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Cafe Valentino

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (99 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

I've had takeaway from here a couple of times in the past month and have loved it on both occasions. I've had beef cheek rage both times I've been and it was fantastic. The servings are so generous that it covers my dinner and lunch...More

Thank Brooke-KiwiTraveller
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I was quite surprised (after reading all the reviews on here) that this restaurant was not rated any higher. My husband and I went to Cafe Valentino on a Valentine's Day date and, even though the place was packed to the rafters, the service was...More

Thank levcase_d
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Booked a table for our anniversary on Saturday evening. Good service but far too much choice on the menu....always a red flag! Ok starter but went for something different for main....not entirely sure why anyone would throw flavours like that together in pasta...waitress did say...More

Thank Lin H
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband and i dined at this restuarant last nght.book a table for 830pm.no seat until 930.then an half hour wait for our entre-beautiful garlic bread/warmed olives.the mains took another HOUR to come to the table-pork belly/lasanga-both DEVINE.large servings and hot.great value for our $$.the...More

Thank G8824JBisabelc
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Cafe Valentino is a fantastic place to visit for either a special dinner or just a casual night out. We went for dinner , the food was brilliant and the service was excellent the staff from the chef to the wait staff were friendly. The...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We visited on a Monday at 7.00 pm. Fortunately we had booked because it was very busy. Despite that the service was very efficient and the food excellent. Chicken Parfait and Calamari starters were delicious and the thin crust pizza was awesome. All the pastas...More

Thank Zedcarfan
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I've been here - like the arachini but mains are plain. The duck is particularly bad.

Thank BridgitteT
Reviewed February 6, 2017

we ate early but the restaurant was still very full with lots of large groups . food was very tasty and portion size very large .

Thank CJC-shanghai
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We weren't sure about it to start with because it was very busy but food and staff were both good. Parking was pretty easy.

Thank Pippola18
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere. Luckily we had booked our table so no waiting around but lots of people having to wait for quite a while to be seated. If you are thinking of going, ask to be seated away from the door as the...More

Thank toffeequeen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
11:45 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 1886
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Benvenuti. Since 1991 Cafe Valentino has been one of Christchurch's favourite dining and drinking destinations, and it's easy to see why. Cafe Valentino offers superb food, an excellent bar and great atmosphere! Lunch at 3.00? Dinner at 9.00? No problem! Café Valentino is an all day restaurant. Enjoy a drink at the bar choosing from more than 35 selected wines by the glass, a superb range of local boutique beers and international beers on tap including an Italian selection. Or try a cocktail from our contemporary and classic mix. If you are a wine connoisseur try a wine from our 'Vault' collection which offers over 60 of New Zealand and Australia's finest wines including a great selection of our world famous Pinot Noir. Thirst quenched? Time for some great food! Try a pizza, the sort of pizza that only an Italian wood fired oven can produce, or try something from our pasta selection. Or perhaps one of our award winning New Zealand beef and lamb dishes. Since 1997 (except for 2012 when we were destroyed by an earthquake) Cafe Valentino has been awarded the coveted Gold Plate for New Zealand Beef and Lamb excellence. Finish off your meal with one of our delicious desserts, everything is made fresh daily on the premises. Our full menu is available on our website. We look forward to seeing you soon at Cafe Valentino. Ci Vediamo Presto
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