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Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AQ, England
+44 1202 293332
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AQ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Came to Bournemouth to watch a show and decided to eat but hadn't planned where. Started to walk down from the BIC and found this Italian restaurant. Could see that it was busy and being a show night may be fully booked. When asking if...More

Thank LastDJ
Reviewed yesterday

I'm not a local and I don't know for how many years Valentino has existed. I suspect that it has been around for quite a few decades because it has a formula that is immune to food fashion: - Give the customers a friendly welcome...More

Thank AlanwithJulie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Valentino on a number of occasions in the past always to eat before going to concerts at the BIC. The last time was at least four yeas ago and so we wondered whether things had changed. To our amazement a number...More

Thank TansandTone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked in advance prior to show at the BIC which is 2 minutes walk away. Very busy restaurant which is always a good sign. Warm welcome by front of house. Unfussy menus with good selection of food and drinks. Staff attentive, very friendly, and I...More

Thank BasingstokeAndy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in Valentino for dinner via Tablepouncer. Once you enter the restaurant you feel in a Italian place, not only because of the decoration but because everyone working there is italian. The staff was really nice and funny, and they made our dinner even...More

Thank Álvaro A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table on a saturday evening and received a really warm welcome on arrival. There was a really 'buzzy' atmosphere as we were shown to our table decked out in traditional red and white check tablecloth. Excellent choice of food which was keenly...More

Thank BradCoach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely friendly service - my husband had 2 starters and I just had a main as we were eating dinner out later- all very good.

Thank 88Malcolm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely beautiful meal at this restaurant, staff really friendly and atmosphere in Restaurant is very good, restaurant was fully booked so knew it must be good. Recommended by our hotelier. Wasn’t disappointed, real home cooked Italian food, really fresh ingredients. Will visit again

Thank Cojib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, lovely fresh food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced too. Would definitely go again!

Thank Ellie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place for many reasons - it is just like Italian restaurants used to be, which is warm, friendly, chequered tablecloths, fun staff, no frills or complicated food, and the owner being hands on and talking to all the guests. The attention that...More

Thank ReesyUK
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1 October 2016|
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Response from Nieltea | Reviewed this property |
You can also park in Hampton In hotel car park I am not sure what are the charges but they are very secure.
cathy w
9 July 2015|
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Response from Giuseppe F | Property representative |
Our allergen charts are available to read at the restaurant and can also be emailed on request , these will show which of our vegetarian dishes contain dairy products, then if you could contact us we will inform you if a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 293332
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