A pol­ished per­for­mance

Alas­tair Paulin came for the food and stayed for the well-chore­ographed ser­vice at Cafe Valentino, pizza and pasta joint to the stars.

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CAFE VALENTINO: AT A GLANCE

68 St As­aph St Ph (03) 377 1886 Li­censed Open: Mon­day-tues­day: 4pm-late; Wed­nes­day­sun­day: 12pm-late. Price: Piz­zas from $22; pas­tas from $20, mains up to $42. Cost: $168 for five (ex­clud­ing drinks)

Food: Ser­vice: Am­bi­ence: Drinks list:

Ev­ery­thing in its place and a place for ev­ery­thing. This is what a win­ning kitchen looks like. De­signer Glen Johns, win­ner of the NKBA Supreme Kitchen De­sign says a dock­ing sta­tion is hid­den away in the scullery to the right.

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