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About Valentino - LA
Valentino brings the spirit of Italian dining to LA with exceptional cuisine, an award-winning wine cellar and gracious hospitality. Valentino presents modern Italian fare that utilizes fresh ingredients flown in from Italy and the best, seasonal food from across the US. The chef's tasting menu which has several different choices, and numerous a la carte choices allow the restaurant to showcase the countless pleasures of Italian cooking by highlighting themes: classic Italian dishes, regional cuisine from different provinces, served in a very comfortable setting. Valentino is dedicated to providing a true taste of Italy and always strives to capture the charm, warmth, and feeling of the Italian kitchen.
New! Visit vin bar at Valentino. Drop in anytime to taste new dishes created daily.
Valentino is the proud recipient of the Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1981 for our exceptional wine list.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Five spectacular rooms can accommodate from 10 to 80 people for entertaining in style, ensuring an evening that is truly memorable, whether it is a business meeting, a special birthday, anniversary, wedding celebration or just a gathering for a perfect dinner among friends.
Please inquire with Giuseppe:
or call 310-829-4313
In addition to valet parking, street parking is available on Pico Boulevard and adjacent streets.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our new vin bar and experience Valentino in a casual environment!
We offer 5 spectacular private rooms, which can accommodate 10 to 80 people for entertaining in elegant style, ensuring an evening that is truly memorable, whether it is a business meeting, a special birthday, anniversary, wedding celebration or just a gathering for a perfect dinner among friends.
Valentino - LA Ratings and Reviews
Food, as always, was very good but not great. Wine list of course superb but in general over-prices at the low end. Service, as always, is lacking. Not there when you want them and hard to flag down. Great reception though. The service staff needs to be sent to a high end French restaurant to see what service is about.
We had a Groupon and enjoyed the food and the very attentive service. My husband adored the squid appetizer and our waiter went above and beyond to accommodate his lactose free needs. I really liked the pork entree but my husband didn't find it as satisfying.
I was at Valentino's for a date last weekend and was reminded that it remains one of the top restaurants in LA if not the country. I've been there off and on for decades. Everything works-from being greeted by the owner when entering the restaurant (OK it was quiet at that moment) to the ambiance, service, food and everything else. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.
This is our favorite restaurant in Los Angeles and we’ve been to almost every fine dining restaurant in the city. When our vet critical foodie friend came to visit from New York City we took him to Valentino. It’s the restaurant you take people like our friend who could immediately tell that the negroni cocktail was made with a specific sweet vermouth (I can’t remember Its name) that restaurants rarely ever use, but the negroni made at Valentino uses only that one. I never heard of that drink before but It’s now my new favorite drink (straight up with a cherry). The people at Valentino work harder than you would expect to fulfill your every culinary desire whether it’s on the menu or not, but I strongly suggest you order what’s on the menu because every single thing is superb and even our very critical friend from New York said he wants to bring his wife when he comes back to LA in a few months.
Piero Selvaggio and his team continue to exemplify the best in service, cuisine and fundamental kindness and caring at every level. Yes the pasta was perfect. Every course delighted. But foundational to this restaurant overall and our meal tonight was the personal focus and joy in hospitality that permeates Valentino and the men and women who make Piero’s vision real. I am grateful for this institution and look forward to my next visit.
Beginning with a warm welcome and able to have reserved table in a timely matter . Since then things just went downward . You would expect more attentive service even the very basic service were not be serviced as simple as refill the empty glass of water . Foods just average .Very disappointed.
Service was very slow and took a very long time for the food to come out. The food was good but for the price, should be a lot better. They do however have a great wine list! I was expecting a better dining experience given its long standing reputation and higher price points
Amazing, delicious, creative, authentic, superb , great atmosphere,etc
Awesome experience for your taste buds. We enjoyed every bite and each dish we tried didn't disappoint us. Truly gem. Thank you Pietro for incredible experience and your hospitality. Thanks to all stuff members.
You put some Michelin star restaurants to shame.
PS . Your plate is in my kitchen
My husband and I had a lovely time at Valentino on Saturday. We had a $149 Travel Zoo voucher for a 5-course meal with a value over $260. The dinner was well worth the price as every course choice was outstanding. Best of all was the EXCELLENT wait staff--very professional, friendly, and accommodating. This is a very traditional restaurant with a lovely, quiet ambience so that we could carry on a conversation comfortably. Unfortunately we were cited for illegally parking in a residential area after 6:00 pm--a whopping $64 fine!!! If you park on the street, be sure to read parking signs carefully to avoid this situation. If unsure, valet park!!!
One word - awesome! We've driven past umpteen million times and always said, "We should try Valentino's sometime" but we finally did it - what a fabulous evening. "Old-school" service - that means they were attentive, re-filled your water glass without having to be asked, gave you just the right amount of time to order and just the right amount of time between courses. And the food? Absolutely scrumptious!
Simply the best. Others may come and go, but Valentino's manages that delicate balance between preserving its traditions and curating new influences. Maybe not the best choice for the trend chaser, but this restaurant and its staff know who they are, what they do well and how to make every dish a winner. Needless to say, the wine list is unmatched.
We come to Valentino frequently. The food is always excellent and creative. The service is attentive without being obtrusive. When we come here, we normally share each course.
The wine list here is one of the best in the U.S. One can always find a good wine at a reasonable price. This time we had a Rosso di Montalcino. If one comes with a larger party, this is an excellent place to try a vertical.
Another attribute of this restaurant is that it is quiet! One can actually have a conversation!
After 40-plus years, still a wonderful experience. After a period where the food seemed to have lost its luster, it's back on top. The wine list is the most extensive in SoCal, Piero is an old-school charming host. It ain't cheap, but prices are reasonable compared to similar places.
Haven't had a meal like that in years. The guest chef , Luciano Pelligrini created a custom menu and if you let a chef like Luciano cook for you, you have a meal that you talk about for days.
Great Santa Barbara shrimp appetizer, fantastic stuffed Bucattini, delicious filet main dish and a hazelnut, pistachio mousse that was out of this world. I can't say one unfavorable thing.. Memorable meal!!!!
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