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Valentino Santa Monica
Italian Restaurant$$$
Today 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
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3115 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
3115 Pico BlvdUSCASanta Monica90405
$$$Italian Restaurant, European Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
European Restaurant
Wine Bar
Fine Dining Restaurant
Today 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amWednesday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amThursday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amFriday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday Closed
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Valentino, the flagship restaurant of Piero Selvaggio’s Valentino Restaurant Group, is widely regarded as one of the finest Italian restaurants in the U.S. Valentino has received critical acclaim.
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Destination dining with contemporary Italian cuisine & an extensive wine list in an elegant setting.- Google
People talk about tasting menu, piero selvaggio, osso bucco, risotto and truffles
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Dana Carmel
reviewed a week ago
My husband brought me here for an anniversary, and although I had high hopes, I was so underwhelmed and disappointed with my meal. I ordered the classic Veal Ossobuco With Risotto Milanese. Nothing was seasoned properly. Perhaps it was an off night, but the prices are too high for off nights.
Vincent Tobkin
reviewed 11 months ago
World class Italian food--one of the best wine lists in LA
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Marino Maronati
reviewed a year ago
Excellent italian ... taste is superb ... little "plates" but every bite a dream.
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Barry Gold
reviewed 12 months ago
For Italian food (*not* Pasta and pizza), this is as good as it gets. The only way to improve on Valentino is to go to Florence (Italy) and eat at the Enoteca Pinchiorri, which will cost you upwards of $150/person. Mushroom tortino is simply heaven. Best osso bucco I've ever tasted. Hell, the "amuse bouche" they serve before whatever you ordered is almost worth the price of the meal.
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Erica Strong
reviewed a year ago
Valentino has amazing food and it is a very quiet, intimate setting. A great place to have a dinner where you need to actually hear the person talking to you!
Ryan Jefferies
reviewed 2 years ago
After giving this place numerous chances, I now feel safe to say it is SO overrated. Last time I was there, I sat at a table next to several celebrities and thought "what do they like about this place?". The food is mediocre and bland. I think it's all hype because a few undiscriminating stars like it.

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