Valentino's Ristorante

4.7
694 reviews
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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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BB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here, it was the best food. The waiters we awesome, and it was great for a romantic evening dinner for my girlfriend and I.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their new Nashville location!

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JL
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal...service is always the best! Our favorite restaurant for 20 years. Love the new location..

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BG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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C
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice table by fire place. Wine selection good service great. Salad amazing my friends steak was not cooked correctly and they made it right. Although was surprised they did not offer desert. Since we ate at different times. Second time to restaurant traveling to Nashville I ordered veal piccata not on menu. Was fantastic

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DF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent I was in from Toronto and took a customer there and we were all so impressed. Grant gave us exceptional service and the wine selection is very good!
I’ll be back on my next trip to Nashville in October!

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E
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have had a better meal or experience than we did celebrating Mother's Day at Valentino's. The service was flawless and it was one of the best meals we all can remember having in Nashville. Can't wait to go back!

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J
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. My wife and I drive over an hour to come here as often as possible. Every special occasion is spent dining here. The staff is extremely friendly and very courteous. We have never had a bad experience, and the food is unbelievable. Everything we have ever tried has been the best thing we have ever tried. Definitely worth the cost and the trip.

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KB
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very impressed that they went out of their way to make me a meal to accommodate my allergy, cudos!

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k
Nashville
60 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Things change, people and businesses move but some things remain constant. Valentino's fine food, impeccable service and comfortable ambiance a constant. We had a group of 12, which can be difficult but our server, Grant handled it all beautifully.

This is refined Italian. You can get the traditional fare such as lasagne but it is the best lasagne you'll ever have.

I highly recommend Valentino's.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Andre made our visit excellent. He is the consummate waiter. Extremely authentic, attentive and knowageble. This night was also his birthday.

You should have two of him.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met the owner's wife some time ago and she told me about the great food, service, and ambiance at the restaurant. This week, I facilitated a workshop with my Deloitte colleagues traveling from all over to Nashville, TN. Everyone desired to eat wholesome meal (with some veggie options) and top off the evening with a mouth-watering dessert...such as Bananas Foster. Valentino's did not disappoint. You all were very accommodating and the homemade pasta literally melts in your mouth. Thank you so much Valentino's!!

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DD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was to celebrate our friends 30th wedding Anniversary. Valentino’s was the perfect restaurant to make for an unforgettable evening. Both the food and service were 5 star worthy. Even the chef came out from the kitchen to welcome and congratulate them! Thank you 🙏 to the entire staff for a most wonderful memory!

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentino's recently hosted our large group of 14 for a birthday celebration. We were nervous about the reservations being outside when it was raining with such a large group, however, Valentino's staff assured us that everything would be to our liking. Boy, were they right!!!!!! We had the entire patio to ourselves. It was completely enclosed with heater lamps. In addition, we had Teri the piano player entertaining us. She was spectacular. The wait staff was great and the food was outstanding. Could not have asked for a better time. Thank you Valentino's. We will be back

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The level of rushed and curt service we received will deter future dining with Valentino’s. I’ve never been approached while dining and told “there’s a reservation @ 7:45 so we’ll need the table back before then.” Without my consent our reservation was moved to the patio and when I requested indoor seating we were not graciously accommodated. I was greeted with an abrupt “no” while explaining that I did not request patio seating nor did my reservation. Instead we’re hastily moved indoors and it all went downhill from there. Eventually, the waiter noticed the level of service wasn’t acceptable and attempted to recover but by then we all were perturb of the obvious destitute service. It was my sister birthday and I wanted the best for her dinner but instead we received below mediocre service and a dirty champagne flute.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a birthday dinner & the service was awesome!!!

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RP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Food is great and we always ask for Grant to serve us.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Every dish we had was delicious and came pretty fast.

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OT
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new location. Feels so welcoming ! Enjoyed a wonderful meal with some great live music . The entire staff welcomed us right away.

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e
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since retiring we like to go out early so we were the first in the resturant. The service was about as good as you can get. The waiters were attentive to every time we needed anything and on the spot before we had to ask. The specials for the evening were outstanding. They added their own touch to the dishes and even my wife loved the blackened steak she ordered (she is very particular about what she likes).

I highly recommend and we will be going back.

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JD
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent I would highly recommend this place.

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EK
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very loud and crowded at 7:30. Nice wine section, although I noticed all wine tired were served in the same style wine glass, I prefer an appropriate glass.
Food was good, not great. Tiramasu was mostly whipped cream topping, disappointing.
Great cocktails. Super wait staff.

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SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Presentation, service, ambiance and more offer a memorable dining experience at Valentino's. My family loved the entire evening, especially the piano playing in the back ground. Certainly when we return to Nashville, (and we will) Valentino's will be on our list to visit and enjoy again.

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B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only was this one of the best meals that my family and I enjoyed during our visit to Nashville, the waitstaff went out of its way to make this a truly enjoyable evening. Valentino's will be on the list for all future visits to Nashville.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was great but the food was average.

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RT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! I would recommend Valentino's for any occasion!

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JD
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate with an Italian friend with parents in the restaurant business he stated it was the best Osso Bucco outside of Italy. Veal Parmesan was the best I have ever had.

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RP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! loved the risotto, clams, shrimp, scallops, mussels dish! the calamari is the best we have ever had. Cesar Salad, amazing and the Tiramisu splendid! our server was Grant, he is professional, kind and on top of things, so was his helper. Very impressed with Valentinos and everyone who works there. The ambiance is perfect, we love it! Thank you everyone! We highly recommend Valentino's.

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DV
San Antonio
53 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 6 enjoyed a delicious dinner at Valentino’s. The atmosphere was upscale, the wait staff friendly and efficient, and the food top notch. My wife had a perfectly seasoned and prepared filet mignon which whipped potatoes. I tried the fruitti di mare, which was excellent ... fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and first rate marinara. We enjoyed all of the over a delicious bottle of Bella Glos Pinot Noir. Our friends were also pleased with their meals. Overall, a delightful evening.

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JS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've never had a Less than an Excellent experience, food and service (Andre', Grant, and Daniel) at Valentino's. This was our first time at their new location, and even though we thought the "old" location was special, we were not disappointed in any way with dinner the other night. I would say this is our Favorite restaurant in Nashville (Smashville)! Yes, We are Predators' fans - and an interesting note: the table next us had 4 of the Dallas Stars hockey players having supper. Everyone there was having a wonderful , fun time, eating superb food and drinking fine wine. But still quiet and quaint! We look forward to our next visit at Valentino's!

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, incredible cuisine, and fantastic ambiance.

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CS
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Valentino‘s. Everything was wonderful. Our server Andre was fabulous, gave very nice recommendations and was very engaged with our family. We will Definitely be a return guest.

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was excellent and the service was sublime. I can’t wait to come back again!

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J
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Valentino's in its new location. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food was delicious, and our server, Grant, was very attentive and knowledgeable. We highly recommend Valentino's.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 8! Haven’t been to Valentinos in years. We were pleasantly surprised at how cozy and elegant it is. Our experience was wonderful, Grant was our head server -so professional and food was fantastic! Served and out in time to get to Pops at the Symphony.

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FG
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are in their new building and it’s beautiful! Love the food, the service is awesome ! You just get o nice feeling there relaxing and joking with staff. It is always a great evening

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Table side Cesar salad was great! Do not recommend shrimp scampi-very little flavor and small shrimp.
Lasagna highly recommend. Nice dessert menu-finished with Tiramisu
Nice place to dine and would return!

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The pasta was very disappointing. It was way overcooked and mushy. The only exception was the Lasagna. Appetizers and dessert were good.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate dinner early, so there weren't many diners there which made it pleasantly quiet. The food was excellent and the service fantastic. Would definitely return.

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D
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One diner at our table was served dish almost cold and under cooked. Didn’t get food until all others were finished

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