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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)
“branzino” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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....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 22 November 2016

Dear Alan, Thank you for visiting Valentino.

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.

Thank WisconsinTasha
Valentino S, Manager at Valentino, responded to this reviewResponded 22 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 14 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

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 & 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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