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Cafe Valentino

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (100 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and service even though it was really busy ! Loved the pizza and pasta dish . To full for desert young Jess was a great waitress very friendly and knowledgeable about the food . Also love when you want to share a meal...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As italian I always try not to expect too much from italian restaurants outside of Italy , but I gotta be honest , I was surprised for what iI found at café Valentino. The seafood chowder was awesome and the even if the place was...More

1  Thank marco94371
Reviewed 3 days ago

Café Valentino has always been a favourite, so we took our 18 year old son last night for a family dinner. We were advised to go early as they had a big booking, so we arrived before 6pm. We ordered very quickly. We waited an...More

Thank KleznCHCH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came In for our work dinner and we had few people show up late. The waiter was very friendly and didn’t try to rush us. He recommended us wines (which we had a bottle each :) ) and even poured it for us throughout...More

Thank Kaitlyn B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing food and excellent service. Seating is just a bit tight and it can be hard to find a park depending on the time of day/night. Love the decor, we will be back.

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have lived in NZ for 25 years now but have not eaten pasta and pizza as delicious and had service as excellent and seen a kitchen this clean in all the time I have spent here until we went to Valentino's. Fabulous place! Will...More

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Last week I dined in Cafè Valentino for the first time and I was definitely blown away. One of those menus when you could order everything! The food was wonderful, beautifully presented and really authentic. The other highlight was the service. Amy, our lovely waitress,...More

Thank Ilaria C
Reviewed 4 days ago

found the table a bit cramped and a bit too close to the one beside but that was the only real downside. despite being really crowded, the waiting time was minimal. Service was really good and food plentiful and really tasty. Didn't have to wait...More

Thank kimbachick
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome night out with the fambam, food was AMAZING and staff were super lovely and attentive. Special shoutout to our waitress, Jess, who was an absolute star!!! Thanks so much!

Thank Katrina C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was superb. We all enjoyed different aspects of the menu. The sauce for the ravioli of the day was very tasty. The desserts were a good size and could easily be shared. Our waitress, Jess was delightful and had the right balance of...More

Thank judith388
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 1886
  • E-mail
Benvenuti. Since 1991 Cafe Valentino has been one of Christchurch's favourite dining and drinking destinations, and it's easy to see why. Cafe Valentino offers superb food, an excellent bar and great atmosphere! Lunch at 3.00? Dinner at 9.00? No problem! Café Valentino is an all day restaurant. Enjoy a drink at the bar choosing from more than 35 selected wines by the glass, a superb range of local boutique beers and international beers on tap including an Italian selection. Or try a cocktail from our contemporary and classic mix. If you are a wine connoisseur try a wine from our 'Vault' collection which offers over 60 of New Zealand and Australia's finest wines including a great selection of our world famous Pinot Noir. Thirst quenched? Time for some great food! Try a pizza, the sort of pizza that only an Italian wood fired oven can produce, or try something from our pasta selection. Or perhaps one of our award winning New Zealand beef and lamb dishes. Since 1997 (except for 2012 when we were destroyed by an earthquake) Cafe Valentino has been awarded the coveted Gold Plate for New Zealand Beef and Lamb excellence. Finish off your meal with one of our delicious desserts, everything is made fresh daily on the premises. Our full menu is available on our website. We look forward to seeing you soon at Cafe Valentino. Ci Vediamo Presto
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