Valentino's Cucina Italiana

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Innovative Cuisine with a Modern Italian Twist.

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D
Miami
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not a good experience last night. The service was really lacking. The food was good? Not great as it should be for the prices. Waited over an hour between our appetizers and main dish. The pork chop was to fatty to eat. What was on the menu as a filet mignon was 2 slices overly sauced with nothing else edible on the plate. The pasta, which was sold as tagliatelle and a special for the evening was actually fettuccine and a small portion. They obviously ran out of the special. Not enthused, probably won’t return.

s
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizers were exceptional , particularly the beet risotto.

MR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish excellent. Great service , exceptional cuisine and value.

RR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gnocchis I have ever had in my life. Service was great, everything very professional and delicious. The owner was so kind and nice with us as well. I would definitely come back soon.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Very attentive staff. Beautiful ambiance. Food is exquisite.

BM
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Yes, I’d recommend but with a bit of some trepidation. I expected a better experience than we received. For full disclosure, we went during Valentine’s Day so there could be a difference in the experience during “regular” days. The tagliatelle was delicious but the steak was poorly seasoned and served over done. The service was great and Mark, our waiter, was very on-point and attentive. The drinks were great. A solid 3.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I read the reviews of This restaurant and I thought I would
Be making the right decision. As soon as we arrived to check inn the hostess said sorry you don’t have a reservation. I tried to reassure her that I made the rest on Opemtable. Later on she takes is to be seated and She sat us next to another couple. We had a bad experience with ordering the food. When I placed my order the waiter comes
Back and apologize that this dish is not served tonight. I was ok and I ordered a steak instead. My husband order his meal and it was so salty. I was so irritated at this time I walked up to the front desk and asked for a manager. I had to explaiN to him that the idea to go out is to have Private time with your date. At the end of the evening I was irritated for the whole evening and I went home

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service. Always a fantastic choice for a fancy dinner :)

M
Poconos
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am only in Ft. Lauderdale on occasion during the winter months and this is one of go to restaurants. Fine Italian cuisine and exceptional service. We enjoy dining at chefs table when we are a small party size. I have already booked reservations for my next 2 trips - one in February and one in March. The principal, Rob DiStefano, makes his rounds and is a pleasure.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was impressed, owner made a point to stop by our table and say hello. Great food.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not what it used to be! Dishes coming to the table that were overcooked! Others that were awful looking on the plate!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favourite resto

SB
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait for our reservation ran a bit long for us, but we were also a bit picky! Gabriel our server was excellent. Food as usual delicious.

BS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We waited 1 hour 35 minutes for the food to come. The waiter was extremely rude. The food was very greasy. We requested no oil and the waiter said they put a little butter. It was completely covered in butter. Not a nice experience.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere love this place

DG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable pasta. The good thing is that since the sale, they do have now allow corkage. It's a little steep though at $50 a bottle. The wine list was extensive and fairly priced.

BH
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. Seating a little close and with other conversation plus music a little difficult to have conversation. However I’m getting on in years could be my hearing. Anyway a great place. Classy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, but it didn’t wow us like I’m past times.

s
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening. It was great to see the quality of the food and service did not change after the original chef left. Exquisite food selections and quality.

r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Mark our server was fantastic. Rob the owner was there to make sure everyone was well served.

JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In need of updating the menu. A while ago, it was excellent but last experience was less thrilling in the culinary category.

S
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is rather pricey. BUT...THEY DELIVER! Wonderful lfood creatively put together. Impeccable service. Sophisticated ambience. A very nice evening. I reccommend it highly. And some friends at another table that same time that same evening raved as well.

HS
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

L
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was professional. We weren’t rushed through dinner. Restaurant wasn’t full so I’m not sure if that’s always the case.

FA
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is very good but the portions are very small. I’m not a big eater but I was not satisfied when I left.

AK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Restaurant has lost a lot since it changed owner chef 4 Miami months ago.

BV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food presented in a great atmosphere. All pasta is handmade and we enjoyed watching the cooks in the kitchen as they worked. Love the decor!

NT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was relatively quiet on Sunday, so the noise level was not as high as usual. Amazing food and presentation, wonderful service. It was not our first time there, and it won't be our last! We love that place!

KJ
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was ok.....way over priced especially for such small portions. Bartender at One Door East was great.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive, informed waiter, good space between tables. We’ll definitely be back.

d
Toronto
78 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We werr celebrating and we had a wonderful evening

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was great, but just really small portions! I’m not interested in getting huge portions but these are very small I was hungry after dinner. The wait between the appetizers and the main course was a long time maybe a good 40 minutes. You could barely hear any music and it wasn’t loud or to busy.

DQ
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious with the amazing flavors! On this visit, the service left something to be desired. Our waiter was curt, declining to place an appetizer order for us without havibg the entire order all at once. The busboy appeared brand new, stacking plates at the table, spilling water on pours and hitting my shoulder twice with dirty plates. We will return as we do enjoy the food at this restaurant, but we will definitely request a different server.

p
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner included amazing food and a classy atmosphere; well done!

KC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute favorite restaurant - the food and drink never disappoint and the staff are just fabulous. Whenever we are over from the Bahamas we always make sure to eat here. i would write more about the food but we could be at it for hours - so I will just say it is always sensational. Forget the menu until you have heard what that night's specials are - superb !!

DM
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined with Valentino's on many occasion and enjoy the atmosphere and food very much. We can't wait to dine there again!

RK
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best restaurant in Broward County! The pasta is homemade and the specials are always intriguing and worth trying.

JE
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Valenino's has a new chef and the food has gone down hill sorry to say. I was there in early November 2019 and had a great meal. The then chef left and my meal last night was mediocre at best. After eating only a few pieces of the pasta main course which was bland, I sent the entire meal back. Too many other great local resturants so Valentino's is off my local list.

b
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok nothing special
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BT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service. Food was amazing. Felt like I was back in Italy! Rigatoni with sausage short rib and meatballs unlike any meal I’ve ever experienced. Homemade sausage that was Hugh and delicious

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