Just like home... a family-friendly restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere
In 1952, Alfonso and Carmelina Covino said goodbye to their hometown in Naples, Italy, and set off for a great adventure to Australia. They arrived in the picturesque setting of Silvan in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria and grew berries on 12 hectares.
The warmth of Naples was still in their blood and they craved a more welcoming climate. Holidays to the Gold Coast proved intoxicating for the Covino family, including sons Tony and George and daughter Jenny, and they settled in South East Queensland in 1977.
In 1983, they combined their knowledge of farming and fresh produce with the traditional recipes of their hometown and a passion for sociable dining when they opened Romanas
at Nobby Beach on the coast. Valentinos Italian Restaurant & Pizzaria was soon to follow, located on the main avenue in Broadbeach, with Tony's brother George opening Georges
next door a few years later.
A family affair, Valentinos is lovingly tended by the Covino family, including Tony, his wife Elaine, and Alfonso and Carmelina's grandchildren, Carmel, Daniella, Stephanie and Nicola, who all help with the day-to-day running of the restaurant.
The family has endeavoured to bring the flavours of Italy and Naples to Valentinos and has succeeded in creating a welcoming, popular restaurant, with a large selection of exciting dishes and tempting desserts.
Start your evening being personally greeted by Tony himself or another welcoming staff member, then enjoy relaxed drinks at the bar before moving to a table to enjoy fresh produce and exquisitely prepared meals offering unforgettable flavour sensations.
Our entrees, mains, pasta and pizzas are scattered with selections of seafood, steak, veal, chicken and healthy salads. Popular dishes include tender grain-fed eye fillet and the Fettuccine Pescatore seafood dish. Along with fresh bugs, oysters and prawns, we serve fresh lobster and seasonal mud crab from our tanks on the premises.
The Covino family look after their diners as though they're family. Every effort is made to make guests feel welcome and comfortable and to enjoy a satisfying meal.
After just one visit to this well-established restaurant, you'll be longing to return to sample the entire menu and homemade desserts.