Valentino's Ristorante

4.8
1212 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 1212 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
RA
vipRobertAnthony
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Valentino's with superb service. It's our go-to place.

RM
RyanM
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were all exceptional. Our server, Grant, was top notch. The quality of food was outstanding for the price.

DG
DonnaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like being in an old warm Italian home. Very reminiscent of some of the
The bigger Italian house’s in Chicago.
Crown type molding, tilt window over the doors, the smell of fresh Italian food as you enter. There is a Venetian type garden in the front also.
We were in a quiet quaint small room.
We started with drinks before dinner.
I had asked for something no longer on the menu. Since the Chef had all the ingredients he made it for me! It was fantastic!!
My sweetheart aka Jim had the New
York Strip steak & mash potatoes. He said it was cooked perfectly, and it was so tender you could cut it with a fork.
After dinner we had coffee. The waiter made a fresh pot!
The waiters were great, just enough attention!
It was a wonderful birthday dinner!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love the ambiance. Great selection of wine. Definitely will be visiting again!

NP
NancyP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent would go back and definitely recommend to friends

CC
vipCarsonCity1956
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and overall experience. A great place to dine with an old school feel. Celebrated my wife’s 7 year cancer free anniversary and they made it very special!

G
Giuliana
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best dining experience I have ever had in Nashville - which is saying a lot as I’m Italian and I grew up in Boston eating in the North End.

It was a special night for us, and so not thinking anything I wrote the occasion on our reservation. The staff (Grant especially our server) brought us a complimentary appetizer and dessert. My boyfriend was completely blown away (the night was for him) and it really made the monument special. The food was absolutely delicious, I can’t really say enough good things about this establishment. We really felt at home thank you to the staff at Valentino’s for your hospitality and warmth - we will be back.

DM
vipDaveMullikin
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Nashville to attend the Blake Shelton concert. Reviews claimed Valentino’s to be an amazing dining experience. They lived up to the hype and more. A short UBER ride from the Broadway scene brought us to a historic house (the new home for Valentino’s). Greeted by the owner and seated in a small room holding only 4 4-top tables with white table cloths. Our waiter Peter introduced himself to us and took such great care of us the rest of our visit. This dining experience certainly the best in Nashville and in out top-10 ever (and that says a lot). Pam & Dave

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and fresh

L
vipLarry
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a first class Italian restaurant with ambiance, great food, great wine and a professional wait staff, this is the place to go in Nashville.

DD
vipDebinDC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and a very charming spot. Will be back!

S
vipSmar
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 of us went for dinner Mon nite-the food and apps were stellar as was the Caesar made by Andre who, I think, is the best server in city. This place can't be topped.

RG
RobG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, love this place. It was our third time there and we've had Andrei serve us every time. He is a fantastic waiter and makes the experience fun, romantic, and unforgettable. The food is amazing, we would recommend the caesar salad for two, and the lasagna is incredible (along with everything else). This has become our go to spot for special occasions! Cheers!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Our waiter was great!! Get the tableside ceaser and bananas foster!

C
Charlie
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ceasar salad table side — veal picotta not on menu but the chef made it for me—everyone loved their meal. Bananas foster table side. To die for. Thank you Friends from Ohio. Indiana & Illinois

NC
vipNCtraveler
Greensboro
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is certainly a romantic place to dine. Our second visit this year. Service is outstanding. Ambiance is awesome. Prices are fair for certain. We travel a lot and always experiment with higher end Italian. This is our opinion only, we find the food over spiced and way to salty. Veal is tender, salads fresh. Not sure why you grill cantaloupe to serve with prosciutto, it absorbs every flavor off the grill. Hope this helps with ordering. Non appetit.

MC
vipMusicCityCouple
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

The bad news...we went for lunch based on the lunch menu posted on Valentino's website. Once we arrived we were given dinner menus and told they no longer have a lunch menu. No excuse for the restaurant not to have made that correction on their website.

The good news...The best lasagna I have ever eaten.

CE
CaredEnoughToWrite
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Quaint place well suited for a romantic dining experience. Parking available in back. We arrived early and found them to be very accommodating.
The menu is as you would expect. Full bar. Our server was engaging and responsive
Very nice covered patio in front

CM
CarlaM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food - fabulous atmosphere - fabulous staff! Just what we needed.

CC
ChrisC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good

KW
KatW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant & wonderful service from Lyman! The cheesecake was BEYOND delicious!!!!!!

RJ
RachelJ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been back to Valentino's since they changed locations. Food, service, and atmosphere was great! Will definitely be back again soon!

CA
CharlesA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is in a charming old house built in the late 1800’s. Outdoor dining is available facing onto their quiet street, about 8 blocks from downtown Nashville and all its attractions. Parking may be a challenge for lunch; valet at night. Delicious and creative Italian food, beautifully plated. Service was great. The owner greeted us at the door and later came by to check on us. The salmon was nicely cooked, with diced beets and apples and accented with lemon jam. The linguine was flavorful. The bread was probably baked there, and delish. Lunch portions are more than enough so we took home what we couldn’t finish and made the next day. The tiramisu was creamy and not overly sweet, though I would have preferred a bit more espresso in the ladyfingers, for flavor contrast. Highly recommended.

TP
vipTomfromPhilly
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and great service

E
Elyse
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This might be the best Italian food in Nashville but this was not a good meal. The service and the ambience were great - but the food wasn't very good. And certainly not worth the price tag.

PB
PBearNewport
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came to Nashville to celebrate our 8th anniversary and Valentino’s really made the whole evening special; from the beautiful location and intimate dining room, to the impeccable service and amazingly delicious food. If you’re a fan of Italian food at its best you must try Valentino’s!

EH
vipElizabethH
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place. Atmosphere was great, food was amazing and our server did an outstanding job.

LR
LeeR
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. The bucatini is my favorite.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

I
vipItchymd
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Tried to have lunch on Friday and could not find a parking spot anywhere near the restaurant. Drove around for 20 minutes but couldn’t find a place to park. No valet parking for lunch. We left and went else where.

WT
WhitneyT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delish! This was my second time visiting and still as good as the first time around.

J
James
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Excellent, staff attentive, always a joy eating at Valentino's .

F
Foodie1
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yep - classic Italian. Nice ambience and good break from the Nashville noise. Do it.

KH
KristinH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Wonderful food. My waiter didn’t seem to like women.

T
vipTweetmom
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They do a table side ceasar salad and bananas foster which is great. Service was great. I do the veal saltimboca which is delicious.

LK
LisaK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian food in a charming former home from the 1800s with exposed brick. Will return. Thank you.

F
vipFoodie
Naples
97 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lamb chops

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is exclusive, romantic and personal experience is worth every single cent. Amazing food! Don’t miss this hidden GEM in Nashville.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was decent at best. Service guy really didn't focus too much on us once we ordered our food. Website was not clear on valet.

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 1212 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.

Tweets by Valentino's Ristorante