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“Where's Manuel?”
Review of Valentino's

Valentino's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Where's Manuel?”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I had been warned but went anyway. Ordered a bottle of Riesling and after the maître d had opened it at the table, was told, "Oh we didn't have it, so I've brought Liebfraumilch!!"

Starters just about passable, but the scallopino was like the boot sole Charlie Chaplin ate in the movie! Overcooked and covered in some rubbery, chewy substance loosely described as cheese. It was awful! The vegetables came out in a stainless dish and although it was only 8:15 had obviously been in the oven for hours. Blackened edges, burnt taste, dried to the nth degree.
The sweet trolley was in the room, complete with heating, from the time we arrived until the time we left......not a chiller or fridge in sight. I wish we'd gone to the kebab van! Never, ever again.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The service and food were excellent would strongly recommend...I was just visiting the isle of wight and was recommended this restaurant. I had the spinach roulade and tournedos rossini, fantastic.

  • Visited March 2014
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dated and quiet, but scrummy food”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

The restaurant is a bit dated and dark, but the food was delicious. We went on a weekday and we were the only people there so the service was excellent. Food is average priced, considering it is an up-market restaurant. Drinks were reasonably priced. Could do with a re-vamp and some more lighting.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lucy H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian meal”
Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a really good authentic Italian meal here for valentines.Food was delicious with perfect portion sizes.I love the dessert trolley,so much to choose from - can recommend the white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake!
The thing that makes this place is the staff.They are all so attentive and polite - and I love that some of them speak fluent Italian :) Will definitely be back.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, nice people!”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

I was spending the weekend on the island with my boyfriend and his mom, and we went to Valentino's for dinner. We had lobster, smoked salmon tagliatelle and Dover Sole, which were all very fresh and tasty. And the desserts were amazing and of extremely large proportion! It was very busy during Saturday night, but the people were lovely. Will definitely come back again if ever visit the island for a second time!

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Thank YSabrina
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