Valentinos Italian Restaurant - Italian|American|Pizza|Other Type Restaurant in Surfside Beach with 47 reviews
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant

Italian, American, Pizza, Other Restaurant in Surfside Beach

 
Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Rated: 3.4 out of 5 with 47 Reviews

We are affordable fine dining where children are welcome. We are located across from the Coastal Grand Mall. Come in for dinner before the movie, watch sports while the women shop or just to enjoy a nice relaxing dinner.


Valentinos Italian Restaurant
323 Hwy 17 South
Surfside Beach
843-828-4488
Hours: Monday thru Saturday 11am to 10pm
General Info:
  • Lunch Served
  • Dinner Served
  • Snacks or Appetizers
  • EarlyBird Specials
Serving on:
  • Valentines Day
There are currently 47 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Jul 12th, 2015 at 6:32 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: gat


Avg. Rating:5
We went before 5 PM, and they have an excellent and extensive Early Bird menu for $10.99. We both ordered the Veal Parm, and it was tender and very good. It was our first time there, but I think the portion was likely an early bird size. Even so, it was more than enough for us as it comes with a salad, bread and garlic knots. Very nice atmosphere, and the service was excellent. The owner was walking around occasionally to talk to his "guests." Top notch place at very reasonable prices. Like other reviewers said, this restaurant is in a strip mall and not associated with Valentino's II and much better.
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Dec 18th, 2014 at 5:43 am
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: gjp


Avg. Rating:5
Don't confuse this with Valentino's II formerly Cecil's. Food is the best. Also they do not have an outside deck. Its in a little shopping center. Best Italian food since New York.
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Feb 08th, 2014 at 9:32 pm
From: Pottstown, PA 19465
By: kens


Avg. Rating:4.7
Probably one of the best meals that my wife and I have had in a long time. We will make sure anyone we know will get our recommendation. Any noise level was due to the fact that everyone was enjoying themselves.
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Nov 09th, 2013 at 4:28 pm
From: Murrells Inlet, SC
By: gjp


Avg. Rating:5
The food is the best Italian I have had since Brooklyn. Great place, everyone from the owners to wait staff make you feel welcome.
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Jul 26th, 2013 at 11:09 am
From: murrell's inlet , SC
By: dh


Avg. Rating:4.7
Food is excellent and service is always with a smile. Great atmosphere, but can get a little noisey, as it gets very crowed on a weekend, but it's worth it! Don't confuse this original with the copy down the street...no comparison!
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Jul 14th, 2012 at 10:54 am
From: Myrtle Beach, SC
By: md


Avg. Rating:4.3
Excellent food that is prepared as if the chef loves his work and is proud of his dishes.Local singers add soft harmony to your experience. It is priced just right to get you perfect quality & fresheness. We loved their Brocolli Rabe & Sausage, their bread, their sauces for their various dishes, and each dinner is served with a salad. Boun Appetito ! Note their NEW address: 323 U.S. 17 Business in Surfside Beach Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/01/24/2620409/gut-reaction.html#storylink=cpy
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Jul 09th, 2012 at 1:24 pm
From: Philadelphia , PA
By: ss


Avg. Rating:3
Restaurant is not closed-- should it be? Valentinos is small; they do have an enclosed deck with fans but it is warm on the deck-- management had the brillant idea of keeping the main restaurant door open with a fan in the entry way to "cool off" the deck. Uhmmmm... Didn't happen. The restaurant is small but nicely decorated (and warm). The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant until they got busy. Our waitress forgot our my daughter's soup and my salad. We had mozz sticks, garlic knots (extremely doughy but lots of fresh garlic), wedding soup (had to remind waitress to bring) which were all ok. The one saving grace, at this point, was the size of my martini (Ketel One, no granish, no vermouth-- just chilled)-- in a big glass and filled to the rim. The kids peperoni pizza was doughy (imagine that). The penne alfredo was delicious. My veal scallopine was a little tough but tasty. The bread was brought with our meals but was a nice sourdough baguette (I made grilled turkey and swiss sandwiches on it the next day for lunch). Overall, the entire experience was fine; we will not be returning though. There are plenty of other Italian restaurants in the area.
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Jun 10th, 2012 at 1:38 pm
From: MURRELLS INLET, SC
By: pml


Avg. Rating:4.5
RECENTLY OPENED AT: 323 U.S. 17 Business North, SURFSIDE BEACH. Do not just this restaurant by its outside appearance. It is located in an older shopping center, but the inside was recenly redone, and very nice. Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere. I am a local, and we eat out often. This is the original Valentino's NOT TO BE CONFUSED with VALENTINO'S II down the street. Their food is fair at best. Head to the original, you will not be disappointed. The bread is crusty, warm and fresh. We had the mussels for an appetizer, delicious. There were four of us, and we all had something different. Veal Parm, Linguine & Clams, Chicken Cicciatore, and a specialty chicken dish. ALL DELICIOUS! The salad and dressings are only fair. This will be on my short list of favorites. Not overpriced and the portions are generous. Mangia!!!!
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Apr 27th, 2012 at 6:06 pm
From: surfside beach, SC
By: jdk


Avg. Rating:4.7
They must have reopened under new management and it is excellent. Expanded into next door unit and freshened interior. Family style italian cooking, nothing fancy just great portions, quality and price. Service great too. We like the local and family feel. This is the one in storefront next to "The Egg", not Valentino's II. Not sure why the one that used to be called Cecil's felt need to use someone else's name right down the street.
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Mar 05th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: db


Avg. Rating:5
This restaurant is back up and running under the original owner and the food is incredible and if not better than it was before
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Oct 30th, 2011 at 11:48 am
From: Garden City, SC
By: dwb


Avg. Rating:3.3
This restaurant is now locate at the former Cecil's Italian Grill in Surfsdie
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Aug 13th, 2009 at 10:19 am
From: Garden City , SC
By: bc


Avg. Rating:3
This is now a vacant lot. Time to move it to archives.
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Oct 09th, 2008 at 12:33 pm
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: kd


Avg. Rating:2.7
Yep, the closed. And it's a shame too because up until a year or so ago, we spent every anniversary, birthday, and Valentine's Day at Valentinos. Went down hill though with different owners and the prices really increased. We miss this place!
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Sep 16th, 2008 at 6:43 pm
From: myrtle beach, SC
By: mfc


Avg. Rating:3
We think this is the best Italian restaurant in the area, but went by there today and it looked like they have closed. Does anyone know?
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Valentinos Italian Restaurant
Posted: Jun 08th, 2008 at 10:32 pm
From: Brooklyn, NY
By: gm


Avg. Rating:2
DO NOT EAT HERE - unless you like paying for food that is vastly different that the descriptions in the menu - basically low quality rip offs. We ordered from the menu and from the specials board - neither dish came as advertised. My wife ordered Spaghetti Carbonara which the menu stated was made traditionally with pancetta (bacon). What we got instead was Alfredo (cheese sauce) with some cheap ham in it for $17. I ordered from the "specials" board - Stuffed Eggplant - which stated that it was made with Sun-dried tomatoes and capers as part of the stuffing. Sounds good, eh? Well it had neither sun-dried tomatoes nor capers. $19. When I spoke to the owner about the 2 dishes that were clearly not what was ordered, we were told BY THE OWNER "oh, we just took over this restaurant a few months ago. This is how the old owner always made the dishes. And the special, well the chef tells me that I put up the wrong special." Funny, when I asked the waiter (the owner's son) what was in the eggplant, he looked at the handwritten specials list in his book and told me "stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and capers - it's very good!". So - if you like being lied to your face by the owners and paying decent money for rip off look-alike food, come to Valentinos and enjoy. If you are smart, you will stay as far away from this place as possible. If you want better Italian food for the same (or less) price, drive a couple extra miles and eat at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
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