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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” (17 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my partner for lunch on a weekday. Restaurant was very quiet (which was nice), and service from very attentive. She had the Linguine Marinara and I had the Molto Carne Pizza. Both enjoyed our food very much - very flavourful and well-cooked. Definitely somewhere...More

Thank JasonR4257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My third visit to Cafe Valentino. Always a friendly staff and very nice ambient. I love the decoration but just think the music its no so great. Food is always good and everytime I order something different. Recommend for families or for a bussines meeting....More

Thank Flavio S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW - the Capra pizza is the best Pizza I have ever eaten! The garlic Parmesan base is phenomenal and the goats cheese and onion jam is just a match made in heaven. My girlfriend ordered the gnocchi which was also incredible. We were so...More

Thank mrossiter21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night out for dinner. Huge range of food for all to choose. All of the family really enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Recommend this place for small or large groups.

Thank evman00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here as an extended family of 13 yesterday - the youngest in a high chair. We were wowed with the service AND the food. Our waiter was very attentive & nothing was a problem when it came to changing things to suit...More

Thank kiwisabroad2017
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 Light_Eats
Reviewed 7 October 2018 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 3 October 2018

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 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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 nurseylu367
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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