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Valentino's - CLOSED

823 Wheeler St, Ste 1, Ames, IA 50010-2719
+1 515-233-2111
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
14 Jan 2016
25 Dec 2015
“over priced and low quality”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mexican, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
823 Wheeler St, Ste 1, Ames, IA 50010-2719
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

We returned to this restaurant after having been away from it for about a year. The quality and quantity are gone. We like to go for the Sunday brunch. Normally, lots of breakfast food in addition to the pizza and pasta, and salad bar. The...More

Thank IslandTan
Reviewed 25 December 2015

$10 for this quality and selection? I don't think so. Pizza is so so. Best thing is pasta and selection of sauces you can have. Salad bar is adequate with many toppings. That is end of good things. Baked chicken looked gross. Gravey for taters...More

Thank tominiowa
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We love this family friendly place. Great place to take the teens to fill them up for a reasonable price. Decent pizza, reasonably large salad bar, plenty of dessert options. Also - they do a good gluten free pizza we have taken advantage of several...More

Thank AuntJeanne
Reviewed 4 October 2015

we had a room reserved for a wedding rehearsal supper on fri Sept 25. when we arrived we were told they had given the room to someone else and other people were seated in that room. after much discussion, we were given the room and...More

Thank travelerminnesota152
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Have been a huge Valentinos fan for many years, but actually quit going to the Ames location for some time due to the lack of cleanliness. Was disgusted by searching through the stack of "clean" plates, trying to find one that didn't have dried food...More

Thank PrimaveraSauce
Reviewed 9 January 2015

My husband and I love to eat at Valentinos and you can find us there most weekends. They have a great buffet with salads, various pastas with several sauce choices, potatoes, gravy, chicken, bread sticks, veggies, Italian dishes, and more plus a whole hot table...More

Thank Mlatherton
Reviewed 24 October 2014

My wife and I went there on Sunday for a brunch: there is an unlimited buffet for 12$, drinks included (pop, water, coffee). It is not exceptional but you got what you pay for and I would even say that for the price, the quality...More

1  Thank Chris F
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I went to this restaurants thinking they did not change the recipes from the previous owners. Boy was I wrong. Nothing was good. Salsa was runny and boring, margarita was not made from scratch, and went away hungry and grossed out. The food was tasteless...More

Thank dragonfeathr
Reviewed 9 February 2014

The Valentine's chain has dry, unappetizing crust. Too often the food on the buffet looks old instead of hot and fresh even though it is fresh. Otherwise good. Has a variety of offerings, including salad, pizza and pasta, and desserts. Has a senior discount and...More

1  Thank Bid3NT
Reviewed 10 January 2014

The pizza is only one of the items, along with lasagne, penne, desserts and lots of other items, that satisfy a hungry hoard. They have a have a small party room for gatherings and lots of table and booths. It is always clean and HOT...great...More

Thank Blitzn2
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  • Address: 823 Wheeler St, Ste 1, Ames, IA 50010-2719 (Formerly Cazador)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-2111
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