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Valentinos Italian Restaurant

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Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
+64 7-386 8821
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible22%
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Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was nothing special about this restaurant. The prices were extremely high, the food was flavorless and the portion size was beyond tiny. Would not recommend this to others.

Thank Deepawho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always friendly reception and atmosphere. A great menu, enough choice to meet anyone's palate without being too complicated. Food cooked to perfection, a true Italian experience. Not cheap but the bank was not broken. We will go back soon.

Thank andrewrobarts
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I had the best Italian meal tonight at Valentinos. We loved the leek and walnut tortellini with basil butter, omg just stunning. I had the scallopini which was beautiful. We loved the bowl of chunky fries that came with our main. The whole...More

Thank uenuku30
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Valentino's for a family dinner and initially enjoyed the atmosphere. However, the food itself was very disappointing. The two pasta dishes were overcooked and had no flavour - the spaghetti carbonara was pretty much just spaghetti floating in cream with bacon on top...More

2  Thank Familywith3teens
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was the only person in this place. It's off season and it was a treat!!! I had her spaghetti and it was so, so, so good. I had a wine with my meal and the whole experience was super... highly recommended and the lady...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The surf and turf is a good meal the pasta very nice but... Expensive place to eat your "sides" eg .. Salads fries, are extra and not inclusive with the main you order. Decour tired , a new sign outside vast improvement but inside needs...More

Thank 743catherine
Reviewed 28 April 2017

No way did we expect food this good from a small-town Italian restaurant with a cheesy neon sign above a chartered accountants' office in a pokey two-storey building. Such a pleasant surprise! The foccacia bread was well seasoned with herbs and garlic butter and tasted...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Staying open later than other restaurants in downtown Turangi, Valentinos offers standard pasta and other wholesome Italian staples with no frills. The Bolognese and Gnocchi dishes we sampled were satisfactory and filling. I regret that I have to echo the comment of a previous reviewer...More

Thank DavidSk01
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went here only because it was one of the few places open that day. The Italian selections were limited and expensive. We finally ordered and eventually it came. In the meantime we drank lots of water. The meat was not done properly but service...More

1  Thank Saluki66686
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Not traditional Italian food that this Italian American is used to eating...the pizza was ok, the other three meals in our party were pretty bad. Not many restaurants in Turangi, but this was not a good choice for our party of four. Pretty dissapointed...the service...More

Thank captkess59
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Response from 2xofus | Reviewed this property |
sorry, what's the question ❓ this Cafe is. a pleasant alternative to fast food with good family vibe and service
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Centre, Turangi 2751, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 8821
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