Duluth’s Va Bene Caffe gets new owners – Duluth News Tribune

“We started from scratch in 2006 with an idea and by constantly updating, improving and investing, we have a popular, successful business, one we are confident will continue with the new owners,” Mary Kay Berarducci said in a news release.

Moore was an original employee when the business first opened and returned last year; Schmitz has been general manager for more than eight years “and is like a son to us,” the Berarduccis said.

Fans of the popular eatery at 734 E. Superior St. can still expect to see the Berarduccis around as they mentor the new owners and Mary Kay continues in the kitchen and Jim continues bartending and helping on the business side.