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“an oasis in the midst of a culinary desert”
Review of Valentino's Ristorante - CLOSED

Valentino's Ristorante
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Open Daily at 5pm. Romantic, relaxing and late night dining.Chef's table available for groups of 4 or more. Garden Patio seating overlooking the beautiful Mahone Bay waterfront. Catering services offered for special functions on site or off. Reservations are appreciated.
Reviewed July 21, 2011

Very nice for lunch. Dinner menu looked superb. Valentino and his wife are charming.

9  Thank TroyVancouver
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

My husband and I came to visit Nova Scotia from Pennsylvania. When we came to Mahone Bay, we stopped at the Visitor's Center to find out where we could find a good lobster meal. They recommended Valentino's. We scoped the menu when we arrived and I was a little disappointed that they weren't serving lobster (it was only lunchtime), but we decided to check it out anyway. We ordered a pizza and salad and boy were we impressed! We had been to Italy a couple of years ago, and this pizza was better than any we tried there! They had just opened a back yard dining area by the canal and it was absolutely perfect. The owners were gracious and the chef gave us time to talk to us about his recipes. Some reviewers gave a bit of a knock on the decor, but to me - that is so secondary to the service and the food. This is a do-not-miss restaurant and we will definitely visit again. Thank you!

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12  Thank pattersons2820
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

On our wedding anniversary my wife and I enjoyed a superb meal here. It was a wonderful oasis of fine cuisine in the gastronomic desert of Nova Scotia. The ambiance was unpretentious with discrete Italian music enhancing the romantic mediterranean atmosphere of the light and simply-decorated front dining room. This place will not appeal to those who relish the indigenous batter-covered fodder, fries, and salad smothered with evil dressings. Valentino's serves proper food, properly cooked, and properly served. It is not to be missed.

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13  Thank Camanophile
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We were referred by our B&B Hosts to Valentino's - arrived to a reserved seat tucked away overlooking water. Joanne and Valentino showed us a wonderful dining experience! This Ristorante is managed and run by husband and wife and offers the best Italian ever. We not only enjoyed our dining experience, the amazing menu as well as the warm, comfortable interaction of our hosts. Truly a great Maritine experience!

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11  Thank YaleGal
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

The food and service at Valentino's is excellent and key in any restaurant. There is no disappointment there. Unfortunately the interior is tired and needs professional help. From the colour of the table clothes, to the art on the wall, this interior needs updating to the 21st century.

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3  Thank Evelyn155019
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