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9 Church View, Durham DH7 9DQ, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Fantastic food, with a very helpful team. We went as a group, the food came out on time, relaxed, chilled eating. Free parking near We would go back

Thank Lorraine B
Durham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Went for the first time this evening and will return. Had nice drinks whilst lovely smells were coming from the kitchen for our freshly prepared food. Monkfish cooked to perfection - not rubbery, very tasty, with a side of prawn risotto that had an excellent mixture of tastes and was not frugle on prawns. Mum had meadllions of prok in... More 

1 Thank NDawbneyFisher
Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

We used to visit often under the previous owners, so we thought that we would go back, a family of four, three of us having Pizza, the bases were burned for a start...then one had a pasta dish, which again was not very good. Once we had returned home we also saw that we had not been charged the for... More 

Thank krangle0
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

Just visited Ricardos (used to be Valentinos) and the food was fantastic. All the staff were friendly and provided outstanding service. I will definitely be eating here again.

1 Thank Andrew T
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

This restaurant used to be Valentinos but has now changed hands and is Riccardo's. Riccardo's used to open in Durham and was one of my favourite Italian places to eat. I was saddened to learn Valentinos had closed down as my family and I went there often and loved the food especially the pizzas. I was therefore really pleased to... More 

1 Thank durhamlasses
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012 via mobile

I took my family for a meal it was one if the worst places I have been the girls were rude. The food was like a kid had cooked it. We paid £4 for 4 mushrooms. Will NEVER go back.

Thank Colincrock
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

went to the new ricardos at lanchester, it used to be valentinos, but my favourite restaurant from durham city is now in lanchester, the food is fantastic, the prices very competitive, very cosy warm feeling, helpful staff, just like i remember from durham, im glad they are back, i used to go to ricardos every week with friends from university,... More 

Thank adamdurham
County Durham
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We go to Valentinos regularly as it is reasonably local. Take friends and relatives when they stay with us in County Durham. The quality, value, ambience are always excellent. We'd recommend it to anyone it the Durham, Consett, Lanchester areas.

Thank Colanc
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

Ive been to Valentinos lots of times over the last couple of years and have never had a bad meal yet. The only snag ive been met with was when Ive gone there with a large party on a weekend and they seem to struggle badly when busy. I tend to go during the week for the tea time specials... More 

Thank durhamlasses
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

i went here with my family and friends and it was one of the best meals i have ever had! i had a barbeque chicken pizza and it was cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and the food got there quickly all my family and my friends loved it especially my wife!

Thank Robby H

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Church View, Durham DH7 9DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?