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“Valentino, Bournemouth”
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Valentino
Ranked #15 of 741 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Friendly informal Italian Restaurant
Turkey
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251 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Valentino, Bournemouth”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is a nice restaurant. The menu is very comprehensive and offers a wide range of very traditional Italian food. There is plenty of choice.

Service is fast and efficient and a three course meal here with wine will set you back around £30 a head. Everything is well presented and the atmosphere is very Mediterranean.

A fairly average Italian restaurant that neither excels nor disappoints. if you like mainstream Italian food you will definately find this to your tastes.

  • Visited March 2013
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Mansfield Woodhouse, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great atmosphere great food”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

traditional italian with all the old favourites you expect to see on the menu and the obligatory entertaining 'front of house' man. I was there with a large group and service was good - food arrived piping hot and the squid was some of the nicest I've had.

Visited March 2013
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SOUTH WALES
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Another Great Night At Valentinos.”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had a great night at Valentinos on Friday 8 March. My wife and I visit Bournemouth about four times a year. We never tire of this great restaurant. The place is really cosy and the food is of a high standard and there is plenty of it. Joe the owner and son Paul are friendly hosts if you are going there for the first time you will be made to feel most welcome.

Our holidays in Bournemouth would not be complete without a vist to Valentinos.

  • Visited March 2013
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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“Excellent traditional Italian restaurant”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Valentino. The staff were friendly and the food was delicious. My husband had the mixed antipasti to start which was huge and excellent. For the main course he had spaghetti bolognese and I had veal in a wine and cream sauce. Both were very good. I had ice cream for desert and this was also extremely good. We would definitely go to this restaurant again next time we are in Bournemouth.

Visited March 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Meat Quality”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I don't know if we were very unlucky, but a group of ten of us visited Valentinos on 8/3/13, and we found that the quality of the veal and sirlion steak were well below the standard you would expect; the veal was dry and the steak flavourless.

To be fair to the waiters they were attentive and service all of our group very well.

In my opinion if you are looking for a good Italian restaurant (no veal) give Tiramisu in Wimborne Road , Moordown, Bournemouth a try .

  • Visited March 2013
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