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Cafe Valentino

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (104 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food is A1. Service amazing. One particular waitress, Kate, was very friendly and helpful. Pasta dishes very filling and beautiful. This is the fourth visit for us and we will definitely be back again. Keep up the great work Cafe Valentino. :)

Thank Siobhan v
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go to valentinos and have the Lamb Piadina. It was lush! It is only on the lunch menu for some reason so go for lunch. We sat outside on the few tables they have out the front of the restaurant. We thought we may get...More

Thank jordanwinston20
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having just arrived in Queenstown we wanted a yummy space to eat. We miss judged the fact that it was a Sunday and places generally stopped serving at 21:30. We were wildly looking for food and ran across Cafe Valentino. They allowed us in at...More

Thank AandBnewadventures
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Too easy, rocked up for lunch in free lunch hour with fam, hence reasonable time constraint, prompt service and food, Amy had us covered for whatever we needed. Thanks

Thank jckmntgmry
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Valentino. We didn’t have a booking but luckily we got a table. I had a wonderful chat with Amy about her travels and the service was great as well. Will definitely come back! Nice atmosphere!!!

Thank Saskiarrrrr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been to Valentino’s several times over the years and always make a point of returning when in the city. Their pizzas are always pretty good. We had a 50/50 smoked pork and roast chicken, enough for 2 people. Recommend.

Thank John491
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Upon hearing about cafe valentino by the locals we thought we’d try it. The food was disappointing, bland and nothing special at all. The potion sizes were good, as was the service we received and the vibe. Wouldn’t rush back, kinda felt abit like an...More

Thank ypup
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the best meal of our New Zealand trip at the Valentino in Christchurch!!! Amy the waitress who served us was an absolute legend and also organised a Half and Half Glutten free Pizza for my Celiac wifey which is rare and trust me I...More

Thank Piyush V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place and go often, amazing pizza - beautiful desserts and amazing service. The atmosphere is lively without being too much and the location means parking is not too difficult

Thank wandergirlnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely lady we bumped into in the middle of Christchurch recommended we eat here and so glad we did. The walls are decorated by famous singers, bands, actors and actresses that have eaten here. The vibe is good and the food and service, excellent....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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