Valentino's Ristorante

4.8
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920 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
NEW LOCATION at 1808 HAYES STREET !!! Beautiful covered patio as well as live music with Teri Reid Thursday - Saturday. 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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4.9
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AllisonB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Tennessee. We always go there for birthdays, anniversaries, and special events. The food and service is always over the top. The pasta is homemade. You don’t get food like that very often.

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JuneBaby
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with excellent service. Love the ambiance.

JB
JasonB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you looking for a quite ambiance this is it. Great food excellent service....

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marcs
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant...a Nashville mainstay for excellent food & service. Must go if you enjoy Italian food, cool vibe romantic ambiance & the best staff in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife went 6/24 for our anniversary and had the best experience! My wife had the Filet Mignon with Caesar Salad, and I had the Chicken Parmesan. However, I don’t know what was better our food or our waiter André! He made the night that much more special and by the end of the night he made us feel like family. Will definitely recommend friends and family to go, and especially recommend André to take care of anyone!

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vipMike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre was awesome! Great service and hospitality!

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oneofthebestinsaltlake
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Staff is exceptional with great knowledge of the food and the wines. Great older historic building beautifully converted into the restaurant. Linens, dishes and stemware are first rate. It is one of the best in the Vanderbilt West End. Highly recommended.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Valentino's for our 31st anniversary. We could not have asked for a better experience.

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vipLenS
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience. Prefer to the former location. Wait staff was particularly helpful and friendly. No complaints whatsoever. We will be regulars.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and wanted upscale Italian close to our hotel. This did not disappoint. All of the wait staff was very courteous and attentive. The food was perfectly seasoned and presented. Our server arranged a small caesar for an appetizer so that we could add the prosciutto e melon as well as a meal. We finished off eac of our dishes and forced ourselves to get the tableside bananas Foster. It was a great meal served well and we would recommend others to experience the house made pastas as well.

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vipCeres141
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Grant, was awesome. This is the second time we have had him serve our table and he is professional, gracious and efficient. We loved it all except the proscuitto/melon dish was hot . . . didn't care for that presentation. We love the chilled version! But the veal saltimbucco was outstanding!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere, veal was amazing, and Grant’s service was awesome. Great experience.

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vipCountrygalwholikesthecity
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as fabulous as we remember it. They have the absolute best Caesar salad and everything else was delicious. Great staff

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vipFrank17
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough positives about Valentinos. Excellent food, great staff, and intimate atmosphere. We will definitely be returning.

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raerae
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly. Food was very warm and tasted great

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentino’s was absolutely amazing, the food was unreal and the staff was accommodating and kind. Prices are fair for the quality you receive and they are taking great precautions to stay compliant with CDC guidelines. Highly recommend!

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SlaydeW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Wait staff was great, ambiance perfect and food was delicious. Thanks for the dessert for my son's graduation

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vipRickyD
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish this experience was too notch. From the greeting to the attention to service, suggestions, food quality 11/10 what more can we say. You must try them!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time
They have several small dining rooms to keep each party separate
Wonderful food and great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been here multiple times and always enjoy it. I got steak instead of pasta. Should’ve stuck with pasta. The New York strip was good but overcooked and had some tough areas in it. Pasta that my girlfriend got was incredible as always. Waiter took our wine glasses and didn’t offer us a menu which was annoying. After asking for one he replied “oh sorry I thought you were 16”. I get comments like this all the time, but when I’m spending $160 on dinner I would rather not hear them. He then made an event out of checking our ID’s and made several other comments about how there was no way I was 21. Overall I love this place and frequent it, but will probably take a break from it for a while.

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vipCarly
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Lovely atmosphere, DELICIOUS food, terrific drink, and AMAZING service! Very, very attentive. Perfect for a nice, intimate date night. Everyone should go!

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JuditK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyman, our server was great! We had a fantastic experience. I highly recommend the lasagna

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vipDrPBB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect and our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. We love this place. Top notch

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MichaelM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, service and the food was excellent. Will go back again!

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MarkA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and attention to detail was exceptional. We were celebrating an anniversary and we are glad we did it here. The staff made us feel as we were special guests and the service was attentive, but not overbearing. The restaurant has an old school charm and the staff has been with the restaurant for awhile. All in all, we had a very good time and dining experience.

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InnaC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! European feel! Would recommend to anyone!

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KerryG
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beautiful house converted to restaurant -charming!!!

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goodexperience
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experienced and professional waitstaff were a fabulous team who collaborated together to provide us with a wonderful and unique experience. They were engaging and exceeded our expectations.
The food was wonderfully cooked, presentation was phenomenal. The tableside caesar salad prep was a fun addition.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Valentino’s with colleagues during a business trip to Nashville. Being from the NY area, I have the opportunity to enjoy some terrific Italian restaurants in Little Italy in Manhattan and Arthur Ave in the Bronx, and Valentino’s is on par with the best those locations have to offer. Great food, great service, reasonably priced. The only minor quibble was the wine list could have more choices, but we found a nice super Tuscan to go with our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, appropriately attentive staff. We wish we were not in a hurry to get to a show. We would’ve loved to have had the table side bananas foster!

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Foodforthought
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great staff. What more would you want?

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vipKimmy
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We visited Valentino's the Sunday after Valentine's Day and arrived 30+ minutes early for our reservation. The restaurant was full but quiet. We sat in the bar to wait for our table. While at the bar we ordered a couple of cocktails on the Antipasto plate. The drinks were well made, however the Antipasto plate was not what we expected and a little disappointing. After waiting past our reservation time, my husband inquired about our table - honestly I believe the manager forgot we were sitting in the bar. We were quickly seated and our server Limone promptly greeted us. Limone was great! He was very personable and knowledgeable regarding the menu. We ordered the Scottish salmon & lasagna. The lasagna was absolutely amazing! This dish is worth a visit. All courses were served timely and overall we enjoyed our visit.

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vipFoodieD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just okay, service was a little better. Definitely would not go back.

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NashvilleDiningCritic
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomal as always, the best Italian in Nashville.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Nashville for awhile and this is our first time to this restaurant. We will certainly be back.
The food and service were wonderful and loved the ambience of the small rooms. Will be sure to recommend this to all our friends.

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Great Valentines Day destination. Will visit again and recommend.

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Jedidiah
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people are what make the restaurant what it is. The food is always delicious, but we drive over an hour and a half, one way, just to see the people. And they anyways remember us. Andre, Lyman, Smitty, and Kevin. You guys are great!

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ScottyN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner with my love!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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 920 OpenTable diners.

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