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Valentino Cucina Italiana

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620 South Fedral Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-523-5767
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Incredible. Just go.

We went with another couple and started out with the grilled calamari and burrata as appetizers. Since we wanted to try many dishes, we set up our own family style meal and ordered the broccoli rabe, the beef short rib, butternut squash ravioli, grilled octopus/braided pasta, and langostino... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went with another couple and started out with the grilled calamari and burrata as appetizers. Since we wanted to try many dishes, we set up our own family style meal and ordered the broccoli rabe, the beef short rib, butternut squash ravioli, grilled octopus/braided pasta, and langostino ravioli. Delicious! We closed out the evening with the fruit panna cotta,... More 

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Como, Lombardia, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We were in this restaurant last month during our vacation. We were suggested by two hosts of our restaurant and we have to say that everything was as we expected: starting from the amuse-Bouche at the beginning till the fruit panda cotta taken by my girlfriend. Giovanni and his staff were simply unbelievable suggesting us which dish to taste or... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were greeted by two beautiful young women, nice start! As we were shown to our table, waiters (in nifty uniforms) all said hello. Beautiful room, Victoria sat by the window with a fancy pillow to her back, sweet. Our waiter John was warm and so professional, he 'recited' the evenings specials and took our cocktail order. He made it... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had the Langostino ravioli app $32.00 came with 4-5 quarter size ravioli and 2 jumbo size shrimp(langostino). Shrimp was really fishy, 2nd was so soft i was afraid to eat it in fear it was bad. Didn't finish the app and the waiter didn't even ask why we didn't finish it. Entree's we ordered were the Carbonara stuffed Ravioli... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for a special dinner. Service is attentive but not hovering. Decor is clean and modern. Noise level just right for a crowded but well designed seating layout. The veal and lamb were perfect and the pasta fantastic in texture and flavor...the Cassoncelli our favorite along with the rack of lamb. Too many inviting dishes to choose from; cannot... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love luxury but even for me Valentinos was a bit over the top. 4 people 1 bottle of wine the bill was $457.00 and the portions were small and fancy. Valentinos is definitly a Ft Lauder hot spot. It was extremely loud, very expensive but the food is very good. Super fancy, not your typical Italian restaurant as far... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First time here was in January and we had to wait over half an hour for our table, despite the confirmed reservation. Food was OK and the ambience very noise. We decided to give it a second try and the experience has been the same. Unbelievable 40-minute wait, food OK, but far from exceptional.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

great service........................... great atmosphere ............... good food.....................

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Edmonton, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Restaurant was recommended by friends and we also took the friends advice and sat at the open kitchen bar. Would highly recommend this as it allows you to enjoy the process of the food preparation as well as the outcome. The hostess, waitstaff (Janet is a treasure) and kitchen staff were all very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Restaurant is very good. Location is a little inconvenient. Service is excellent. Put us at table in corner near service area - asked for change - no problem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 620 South Fedral Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954-523-5767

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?