Valentino’s Buffet Closing

Valentino’s buffet is now closed for good. Valentino’s announced Tuesday October 5th that the Italian restaurant on 70th and Van Dorn street, which has already been closed due to COVID-19, will not be reopening. Due to COVID and labor shortages they can’t reopen. The buffet opened as Valentino’s Ristorante location in October 1974.  It remodeled to the Grand Italian buffet in the summer of 2002. “We are grateful to our loyal customers over the years,” Tony Messineo, the Valentino’s president said.  “This Valentino’s buffet was a big part of many family traditions, including our family as well.” Valentino’s said they will continue to operate the carry out and delivery location, it’s the same site just a different location.