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Industry Food
Founded 1957
Headquarters Lincoln, Nebraska

Valentino's is a regional Italian restaurant chain based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Valentino's was founded by Val and Zena Weiler in 1957. The restaurant was purchased by two Lincoln families in 1971 and began franchising additional locations. The first carry-out store opened in 1990, and many of the full-scale restaurants converted to the buffet concept in the early-2000s.

As of 2005, Valentino's has 41 locations in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Until 1994, Valentino's had one Missouri location; this was in Saint Joseph.


Opened a pizza-by-the-slice business in 1982 and expanded that to 45 units before selling it in 1985.[1]

2013 automobile accident[edit]

In 2013, a man reportedly had his foot stuck on the accelerator and drove right through the door of one establishment. While inside the car, the man tried to order a pizza.


  1. ^ "Valentino's || History". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 

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