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“Family friendly, and they'll treat you like their own.”

Valentino's Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Ledyard
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ledyard, Connecticut, United States
1 review
“Family friendly, and they'll treat you like their own.”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Fantastic people and fantastic food. Impossible to walk out of there without making a friend, and the workers love their job immensely. With many different choices, you can always find something for everyone, or you can just enjoy one of their specialty pizzas. (I greatly recommend a slice of 'Grandmas' if they have it!)

Visited May 2013
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English first
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
1 review
“Our "Go-To" Restaurant”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Valentino's has never let us down. Welcoming atmosphere and great food combine to make Valentino's our "place" for dining out. I especially love the dinner salads as long as I get a slice of pizza to satisfy my carb craving. There is something for everyone. Never had a bad meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ledyard, Connecticut
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Beware of Coupons”
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We have been loyal custamers of Valentino's since it opened. Recently, the food has not been as consistently good (and plentiful) as in the past. We went for dinner last evening with a '2 for 1' pasta dinner coupon. We have gotten these coupons monthly and have used them as they are a great bargin. We order the same dinners we have previously and when our server returened he said he could not honor the coupon. I questioned this as we had used the same coupon for similar meals the past several months. He indicated that the servers who honored them should not have. The manager came over and explained that we had ordered from the 'specialty' list as opposed to the 'classic' list, hence the coupon could not be honored. I explained they had honored the same coupon in the past and no one have ever indicated the difference to us. My pasta was $1.00 more than anything on the 'classic,' and my wife's was $2.00 more. There was no attempt to work this out; I would have gladly paid the difference and better understood the policy but was told there was nothing they could do. That's fine; we have many choices and in today's economy we will be 'spreading the wealth.' Valentino's is off the list; either be consistent or better state the policy and respect your customers (especialy those who have been there since the beginning). To be so black and white when local businesses are suffering is incomprehensible to me. The pasta was very good by the way. Other than the coupon our only compalint was the salad. We were served a very small salad in a very large bowl which was curious. Valentono's need to return to their former business model and support the community that supports them.

  • Visited February 2013
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stonington
1 review
“WORST food we've had in the area in years”
Reviewed 27 January 2013

It was my Mother-in-Law's 70th birthday. We decided to try something new in the area and chose Valentino's. Big mistake. She specifically asked if the eggplant in her choice of meal would be fried then baked , as she likes it crispy, the waitress told her yes to both. It came out like a rubber piece of shoe leather. It was awful and she stopped eating it. As for my fish and chips meal....the fish came out so over cooked it looked charred and was DRY. I asked for a replacement piece. That one was no better though less cooked. I did not finish mine either. My wife's chicken was mediocre and over cooked. My sons ravioli was edible, but he only got 5 on the plate for $15.00!!! We enjoyed our drinks of water, iced tea and wine, but that was about it. SO, after spending $80.00 for a basic dinner that was un-edible ,I felt it was necessary to write this review. They may do pizza well, I don't know, but should stay away from dinners. Also if you go into the only place in town and it's empty on a Saturday night, as this place was...beware. I am also going to write to the restaurant directly.

  • Visited January 2013
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Ledyard, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food.”
Reviewed 30 December 2012 via mobile

Always a great place to eat in Ledyard. Try the Buffalo Chicken pizza, it's a local favorite. Friendly staff and a nice casual atmosphere. Pizza by the slice and now features delivery.

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