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3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
+1 310-829-4313
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (15 reviews)
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Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

When my wife and I lived on the West Side of Los Angeles in the late Seventies, Valentino was a favorite of ours. On our recent visit to Los Angeles, we decided to go there for dinner one evening. Forty years later, it is still...More

Thank BobandSylvia
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Staff was very gracious.. wine was divine! Great wine list.. really extensive and impressive! food was fantastic. I was there with my fiancé, we decided to each have a salad.. we both had the insalata verde ( great choice!) .. we shared...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fantastic restaurant with an awesome menu and wine list and top-notch service. One of my parents' favorite restaurants (we went this time to celebrate my mother's birthday). Some of the best sophisticated Italian cuisine to be found in the area.

Thank JenniferF340
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I went in for quick bite to eat at the bar and ordered a butter lettuce salad and a margherita pizza with a bottle of Pellegrino. It was outstanding. I was watching the US Open and enjoyed it all.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed Valentino's for over fifty years and return every few years whenever we visit LA. We do not believe one can find better Italian cuisine anywhere on the planet and we have been there (see my profile if curious). Last...More

Thank KenatRSF
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Everything about this restaurant is top notch. The staff, including the Somm, server, etc., are so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious as always. I had quail as a starter, a pesto pasta with pancetta as my primo and the salmon for my...More

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed 20 May 2017

My wife purchased a Valentino dinner package online. This was the best meal I have had in LA since we married 6 years ago. We live on Maui and spend time in LA on a regular basis. Valentino has a warm and old style Italian...More

Thank Myron C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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...More

Thank Baltimore48
Reviewed 27 January 2017 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.

Thank Pat D
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...More

1  Thank travel-world-mom
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Questions & Answers
12 October 2016|
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Response from Valentino S | Property representative |
Hi mdgart, there is no dress code but we would recommend business casual / casual elegant.
Giuseppe M
12 June 2015|
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Response from Jonathan D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't read the negative review in question and really can't imagine a "horrible" experience at Valentino. I've been going there for as long as they've been open. I've celebrated weddings and anniversaries there. I've... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$85
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Valentino has been serving some of the best Italian food for 45 years! Also, offering a great wine list, recipient of the Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1981. Also, with several private rooms, it offers a great venue for your next private event.
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