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3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
+1 310-829-4313
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (15 reviews)
“fusilli” (2 reviews)
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Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank travel-world-mom
Reviewed 3 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....More

Thank Elizabeth L
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...More

Thank Alan T
Valentino S, Manager at Valentino, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Dear Alan, Thank you for visiting Valentino.

Reviewed 19 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.

Thank WisconsinTasha
Valentino S, Manager at Valentino, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Dear WisconsinTasha, Thank you so much for your visit!

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,...More

Thank Elizabeth L
piero s, Owner at Valentino, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

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

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...More

Thank Nancy D
Valentino S, General Manager at Valentino, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you so much for your review!

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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code?
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
How can a reviewer describe Valentino "Horrible"! Supposedly he dined at Valentino for Restaurant week June 5 (DineLA restaurant week). Valentino has not participated in Los Angeles Restaurant Week in about 3 or 4 years. Wrong restaurant, perhaps? Or just in the mood for some negative posting, which is all too common with many people.
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
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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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