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Cafe Valentino Restaurant

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (99 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 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 1 week ago

We don't live in Christchurch but have been going to Cafe Valentino's ever since it opened in St Asaph Street. Love the atmosphere, the staff are superb and we've never had a meal we didn't enjoy. We've taken many a visitor here as well.

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regular customers of this restaurant over the years since they set up in St Asaph Street but our recent visit gave us a shock in our pockets ! We would usually enjoy a starter, main, dessert & a wine but on this...More

Thank retep42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous good sized meal at Valentino.Atmosphere was good but very noisy.Service was very efficient.

Thank Margot G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with a few friends this afternoon. The waitress we had was very helpful. We waited roughly 40 minutes for our food to arrive which was a long time to wait considering the restauraunt was quiet and we could see 6...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

In Christchurch for the very first time and wow what a start. With absolutely stunning food and drink menus it's hard to make a choice at first but push on I did! Great decor, attentive but not pushy staff and superb food. When I'm back...More

Thank _multifish_
Reviewed 13 September 2017

For a warm atmosphere,spacious dining area where you can talk without shouting and impeccable service, this is the go to place! The food? We shared a pizza of Alpina and Gamberetti with an entree of three Arancini Balls.Perfect in every way Italian food should be.

Thank 123go793
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent service of our party of 45. Food was delicious served promptly with frequent drink orders and friendly staff. Your wait staff really made our night enjoyable and complemented some great food. Well done!

Thank lou_ferigno
Reviewed 30 August 2017

A friend recommended cafe Valentino and we were not disappointed. The restaurant setting is very inviting and the service was excellent. The menu selection is very good with a wide range of pasta dishes, full pizza menu, burgers and steak. The food was very good,...More

Thank Jackrg35
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Booked a table for dinner in advance - went on time but wouldn't get attended to. After a while were told to wait at the bar. Again at the bar were totally ignored for 10 minutes till someone realised we haven't placed an order yet....More

Thank hinz_Auckland
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you are ever in Christchurch, have dinner at Café Valentino. It is, in my opinion, one of the best Italian restaurants I have found. If you are lucky enough to get Stacey as your server, ask her about the menu specials and suggestions about...More

Thank Floyd C
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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