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“Number 1!” 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Number 1!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I see why this is the number 1 ranked restaurant in Mahone Bay. Valentino's is an experience from the minute one enters the door. Freshly prepared food with the best of ingredients (Unlike the local Pub).Charming host and charming chef. It is hard to chose so keep going back until you have tried them all. This restaurant rivals the finest in London and - yes- Italy. It has that European flare. A little oasis in the centre of Mahone Bay. Bravo!

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Service, Food, and Character!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had dinner there on a Friday night, because of a show we were attending we were a bit rushed, but they accommodated us nicely with very prompt service.

We opened with soup starters, I had the Minestrone soup which was excellent. Our mains were equally as impressive and we were not looking for anything more to eat when we finished. The main courses had lots of variety at different price levels. Due to time restraints we had to pass on dessert. This would be a stellar valentines dinner location (book ahead!!) or any time you want authentic fine Italian food without flying to a Italy.

This is truly a jewel on the South Shore, we will definitely be making this our regular go to restaurant.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lunenburg, Canada
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“Incredible dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was our second visit to Valentino's. Once again Val and Joanne did not disappoint. Not only was the food absolutely incredible (both meals which we shared were to die for) but the entire evening was such an enjoyable experience - from the relaxed cadence of the service, to the personal attention, to the conversations over the course of the evening with both Val and Joanne. If you want a quick in and out meal, stick to the chains. If you want a true and total dining experience, Valentino's is highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our food was delicious and the staff very attentive and super friendly. Loved the atmosphere and well certainly look forward to eating at this restaurant again.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Deep Cove Nova Scotia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Good Food, Slow Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You will find the food and menu here excellent, with a great choice of pasta dishes, and sauces. This is a family run business, and they try hard to keep up with the crowed, however service is very slow, so if your in a hurry, not the place to go.
They have a excellent wine menu - but as for it as soon as you sit down, or you may not have it arrive well into your dinner choice.

Visited July 2014
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