait but if your in a rush don't go. All our food was very hot and fresh cooked and very nice. Def will go back.

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Thank UKVISIT
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and wanted to go somewhere nice. We chose Va Bene because we knew it was excellent. We chose to sit in the bar area; it was quiet and comfortable. Our waitress was friendly, nice, and helpful. The house wine was great; the calamari appetizer was fresh, not greasy and also came with a salad; linguine and clam sauce fantastic, alittle salty; my husband's chicken dish was good as well as the veggies that came with it. We were stuffed so didn't have room for desert, maybe next time. I know they have great choices.

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Thank Bunky13
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

The dinner was fine my pasta with shrimp was good but the sauce was too thick and the flavor was kind of floury. My husbands clams and pasta were very good, The best thing was the calamari..it was outstanding. The service was ok..we were attended by a few people..everyone was friendly and wanted to please. The place was very clean and the bar area was really nice and inviting. I may return and get the calamari and a different entree. Prices were not cheap but not outrageous either. Good location from interstate 10.
2 entrees, one app, 2 beers,inexpensive bottle of wine, good tip=$110

Very good happy hour specials from 4 to 7..not sure what days though...

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Thank AEboylston
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