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“Authentic experience!”
Review of Valentino's Ristorante - CLOSED

Valentino's Ristorante
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 November 20, 2011

Valentino's was recommended by a colleague. We were not disappointed! The menu was small but varied and interesting. I got the Smoked Salmon Fettuccine - all of the pasta is homemade; it was delicious. The dessert crepe filled with warm ricotta filling and topped with raspberry coulis was heavenly! Our server was very knowledgeable about all the menu items . I would definitely go again!

13  Thank lpaulett
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

Great food, superb service - Joanne is the best! Valentino works his culinary magic behind the scenes. We liked it so much we went back a second time. Try their back yard "by the creek" seating - wonderful spot on a warm afternoon.

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11  Thank J S
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

What an excellent restaurant! Valentino's is a beautiful little restaurant in the heart of Mahone Bay, one of the most visually stunning cities in Nova Scotia. Just inside the door lies an airy, high-ceilinged and whimsical oasis that sets a beautiful scene for any dining occasion.
The food, all made from scratch with the finest local ingredients, was absolutely delicious. Having come from an Italian background myself, I can say that this is 100% authentic Italian cuisine - just like Nonna makes it. Every course was expertly prepared, from taste to texture right down to presentation. The savoury dishes were juicy and succulent, bringing the fresh flavours of Italy right here to Mahone Bay. But don't stop there - the dessert was delectable! Paired with a perfectly brewed cappuccino or espresso, these desserts brought the meal to a wonderful close.
At Valentino's, dining is more than just a meal - it is a culinary experience.

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10  Thank peaceloveharmony
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

It seemed that Valentino's was a 5 star restaurant, but it turned out to be anything but. The prices of the food appear great, but is over priced and over rated. The fish tastes fishy and stale. You could get a better salad at a fast food joint. The interior of Valentino's is not only very dirty but is stuck in a time warp from the late 1980's early 1990's.
The staff is unkind and make you feel like you are putting them out at every request you make. (ie: Asking for butter, or a clean fork gets you major eye rolling, huffing, mumbling under their breath and when you get what it was you asked for it is barely short of tossed onto your table.)
Long story short, walk right by Valentino's save your money and save yourself from a bad culinary experience and go somewhere else.

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8  Thank 01Rachel
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Every bite was a feast for our mouths. The service was fantastic. Every dish prepared fresh while we waited. Wine was perfectly matched to the meal.

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10  Thank Ginger F
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