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Valente's Rustic Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Pub
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315 8th St, Watervliet, NY 12189-3631
+1 518-273-3314
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food has been pretty ho-hum the last couple of orders we've placed. Their prices are kinda high to be so lackluster. Orders are almost always missing something. If your splurging on a strip steak, you expect it to have some flavor and not be ridiculously fatty. I hope they can turn it around.

Thank BobbiJo L
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Use to go to Valentes all the time when in high school,but as time has it and you move on and away you forget about it. We have reconnected with our past and this restaurant deserves a great rating. Service from either at the bar or seated is attentive and excellent. Although we only had pizza which was delicious we... More 

Thank mski110
Vero Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Had the veal special which I will be eating for days as the portion was so large. The cheddar broccoli soup was like eating creamy cheddar cheese. Yum! I had no problem using my Groupon. Will definitely go back. Only Dow side was we went on line to look at the menu and the prices were different... More 

Thank larsmom
East Greenbush, New York
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to Valentes for years and have never been disappointed,food and service is always A plus, love it.

Thank P E
Scotia, New York, United States
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have been here many times over the years when we are in the area. The staff is very friendly and efficient, always there when you want them. The food is plentiful and very good. I had the Chicken Bolognese which was a whole chicken breast lightly breaded with proscuitto and provolone cheese baked with their marinara sauce, my wife... More 

Thank 571Chris
Simi Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

When my scallops and fettuccine shrimp arrived, everything was hot and was some of the best Italian food I've ever had. And the chocolate cake was like a piece of heaven.

Thank WalkTall1958
Niskayuna, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We love Valentes! It's a family owned and friendly place to eat delicious Italian food! The shrimp parm is the best I've ever had!

Thank mamart222
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife, son and I went to Valente's tonight we got there at 4:10 (facility opens @ 4). The service was great, Tom was our waiter. The drinks were delicious (wife and I had Coors Light draft, son had a water).The bread, salad and main meal were outstanding my wife and I couldn't finish our entree. The place fillled up... More 

Thank JC889
Amsterdam, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I showed the waiter my Groupon and he looked puzzled so I asked him if he knew what Groupon was and then he said yes. I had the fried shrimp dinner. Bread was cold, no butter. I asked if the blue cheese dressing was bottled or house made and he said house made. It tasted like bottled to me. The... More 

1 Thank Elle12010
Loudonville, New York
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

It had been a while since we have eaten at Valente's and looking for a good Italian restaurant decided to try them again. It was on a Saturday night, not very many people there. Service was just OK. Soup of the day (New England clam chowder ($1.95 extra)??? was extremely salty. Had the calamari was nothing outstanding. Had the ravioli... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 8th St, Watervliet, NY 12189-3631
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Watervliet
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-3314

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?