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Valentinos Italian Restaurant

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Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
(07) 386 8821
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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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
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13 of us had dinner food excellent service prompt staff most helpful if passing through Turangi eat there.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here a number of times over many years and the Walnut and Leek Tortelli with sage butter is just the best. Other dishes are also very good, but the Tortelli is my favourite. One aspect that makes this restaurant special is that many of the ingredients such as the sage are home grown. The food is genuine, and... More 

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Mokau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Whenever I find out that friends are travelling through or staying in Turangi I always tell them about my favourite restaurant. Valentino's Italian restaurant! Valentino's has the ambience and most importantly the memorable food or course. Etore the chef, is fastidious with the quality of the authenticity of the Italiano kai he presents. His beautiful wife Karena is a most... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

13 of us had dinner food excellent service prompt staff most helpful if passing through Turangi eat there.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We have been coming to Turangi over the past 10 years and have always enjoyed our meals at Valentinos. Great menu choices and authentic Italian pasta, especially the Leek and Walnut Tortelli. We will be back! Thank you

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Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We have eaten here several times over the years, and it is as good as ever. Lovely hostess, authentic decor, great food,

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Moorpark, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I've been in all 50 states, and eaten in many of them and in Canada. This is the only bad one I've ever eaten in. They lied to us about their pasta, it was spicy hot, which my wife Margie cannot eat. They were extremely rude when we asked for either a replacement or a refund, and later I had... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Staff were polite and were prompt with service. The cabonara was cheap packet pasta with a heap of cracked pepper. The T-bone was spot on. Mussels were average. Scollops were grose, and the balsamic reduction with the lamb was over powering. All in all a very disappointing meal to say the least. BK for tea tomorrow night.

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Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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3 reviews
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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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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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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, Pub

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