Valentino's Ristorante

4.9
1095 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 1095 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
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4.9
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKevinF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual superb service and food.

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JamesB
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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

Excellent service and food

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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.

DB
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
29 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!!

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LisaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant I have visited so far in Nashville. Excellent food.

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ArcaSF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. Located on a quiet side street on the outskirts of the Music Row and in an old vintage private home, Valentinos offers a diverse menu of meat, seafood and pasta options that I would consider upscale Italian. We loved our pasta dishes which were hearty portions and very flavorful. We noticed several diners around us who ordered the meat options and their plates looked full. The wine list was what you might expect with both Italian and domestic options at varying price points but I was disappointed by the short list of options by the glass. The service was excellent and attentive and the quiet and romantic setting was a welcome change from the prior noisy nights we spent out in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Everything we tried was wonderful. I am definitely coming back the next time we are in Nashville!

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GKSDH
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated parents 69th wedding anniversary at one of our favorite Nashville restaurants.
You just can’t beat their wait staff and the mouth watering food.
We have been patronizing this restaurant for many, many years and will continue to do so.

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RonW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really awesome date night. Waiter was amazingly witty and funny. Food was spectacular.

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Trilogy1016
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not dined at Valentino's since they relocated. The ceasar salad is the best I have ever eaten. The bananas foster was fantastic. The service provided by Andre was outstanding. I will return sooner than later that is a promise

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vipCindyR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderfully prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary celebration dinner

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Promnight
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, server, and experience! Highly recommended.

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Macruz
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around experience! Could not have wanted for anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating getting into nursing school! Our server was absolutely amazing and made the experience one of a kind. The table- side caesar is amazing and overall this restaurant is worth every penny.

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ShelliE
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as service, I can’t wait to visit Nashville again as I will plan dinner again. Also recommend to all I know are in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went therefor my Birthday with my wife and The food was cooked to perfection and the customer service was excellent!! The atmosphere was very peaceful as well. I will definitely recommend this place!

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RyanU
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Valentino’s was wonderful. The food, the service and the ambiance were all top notch. I had the sausage and beef Bolognese and it tasted amazing!

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vipMarkS
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stellar-they were before the pandemic and nothing's changed! Tried the new meatball app-excellent and the tableside Caesar salad? Best in this hemisphere. The kitchen is on top of it's game-the seafood risotto, the osso buco and the chicken parm had us grunting approval w/every bite. The entire wait staff never left and they got game. And Andre? One of if not the BEST server in Nashville. BUT, don't take my word on Andre or the Caesar or the osso buco-ya got to go there! Also, the girls loved their lemon drop martinis. The desserts are just ok but my attitude was-who cares!

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NathanE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and it was a great place to celebrate my wife and I’d anniversary. I like how the new location is a old remodeled house.

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vipWillso
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great! Thank you

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ErikaK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in Nashville!! The service was fantastic. It was my dad’s 70th birthday and they brought out a special desert with candle. The table side Caesar salad was amazing. Very attentive and outgoing staff!! If you want some exceptional Italian food with great ambiance this is the place!

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JordanV
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with quality food and ingredients. Would 10/10 recommend to anyone.

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RogerP
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Grant. We always request him as our server. He is professional, kind, knowledgeable. Everyone at Valentino’s is fabulous! The food is incredibly delicious . Thank you Valentino’s
We enjoyed celebrating our Anniversary! You always make it special.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was not great but the service was good.

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StanB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect for date night birthday celebration. No wait seating, lovely atmosphere, and pleasant servers made for a a getaway that seemed like it was made just for two.

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JaimeM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grant our waiter was outstanding as well as his assistant, very attentive. I had the Cioppino and my fiancé had the lobster ravioli, the food was delicious! We will be back for our monthly date night, thanks so much Valentino’s for a fabulous night

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Dreamsville2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate with fine dining - the quality of the meats were fantastic. Great service.

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vipJoelR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very romantic space with great food. Took my wife and we had a great time.

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AmyH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my family to celebrate my son's birthday. Love eating here, the food and service are always outstanding! Will definitely be back!

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CrystalC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was our second time at Valentino's. It is a nice fine dining restaurant so you should expect the price to be a bit higher, however, the food does not disappoint.

My 15yr old son enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

We will be back again.

LB
vipLisBott
Western KY
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was excellent and our waiter was exceptional!!

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ZoraidaK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two in our party of six had the Chicken Marsala and said it was divine. Two had filet with asparagus and also truly enjoyed it. I ate a ravioli dish and it was fine. A couple of us order Lemoncello as a digesto. I found it too warm and liquidy, so maybe it is their particular rendition and homemade? The Bananas Foster dessert stole the show and was devoured.

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vipfrank
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. Wonderful to be able to go back. Our favorite Italian restaurant in Nashville.

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vipsingmary
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We found ourselves without kids for Spring Break, and were able to get a reservation at this special place. It was the first time we had been here since they moved locations and we weren’t disappointed. It was quiet and romantic and an ambiance that enhances a quality, high class meal.

Wine and delicious, warm bread set the stage for the rest of our choices for this anticipated meal out. We started with the prosciutto and grilled melon appetizer. It came out in melon wedges wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of spring greens. This sounded more appealing than reality. Maybe the fact that musk melon is not quite in season, coupled with the feeling that the balance of flavors was off made this a “miss” for us. It was just a little bland. The honey in the dish was barely perceptible, which would have improved it since the melon wasn’t so sweet. And, even with the presence of salty prosciutto, it was missing seasoning.

The mixed greens house salad was more in line with what I would include in a special meal. Pickled carrots, pistachios, and shaved Parmesan elevated this house salad, and added dimension to a sometimes throwaway course. A light balsamic dressing tied all elements together to make this dish a winner.

Our main dishes were so tasty and everything we expected from Valentino’s. The Frutti di mare was so flavorful with generous offerings of shrimp, clams, mussels, and calamari. The seafood could have been a little more gently cooked, but overall it was very satisfying. My husband’s Bucatini was flavorful with sweet and spicy sausage, sweet peppers and onions. The pasta was a thick spaghetti notable because it was so tasty.

We finished the evening with chocolate mousse and Tiramisu and they were perfect choices. Our service was attentive and unobtrusive and we felt well cared for.

Thank you Valentino’s for giving us such a beautiful and quiet night out to reconnect and enjoy the finer things.

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 1095 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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