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“A truly fabulous experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Valentino's Ristorante

Valentino's Ristorante
525 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
902-531-3666
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Mahone Bay
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open Daily at 5pm. Romantic, relaxing and late night dining.Chef's table available for groups of 4 or more. Garden Patio seating overlooking the beautiful Mahone Bay waterfront. Catering services offered for special functions on site or off. Reservations are appreciated.
Slave Lake
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A truly fabulous experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

I wish I could transport this restaurant here so I could more often. The food was delightful and the atmosphere was perfect. Cozy and inviting for an unforgettable meal and experience. Knowledgeable polite staff and the chef came to chat at the table as well. I recommend everyone to enjoy the best food going by planning an evening at Valentino's in Mahone Bay. You will not regret it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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joanne a, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and i do hope the next time you go out to dine that Valentino's will be your Number One Choice. Thank you for your kind words about our staff I will certainly pass them along. Val truly enjoys coming out to chat with all his guests so I will pass your words along to him also. Grazie
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
New Germany
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food, great people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We're locals from Wentzell's Lake, but have just found this jewel that was recommended by a friend.
Valentino's is very cute and welcoming; a great fit for Mahone Bay, and has a really nice atmosphere to spend an evening.
The staff are friendly and make you feel "at home", and special.
The anticipation of the food is rewarded with a great presentation as well as fabulous flavour.
We recommend the experience!
Way to go Val!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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joanne a, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
What a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening & our restaurant . Thanks so much for mentioning our fantastic staff I will pass your comments on to them. Also please thank your friend that recommended us we truly appreciate it . looking forward to seeing you soon
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A Masterpiece for the Mouth!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

My Husband and I ate at Valentino's for our 26th anniversary.It was a wonderful experience! Joanne was our gracious server! She gives wonderful tips on what wines compliment the dishes and was such a delight! Now for the meal! Did I mention it was a Masterpiece? I had the salmon linguine with cucumber,orange and dill sauce-such a delicious blend of flavors! My Husband's steak was cooked to perfection! Desert was orange crepes for me and banana chocolate flambe for my Husband.A delectable end to a perfect meal!The restaurant itself has a beautiful garden are and is decorated tastefully.Our Chef:Valentino came and talked with us and we were treated not just as customers but as guests.The attention to detail in service and food was 6 Star!! One of the best food experiences we have had! What DaVinci is to art Valentino's is to food! Thank You so much Joanne & Valentino for a wonderful evening.We most certainly will dine here again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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joanne a, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We are very happy you enjoyed your special evening and we are always thrilled when we exceed our guests expectations. We certainly strive to provide a great quality product by using fresh local fish & meats. I will pass your comment on to Val and I will take the liberty to thank you in advance from him We look forward to seeing you again soon. Molte Grazie
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Amazing Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This small restaurant located in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia has excellent food and a wonderful atmosphere. We were tired from a day of travelling and this restaurant was recommended by our host at our B&B. Valentino prepares everything fresh with his own recipes and added touches not found anywhere else. We were made to feel welcome and like we were at someone's home instead of just at another restaurant. Joanne and Valentino were gracious hosts and we will definitely go back on our next trip to Mahone Bay...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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joanne a, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Ciao Margaret ; Thank you for the kind words in your review for us. We try very hard at making everyone feel like they are in our private home and we are always excited when we achieve that feeling. I will pass your comments on to Val as it is always nice to hear when people enjoy what he does. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Mahone Bay - Fino alla prossima volta or until next time
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Traditional Italian, freshly made just for you”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We enjoyed a pleasant evening and felt like we might be in Italy, although I'm no judge as I've never actually been :). I'll admit that Italian cuisine isn't my favourite but everything we ordered was fresh, well prepared and delicious. The frutti de mare appetizer is wonderful and apparently a generations old family recipe. Bruschetta was not too heavy on the cheese which is the way I prefer it. Veal Marsala was very good and came with a nice selection of vegetables. All their pasta is housemade. The only downside was that while the service was very attentive the courses came out slowly. We were told that when you book a table its yours for the whole evening. So be prepared to sit back and relax.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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joanne a, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your evening experience with others. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again for a relaxing evening
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