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“A joyful eating 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 #2 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.
1 review
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A joyful eating experience !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

December 23, 2013 we decided to try Valentino's Ristorante as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The experience lived up to everything and more re:the Tripadvisor commentary.

The personal service was top notch, the ambiance superb, the meals were the freshest and tastiest of any Canadian restaurant we have thus far experienced. Chef Valentino personally made sure we were happy with the way our steaks were cooked; Joanne and Nick, our servers made sure our 16th wedding anniversary was a memorable one. It certainly was! Thank you and we are very happy you re-located in Mahone Bay. Peter and Linda of Lunenburg, N.S.

  • Visited December 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, April 19, 2014
Diletto (Dear) Linda & Peter
Grazie ! (Thank You)
It is wonderful to hear what our customers are saying on Trip Advisor is helpful.
We are always pleased when we exceed our customers expectations and make their dining experience a memorable one.
We are looking forward to seeing you many more times.
Grazie from Valentino's
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hebb's Cross,NS
1 review
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Memorable Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit to celebrate two birthdays, and we certainly will return. This restaurant consumes the lives of Val and Joanne. It shows in everything, from the selection in the menu to the quality of ingredients and preparation of the meals, to the table service and the ambiance. The amount of work and care put in by Val and Joanne is amazing. Labours of love like this are hard to find these days.

Visited December 2013
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joanne a, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Molte Grazie (Many Thanks) For your very kind words and recommendation to our restaurant .
We are always pleased when we exceed our customers expectations.We look forward to serving you again and again
Arrivederci a presto - See you again soon
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere, service, and most of all the food is great. You will love it. Joanne and Val were genuine and kind and received us with big smiles.

  • Visited December 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, April 19, 2014
Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with the trip Advisor community .
We look forward to seeing you again
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Lunenburg, Canada
1 review
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Lovely atmoshpere superb service and meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Looking for a last minute place to have our anniversary dinner. By chance stopped in here. It is the most memorable dining experience we have had. It was our 32nd anniversary. They were superb hosts, the meals were divine, so exquisite in taste and the atmosphere could not have been better. After the meal we were given a personal tour of the restaurant and yard. We were treated as family are in Italy. Congratulations and thank you for creating this wonderful place to share your skills and love of cooking and life. As my husbadn said, "you MADE our anniversary". Mary and Allan Lunenburg

  • Visited October 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, April 19, 2014
Diletto (Dear) Mary & Allan
We love to be part of our guests Special Moments and leaving them with special memories and
we thank you for sharing that on TripAdvisor.
We work hard to make our valued customers feel like Parte della famiglia (part of the family)
We are so happy that we - using your husbands words -"MADE YOUR ANNIVERSARY"
looking forward to having you back
Joanne, Val & Staff
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Mahone Bay, Canada
1 review
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Birthday Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This was the best meal I've ever eaten. The marinated tuna steak, grilled portabello mushrooms and asparagus were beyond my expectations. Our view included their back yard with Christmas lights and a view of the harbor. Joanne and Val make a great team, hostess and chef. They create a pleasant eating experience as soon as you enter the restaurant with the delicious aromas, the decor and the music, all of which you will make you want to revisit, soon.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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joanne a, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Wow! What a lovely review - thank you -
It is always a pleasure to be part of our guests memorable moments.
We look forward to your return visits
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