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Cafe Valentino

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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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
US$10 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, Pizza
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
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Reviewed yesterday

Along our 2+ week NZ South trip we ate at various fish and chips and "Italian" restaurants, some ok some not so. So for our last night the 5 of us made reservations for this well reviewed Italian restaurant. Very good choice!! We were seated...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peppercrab888
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here for lunch on our wedding anniversary - New Years Eve and had a lovely lunch. The food was very tasty and nicely presented. The cocktail of the day however was a bit disappointing, would have looked a lot nicer...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Friday night, and it was busy. However we received friendly, attentive and professional service from our waitress Emily. We ordered the flatbread and 2 different pasta dishes, all the food was delicious, nicely presented and went well with our Italian red....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank raerae1310
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We have been here once before for lunch and really enjoyed our experience, so returned again for dinner this time. Started off well with us requesting to move tables to help my pregnant wife sit in a more comfortable spot. They were very accommodating. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank kiwiobrien
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Been there because I craved pesto pasta. It was a quick order and service. Meal was good and price was good as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mirna221b
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

It was weekend and their online booking showed that no table was available before Tuesday. Took a chance and gave them a call. A friendly voice immediately confirmed a table for two at 7pm. We were staying in hotel distinction and it took us a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shib32
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JasonR4257
Reviewed 31 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 583flavios
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank mrossiter21
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank evman00
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