We have some very exciting news to share! Valente’s Italian Specialities is growing and transforming into Valente’s Cucina, an intimate, Abruzzo-inspired, sit-down Italian restaurant right here in the heart of historic Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Our transformation is already underway. As changes are being made, including adding indoor and outdoor seating, we will continue to offer our specialty sandwich menu and our Italian family meals for pick up and delivery.
A majority of these items will also remain as part of Valente’s Cucina.
When we fully reopen as Valente’s Cucina later this summer, (date to be announced soon!) our guests will experience a fluid atmosphere that changes throughout the course of the day.
For lunch, Valente’s Cucina will embody the casual, relaxing feel of a traditional Italian neighborhood cafe. Guests can sit at the counter to enjoy a specialty sandwich or sip an espresso with biscotti or another artisan treat handcrafted by our local Haddonfield partner, The Custard Cart.
In the evenings, the experience will be of a warm and intimate Abruzzo-inspired restaurant with a menu of small plates, flat breads and pasta dishes crafted using local, seasonal ingredients, as is a staple of traditional Abruzzese cuisine.
We have also partnered with New Jersey’s Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery to offer their award-winning wines by the bottle at Valente’s (available for purchase now for pickup or delivery), and we will be BYOB.
Why the name change to Valente’s Cucina? Because the experience is just as important as the food to us. We want you to feel like you are in a family kitchen when you are here. As a part of both the business and residential Haddonfield communities, we want you to feel like you are at home, because this is our home, too.
We can’t wait to welcome you into our new space!