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Cafe Valentino

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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)
“lamb skewers” (8 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went early due to the need to get somewhere else. The food and service was good, but the place became very busy so the staff were stretched. There was a mix up with the bill which saw us paying twice. I had to go...More

Thank Hughessj
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went along with work colleagues on a visit from out of town. We ordered a nice bottle of red which was kept in the “vault”. On arrival the bottle was cold, almost as if it was from the fridge. We realised this after it...More

Thank RJ_NZ_Travellers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table of 6, fast service. Ordered entrees, mains and desserts. All perfect, everyone enjoyed. Mains all came at once. Can’t fault them! Always my fave restaurant.

Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place, the menu is extensive with a fabulous variety. The food was great and the staff were fabulous. It was a little noisy but it was a Saturday night so it was busy...Definitely pays to book!

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Valentino’s, with family, as our Christchurch farewell meal. It was fabulous across the board: service, environment and the food. Set up as a ‘New York’ style Italian restaurant, the surroundings are cosy, warm and welcoming. It also affords a restaurant-wide view of the...More

Thank WindsurferAndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service by Kiran had booked a table at 9pm but our flight was late, wasnt a inconvenience at all just Had to make a booking for the following night on saturday. Absolutley wonderful service from Kiran, really made our night. Very grateful as i...More

Thank Lewis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on Saturday night for the first time since the EQ. They were busy so we had to wait for our table. That would have been fine but the bar was full and outside just too cold. We went to...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, excellent service. Tables quite tightly packed but staff happy to move us when people on the next table were taking up a lot of space. We had skewers, prawns, arancini and ravioletti to start - pizzas (excellent) and seafood pasta which was crammed...More

Thank LeicesterTaylor65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant rather average, took awhile to be seated, and had to wait a good 50 minutes for food to arrive, food was nice once it arrived, seemed to be very short staffed

Thank 1994Nz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband found this restaurant and we tried it out because of the reviews. A good menu of pizza, pasta, fish or meat. Lovely decor with posters from various shows on the wall. The steak was excellent and I had the lamb pappardelle which was...More

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Restaurant Details

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