Valentino's Ristorante

4.8
1128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
NEW LOCATION at 1808 HAYES STREET !!! Beautiful covered patio!
Pasta, Steaks and Chops. Nashville's premier Italian restaurant. You won't leave here hungry. For over 27 years, a Nashville original, Valentino's Ristorante serves the finest Italian cuisine using fresh local ingredients from some of Tennessee's finest. Musicians, movie stars and movers and shakers all have touted Valentino's as the place for great Italian food, live entertainment and private events. Just ask Bill Gates, Robert Redford, Rascal Flatts and the Vice President of the United States. Buon appetito.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1128 people are saying
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4.9
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrittanyC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and service was wonderful as always but it was SO HOT in there!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here at Valentino’s and will definitely not be our last. We had the Espresso rubbed filet and the veal saltimbucco! Both of our meals were AMAZING. Grant was our waiter, he was just as exceptional as the food! Highly recommend Valentino’s

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CarronK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dinner - we loved everything about it.

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Clindsey
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous and wait staff were very efficient and friendly. Will definitely return.

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Rette
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful old school table side service. Loved it!

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vipNTandET
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal which was made more enjoyable by our waiter, Andre! Can't wait to go back!

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vipJunebug
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Celebrating a birthday. The food was good, but not great. Actually expected better. Bigger concern was though we are hopefully coming close to end of Covid-19 apparently the servers and staff wearing masks is optional. Our main server did wear one but the one who helped did not. Plus he wiped his nose with his hand while moving through the dining room. Felt uncomfortable after that. He was an attentive server otherwise, but that kind of took some of the ease out of our eating there. I know everyone wants to get back to normal (as I do) but restaurants can help me and perhaps others by voluntarily taking precautions.

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BreezyS
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was great to see the place thriving again like it once was.
We were seated in a small room, four tables full, a bit noisy for my taste. I tend to picture respectful quieter people eating in fine dining establishments, over loud, cackling hens.
The food was quite good--the chef prepared a special dish for me bc I have a cheese allergy--linguini with white clam sauce. My friend had the lobster ravioli which was delicious, as well. We split the flourless chocolate torte, but wouldn't recommend it, the texture a bit like fine cornmeal. A poor choice on our part, given that Valentino's has the best Tiramisu in all the land.

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DaveH
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

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GreggH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special evening with a special someone.

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vipCher
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. They had a lamp chop special that was to die for

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DaleB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the ambiance at Valentino's to be excellent. The food was superb and the service by Andre was absolutely top notch. If you are looking for a special evening dining experience give Valentino's a shot. Be prepared to pay a little more but it's worth it.

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vipJohnH
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Valentino's restaurant. The excellent combination of good food, great service and the comfort of a home ambiance make for a fabulous night out with friends.

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EbonyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So romantic and the food is BEYOND! Such a beautiful setting for an intimate dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing service and the food was spectacular. The espresso rubbed filet was to die for, and the ambiance was cute and quaint. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Jamarho
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again dinner at Valentino's was a memorable occasion. Everything from the bottle of Barolo to the mixed green salad to the wild boar lasagne and gigli toscano pasta and the chocolate mouse was delicious. Our server, Grant, did an outstanding job. We highly recommend Valentino's for an authentic, delicious Italian dinner.

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Trilogy1016
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was a fantastic server, offered excellent wine choices, as well as food options.
Our party of 4 enjoyed our night out

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SaulA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and ambience. Pricey, but worth it.

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Texastornado
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I anniversary. I feel like this is the best kept secret in Nashville! Food is amazing.

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Hanna
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my graduation dinner here and it was an amazing experience! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. My parents have now made it their favorite place to visit when they come see me in Nashville.

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ActionJack
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We celebrated our 5 year anniversary and they gave us a free tiramisu. The food and atmosphere was great.

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Diningout
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was a little better than average, but really overpriced. I had chicken parmigiana which was good, not spectacular, but good. The Caesar salad was good, again, not spectacular. Service was very good.

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vipDanielS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience from beginning to end friendly and effective service food was terrific. This is our first trip here and we look forward to returning often in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Our waiter was helpful with recommendations and funny! Unfortunately we do not recall his name. He recommended the Risotto which was great. We had a bottle of wine, calamari, caprese, chicken parm, risotto, salmon, and lobster ravioli. We all cleaned our plates (to the best of our abilities, great portions) and finished with tiramisu! We will be back soon!

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vipAnthonyW
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about Valentino’s. Andrei was a very attentive waiter and had super assistance throughout the meal. Nothing was rushed but we never felt like we were unduly waiting. The food was wonderful. A shared Caprese Salad was just right. The entrees were amazing. My Osso Bucco was fork tender and the portion was huge. My wife had Chicken Parmesan was also delightful. I know for sure because I tried some of it. If we were not staying at a hotel I would definitely have taken some home. Pricing is on the higher side but definitely worth it. I would absolutely recommend Valentino’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre our waiter was wonderful
Ambience is fantastic. Converted old house.
Food is excellent

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LFHK
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Valentino's is perfect! I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant. Grant was an amazing server My wife and I had amazing meals just a great night out.

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vipRobertAnthony
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another fabulous dinner there last night, and again, Valentino's never disappoints. Service, food quality, ambience all exceptional. Will be back soon, highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was quiet - intimate rooms, great playlist. Grant was appropriately attentive. The Caesar salad, cIoppinno, veal, and bananas foster were all delicious. Moderately extensive wine list. We chose an Italian white that was perfect! Truly one of our favorite Nashville restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were excellent! We were seated at a quiet table in the corner of one of the rooms. It was my husband’s birthday and they brought him his favorite dessert (tiramisu) with a candle in it!

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KevinF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual superb service and food.

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JamesB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service along with great food. Definitely a place for a great dinner date.

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MadisonB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Went here for the first time to celebrate me & my boyfriend’s one year anniversary! We loved everything that we ate but we throughly enjoyed the bananas foster dessert the best!

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DBRR
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Although we were looking for more options on the menu they did not disappoint. Service was excellent, very attentive and they kept the fresh warm bread coming. We will definitely be back.

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vipHarryT
Bahrain
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in Nashville, can't wait to go back.

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DennisB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was terrific and the service was superb. Our waiter was so authentic, he even whistled in Italian. Whata guy. This was our first time at Valentino's but it won't be the last.

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vipAD578
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hospitable Italian experience.

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paigej
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we can’t wait to go again! The food was fantastic, we had a delightful waiter and the ambiance was perfect for our anniversary dinner. Bananas foster is not to be missed. Excellent wine list. Valet service, directly behind the Hutton Hotel. Hidden gem!!

FAQs

Valentino's Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Valentino's Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 327-0148.

Valentino's Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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