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“A little disappointing”

Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 23 Restaurants in Turangi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We were recommended this restaurant from someone we met on the Tongariro crossing. We made a booking at 5pm for 6.30pm for ten people on a Saturday evening and were all looking forward to a satisfying meal after our hike. The menu and drinks list looked good but when the mains came out, they were without vegetables or salad. The menu had said they come with potatoes of your choice but we were served bowls of chips to share which was really disappointing. I ordered a steak which cost around $32.00 which was not justified as it was neither large and had I wanted chips I would have eaten at the pub across the road. No one in our party was taken with the quality or quantity of the meals. Perhaps try the Turangi pub.

Thank LadyBrand
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Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

Fairly expensive for what you get
Food was ok though authentic
Place is upstairs and dated but if you expect that it's ok I guess
Reasonable but we don't need to go back

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Thank MelindaMahrs
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We were looking for an inexpensive place to eat for dinner in Turangi and went knowing the reviews were mixed. The decor was ok for a lower priced restaurant and the host was perfectly nice. My entree was average but the bread was very good. The salad was mainly lettuce. If you go in with proper expectations then you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Pam F
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

A major selling point here has to be that it is about the only restaurant open after 4PM in Turangi. I would not really describe the menu as typical Italian, but that said we found both the food and service to be good.

We both had the specials and despite the rather bizarre (for an Italian) idea of serving chips with everything the food was superb. Try their home salad instead of the chips.

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Thank QJH
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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

I was surprised to read that people found the staff unhelpful as we experience the exact opposite. She was very friendly and made our visit a pleasant one. Food was fine and sure the decor is dated but heck it's turangi after all.

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Thank TheRongos
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