Valentina

2 reviews

75 Upper Richmond Road , London, SW15 2SR

Valentina 2009

SquareMeal Review of Valentina

The mouth-watering counter at this handsome deli-cum-restaurant – with its dried hams, mushrooms, beautiful cheese, pasta & piles of olives – does a fine job as an appetite enhancer for diners. If a glass of wine or coffee & a snack will suffice, stop at the smart bar on the ground floor. For the complete dining experience, head upstairs to the restaurant. The kitchen takes full advantage of the deli, with a strong line in antipasti (both meat & vegetarian), but there are also beautiful salads, pastas (try the vongole) & classic Italian main courses. Desserts (tiramisu, torta ricotta) are heavier & less interesting, so settle on a vin santo to finish. Valentina is a family-run business, & now has three branches. Expect service to be kind, straightforward & friendly.

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Valentina Location

75 Upper Richmond Road , London SW15 2SR

Opening times

Mon-Sun 8am-10.30pm (Sun 9am- )

Valentina's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.5

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Service: 8.0

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Atmosphere: 7.5

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Value: 9.5

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 5

JA

Bronze Reviewer
29 January 2014

We really like the good here and with the 50% off food offer for Jan, it is amazing value. It isn't the fastest place ever, but the waiters can actually recommend wine and are quite friendly. I also really like the gourmet Italian food shop downstairs and the fact that you can order wine tasting samples at your table. Good good and offers a bit more than a normal restaurant.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

01 June 2010

Visited this place on 31st May on the eve of their 1st Birthday of the Putney branch. WOW, what an evening. Read plenty of decent reviews for it, but never actually went until now. The Deli on the ground floor has everything you would expect from a traditional Itialian deli, think Carluccios, but actually on a more family orientated level and a less commercial feel, I much prefer it! Fantastic array of wine and sumptious looking food. We were escorted upstairs to the restaurant where a glass of Prosecco awaited us to help celebrate with them. Enjoyed bread and oils and a simple but so tasty pasta with tomato, rosemary and pecorino, whilst my fiance had the meatball bake with tagliatele. We were then given a complimentary slice of the most delightful chocolate souffle and ice cream…followed by an Espresso. Simple, authentic, tasty, family, relaxed and good value is the best way for me to sum this up. The Barolo I bought on my way out will sit in my cellar for a good 10 years…and I hope this place will still be here then too!

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