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Rocket At Valentinos Italian Kitchen

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Reviewed December 8, 2020

I decided to order a pizza for delivery. I live less than a mile away. I ordered online and when the price was totaled, it came to $14.98. I wrote that I would pay cash at the door, that it was a single family house...and I have a pickup truck in the driveway, to make it easy for the driver to find it. They sent a message that they would not deliver unless I have them an additional 2 cents! Are you kidding me? I wrote back that I lived nearby, was a first time customer and good tipper. Didn't make a difference to them. It must be their version of great customer service. This place will never get a dime from me. Their drivers will lose out on generous tips. Business isn't that terrific that they can afford to be stupid like this. It took me longer to write this review than it did to call a competitor, get treated like a valued customer and pay them more.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

We hadn't been to Valentino's for a few years because everything was overplayed, overcomplicated, oversauced and overdressed. But never say never. On a last minute whim, we said what the heck. The menu has changed. The food was uncomplicated, well-prepared, simply presented and was a...pleasure to behold and more importantly, taste. We'd especially recommend the pasta with Bolognese sauce. The pasta was fresh, al dente, and delicious, made even more so by the Bolognese which reminded me of Northern Italy. It was lighter in color, from a bit, not too much, just a bit, of cream. It was well balanced with a hint of sweetness from the carrots. It was better than the Bolognese from our otherwise favorite restaurant in Broward, the one that starts with Casa. Speaking of Casa, the clientele seemed to be vastly different at Valentino's. Sort that out for yourselves. Go to both places and you'll see. One minor gripe; valet parking is $4.00 plus tip. What are they thinking? One of the most expensive restaurants in the area and the charge for valet?More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We used to order food to be delivered from Valentino’s for the last 4-5 years. Today was the last time we ever again would consider this restaurant. It seems that once they were bought by Rocket Pizza they brought the quality of food down with...it. Our usual order came looking like nothing it used to. Shrimp scampi did not have white garlic sauce on it. It was dry with only cooked butter & paprika all over. Instead of requested angel hair it came with penne. As of now, they do not offer garlic rolls any more, instead they delivered some regular sliced white bread. To top it off, house salad came with sliced rotten green peppers and sliced old tomatoes. If we were dining at the restaurant, the whole order would have been sent back to the kitchen. We called the restaurant and spoke to the owner who started questioning if we were truthful in describing the quality of the food we got. We offered to send pictures of the mold on the rotten veggies on the salad but he declined. He did not seem to be interested in the slightest that his regular customers had a bad experience. Their menu went into trash as we will never order from this place again.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

I also watched the owner put food in his mouth while making my pizza. Disgusting!!!! This place is so dirty. Looks like the floor was never cleaned. Everything looks dirty. Paid for the pizza and when I got home thru it in the garbage. The...health department needs to look into this place.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

They are a little pricey, but it was good pizza and super fast delivery. The woman we placed the order with was a little pushy but the delivery guy was quick and nice. It can be kind of greasy if you have any issues with...that.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant while visiting friends. My salad had fresh greens perfected by the balsamic dressing made in house. Veal Franchese was tender enough to cut with my fork. Pasta was al dente and picked up the lemon butter sauce...that I will dream about for many nights to come. I will definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

If you want to get sick go to this place. Owner put his fingers in his mouth while eating in the middle of making pizza. So gross.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

I just wanted to give another thumbs up for Valentino‘s after yer another great lunch. We can only get here occasionally when we have business north of Boca but we wouldn’t think of eating elsewhere — we have had such good food here it’s something...to look forward to. This is not JUST a pizza restaurant…It has delicious Italian classics. We’ve eaten here often enough to have tasted most of their menu items. I try to avoid overloading on carbs so almost always have their soup – like the Italian wedding soup. My husband loves the pastas, eggplant rolatini and lasagna consistently good. The restaurant is what you would call intimate (ie; very small) so I don’t think groups would be comfortable here. But we like the feel of the place - it seems authentically Italian. Prices are reasonable - service is good and one more item to like - the espresso drinks! I always end my meal here with a cappuccino! Also, we almost always request a pizza to go, which we freeze when we need a quick bite at home!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying I did not actually go to this place, I ordered delivery. It was easy to order online. The pizza arrived within the amount of time they specified. I had their deep dish pizza. I believe that's what it is called. It...was fantastic. I'm from Chicago and I find it difficult to find a good pizza down here. I would recommend this place to anyone if they're looking for a quick decent pizza.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for a few years when we are in the area. After hurricane Irma we were in the Wyndham Resort in Palm Aire and went to Valentino two nights in a row and both nights had the Chicken français....It is by far the best I ever had. We sit at the bar we have a bottle of wine and it's a very nice evening and the food is great. Don't forget to ask for the garlic rolls they are yummy They have the best pizza ever and his wife makes the desert every day and they are to die for.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

poor food poor service couldnt get any thing right rolls in the middle of dinner 6 meal every one wrong

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

Wonderful pizza, great service and fantastic menu! Try a salad have a glass of wine sit outside and enjoy the day. You can do all this at Valentino's!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

Friend told us of this little gem located in Pompano Beach next to Star****'s. Great homemade Italian cuisine. We had Eggplant Parm, Chicken Parm on Monday, went back Tuesday for the Pizza...Excellent! All ingredients are fresh and homemade! Prices are fair. Not many tables, but...enough for a quiet dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

Truly amazing home cooked Italian meals! The owner comes and sits and talks with you - you feel like you're over his house for dinner... I had the Veal Parm and the piece of veal was like a steak...juicy, tender, delicious! The atmosphere is friendly...and warm, inside and outside. Lots of regulars coming and going... When I vist again form Boston, I am hitting Valentino's!More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

Loved the pizza. Loved the owners. Loved the place. Loved the environment!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great locations. Great for family and travelers.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Yes, Rocket At Valentinos Italian Kitchen offers takeout services.

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Rocket At Valentinos Italian Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5