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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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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Laguna Woods, CA
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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with business partners where one of the partners pre-arranged the selections which include a starter of hors D'oeuvres. They were three small bites - a sushi type salmon roll, a prosciutto ham roll and a lightly fried mozzarella cheese ball. The first course was a Maine lobster salad which was infused with orange and served with farro. This... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended our business meeting with folks from all over the US with a great dinner at Valentino's. From the appetizers to the deserts, the meal was the best. Highly recommended for groups and small tables.

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California
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160 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is an old timer and is no longer fashionable, simply because it has been around for 40 years. Nobody bothers to write about it any more. But the food is still innovative, authentic and of outstanding quality. This is what you get in a high quality restaurant in Italy, but in California, where the current fashion in restaurant is... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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324 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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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324 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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624 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 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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Valentino S, General Manager at Valentino, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! More 

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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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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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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