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Cafe Valentino

168 St Asaph St, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-377 1886
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (106 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 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 yesterday via mobile

Had a very pleasant experience at cafe Valentino on Saturday evening. Good pizza and great customer service from the waitress Teal. Will be back

Thank Jesse L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is our second time at cafe valentino. The menu has a wide variety of food. We ordered the linguine marinara with seafood it was amazing. The service was amazing our sever Lane and one of his colleagues (adriano, not sure of his name) were...More

Thank nourin h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out celebrating my birthday with family from Australia we had a very nice experience here. Hannah was our waitress and she was friendly and efficient. We were slightly disappointed with the delay to our meals and with the cocktail of the week (Red Dragon) but...More

Thank Annabelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the nicest Italians we’ve had. Good atmosphere and very friendly staff who kept our 3 children entertained!

Thank yorkandbeyond
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Cafe Valentino for an evening meal and drinks. Our lovely waitress Chelsea recommended the salmon which was a fantastic suggestion, and my partner had the shanks. The food was incredible and prompt which was a bonus. Chelsea was very attentive and helpful. Overall...More

Thank kelsharris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Valentino was a treat. Thank you Hannah for making our experience wonderful. We will be back again.

Thank coreyr778
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food all Night. Loved the Vibe of the Place and the Pizza was very good. Will forsure come back and Kate was a Great help with a beautiful Smile!

Thank hallwayhotdog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge menu which had plenty of authentic Italian pastas and pizzas to choose from. Great service from Hannah. Will be back soon!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Christchurch today and was recommended a visit to Cafe Valentino. We were not disappointed a lovely meal in a great setting. We were looked after very well by Eilish who only convinced us more how friendly the people of New Zealand are. We...More

Thank Nicki1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to try out Italian cuisine and a friend suggested this place. Great food and ambiance. I wanted to try the cocktails and one Indian bartender (said her name is Lebina) recommended the sharbat lemon. It was mind blowing, thanks to her. I even...More

Thank Dreamer296
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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