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3.5 stars 34 reviews

Valentino's Place

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824 King St W
Hamilton, ON  L8S 1K3

(905) 523-4240

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3.5 star rating
C@!%!y food & unacceptable service
March 31, 2014

After a co-worker, who grew up in Hamilton, had raved about the food from this place for years,
when I found myself in this city on business, I stopped in to pick up some take-out food between meetings. It was after 1 pm, so they wouldn't be submerged in the lunchtime crush. It was not very busy inside, there were... more

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3.5 star rating
Very popular restuarant
November 03, 2013

Our daughter and family very often order pizza from this restaurant and we get them gift cards for it as it is a favorite.

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3.5 star rating
Could be alot better
August 07, 2013

We came here because we were craving Italian food, and because we heard they got their brew pub licence! The food was not really worth what we paid for. I could tell it wasn't the best ingredients. The wine was over priced, and the atmosphere was lacking in authentic Italian flair.
Now for the good.
Service wAs so good! The... more

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3.5 star rating
Reliably good Italian food
June 30, 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... more

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3.5 star rating
Food quality unknown - we were never served
June 10, 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... more

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3.5 star rating
Very good experience
June 05, 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... more

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3.5 star rating
Nothing Italian in my meal
May 16, 2013

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.

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3.5 star rating
May 05, 2013

They recently changed menus and don't serve large pizzas anymore only personal size.
The server claimed this change occurred a year ago, however we were there in the last three months and had a large pizza.
We went in with three small kids and they wouldn't accommodate. The server said you can get take out if you want, not the best way to win over customers..

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3.5 star rating
A taste of Italy
April 27, 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... more

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3.5 star rating
What happened
December 16, 2012

We have been to this location several times and was disappointed this time around. The place looked semi renovated with paint two thirds down the wall. The chicken breast we had added to our salads was rubbery and did not taste good. There were more guy workers behind the bar hanging out then there were customers. My wife had the... more

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3.5 star rating
October 14, 2012

Valentino's - you're delicious! Always a nice treat. We drive in from Burlington to come and see you. I've been coming here since I was a kid actually.

A must try is the pizza folks. Great sauce.

The food outweighs the service (which is hit or miss). I have no idea why management has one server for 10+ tables. The issue could be corrected easily by putting one more person on. That being said... more

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3.5 star rating
If you like Chef Boyardee this is the place for you
September 30, 2012

We waited to get a seat even though the restaurant was only half full. We then waited almost 15 minutes to have someone take our drink order. Our meal took an hour before we got it. I was shocked that the pasta was overcooked and the sauce tasted just like Chef Boyardee. The prices were really high for such small... more

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3.5 star rating
Valentino's
August 24, 2012

A very good place for pasta and desserts. The different pastas are always good and the desserts are excellent. Pizza is great!

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3.5 star rating
Wonderful
August 24, 2012

This restaurant has been around for many years in Hamilton, and it's wonderful! Great authentic Italian food. Delicious desserts and pastry selection.

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3.5 star rating
Objectivity: a case in point
July 22, 2012

Valentino's is worth checking out if you like authentic homemade Italian food. The original owner and his family are in the kitchen almost every morning preparing everything from the sauce, to the soup, to the lasagna, to the gnocchi, to the arancini from scratch. the Bakers arrive the earliest, to get the orders ready for the day, and while they... more

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3.5 star rating
Good
July 17, 2012

Had dinner here with a small group and the food was very good, with prompt service. Definitely recommended. Try the house wine - it was great!

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3.5 star rating
Average service, Average Atmosphere, Above average prices
June 19, 2012

Valentino's once was known as "THE" Italian cooking place to go. But now there is so many other places that out-shine them completely. The place was only as ordinary as any "diner" could be yet their prices were upscale. The portions are not near what you would expect from a genuine Italian restaurant and the atmosphere is just as stale... more

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3.5 star rating
Great Service - Great Food - love this restaurant
May 25, 2012

Drop in on a hot day for their Italian Ice Cream Bar!
Lots of folks in the neighbourhood go for coffee and a pastry! ( They have amazing cakes and pastries for sale to take home - after you have a sample of the one's that Take-your-Fancy with that morning of afternoon coffee ).
Wonderful pasta dishes! A little of... more

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3.5 star rating
Best Panzerottis Ever
March 31, 2012

Great Sauce , Great food alwys friendly and the deserts are just fantastic

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3.5 star rating
great local italian
January 10, 2012

Old school italian restaurant that been serving great food for years. The pasta with meatballs is outstanding

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3.5 star rating
Gluten-free friendly
December 29, 2011

This is a moderately priced, moderate quality, moderate service family style Italian bistro. It's a little loud (no sound baffling) but not uncomfortably so. There's a modest beer & wine list with a variety of selections. The pasta list lets you build your own from a selection of about 6 pastas & 5 sauces. (~$15). There are another dozen entrees... more

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3.5 star rating
Man, just like grandmas home cookin
May 24, 2011

I recently stopped in for lunch and couldn't stop commenting on how amazing the lasagna was..so the server told me to come to the back and meet the lady in charge of making it..i was amazed that every bit of the lasagna was homemade..the sweet italian lady even made the pasta dough from scratch..Awesome! I've been in a few more... more

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3.5 star rating
February 18, 2011

Valentinos has a few locations in Hamilton. And this is the one near McMaster University.

Valentinos is just a great spot for all sorts of Italian food - but for me - it's the Panzerotti I keep coming back for. I don't know what it is, whether it's the dough, the sauce, how they bake it or whatever,,..but however they do it, it's clear proof that God is Italian.Their 'Panzerotti is food from... more

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3.5 star rating
Valentino's is a landmark in Hamilton and has the best pizza around
November 02, 2010

I grew up eating Valentino's and have to say it is still the best place in Hamilton to eat and take family and friends! All 3 locations are amazing- I love the panzerotti's in the Stoney Creek location on Barton. Everything there is top quality and authentic. If you haven't been to Valentino's in a while....you need to return.... after... more

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3.5 star rating
June 08, 2008

Almost nonexistant service, when we were actually acknowledged, it was very surly and unfriendly, like they were too good to serve us, and we were not good enough to be there. They did not even speak to us when they seated us. My pizza was definately undercooked, but there was no one to tell. The waitress did not come back even once to see how dinner was, if we needed drink refills (wine), and... more

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3.5 star rating
I love the old photos and pictures on the walls here. I love the food and the authentic italian desserts and gelato
March 09, 2008

I love the old photos and pictures on the walls here. I love the food and the authentic italian desserts and gelato! :) YUM!

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3.5 star rating
It's ok... use to be better
February 13, 2008

It's ok... use to be better!

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3.5 star rating
Good food, but not as good as the mohawk location
December 15, 2007

Good food, but not as good as the mohawk location.

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3.5 star rating
It's been too long....I
December 06, 2007

It's been too long....I remember great Italian pizza there.

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3.5 star rating
their pasta sauce tastes
November 22, 2007

their pasta sauce tastes a bit watery and their alfredo sauce is too thin and a bit tasteless...i haven't been there in years because of that.

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3.5 star rating
October 09, 2007

very excellent panzerotti and great atmosphere

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3.5 star rating
September 16, 2006

Incredibly poor tasting food. Let,s taste the food-way too much sauce.Peasant food.Service,again what do you expect from surly peasants.

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3.5 star rating
January 04, 2006

awesome food - the arancini is amazing!!!

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3.5 star rating
August 26, 2005

Great Deep Fried Panzos!

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Business Description from the Web
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August 06, 2013

Valentino's Place offers these services: bakery, pizza, pizzeria, restaurant, caterer.

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