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“Pastries”
Review of il Valentino

il Valentino
Ranked #6 of 26 Bakeries in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Artisan bakery & cafe'- open 7 days a week. Coffee specialties, 25 types of artisan breads, hand made viennoiserie, pastries and cakes. Sourdough, spelt bread, stoneground flour, pain brioche, 3 types of croissants, cannoli siciliani, signature biscuits. Hand made sandwiches, hand made soups. No enzymes, preservatives, vegetable oils,hydrogenated oils or calcium propionate in our flours. Thank you for choosing quality and care !
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“Pastries”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

I am quite surprised that no one has yet mentioned (or maybe I've just missed it) about the cannoli's served in il Valentino. They're delicious, the BEST you can find in Dublin. Always fresh ricotta and crunchy shell, it's evidence of the high quality ingredients used in making them. I've tried it in other bakeries and it does not compare with the ones in il Valentino. Superb!

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1 Thank Anastasia G
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owen d, Owner at il Valentino, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Ah... yes ! Anastasia, you couldn't have made us happier.
We are, indeed, big "cannoli fanatic" . Through the years, to secure excellent quality, we have gone more than the extra mile to outsource the right, soft, genuine and flavorsome ricotta to make them. In fact, at some stage we had it specially imported for us from Italy ! We went around Sicily sampling the best recipes.... delightful. And when we have found the best, that's our benchmark.
Thank you for your comment. Spread the word !
Valentina
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Llucmajor, Spain
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“Pleasant cafe!”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Great coffee selection, professionally prepared.
Great selection of artisanal bread!
Very tasty cakes, too!
And a superbly friendly team at work!

  • Visited May 2014
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owen d, Owner at il Valentino, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
thank you for your positive review. We truly appreciate it, and great marks only push us to do even better. We have just completed renovation works in our bakery and cafe'. We hope you will check us out again and like us even more :-)
Valentina
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
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“Best coffee in Dublin ♥”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Simply the best coffee and cappuccino in Dublin. Gorgeous pastries and artisan breads, attentive staff.

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1 Thank Elly D
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owen d, Owner at il Valentino, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Grazie mille Eleonora !
Our blend is the same used at La Fenice Theatre in Venice and Caffe' Quadri and other iconic places that want to represent the best of Italian tastes.
We hope to have you our guest very soon again.
Your review will be shared with our barista, who will be soon attending the world coffee fair in Rimini and return with more ideas !
A presto...
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Paris, France
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“best matcha tea latte in Dublin”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

very good coffe place, always full of people living/ working near by, isn't it a prove a quality? delicious desrts and best matcha green tea latte in Dublin.

Visited February 2014
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owen d, Owner at il Valentino, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Merci bien Maria ! We fell in love with Matcha tea quite some time ago. A great product and a compound of natural power. It usually remains in shops as a "niche" alternative, but our customers have embraced it enthusiastically. That's maybe because we have exceptional customers !
Thank you again for your great review.
More summer matcha on the way...
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely pannini”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Popped in here for a quick bite for lunch as we were based at the Marker hotel. Surprised that others rate the staff as unfriendly - we found them lovely. It was late afternoon on Valentines Day and the waitress was giving everyone free heart shaped cakes and shortbreads and was charming. We had really delicious focaccia and pannini and a great experience. Give it a try!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Caroline2811
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owen d, Owner at il Valentino, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
hello Caroline,

thank you for your lovely review. We share all reviews with the staff, and nothing motivates everyone more that a good pat on the back !
We strive for quality and care and it is so reassuring when customers let us know we did well :-)
Hope you will be back for more.
All the best
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