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Valentino

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Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
+1 310-829-4313
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Marina del Rey, California
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314 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went back to Valentino's again last week and as always the food, the service, the wine list are just amazing. If you have a chance, are in the Santa Monica area, you just have to go to Valentino. The service can not be beat. The place is beautiful. It is family owned. The food is the best in Santa... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went to this old time famous restaurant for dinner. This used to be the "go-to" place for Italian food in Los Angeles. While the food is good, there are many other places for fine Italian food at much more reasonable prices. The have an excellent wine list but be prepared for high prices.

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Thank Alan T
Valentino S, Manager at Valentino, responded to this review

Dear Alan, Thank you for visiting Valentino. More 

Wisconsin
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food, service and ambience is definitely worth a visit. Our. Party ordered a variety of entrees and desserts and all were enjoyed.

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Thank WisconsinTasha
Valentino S, Manager at Valentino, responded to this review

Dear WisconsinTasha, Thank you so much for your visit! More 

Marina del Rey, California
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314 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Valentino's is a fine dinning restaurant that has been in Santa Monica for years. The food is unbelievable. I have been several times and everything on the menu is great, and I mean great. The service is perfect, the atmosphere lovely, you are never rushed, the tables are not stacked on top of each other. They have a wine list... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
piero s, Owner at Valentino, responded to this review

thank you. Your feed back have given us the strenght to be consistent and stay in business for very long time... Let me offer you a glass of wine next time you visit Piero Selvaggio, owner More 

Los Angeles, California
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610 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I felt like I was in a private club. The dining room feels very private and is comfortable with nice upholstered chairs. The atmosphere is lovely. Tables are not so close to others so you need to speak over their conversations. You won't go home with a horse voice. The dining room has no windows. Traditional Italian menu with designer... More 

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Thank Nancy D
Valentino S, General Manager at Valentino, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I was at Valentino for dinner and was warmly greeted and seated at a decent table. Service was friendly and attentive. I was drawn to Valentino because of the restaurant reputation for great food and its prestigious wine list. I was partly disappointed on both counts. The food was good but not great, as expected. The wine list was prestigious... More 

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Valentino S, General Manager at Valentino, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We came to this restaurant, after being recommended by a friend as the best Italian/best service restaurant. the food was really good, however the service not so good. At the beginning it was excellent, but afterwards they totally ignored us, they never refilled our waters. After we were done with our main course, we sat there for a good 30mins,... More 

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Valentino S, General Manager at Valentino, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Keira we apologize you had to wait for table service and to get the dessert menu. More 

Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The service was fast but as if we were bothering the staff there was no enthusiasm smile or atmosphere . I had an indifferent starter not bad not good followed by a veal chop which was ok . I asked for no potatoes they still came . The wine which was good was poured so fast I feared there would... More 

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Thank Jelswiss
piero s, Owner at Valentino, responded to this review

hello was the potatoes that upset your dinner or pouring the wine? or that you were seated with other people om a quite night? Truing to understand your displeasure... More 

Santa Clarita, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Attended a wine pairing dinner emphasizing Barolo. Every course (there were 7) was beautifully prepared and presented, served at the right temperature, with good portion size, and was, most importantly, delicious. One standout was a shrimp-stuffed calamari. The selected wines paired perfectly, my favorite being a Cannubi Barolo, paired with a lean and meaty short rib offering. We will be... More 

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Thank VictorEast
piero s, Owner at Valentino, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to comment on the Barolo dinner. We try at Valentino to show how great food and wines match and we are one of the very few restaurant that can use 1 thousands glasses for a great tasting. Piero More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Valentinos has always been our favorite italian restaurant. When we saw it was participating in L.A. Dine we used the opportunity to invite friends who had never been there. While the quality and taste of the food continues to be very special, the service and servings of food were both frugal. We brought two bottles of wine and expected to... More 

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Thank ann m
piero s, Owner at Valentino, responded to this review

Dear Ann i know that you are upset about our corkage policy, but the reality is that with one of the largest wine list in the country, it is very hard to accept people that by bringing wine, make our margin of profit non existing... , That has become such of problem for restaurants and we try to be fair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$85
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-829-4313

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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