Valentina is an authentic Italian run delicatessen and restaurant. Family run and owned, we aim to provide the best store cupboard essentials and Italian regional specialties, as well as serving recipe dishes that have been handed down through our own families for generations.
At Valentina we serve good food that is deceptively simple, but executed well.
Both the Acaris and Zoccolas are descended from peasant farmers in Monte Cassino, and as such, our dishes use seasonal ingredients that are packed full of hearty flavor, using recipes that have been handed down the family for generations.
We make our egg pasta fresh every day, while our tomato sauce is made with tomatoes from our own farms in Italy. Olive oil (used and served in both the restaurant and shop) is our own special blend, from trees that are well over 100 years old.
We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, or simply pop in for a proper Italian coffee!
£25 and under
I've been here twice. I have to say it's a very good looking restaurant as you can see from the pictures. The glass windows for both downstairs deli&bar and upstairs restaurant. It's not very pricy for what you'd expect from this kind of restaurant. When I was here for the first time in January, there was a limited offer of 50% off through online booking.
Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan...more
Away from Central London, there is less of a selection of good authentic restaurants. In areas like Putney, the high street and around is dominated by non descript chains with mediocre offerings. Along comes Valentina, a family run chain of Italian Delis and restaurants with three branches around London. The deli has a massive selection of the best Italian produce you can get or want,...more
After repeated visits since my first review, Valentina have proved themselves to be true purveyors of quality food. Sure, some of their prices have continued to baffle me (I believe they have a chicken club sandwich for close to £8, which is the most expensive I've ever heard of), but generally speaking, the quality of the offerings are worth shouting about:
Their pizza, which is probably the...more
Ready dishes - def a real hit or a miss. I had a delicious spicy penne for lunch and thought it was amazing. I had a ravioli this other time and thought it was a little bland.
Restaurant - My favorite dish is the Paccheri which they do very nicely. The Cappella Romana wouldn't be a repeat offender. Tiramisu is nice and light compared to others.more
If I could give different marks for different products within the deli I would, but overall, it's very average for the prices they charge.
Cheeses and meats - 5, delicious, just delicious. And they have quite a variety so you're sure to find something you'll love.
Ready-made dishes - 3, these are hit and miss. Some are delicious and others are just way too oily and are made with less than...more