Our mission is to exceed your expectations
Right from inception, we have had one single mission- to exceed the expectations of our customers. And this mission continues to give us the drive to innovate, experiment and excel in our chosen line of work. At Valentino’s Eatery you will only find the highest quality of food and drink that is created through the most efficient combination of traditional Italian styles and modern-creative techniques. We would love to give you a taste of the the best Italian food in Anthem at Merrill Ranch Community Florence, Arizona.
Like our food, our service too will exceed your expectations, making you feel like you just dined at the home of a dear friend when you leave our restaurant. We want you to visit us again and again and we will do everything to make sure that you would love to come back too.
Walk in today….bring your family, bring your friends and give us a chance to introduce you to the most delicious Italian food you will ever taste at your very own Valentino’s Eatery in Florence, Arizona!
Left Photograph: Joseph P Valentino (grandfather)
Middle Photograph: Great Grandparents Valentino and Grandpa Valentino –
Pasquale, Maria & Joseph P Valentino
While Rob has over 34 years experience creating authentic culinary delights and is your chef, the Valentino name hails from his wife, Jennifer Valentino Barker. Her great grandfather Pasquale Valentino, was born on August 13, 1885 in Campochiaro, Italy. He emigrated to the United States in August, 1900, worked as a shoemaker and married at age 19 to Maria Carmela Braca. Their son, Joseph Peter Valentino (Jennifer's paternal grandfather) was born on November 25, 1905 in Buffalo, New York. Pasquale and Maria had six children, two boys and four girls. Joseph Peter was the eldest. Joseph Peter married Assunta "Susan" Marie Festa on June 24, 1930. Jennifer's grandparents Joseph and Susie had five children, four boys and one girl. They then had 16 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren to the present day. Joseph passed on April 16, 1955 and Susie passed on April 4 1992.
Our eatery is named for Great Grandparents Pasquale & Maria, Grandpa Joe & Grandma Susie, and Jennifer's parents Joe & Carolyn. It is because of their love of life - of gathering together with family over fine Italian cuisine while enjoying great conversation, love of family and laughter that we welcome you to our restaurant, Valentino's!
It is our highest hope that your dining experience at Valentino's Eatery is one that is enjoyable and unforgettable each time you visit us.
Joseph & Carolyn Valentino - Jennifer's Parents
Family owned by Anthem residents Rob and Jennifer Barker, Valentino's wishes to bring you the highest quality of food and drink plus the finest of friendly service. We want you to feel comfortable here at our eatery as we combine our family's traditional Italian Style with modern creative techniques to ensure just that.