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Valentino Santa Monica
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Picture it: your private party surrounded by wine. At Valentino, you can make this elegant dream a reality – whether for the holidays or anytime of the year. Delight your guests with our award-winning food prepared by Chef Nico Chessa along with perfectly paired wine and warm service from the moment you arrive. 

Let our Special Events Manager Giuseppe Mollica help you plan the perfect event: or 310-829-4313. (
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From left to right Valentino Santa Monica's very own Chef Nico Chessa and Giuseppe Mollica, Special Events Valentino, join Ms. Sophie Gayot, from - The Guide to the Good Life, and Letizia Miccoli, executive director of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, Los Angeles, Valentino is honored and humbled to continue to receive the “'Marchio Ospitalita' – Ristoranti Italiani nel Mondo", the seal of Authenticity given by the Italian Government to restaurants passing an extensive series of rigorous tests: from the percentage of Italian wines on their list, to the menu being written in perfect Italian, from one Italian speaking person to engage with customers, to the quality of the extra virgin olive oil.

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Sophisticated, simple to make and delicious every time. A classic dish with a Valentino Santa Monica twist: Filetto di Bufalo Avvolto in Guanciale con Salsa all'Amarone e Mostarda di Cremona. Full recipe on our website:

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Wonderful images by our friend Francine Orr from the Los Angeles Times that showcase some of our and your favorite dishes; dishes we serve every night here at Valentino Santa Monica.,0,7218191.photogallery#ixzz2yXY4GmOI

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The Valentino team had such a great time at this past weekend's Taste of Italy event! We enjoyed seeing so many of you there! Chef Nico had fun leading the cooking demo...
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Los Angeles Magazine and its writers just placed us in the best 50 restaurants in the city. Well, we are humbled and grateful. And still a record of longevity. This is Valentino Santa Monica's 41st year and we are feeling wonderful! Full list here:

From LA Mag: "After sampling the better part of Los Angeles’s 20,000 or so bistros, gastropubs, and grand halls of fine dining, restaurant critic Patric Kuh has named L.A.'s 75 best restaurants!"

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There was a real earthquake, which struck Los Angeles and Valentino Santa Monica in 1994. 

“I still remember the fax from Lucio Caputo [president of the Italian Wine & Food Institute in New York], who in Khail's name informed me that he had asked the producers to give me a hand in rebuilding the restaurant and cellar,” he said. “You know your friends when you need help."

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Piero came up with a new idea at Valentino Santa Monica this week. It's a new addition to the V Bar menu we are calling "Quadrifoglio", a "quartetto" of flavors! Four small bites perfectly married in a platter! And each day we feature a different Quadrifoglio. See the full menu below and come into our V Bar to enjoy!

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“QUARTETTO” OF FLAVORS only at V Bar located within Valentino Santa Monica. 310.829.4313
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Since December 4, 1972, we are so grateful to still be in the top restaurants in the USA and Los Angeles and to have so many wonderful customers. Some have been with us for many years and are now part of the Valentino family. Thank you everyone and welcome to our Google+ page!

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3115 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
3115 Pico BoulevardUSCaliforniaSanta Monica90405
$$$Italian Restaurant, European Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
European Restaurant
Wine Bar
Fine Dining Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Today Closed
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
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 for its food, wine and service by the industry's top publications including Wine Spectator, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Food & Wine and more.
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Destination dining with contemporary Italian cuisine & an extensive wine list in an elegant setting.- Google
"I ordered the classic Veal Ossobuco With Risotto Milanese."
"Be sure to consider the wine cellar for special events."
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Robert Kalkstein
3 months ago
Had good reviews on Google (4.4 stars) and close to where I was staying. Ordered the: 1. Lobster farro salad, which was too sour with the unripe blood oranges, 2. Baked ricotta, spinach and aspargus salad, where the spinach was too oily and the ricotta was too dry, but the spinach was fresh, 3. The wild salmon, which was not seasoned (we wish there were more capers for some damn salt), however the salmon was cooked excellently, 4. The duck ragu lasagna, where the duck ragu was actually pretty good, but the pasta tasted like it had something wrong with the mozzarella cheese. Overall, the meal was just "ok", but I had higher expectations, which made it worse. I was hoping to be blown away. Perhaps they should take down the 2008 Michelin Star, as they certainly aren't living up to those standards anymore.
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Alex Lindsey
10 months ago
I like to go to Valentino's whenever I have the opportunity. Recently I have been doing the Happy hour small plates and I love them. The Crudo (Italian Sushi) is the best dish of its type. Better than any sushi I have enjoyed. If you are a lover of Sushi, you will love the Crudo. It melts in your mouth. Valentino's is the only restaurant that I can honestly say that I have never had a bad experience in. I have been going there for 25 years and it just gets better. The food and the service staff are the best. The atmosphere is quiet understated elegance. It is expensive for the everyday dining, but for the special occasion it is the perfect dining experience.
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Greg Ferris
2 weeks ago
Great even when just eating at the bar...
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Erica Strong
2 years 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!
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Lana Rushing
7 months ago
Valentino is an absolute gem! The food, the wine, the service... everything is impeccable and of the utmost quality. In a city where restaurants come and go every week, Valentino has amazing staying power. Be sure to consider the wine cellar for special events. It's simply stunning!
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Dana Carmel
11 months 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.
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Barry Gold
a year 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.
Vincent Tobkin
a year ago
World class Italian food--one of the best wine lists in LA