The management/ownership folks look and act like Mafia -- and they are most disagreeable. Their pizza is pretty good, cooked in real pizza ovens, but a bit greasy, and way overpriced. We could do better. Oh, and BTW, the desserts look like they've been there since the dawn of time.
I love that they started delivering. Their ceasar and pizza is so goooood. The employees are always good too
Love this place because it is authentic. You must try their appetizer, the Bada Bing. Very rich but well worth splitting with a group. I have ever had a bad meal here. The Lemoncello drinks are wonderful.
This is my honest take on this place. Both pros and cons. Not being from the area, I wasn't sure where to find good pizza without being to fancy. Looking online, I found many pizza place in this area and while driving through, we decided to give Valentino's a try. The outside is bright yellow so it stands out. Walking in, it's a little small but they were able to accomodate 8 of us by moving tables together. Not to offend the business by any means, the first thing that hit me was the "old" smell the restaurant had. That aside, we settled in and started with some garlic knots. They were pretty good as the marinara sauce was too. We ordered 3 pizzas. A small 1/2 sausage, 1/2 hamburger. That was basically shared with the kids. Also we ordered what some restaurants would call a margheritte pizza. I may have the spelling off there, but it's the sliced tomatoes and fresh basil type. Last and certainly not least, we ordered a lasagna pizza. It sounded odd at first, but it was ridiculously delicious. My wife who likes the margheritte style pizza raves about a local restaurant's pizza by our home and she said Valentino's was actually much better. Nobody had anything negative to say and it was all positive and they all raved about the pizza. The only other thing that bothered me is paying for each can of soda. That adds up. I definitely would be back and hope it's soon. Pizza was phenomenal so the smell and cans of soda, I will overlook. I hope this helps future patrons. Oh, the staff was really nice and checked on us and other patrons as well. That's good to see that they cared about service. Well done.
I am sad to say after 30 years of going to this place, I am throughly disappointed. What happened to the great quality of food and the nice pleasant service? What is up with the rude female manager? You are pushing away people. They can not even cook pizzas well done. They come soggy and the cheese NEVER gets brown. The sauce is disgusting, not as rich and tasty as it was. I am heartbroken. I know times change and everything changes, but you changed too much and just enjoy pushing us loyal customers away. Thanks Gigi's...... FOR NOTHING...
My wife and I have a pretty simple way of judging restaurants or hotels: Would we come back. In this case, the answer is “No” twice over. First because of the food: I come from a large Italian family members of whom have studied at the Culinary Institute of America and Cordon Bleu and none would really care for this fare. I can only describe it as some sort of “Nouveau” Italian, though my family would just call it weird. I had the short ribs, which were flavored with some oddly sweet substance along with cinnamon. It was only okay, but I wouldn’t order it again or recommend it. My daughter had the child’s pizza and didn’t care for it much. She’s only eight and this is the first pizza she’s ever balked at. I tried it and did find that it had an unusual flavor, but I’m not sure what it was. The second reason we wouldn’t go back is because of the exceptionally loud atmosphere. My wife and I had to shout to be heard across our table (third in from the door on the East side by the wall) and I couldn’t hear my daughter at all. It was exceptionally loud and this was on a Wednesday. I spent many years in radio and can tell you that that there are a host of ways to deaden sound that are VERY inexpensive. I didn’t see a one in this restaurant. It also makes the poorly slow service more acute when you can’t carry on a conversation with your table mates. One benefit: A decent wine list and pricing, still not enough to get us to return.