Sunday, 8 March 2015

Dinner at Ristorante Da Valentino

Decided to visit Ristorante di Valentino, an Italian restaurant at the Turf Club for dinner . Before ordering, the chef came out to talk to us, which I felt was very hospitable because most chefs do not come out to talk to their guests and opportunity for feedback on their food is missed. Thus, most of them will not know how their guests think of their food.  Even though guests will initially give a general answer about the food, after a while, the chef builds rapport with the guests and they will not be afraid to give their true opinions of the food so that the chef can improve.

So when Valentino’s chef striked up a conversation with me, I told him I was a wheretoeatsg.com  food consultant. He then offered to cook dishes he felt that was more special and weren’t on the menu.  Firstly, he introduced us to a dish he grew up eating, cooked by his mother, pig knuckles. They are stewed until very soft and tender.

Next, I tried the lamb. It has been grilled, and is different from Morton’s as I mentioned in my previous post. Morton’s has three layers- crispy skin, tender meat and a bit of fat. However this lamb only has two textures. The lobster pasta I would highly recommend as the flavours are very special, but it’s a pity that this dish is not available all the time. I also tried the Parma ham with melon. It wasn’t too salty and complimented the melon well, overall a delicious dish.

If you go to this restaurant, a must try is the tiramisu! I rate it a 9/10, as it is definitely homemade and not ordered from elsewhere. The taste is very authentic.

I highly recommend this restaurant as the food is delicious, the prices are average and the service is excellent!


Ciabatta Bread $6.50


Parma ham with melon $27.90


Pig knuckles  $45.90


Lobster spaghetti  $62.90


Lamb chops $56.70


Lava Vanilla $18.80


Tiramisu  $14.80

66 comments:

  1. love your reviews, always have been a fan. Very detailed and honest, keep them coming!

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  2. their desserts look lovely. :)

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  3. the lamb chop looks perfection

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  4. their spaghetti looks great and yummy !

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  5. will love to try their Tiramisu

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  6. the Lava Vanilla looks yummy :)

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  7. tried it before, it's not bad :)

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  8. the Parma ham with melon must be so refreshing!~

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  9. interested in the Tiramisu ;P

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  10. everything looks great im famished

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  11. chef sounds nice :)

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  12. love your site, thanks for all of your recommendation

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  13. thanks for this recommendation, will try soon

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  14. 好想试试看,写的很好

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  15. 很像很好吃,好想试试看

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  18. 很喜欢你的网站,请快更新

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  19. 很想试看,会带人去吃

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  20. 很想试看,会带朋友去试

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  21. I will try it soon with my family, thanks for this review.

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  22. very well written, always loved your site keep up the good work!

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  23. 写的很好,很喜欢你的网站

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  24. very well written, love your website

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  25. Great site, I love it! Update soon! 

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  26. Very great review, will introduce to my friends.

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  27. Will introduce friends to your blog! (: LOVE IT.

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  28. Thanks for the detailed review!

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  29. Cannot wait to go try it out with my friends :)

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  30. Please try out more desert places

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  31. Looking forward to more reviews from you!

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  32. The Lava Vanilla looks really tempting!

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  33. Gonna go try out this place soon!

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  34. Love your review! Food looks mouth-watering. Can't wait to try out this place!

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  35. Nicely written. The restaurant sounds good! Will introduce this to my friends and family.

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  36. This place sounds amazing. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  37. I've read this blog for several years and don't think I've ever it into the first 5-10 comments. This might be the first time I broke the first 20...yay

    for progress! :)

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  38. Oh my, these food look so incredible! Craving these big time right now!

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