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Cafe Valentino

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (99 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends and I had a great time at Cafe Valentino the other night. We had the best service from Chelsea who gave us great recommendations from the menu and just outstanding service with her chatty and bubbly personality! We were all super happy with...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I went out for dinner last week. We had a table by the window looking out on the street. The lamb our waitress Chelsea recommend was amazing! Very friendly service would definitely recommend!

Thank Domm E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I decided to have a catch up for dinner and chose here. The lamb shanks were absolutely fantastic and the portions were big enough to keep for breakfast the next morning! Our waitress Hannah was excellent, very onto it and provided all...More

Thank Oscar-smith12
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great time at Cafe Valentino Willy the chef was wicked and let our two boys make a small pizza each, which made their evening. The food was vert good and the service by Ilysh was great, very friendly and attentive. Would recommend :)...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came in with my mum for dinner, I had never been before so didn't know what to expect but I was very pleasantly surprised. The portions were massive so had enough left over to take home too! I had a pumpkin pasta which was to...More

Thank leyshatonikerrigan
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visted here on Saturday night with my Nana & Mum. We wanted to go somewhere to take my Nana out forher 81st Birthday. We were greeted by a very bubbly waitress Hannah. She was an absolute delight. Our meals were outstanding an really great...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Outstanding food with even better service. My partner and I were out to dinner for a special night and our waitress Chelsea was outstanding. Very happy, helpful, and did her very best to ensure we had a great night! Would definitely go back, and would...More

Thank Ronnie D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best steak in town without doubt. Thanks to Anna our wonderful waitress and thanks to friendly, smiley Chelsea behind the bar!! Thumbs up team.

Thank Margie D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been there many times and the meals are always faultless! First of all the menu is massive so I can never decide what to order. The lamb kebabs are my go too for a starter and pizza or pasta for the main! The...More

Thank Amysmoth
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great selection of Italian food, comfortable setting with lively atmosphere, food was delicious and service by Eilish was impeccable :)

Thank Rebecca S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
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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