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Cafe Valentino

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (99 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 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

I visted here on Saturday night with my Nana & Mum. We wanted to go somewhere to take my Nana out forher 81st Birthday. We were greeted by a very bubbly waitress Hannah. She was an absolute delight. Our meals were outstanding an really great...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Outstanding food with even better service. My partner and I were out to dinner for a special night and our waitress Chelsea was outstanding. Very happy, helpful, and did her very best to ensure we had a great night! Would definitely go back, and would...More

Thank Ronnie D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best steak in town without doubt. Thanks to Anna our wonderful waitress and thanks to friendly, smiley Chelsea behind the bar!! Thumbs up team.

Thank Margie D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been there many times and the meals are always faultless! First of all the menu is massive so I can never decide what to order. The lamb kebabs are my go too for a starter and pizza or pasta for the main! The...More

Thank Amysmoth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great selection of Italian food, comfortable setting with lively atmosphere, food was delicious and service by Eilish was impeccable :)

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have never been disappointed when visiting Cafe Valentino & tonight was no different. Amazing menu selection as always, great wine list, beautifully presented & delicious meals. My Cozze entree (mussels) were exquisite, plump juicy mussels in the perfect sauce with just the right hit...More

Thank RusticChef82
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my family for dinner on Saturday night. Our waitress Chelsea was very knowledgeable and made helpful suggestions. The food came out in good time and the meals were hearty in size and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is lively as the restaurant...More

Thank JessicaP1995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really nice pasta dish and pizza.. waitstaff are friendly enough. Food is good but at a standard - high price for what it is.

Thank desireeskylennon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a special evening out. A bit noisy, but we expected that. Excellent wine list. Our waitress was very charming and helpful. We "started" with the antipasto platter, as I thought it would be nice to have a sampler of a number...More

Thank Marla H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty typical large style Italian dishes and pizza. Not fine dining but good hearty meals. Service was slow.

Thank K B
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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