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Valentino's Cafe

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132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
717-392-9564
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check website for operating hours.

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  • 12
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I love Valentino`s

Simple family made food and fantastic value. Owned by the same family since before WW11. Egg salad sandwich for lunch was made just perfectly. Small bar attached to the café with the cheapest drinks menu I have seen since I arrived in the USA. Would love to be a local....

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Hammy59
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Simple family made food and fantastic value. Owned by the same family since before WW11. Egg salad sandwich for lunch was made just perfectly. Small bar attached to the café with the cheapest drinks menu I have seen since I arrived in the USA. Would love to be a local....

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

A friend revisited a haunt from his past! And I got to come along! It is like the neighborhood bar 30-40 years ago with locals of all ages. We shared an eggplant parm which was very good. At about 8:30 a makeshift band with two accordians and a trumpet started playing! A real step back in time and so much... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

They have lots of pictures on the walls that tells a lot about the owners and their siblings. They have specials every week. They make homemade waffles for chicken and waffles for a special. I haven't tried them yet and I plan too, because I heard they are excellent. They have outdoor seating now. Also serve a great breakfast. Great... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We love Valentino's. They serve the best spaghetti in town. The sauce recipe has been handed down over three generations in this tiny bar and restaurant on Lancaster's west side. Great for families, friends and kids. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for a great plate of spaghetti.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Worst Italian food we have ever eaten. Salad was okay but the eggplant parmigiana was so breaded it was hard to find the eggplant. The spaghetti served on the same plate looked like it had been cooked much earlier and sat like an ugly glob on the plate. The tomato sauce was tasteless, I make much better at home and... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Best Spaghetti and meatball dinner in Lancaster County! Good place to come as you are: jeans, shorts, or dressed up. Family buisiness that treats all like family. Have been coming here since the the 1980's. Many good memories and always wonderful food and drink. So glad they no longer allow smoking. a place we have brought all our children, now... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Great, local tucked away place. Not a four star restaurant by any means but great homemade dishes. Absolutely love their "Turkey Balls" which is like Thanksgiving dinner all rolled up into a ball. Laid back, come as you are staff and patrons. One of a kind Groundhog Day celebration, too, for the young at heart and drinking and parade enthusiasts.... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Wonderful experience! All homemade Italian food and tasted great! I had the spaghetti and meatball meal and garlic toast. Service was attentative and quick. It's a small single room eatery but it is perfext, you really feel at home.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Talk about tradition: Valentino's, our neighborhood family cafe, last year celebrated its 75th anniversary with a big outdoor party. We have friends in FL and MA who, when they come to Lancaster to visit us, want to go there first thing! Very good simple food at honest prices in a homey, comfortable atmosphere with friendly staff and friendly diners, mostly... More 

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Pennsylvania
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92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Valentinos is one of those places that only the locals know about. The building houses a bar and a restaurant in separate rooms. Never having been in the bar, I can't write about that portion. However, the restaurant Is great. It has a good selection of meals. The spaghetti dinner is excellent, and the portions are huge (order the small,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717-392-9564

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pub

Description

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check website for operating hours.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?