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Valentinos Italian Restaurant

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Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
(07) 386 8821
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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
Italian and chips?

We have been here several times ans although we have enjoyed our meal in general terms, we are always bemused by the potatoes of the day. They are always chips! The food is well presented but the service is haphazard, possibly due to the fact that the staff seem to change at every visit. The cost... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Bill R
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here at 8:30pm on a Monday night, so hungry and desperate for food. The restaurant was clearly about to close, but when we walked in they welcomed us and made us feel so comfortable. We ordered 2 takeaway meals as we didn't want to keep the staff on, and it only took about 10 minutes before 2 incredibly... More 

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Thank Jorgadelic
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pasta, nice Italian wine was well priced by the bottle. Despite the average reviews it is very busy- I think that says something. The desert menu could have done with a cream brulee or panacotta perhaps. The staff and management were very friendly and helpful. It was really nice to dine somewhere with a "traditional" feel. It is our... More 

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Thank EmmaRichard
Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I remember eating at this place as a child in the early 2000's and my salad came out with a slug in it. Now, don't worry - this isn't the reason for my rating, the reason for my rating is because this place hasn't changed in fifteen years. The same weathered, faded Valentino's sign is out the front, the wall... More 

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Thank Samantha F
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Clean and comfortable restaurant. Service was great and friendly. Foods and wines were delightful and wasn't too pricey.

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Thank Marta V
Marton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is upstairs, and on first look we thought, no way, not going here. However, we looked on this site and there were mixed reviews. Then, a car turned up and they were obviously going in. I asked them what it was like and they said fantastic. Good enough for us and what a great choice. Great staff, great... More 

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Thank muzzanz
Turangi, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Homemade pasta is just awesome: Leek and Walnut Tortellini or Parpadelle. You have the choice of entree or main size. So it's great. And you have to try Valentino's Special for Desert. It's delicious.

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Thank Pepelou123
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have been here several times ans although we have enjoyed our meal in general terms, we are always bemused by the potatoes of the day. They are always chips! The food is well presented but the service is haphazard, possibly due to the fact that the staff seem to change at every visit. The cost is what you would... More 

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Thank Bill R
Whangamata, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I took my 8 year old son here for dinner. He has a good appetite so I wondered if I should order an adult size meal. The waitress said the kids spag Bol was pretty generous and she was right. My son loved it and was thankful he hadn't ordered the adult size as it was plenty for him. The... More 

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Thank 380Kat
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

One of my all time favorite restaurants to go back to when we visit Turangi food is always perfect and the staff are super friendly.

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1 Thank Korey C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

One of turangi's finest high quality restaurants. Over the years i have throughly enjoyed eating out at this particular restaurant always a lovely atmosphere, music is a perfect combination with the finest italian food as to be expected . Ive never had a complaint about the food nor the service the host and chef are amazing and even take the... More 

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1 Thank Nicole D

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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, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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