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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” (109 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 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 5 days ago

The food was amazing and the service was great. Came a few weeks ago and forgot to review at the time. Venna was my waitress and she was fab. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Stewart L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic experience from the moment we arrived - friendly, helpful wait staff, fantastic drinks/menu selection. Although it was reasonably busy our service was not rushed. The meals are very big....excellent value for $$.

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and brilliant service! Lane was exceptional and the cream brûlée is a must try! Excellent after diner drinks menu too!

Thank rushiraj p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend this place very good food and very good service i sure will be comeing here again and special thanks Lorytta for the amazing and kind service.

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed excellent, prompt, friendly service from Venna. The beer and Chianti supplemented the spaghetti Bolognese.

1  Thank Allan J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd feel harsh giving this place 3 stars as it's not bad, but it's not special either. The service was good as was the drinks menu. The food menu is probably a little excessive, there's probably about 20 pizza options on there. The pizzas were...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came on Thursday 2nd August. Food was really solid. Service was great. Lewis was competent and very polite. Would attend again.

1  Thank broderickle2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic dinner here, ordered pasta, pizza and appetizer. Frankly, cannot really remember the exact menu but everything was super delicious and the service is excellent. Would have come back to this place if we had another day in Christchurch.

Thank Tulang_B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined several times before and pretty good. Was busy when we arrived but there thinned out later (Saturday night), so was noisy to start with. Entrees were served quick but had to wait a while for the mains. Food was good as always. Prices...More

Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent visit to Cafe Valentino, I decided to try something different from my usual order and opted for the lamb kidneys. There is a first time for everything! Unfortunately, I didn't like the kidneys, although this is solely down to my personal taste...More

2  Thank ZimKiwiTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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