We first opened our doors in Hamilton’s Westdale area, in 1978. Named after the actor Rudolph Valentino, we have been bringing quality Italian cuisine to the people of Hamilton for over 39 years.
When we opened the first Valentino’s location in the late 70’s, no one could have predicted the impact it would have. It has never been just an eatery, it is a place for families to meet, lovers to share a romantic meal and memories to be made.
Today you can order our city-famous gelato, pizza, and other traditional Italian fare, but it wasn’t always that way. Valentino’s started as a bakery and take-out eatery and has evolved into something more. Within our first year it was a full-fledged restaurant. Not only did we bring home cooked authentic Italian dining to Hamilton, we brought a much bigger gift to the city; The Panzarotti.
Valentino’s was the first eatery in the city to offer Panzarottis; an item that to this day is one of our most popular choices. Other Italian restaurants in Hamilton were quick to copy our Panzarottis, however ask those who’ve had the city’s best Panzarotti where to get it and they will all answer the same; Valentino’s!
Because of the popularity and the demand, Valentino’s opened a second location on the Hamilton Mountain in 1985. With the addition of this second location, no matter where people lived in the city, there was always a Valentino’s close by.
Valentino’s isn’t just an Italian style restaurant; it’s a romantic experience where family is everything.