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“Lovely lunch”

Valentina Fine Foods
Ranked #23 of 122 Restaurants in Sevenoaks
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $32
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Valentina���s Sevenoaks restaurant is the newest addition to this charming family of Italian deli restaurants. As well as a hugely well stocked delicatessen and a range of over 200 wines, the Sevenoaks branch also has a bustling 50 cover restaurant. The family run group has been satisfying southwest London locals from its Putney branch since 1991 and customers south of the M25 are already doling out rave reviews for the Sevenoaks branch. Enticing window displays, capable and friendly service as well as a classic Italian menu, reasonable prices and authentic Italian coffee all garner praise. Dishes like Capella Romana (tagliatelle with Nonna���s meatballs, wrapped in speck and oven baked, served with a bolognese sauce) utilise tried and tested family recipes and quality produce. Wherever possible, ingredients here change with the seasons, and egg pasta is made fresh on the premises daily. Slightly less Italian but no less beloved, breakfasts of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon are also very popular.
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our 4th visit to valentinas and again a lovely Italian welcome followed by good service and superb food
Already planning to bring some friends here soon
Go on give them a try

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank paul r
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good but over priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Lovely genuine Italian food, that is delicious, but portions can be on the small side and somewhat over priced. The deli/shop is fantastic though and great for foodie pressies.

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Sarah C
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London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely food...but the service let it down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

We came as a group on Saturday 22nd March.

I wish I had a positive review to write....We were greeted by a friendly waiter and shown to our seats. We were left with menu's and that's all that happened for about 20 minutes before we had to catch the waiters eye to take our drinks order.
With each order; drinks/food we had to try and get the attention of staff who seemed to be spending most of their time chatting in the delicatessen and not in the restaurant. No check back was done on any of the 3 courses. We sat down at 7.30, but didn't order pudding until 10pm. At one point we wanted more drinks, however, because no one was visible or paying attention we decided to leave it. By the end of meal we are all rather irritated as we had planned to go for drinks and hadn't expected the service to be so slow.

The food though, I have to say was very good...every course was beautiful and everyone was really happy with what they had. No complaints at all for that.

Unfortunately though we all feel that this is not somewhere we would visit again for a meal...the deli maybe. I notice the best reviews are from the lunch time trade so maybe we have just come at the wrong time of day.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank HollieSimmonds
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Kent, UK
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“it is OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nothing terrible; nothing great.
Service a bit erratic; food not memorable either way
Might go again; might not
(but the deli is mucho caro)

  • Visited March 2014
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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“Good Classic Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Valentina is a regular lunch spot for us in Sevenoaks and it combines everything that is good about Italian restaurants: food, atmosphere and a well stocked deli counter. We have been through most for the light options on the menu and they have always been well prepared, tasty in a way that only true Italian restaurants can serve. We intend to go for dinner at some time which we are sure will be just as good. Certainly on eof the better and unpretentious restaurants in Sevenoaks.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank paddysinclair
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