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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (109 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 reviews)
“flat bread” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 781 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently wanted to take this absolutely amazing girl, real 10/10 material out for a date but I was absolutley perplexed where to go after she told me she was vegetarian. Then we had an amazing thought to go italian, and when going Italian what...More

Thank RyanN2111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. Although it was a weeknight the restaurant had a pleasant buzz. We ordered pizzas and side veges. The pizzas were first rate. Veges might have been better with a little more lemon but that's my only quibble. Great place for...More

Thank indahNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this based on reviews and the menu available online and were not disappointed. Plenty of great options, cool ambience and knowledgeable staff made for a great night. We will definitely be back.

Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A favorite place with my partner and I. A couple of bad experiences but we love the atmosphere and the food usually. We went last night and the old cafe Valentino food is back!! Wow best meal ever. Stunning caremalized onion and feta flat bread,...More

Thank Shona141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere are great. Left with pasta sauce all over of face-good sign I enjoyed it. The restaurant is a little cramped in places, had someone’s bottom nearly tough my meal as they were trying to get out of their table. Other than...More

Thank Seaside816573
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We were undecided about where to eat when we visited Christchurch recently for only three days. So when we chose Cafe Valentino and were blown away by the quality of our meal (and dessert) we were over the moon! The staff were so friendly and...More

Thank Exploration813886
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I absolutely love this place! Service is super fast. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is to die for! My favorite being the feta and caramalised onion flat bread. The creamy and super filling seafood chowder!...More

Thank shanayas2016
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Visited Thursday 16th August after wandering the centre of Christchurch trying to find some sign of life. Kids very tired and hungry so we were very happy to find this restaurant open and welcoming in contrast to the rest of the CBD. Food delicious, staff...More

Thank sambrydon
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Exceptional service. Staff are really friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and such a great menu....so much choice. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Curious801123
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, 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
  • 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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