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Cafe Valentino

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (114 reviews)
“tiramisu” (21 reviews)
“flat bread” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Location is key in this restaurant if you’d like to go for a drink after your meal. The food is beautiful. The service is constantly wonderful, the staff are bubbly and quick to help. They never skip a beat or miss a meal. It could...More

Thank Marzy_Jane
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

...with the meals delivered. Presentation was great and the taste was excellent. The menu is extensive with good gluten free choices. The wine list was also broad at prices that were not excessive.

2  Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a great restaurant, the service is awesome, staff are super friendly and the food is really good. I want to especially thank Venna, one of the staff, who was absolutely amazing.

Thank Farahnaz K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing!! Atmosphere is warm and inviting and Oliver made us feel very welcome!! Thank you for the outstanding service.. We will be back.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely experience, wonderful food and the most amazing waiter (Oliver)...he was so helpful and friendly and took my drink back when I thought it tasted funny. He was so good about it! Will definitely be back! Thanks Oliver x

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here out of the blue last night and had pasta, salad and flatbread. The faltbread was delicious and the past was too and such a big portion it was enough to take home for lunch today. The staff were friendly it was warm...More

Thank louherm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first I was hesitant about being greeted with such a vast menu of different tastes whilst out with my family this weekend though was reassured by waiter Oliver that all the pizzas tasted great, though everything on the menu was excellent! Family tried it...More

Thank Kane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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,...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank StumpyNZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 1886
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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
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