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“Good for a catch up”
Review of Cafe Valentino

Cafe Valentino
Ranked #43 of 1 193 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$13
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Benvenuti. Since 1991 Cafe Valentino has been one of Christchurch's favourite dining and drinking destinations, and it's easy to see why. Cafe Valentino offers superb food, an excellent bar and great atmosphere! Lunch at 3.00? Dinner at 9.00? No problem! Café Valentino is an all day restaurant. Enjoy a drink at the bar choosing from more than 35 selected wines by the glass, a superb range of local boutique beers and international beers on tap including an Italian selection. Or try a cocktail from our contemporary and classic mix. If you are a wine connoisseur try a wine from our 'Vault' collection which offers over 60 of New Zealand and Australia's finest wines including a great selection of our world famous Pinot Noir. Thirst quenched? Time for some great food! Try a pizza, the sort of pizza that only an Italian wood fired oven can produce, or try something from our pasta selection. Or perhaps one of our award winning New Zealand beef and lamb dishes. Since 1997 (except for 2012 when we were destroyed by an earthquake) Cafe Valentino has been awarded the coveted Gold Plate for New Zealand Beef and Lamb excellence. Finish off your meal with one of our delicious desserts, everything is made fresh daily on the premises. Our full menu is available on our website. We look forward to seeing you soon at Cafe Valentino. Ci Vediamo Presto
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a perfectly ok bar and restaurant for a work drinks or a casual dinner with friends. It's a bit of a CHCH institution and although relocated, of course, after the earthquakes it has held it's own with a good drinks list and large, comprehensive menu. Nothing to rave about but a good standard ChCh venue

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service. Good value for money. Pasta and pizza dishes were ordered and each one was delicious. Eould definitely return.

Thank Kirsten A
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Went for a meal on Sat night with 2 other couples, they were extremely busy but we enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Our starters arrived within 20 minutes but without the gluten free bread with the Chicken Liver Parfait, we asked 3 different waiters where it was, (we are still waiting). The Parfait was lovely but one of our group missed her bread. The meals (which arrived 50 minutes after ordering) were substantial but 3 of us ordered the Linguine Siciliana with Prawns and only one of us received a Prawn (singular). The lack of prawns was made up with shrimps the size your fingernails, which were hard and tasteless. Our waitress called the manager and after discussion with the chef she was advised that their supplier did not have any in stock??? There was a uncalled for heated discussion with her similar to the one she had with the group on the next table, who had inedible burnt crust Pizza. They credited 2 of our meals. Over all unfortunate, all it would take is to advise staff that shortage of this or that when they take the order. (Or send down the road to New World who have plenty of raw Prawns)

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Thank StumpyNZ
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This was the first time we have been here for a meal, it was absolutely fantastic, we had a beautiful waitress by the name of Emily who gave great recommendations & we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals, we will most definitely be back & will be recommending this restaurant to our friends

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Café Valentino looks like it might be a chain restaurant, but once on the inside, you know it's anything but. Great pizza and pasta, we ate as much as we could, and took the rest home.

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Thank Nancy N
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