Valentino's Ristorante

4.9
1083 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 1083 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Trilogy1016
Nashville
17 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
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary celebration dinner

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Promnight
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
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
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
33 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
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
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great! Thank you

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

The food was not great but the service was good.

JV
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
5 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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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.

JM
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.

JR
vipJoelR
Chicago
1 review
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
2 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
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
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ZoraidaK
Chicago
5 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
23 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
4 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.

GK
GKSDH
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our favorites for many years. The food and service is always consistent and exceptionally well. We love Andre’!

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JuditK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Valentino’s every year to celebrate my birthday. The service and food is outstanding.

EK
vipEKGM
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with wonderful food and great service. We very much enjoyed our evening.

CT
ChrisT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where can I start. Very nice intimate spot. The service was impeccable. It was cozy and my party and I had a great time. So much fun we lost track of time and the cheesecake was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cozy and romantic

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vipjayb
Nashville
67 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This is a very romantic place. Good soft music and dimly lit, light bulbs could use a cleaning. Our server was good. Sadly I can't say the food left me with the oh my moment. I know some menus have been stunted during the past few months which could be the reason. We started out with the shrimp Scampi where the flavor was ok the shrimp were over cooked. The Caesar tableside while dressed properly it was to much lemon and dijon and not enough garlic and anchovy. Everyone is different. The veal Saltimbocca flavor was very good, but the prosciutto was almost non existent, and a really large portion of spinach that was good. My wife had the Osso Bucco the was no where as tender as it should have been, it was still chewy. It should fall off the bone like a good short rib. All in all not sure if a repeat is in the cards.

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Penelope
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here frequently and are never disappointed. The service is exceptional and food is delicious.

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Photogirl
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & Service!

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Inna
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite spot in Nashville! Highly recommend! Grazie mille!

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RogerP
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day! we love Valentinos.. the food, the servers, the ambiance. Everything! Thank you! Will see you soon!

JP
JoeP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!! Love it. Andre is an awesome waiter.

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 1083 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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