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Valentinos Italian Restaurant

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Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
(07) 386 8821
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful litlle italy in Turangi

Beautiful place to go for a great meal, loved the atmospher and the workers. The food was amazing. Will be back again. Grazie

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
MOVINGbugg
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Not a place I recommend. The staff was a rude and arrogant. Eat at the Hong Kong restaurant down the road on the right. The owner there greeted us nicely and provided a great meal. Valentino's needs to learn how to treat customers.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Beautiful place to go for a great meal, loved the atmospher and the workers. The food was amazing. Will be back again. Grazie

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had an unexpected one night stay in Turangi and made the mistake of selecting Valentinos Restaurant. We had been to the hotel across the road for a pre dinner drink and should have stayed there for the bar meal. Valentinos is a very very disapointing place for a Itanian meal. The service is friendly and prompt but the food... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Over the years my husband and I have eaten at Valentino's probably 6 - 8 times, and every time it's been great. We were travelling north yesterday evening, and decided to stop the night in Turangi....mainly because it was a good chance to go to Valentino's again. We arrived at the motel just after 7.30pm and I phoned the restaurant... More 

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Redondo Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Local family run authentic Italian eatery. Started with scallops-very good, and a green salad. I ordered pasta bolognese-excellent. Wife ate rosemary lamb in balsamic reduction-excellent. Raspberry sundae for dessert. Nice local wines too. Service was attentive and educational for we Americans . Fair prices. We recommend it to all!

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Perth
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Small, quiet and friendly restaurant. Family run with lovely genuine service. The food was very good and inexpensive. Extensive bar available with an interesting collection of liqueur bottles.

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Hokitika
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Where do I start. My sister, her two friends and I booked into this restaurant for my birthday dinner on the 27th September 2014. The lady who greeted us was pleasant. She came and got our drink orders in a timely fashion. We were then presented with the menu. I ordered a T Bone steak, my sisters friends ordered spag... More 

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Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Love the ambience of this little restaurant and authentic Italian cuisine. Good food at very reasonable prices served with great service. Don't go past it.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I am so upset about the reviews I've seen about this place. I have been to some of the top restaurants in Auckland and Wellington because I consider myself a real foodie and Valentino's is, hands down, my favorite Italian restaurant I've ever been to. The Papparadelle with ham and the leek and walnut Tortelli with bacon is just the... More 

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New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We visited here hoping for a nice Italian dinner at a reasonable price. The food was disappointing, and the prices were too high given the quality. During 6 weeks of traveling in NZ, this was the only seriously disappointing restaurant meal

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: (07) 386 8821

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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