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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” (112 reviews)
“tiramisu” (21 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the first time we have been here for a meal, it was absolutely fantastic, we had a beautiful waitress by the name of Emily who gave great recommendations & we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals, we will most definitely be back & will...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Café Valentino looks like it might be a chain restaurant, but once on the inside, you know it's anything but. Great pizza and pasta, we ate as much as we could, and took the rest home.

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wife and I enjoyed a lovely lunch seated at the windows with a glass or two of Peregrine Pinot Noir (a lovely drop - so much so I called in to Vino Fino afterwards and brought some to take home). Shared starter was the flatbread...More

Thank NZFoodie02
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the food recommended by waiter Oliver. It was a busy and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of this virbarant resturaunt. Oliver filled us in on it interesting history.

Thank tomD6773WV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were left waiting for our booked table for over 30 mins, and then once seated had very long waits between service. Food was not great, everything was a little underwhelming.

Thank Tesh2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dessert and had a fantastic cheesecake! Oliver, our waiter, was a great host. Will be back again next time we are in Christchurch.

Thank Ali S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Date and I thought the atmosphere was great and the room was a constant positive buzz, with surprisingly fast service. We both ordered entrees, mains and desserts. All perfect. Can’t fault them! I ordered the fettuccini Apollo recommended to have with a cream base...More

1  Thank Angus G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always the setting is great. The lunch time was great as it wasn't crowded. The menu had a great variety and was priced reasonably. The drinks menu is also good with a nice selection of wines and beers. I really enjoyed the pizza I...More

1  Thank Nigel2312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Oliver my waiter. loved the food and would recommend this place to my friends. The atmosphere was friendly and there was some cool decor

1  Thank Fady S
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a pasta and lamb dish. Both were very nice, but I recommend pasta as it’s a special course there. Great service.

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