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Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria

8203 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park, University Park, FL 34201-2001
+1 941-359-6400
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
8203 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park, University Park, FL 34201-2001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant. Wife and I shared an appetizer of calamari which was very tender . I had veal cutlet parm dinner and wife had veal cutlet hero. Large amount of veal and great bread. While we took home leftovers we both shared...More

Thank Eli B
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The pizza was ordered 20 minutes prior for pickup. I arrived and was informed "My" pizza was given to a delivery person. I was forced to wait for "My" pizza to return to the restaurant. An apology was muttered and when "My" pizza returned to...More

Thank DrMike60
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very yummy all around. Hubby got the best - ziti. My son and I split... something with spinach, olives, pasta. It was pretty good. Not exactly what I was going for, but good. Daughter had kids spaghetti -- it was huge! Plan accordingly -- it's...More

Thank cynssmith
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Ever since they opened this location, they have hit the ground running. Great tasting food, large portions, good selection, good value and excellent service. How can you go wrong? I don’t normally think of Valentino’s for pizza but even that is really good.

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Valentinos has some great choices for italian dishes as well as their pizza is terrific...near UTC and other shops. Good italian food for sure...chicken Parm is delish as is their pizza

Thank windflight007
Reviewed 6 February 2018

So much so little time to share this experience. Waited long time to be seated even after 2 servers and 1 busser passed right by us at the hostess stand without even saying hello. Finally seated and the hostess dropped the menus on the table...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food is excellent, the service was good, especially with this place being so busy! Well worth trying!

Thank kantonelli73
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I keep going back finding other pizza places not giving me the kind of pizza I remember in Boston's Little Italy. I am a thin crust kinda gal with delicious sauce and real mozzarella cheese (not that shredded junk) with a bit of basil, that...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We used this restaurant to cater our New Years Eve Party and it was fabulous. The food was excellent, the staff extremely accommodating (the especially Beverly), the price could not have been better. The quantities as generous so order with thoughts of having some left...More

Thank Martha M
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I‘ve been there with my kids for a simple dinner. We enjoyed it and got out with enough food for 2 more meals. The food was good and the service good. Now, it is not gastronomy or fine flavours. It did the job for a...More

Thank Gopher194
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Debbie S
2 May 2018|
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Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about reservations but we suggest that you do not waste your time. We wrote to the owner about our horrible experience but no reply. Doesn't that tell you something about their interest? Our experience was quite... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8203 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park, University Park, FL 34201-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  University Park
  • Phone Number: +1 941-359-6400
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