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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” (16 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

1  Thank Stewart L
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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 12 August 2018 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 rushirajp7
Reviewed 11 August 2018 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 MatthewR3549
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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