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Valentino's Cafe

132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
717-392-9564
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Ranked #37 of 501 restaurants in Lancaster
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check website for operating hours.
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check website for operating hours.
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English first
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Lancaster PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Had chicken pot pie this Wednesday. Tastes like home made. Lots of chicken, home made dumplings. Huge servings -- had enough for lunch the next day. Salads are always crisp and fresh. Can't beat their prices. Best value in town! (Note: like many old-fashioned family-owned restaurants, they don't take credit cards -- bring cash!) We eat here at least 3... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Great little bar/restaurant in Lancaster. Not the least bit fussy, but has good food, nice portions at reasonable prices!

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A classic neighborhood bar, with a loyal, friendly patronage, equally friendly staff, and way above average food at blue collar prices. Italian dishes are the specialty, but hard to go wrong no matter what you order. Unpretentious, super casual, and very family friendly on the restaurant side, yet a lively bar scene on the other side. A great, cheap happy... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This place is downtown and a well kept secret to travelers. Breakfasts are great . Italian food is very good and inexpensive at dinner time. Most of all it is interesting to read about this incredible family as you wait for your meal- If you are lucky enough to be in Lancaster on a Thursday night -and can handle a... More

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

All the comforts of home. Everyone is friendly and nice. The food is awesome. The dart board is fantastic. It's as cheap as drinking at home with all the fun, drunk patrons that every bar needs.

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