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Valentino's Ristorante, Nashville, TN

Valentino's Ristorante

4.9
4.9
1861 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 327-0148
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Quiet and romantic, sophisticated and elegant, cozy and warm, and full of vibrant energy . . . All under one roof. That's Valentino's. Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Valentino's has a spot that is perfect for any occasion! Book the Patio for a unique private event as well.
  • Private party contact
    Kevin Beitter: (615) 327-0148
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Cross street
    19th Avenue and Hayes Street
  • Parking details
    Update: Valet service is offered Friday and Saturday evenings. Weeknights, street parking is available as well as behind the restaurant including our business neighbors parking areas. Complimentary valet in front of the restaurant with covered awning.
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar. John Jonethis "The voice of Romance" Wednesday through Saturday 7pm - 11pm in the VLounge alsoHappy Hour 5:00-7:00 Wednesday through Friday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,861 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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1,861 Reviews
  1. CindyK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the service was superb. Thanks for a great night

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  2. Karen

    Nashville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for a relaxing, delicious Italian dining experience with superb service, look no further than Valentino's. Do consider the daily specials - the halibut with black olives, capers, cherry tomatoes in lemon/butter/wine sauce with potatoes and sauteed spinach was perfection! The olive oil they put out on the table is divine - fresh, a touch fruity. We also enjoyed the Caesar Salad for Two, prepared expertly tableside. The Bananas Foster was tempting, but will have to wait for a return visit.

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  3. ELIZABETHW

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful. Our server was fantastic and attentive. I did note we had a birthday but no mention of it although I saw other tables getting cake with candles. Other than that amazing dinner snd experience.

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  4. foody

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Nashville! Great food and impeccable service!!

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  5. Jenn

    Las Vegas

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second trip to this restaurant over a 5 day trip to Nashville! It is soo good!

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  6. Kap1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food we had since our trip to Italy 6 months ago! Staff was great, food tremendous…we definitely will back!

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  7. DebMT

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was truly a wonderful experience for a girls trip to enjoy a delicious Italian meal.

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  8. PaulJ

    Tahoe

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites for a Friday afternoon luncheon. Everything is excellent, service is excellent, ambiance is old world. Love this place!

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  9. Always

    Houston

    498 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    498 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very romantic setting. Food and service was excellent.

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  10. CurtisB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I've never seen experienced such poor service in my entire life. Wait staff didn't want us there at all. Asked for a cocktail menu, ordered one and they took the menu away. Food was mediocre at best, veal Parmigiana was over cooked aside from near the bone. Couldn't even order a bottle of wine with dinner because nobody came back to the table.

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  11. AngelaL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Espresso Martinis were fabulous! The Arancini appetizer were delicious, I had the espresso rubbed Filet, so good, it was tender and juicy and delicious

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  12. TaraH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite date night/special occasion restaurant. The food and drinks are wonderful as is the service!

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  13. Ojibway

    Fargo

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. Quaint place, small...even crowded at times. But the lack of pretense to their food, service and presentation was remarkable. There was no compromise in the quality, but it was a unique, home-grown place to enjoy a great meal.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 6. Our server was very attentativen from beginning to end. The bread served for the table was fresh. Ceasar salad was prepped at the table as well. The chicken parmasean was delicious. The lobster ravioli was amazing! Definitely recommend 👌

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  15. GirlinPortland

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent halibut and service! What a gem of a spot to go to

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  16. kmk5393

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we are so lucky to live right down the block. 10/10 experience everytime!

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  17. JanM

    Memphis/West TN

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. Our waiter was superb. I’m sorry I did not get his name. Food and service was fabulous.

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  18. MichaelH

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful step back in time to a welcoming Italian high end family restaurant. Housed in an historic home. Attentive service combined with the real taste of Italy. Nice size portions. Absolutely worthwhile dining experience.

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  19. RobinH

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a beautiful gem. Took my son here for his 21st birthday and everything was perfect. The gnocchi is the best I have ever had and the service was top notch. Andrei was great and kept us entertained. We will be back.

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  20. SharonC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & our service were perfect. The seafood special on Monday night was fabulous.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Make sure you consider the specials before ordering. I had a lovely rack of lamb. The table side, Caesar salad for two was delicious.

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  22. Denise

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andre is my favorite waiter. It truly feels like family there!

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  23. Michael

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went on a Friday night for our anniversary, It was surprisingly not overcrowded like alot of restaurants. You are seated in small individual rooms with 4 tables or less in them and it makes for a more private feeling experience. The wine, food, and service was excellent and they even surprised us with a dessert knowing it was our anniversary. It was our first time visiting Valentino's and we can't wait to go back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as usual. What an absolute joy to go to a restaurant that has great service with employees that enjoy their job & you can tell it by how pleasant & attentive they are to their patrons. The food - what can I say - it never disappoints, except I’m too full to have dessert. 😉 Thanks again all for an awesome experience.

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  25. AlanG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, our visit to Valentino's was outstanding from start to finish. Their food is always excellent, and their friendly and attentive staff is consistent in providing a top-notch dining experience. We love this local gem of a restaurant and will continue to dine there as often as we are able. P.S. My wife ordered one of their special entrées for that evening - a salmon filet with crabmeat topping in a lemon-butter-caper sauce with roasted root vegetables. It was the best salmon filet that either of us have ever tasted anywhere, and I really hope that they will add this entrée to their standard dinner menu at some point.

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  26. TroyH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent as always and the quaint atmosphere is refreshing. Service continuous to impress.

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  27. AmyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, great food, great service! Loved everything about it from beginning to end!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grant had a warm welcome at the door and his high level of service continued with perfect martini. The ambiance, music and dinner were great.

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  29. KentuckyGirl

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and Italian food--highly recommend the homemade lasagna and the gigli toscano. Service is excellent. Great for a weeknight dinner or special occasion.

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  30. Jaimem

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become our favorite date night spot. The cioppino was fantastic, this time I got the chicken parm and it’s definitely some of the best I had. My husband usually gets the lobster ravioli but got the sausage and peppers pasta and was just as good. Our server was attentive and kind. We’ll be back soon!

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  31. SateMe

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always worth the drive into Nashville for an excellent Italian meal. Everything from the atmosphere, food and drink, and service are exceptional.

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  32. Teritenn

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner and topped it off with Banana Foster made table-side. Andre was our excellent jovial server, and the food was perfection.

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  33. LeeR

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food as always. The lasagna is a huge portion in it's own casserole dish so plenty to take home. The arancini appetizer special was delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one our favorite places to eat in Nashville. Andre is very personable and a great waiter. The food is fantastic. This place never disappoints!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Valentino’s and have been going there for years! Food is always consistently good. Wait staff - especially Andre and Pete - always friendly and provide excellent service. Love this little gem of a restaurant!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply one of the best Italian restaurants and the staff is incredible!!

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  37. JacobS

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not super difficult too find, although it did lack for parking. Ambiance was outstanding, food was good, and was quiet. The only negative mark was that we ordered a $44 dollar bottle of wine, and then google searched the brand and found out you can get the exact same thing at Walmart for 12 dollars a bottle. Overall, good place to ear, but DO NOT go there to drink. They will intentionally overcharge you.

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  38. DeborahW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific menu , service, and atmosphere. Great to see old friends.

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  39. time2dine

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Caesar Salad for two (prepared at your table), Lobster Ravioli, and flourless chocolate cake with ice cream. We have never had better. Valentine’s treat. Some noise from diners nearby but still decently private. An overall stellar evening!!!

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  40. dwheeler

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Valentino’s since 1990 and I can honestly say I have NEVER had a bad dining experience there . I laugh about the fact your water glass will never be empty during your visit there

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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 4.9 stars by 1861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Valentino's Ristorante

1808 Hayes St, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    19th Avenue and Hayes Street
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Update: Valet service is offered Friday and Saturday evenings. Weeknights, street parking is available as well as behind the restaurant including our business neighbors parking areas. Complimentary valet in front of the restaurant with covered awning.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Piano Bar. John Jonethis "The voice of Romance" Wednesday through Saturday 7pm - 11pm in the VLounge alsoHappy Hour 5:00-7:00 Wednesday through Friday.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 327-0148
  • Private party facilities
    Quiet and romantic, sophisticated and elegant, cozy and warm, and full of vibrant energy . . . All under one roof. That's Valentino's. Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Valentino's has a spot that is perfect for any occasion! Book the Patio for a unique private event as well.
  • Private party contact
    Kevin Beitter: (615) 327-0148
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