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“Two years away, new name, still great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Valentino's II

Valentino's II
531 Highway 17 South, corner 6th Ave South, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
843-839-4800
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Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of Surfside Beach on Highway 17 Business and the corner of 6th Avenue South. Just a few blocks south of Surfside Drive. Easy access by Golf Cart!
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“Two years away, new name, still great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Have been here since it changed from Cecil's. Seems though that the chef stayed. There was a few things we stopped for the Osso Bouco for sure and the Penne Pasta Vodka, always worth the trip. If any critique it would be the same as Cecil's, being seated and forgotten. Host/hostess seat you and then starts chatting at a table on the way to their station. Once you do get their attention they apologize all over themselves and say its a southern thing. Overall great food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
“Can't Wait to Go Back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

After reading reviews, we planned to try Valentino's II on our last night of vacation. We were tired & needed to pack so called for carry-out. Sometimes carry-out isn't so great after sitting in containers but this was delicious. The salads were on the small side but a very good house dressing that tasted homemade. The bread was also good. Entree portions were huge and so, so good.

The outside didn't look like anything special but my husband said the inside was much nicer & the employees were all friendly.

We look forward to going back next time we're in the area and dining inside.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Daleville, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good Food but slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We visited Valentino's II(Cecil's) tonight for the first time in over a year. We arrived and there wer 5 tables filled(11 customers) and we were seated promptly. We ordered and our salad and bread came out quickly. After a LONG Wait we finally got our entrees. Food was good but service has not improved since last visit.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Florida, New York
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“We would go back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Would go back but I would not order eggplant parm - it was surely frozen and tasted like it and wasn't crispy but soggy. Other than this one meal the experience was very good. The sauce is fresh and tasty - pasta cooked well. Steak was big and cooked nicely - portions very generous. The atmosphere is pleasant - not impressive from the outside but nice inside. They have a full bar. The service was outstanding - our leftovers were all boxed for us - waitress was very good. Wine was about $6 - meals ranged from $12 for spaghetti marinara -$ 26 for a big rib eye. Salads with homemade dressing came with the meal and a very good hot bread was served - as much as we could eat.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Best Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We are Surfside Beach residents , and eat here often . I think it is consistently , the best Italian restaurant in the Area . Never had a bad , or even mediocre meal here . Only place that comes very close in Villa Roma .

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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