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Valentino's Cafe

132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
+1 717-392-9564
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
3 weeks ago
“Best spaghetti in Lancaster”
31 May 2017
“Old school excellence ”
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Italian, American
132 Rider Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4831
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The small restaurant and bar offers a three generation spaghetti sauce that is the best I’ve ever had anywhere.

Thank MacDonald S
Reviewed 31 May 2017 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 31 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

Thank TWS-804
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 14 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 3 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 29 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
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Claire E
25 January 2015|
Response from MacDonald S | Reviewed this property |
No. Only has seating for about 25 in its dining room.
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Restaurant Details

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US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Check website for operating hours.
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