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“Reliably good Italian food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Valentino's

Valentino's
Ranked #531 of 1,213 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price range: US$7 - US$19
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Reliably good Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

My family has been going here for years because we know we'll get consistently good food. The place has also been spruced up recently with an interior renovation. Pastas and pizzas are very good; we've tried several different kinds but most reccently I had the tasty shrimp and scallop linguine, and my daughter swears by the fettucine alfredo. A favorite is the Valentino's salad (the large size easily does 4 of us for an appetizer) with a nice amount of vinaigrette. Also there's a great assortment of Italian desserts and gelato, and the pastries are excellent. Advice: no reservations are accepted after 5 on weekends, and it gets crowded. Expect to wait for a table between 5:30 and 8, unless you want to eat early or late.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank CrazyChenille
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English first
Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food quality unknown - we were never served.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

We were seated along a back wall, and then waited 22 minutes for someone to notice us, or bring us a menu or ask about drinks. Then we left. I want this review to be impartial, so I won't describe how I felt upon leaving.

You can't run a restaurant with one server and a manager who seats people and then disappears. Especially not at lunchtime.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bill G
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Hamilton
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very good experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

First time here. Place was busy but no wait for table. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. Restaurant was nicely decorated and very clean with an nice atmosphere. Non alcohol drinks were quite reasonably priced for a restaurant, a rarity. Had the personal pan pizzas. Food was as hot as it should be and all the toppings were fresh. Kids stated " This pizza is hot( that the way it's supposed to be...)" The garlic bread was really good. Didnt have dessert but they had a good selection of real gelato. Bathrooms were clean.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank merquisez
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nothing Italian in my meal”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013 via mobile

What a disappointment. Valentino salad. Iceberg lettuce and chopped up maple leaf ham. Reminds me of Denny's.
good asparagus soup ( Italian?) stracciatella soup thin and bland. The bread was wonderful but not enough for a good review.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Italianwannabe123
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Hagersville, Ontario
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A taste of Italy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I ate with 3 people here on a Sunday early evening. We shared the Meatballs an order of 3. A Large Greek Salad and a Vegetarian Pizza. Very friendly service, excellent decor. The meatballs didn't seem really hot in temperature in the centre. But everything else was wonderful. Very well stocked salad. The pizza tasted very fresh. I would choose this restaurant again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank geminiguyy
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