After checking reviews on trip advisor we decided on Valentino's as we wished to try somewhere new ! On making our booking we mentioned it was our 34 Th. anniversary ! We were greeted by a lovely waitress with a warm smile and a congratulations and shown to a table ! Even though the restaurant was busy it is very well set out to accommodate large groups or more intimate dining ! The girls waiting on the tables were very friendly and efficient and was easy to tell they really enjoy working there ! Within a few minutes the owner also came over to wish us a Happy Anniversary ! We started with a garlic and cheese pizza ! We couldn't make up our minds on mains so we ordered a steak with a mushroom sauce and veggies plus a pasta carbonara which we shared ! Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection with a perfect small break between starter and main ! Our waitress ,very attentive and the owner back to ensure everything was ok ! We have ate at many places ,some with no service to speak of and others so posh and overly efficient that you feel like your part of a well run factory ! Get them in ,get them fed ,get them out so we can reuse the table ! Here we were welcomed like friends and made to feel that for us to have a good night was genuinely of concern for them ! We wasn't sure if we could fit dessert in ,so ordered coffee while we thought about it ! While enjoying that the owner was back to offer us dessert on the house ! On his recommendation he was off to prepare and serve us a beautiful Tiramisu to share ! The whole evening was exceptional from the food ,to the service and we were even escorted to the door and wished a great rest of the night ! We will certainly be regular customers ,be it dining in or grabbing some take away ! Highly recommend to anyone wanting a great dining experience !
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August 13, 2013
Hello there happy couple,
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What can I say but a massive thank you for choosing us for your special 34th anniversary and hats off to you guys for your commitment to each other. We would also like to thank your son, who travelled up from Huonville, to enable you guys to celebrate without worrying about other things. I had to laugh when you guys were leaving and I said "have a safe trip home" only to be told that you were both heading out for a celebration drink. I even noticed that you both shared your pasta and steak dishes, which is something that is lovely to see these days. Sorry I didn't have candles to put on your dessert but I reckon you guys would have been so full that blowing them out would have been a big ask. Once again thank you for review and hope to see you real soon.
Happy dining :)
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