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Valentinos Italian Restaurant

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Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
(07) 386 8821
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Valentinos as a group of 5 and were eager to see what they had to offer. Anyway when we got there we had to wait for 20mins to be seated and it was a child (customer) who told us that. When we were finally seated it felt like a 30min wait just for the menu. After ordering... More 

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Thank ReeTarded
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't judge a book by its cover is the moral of this place as I was dubious about going in purely from the outside viewpoint. However the meal was incredibly good and great value. Inside this is styled as a typical Italian Trattoria and it was indeed a no nonsense decor which was spotlessly clean. The chef was of Italian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the many gluten-free options. The meals were delicious and the servings were on the lagre side which meant desert had to be a take away :) Would recommend to all my family and friends.

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Thank Michelle C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Went here for dinner in June. Everything was bad - the service was rude when I inquired about the menu. I got the T bone which was just a standard steak from countdown fried and dropped on a plate. my partner got the chicken which came in a creamy marsala sauce & it was pretty much in-edible. I've had this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My brother and I stayed in Turangi for hunting weekend... went to Valentines on recommendation of motel manager but came away very dissapointed. Mussel entree was steamed with absolutely no seasoning and main of Venison came as meat only on a plate with port wine sauce... side of chips served separately... venison was under cooked (which is odd coming from... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

While staying in Turangi for a couple of nights we decided to get a pizza to have in our motel. So we went to Valentinos and found a bit of a shabby place with a list of 4 pizzas. FOUR PIZZAS. And even these four contained a beginners mistake offering a vegetarian pizza (not being called Pizza Marguerita, which IS... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Genuine old school home style Italian food which is great especially using good local ingredients. Maybe time for a update of furnishings and curtains,looks all very tired and worn. Come for the food not the ambiance.

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Thank 2xofus
Taupo, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner tonight, with my family, food was good, but the reason why the 2 rating was the hostess. She shouted at the waitress at least 3 times during our dinner. At the time was 3 tables in total in the restaurant and it was very awkward. The wait person obviously needs further training, but no need of the attitude.... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

There's nothing remarkable about this restaurant except that (with some exceptions) a totally 70s setting (booths and all) and menu shouldn't work so well. It does. It's not fabulous, but it's a darn good place for a pretty decent Italian meal.

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Thank kiwijj
Tauranga
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162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

The food is good the atmosphere is cool. Overall this is a cool place It is a cool place. I would reccomend eating here

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: (07) 386 8821

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?