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Valentinos Italian Restaurant

Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
(07) 386 8821
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Ranked #12 of 16 Restaurants in Turangi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
2 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Weare, NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant from someone we met on the Tongariro crossing. We made a booking at 5pm for 6.30pm for ten people on a Saturday evening and were all looking forward to a satisfying meal after our hike. The menu and drinks list looked good but when the mains came out, they were without vegetables or salad. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Fairly expensive for what you get Food was ok though authentic Place is upstairs and dated but if you expect that it's ok I guess Reasonable but we don't need to go back

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Bonita Springs, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were looking for an inexpensive place to eat for dinner in Turangi and went knowing the reviews were mixed. The decor was ok for a lower priced restaurant and the host was perfectly nice. My entree was average but the bread was very good. The salad was mainly lettuce. If you go in with proper expectations then you won't... More 

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

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