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Valentino's Cafe

132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
+1 717-392-9564
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
4 weeks ago
“Old school excellence ”
30 Jul 2016
“Old school, tucked away -- find it!”
Closes in 30 min
All hours
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Italian, American
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132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, this is my parents' favorite restaurant, but I love coming here for dinner when I visit ! The staple is spaghetti & meatballs, but everything is good, including the burgers. It's like having dinner at a friend's house. Outstanding service and very reasonable prices...More

Thank TheOranges
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This family owned place is hyper local and worth finding. No worries about street parking; they have big lot. I've had their soups and sandwiches which are delicious. Tuna sub and clam chowder are my favorites. Service is no-nonsense but friendly. The pace is laid...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Lancaster and Valentinos was always the neighborhood spot for a drink with friends/family and it was never crazy busy. The night we went was a different story! It was like Lancaster found our tiny spot and claimed it as their own!...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has tons of character and history. It is family-owned, warm, and cozy. The burgers are good and the spaghetti is excellent. But don't go here if you are in a hurry. We arrived for dinner when they opened and there were only a...More

Thank TheOranges
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is one of the few remaining Italian restaurants in Lancaster. It is quite small, not romantic, but is good authentic food at a reasonable price. One of my favorites.

Thank rick d
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is a 3rd and 4th generation Italian cafe, founded by the Valentino family when they emigrated to the USA. Food is always good. Service is often by family members. It's a small cafe, maybe 10 tables of 4s, 6s, and 8s. It has a...More

Thank Kent K
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We arrived on a Saturday night and the restaurant was completely empty except for the bar. The specialty on the menu is spaghetti. Other than that the menu consists of mostly sandwiches. We all ordered the spaghetti and it was the worst we have ever...More

2  Thank Don M
Reviewed 28 October 2015

A piece of Lancaster's history. Great people, great food, low prices, big servings, I'm a regular almost every week. Love it!

Thank LancasterTwpGuy
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Simple family made food and fantastic value. Owned by the same family since before WW11. Egg salad sandwich for lunch was made just perfectly. Small bar attached to the café with the cheapest drinks menu I have seen since I arrived in the USA. Would...More

Thank Hammy59
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

A friend revisited a haunt from his past! And I got to come along! It is like the neighborhood bar 30-40 years ago with locals of all ages. We shared an eggplant parm which was very good. At about 8:30 a makeshift band with two...More

Thank Peter B
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Claire E
Could this resturant handle a group of 30-35 adults on a Saturday afternoon for lunch?
25 January 2015|
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Response from MacDonald S | Reviewed this property |
No. Only has seating for about 25 in its dining room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-392-9564
  • E-mail
Description
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check website for operating hours.
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