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Cafe Valentino Restaurant

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (96 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 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 yesterday via mobile

Amazing Italian food. Fresh and just perfect all at a very good price. Amazing service. It's a regular.

Thank yeahtheboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here by accident. Was going to a restaurant down the road but it was so cold inside we left and walked down the road and saw this. Went in for a drink to warm up and the waitress was charming. We stayed for...More

Thank R0sie1
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Went with the family at 5pm without a reservation. The place was already buzzing but we managed to get a table! The food was really good, authentic Italian. We tried a pizza and a pasta and they even made a Hawaiian for my daughter especially!...More

Thank Alibaliboo
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Overall had a great time, but I cant remember much about the food I had (despite it being only a few weeks ago) suggesting it was pleasant but not lasting impression made. Good for date nights or night out with friends.

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Have visited this restaurant many times since moving to Christchurch. The service has always been friendly and efficient (even on busy Friday nights). Menu is extensive and the food is delicious. Generally we share a couple of entrees and then get a gourmet pizza or...More

Thank laurajb1979
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was up in ChCh for work last week. On Thursday night for dinner we went to Cafe Valentino. After we arrived at 7pm the place quickly filled up until it was packed. The service was excellent, the staff were super friendly, our table water...More

Thank Dubeary
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have visited this place before and must admit it is my 'go to' restaurant when visiting Christchurch. You will not be disappointed. Had the seafood pasta which was the best I've ever had. The wine was great and they have an extensive wine list as...More

Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We often call in after work and grab a flatbread and Peroni and sit at one of the leaners, it's a fantastic way to unwind after a busy day. Grabbing a couple of takeaway Pizzas after it is pretty handy too.

Thank Jhutch19
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

First time at cafe Valentino since it was in Colombo st, and didn't disappoint - top notch food, good atmosphere and our waitress - Hannah - was excellent, we'll definitely be back!

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived without a booking and the place was completely full. However the lovely lady we spoke to juggled things around to find us a table. She went completely above and beyond what we would ever have expected and even once we were seated she...More

Thank The_Smitties
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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