1245 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Caffe Valentino - Philadelphia
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Italian, European, Continental
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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wow wow wow!!!!! my family and i went to caffe valentino for easter dinner. what a lovely experience. i'm general manager at a restaurant down the shore.normally i don't give 5 stars,but caffe valentino deserves it.in food, service and overall.i highly recommend it!
my boyfriend and i love going to eat here. the specials are always delicious and interesting. this weekend we had mint fettucini (who knew this was good, but it was!) with lobster in a spicy red sauce...yummy! my boyfriend had the veal chop which also was delicious. the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
I just bought a place a couple blocks from Caffe Valentino. When I moved in, I thought, great, when I'm hungry and have no food in the house, I only have to walk a couple blocks. My first weekend in the neighborhood, my friends and I decided to try it out, because none of us had ever been there. When we got there the place was pretty busy, (which surprised me because I hadn't heard of it until I moved up the street).
Once we sat down, we were eying up the tables around us to see what they were eating. Everything looked and smelled great. We all got different stuff, and loved everything. I got Gnocchi with Red Sauce. It was clearly homemade and light. Probably the best I've ever had, and I love gnoochi. My other friend got the pasta special, which was Black Fettucini with Shrimp in a spicy red sauce. He said it was great. For dessert we had Tiramisu, also excellent. The service was friendly and accommodating. Any foodies who that haven't found this place yet, should go check it out.
02/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
the food and service is great a caffe valentino. my friends and i went last night and had a great evening. the specials were delicious. i started with grilled langostino, very fresh. for entree i had the red beet fettucini with jumbo shrimp in a spicy red sauce. so good. the only down side was that i ate too much and only could have a spoonful of tiramisu which was awesome. highly recommended.
My boyfriend and I went here for Valentine's Dinner and had an absolutely great time! The Valentine's menu was delicious, the service was great, and the complimentary lemoncello and chocolatecello (sp?) were fabulous! If you haven't been here yet, you must go try it out.
A group of my friends get together for dinner a few times a year. In December of 2009, we chose Caffe Valentino. It will be the last time we dine there. The caesar salad was small and bland. I had to put salt on it (I never use salt). The tomatoes on the tomato/mozzarella appetizer were not ripe and hard as a rock. My chicken marsala sauce had no flavor at all and hardly any mushrooms. Everyone was disappointed. It is a BYOB and we brought wine with us. We all had an appetizer and entree (no dessert), most prices low to mid. We ended up paying $80.00 per couple. RIP-OFF !!!!!!!
12/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went to this place with a big group and had the worst time ever. They took forever, served crap, and charged us top price. I often eat at different byo restaurants in philly so I know whats around and this was by far my least favorite. Others such as La Viola as L'Angolo are much smaller but WAY MORE enjoyable. For $40 per person we were disrespected by being served a plate of mixed greens (nothing else in the salad, literally only mixed greens), penne a la vodka that tasted and looked like kraft easy mac & cheese (definitely not vodka sauce...which i know is supposed to be pinkish not orange), and for dessert...well it didn't even matter because I had lost my appetite and patience by the 3rd hour of being completely ripped off by Caffe Valentino.
I just went there last weekend for the first time, and this place is great! It's beautiful, the food is delicious, and the service is very attentive. I have to say, I was shocked at how good the service was, because they were really busy. We lucked out and only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table, even though we didn't have a reservation. I highly recommend this place, and next time I'll make a reservation for the weekend!