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Valentino Cucina Italiana

620 South Fedral Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-523-5767
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Ranked #70 of 1,112 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $55
Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I go to a restaurant of this caliber for the food. And at $100 a person, before wine, I expect it to be pretty good. Unfortunately it's mediocre at best here. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Open kitchen, modern decor, tight tables, but I don't mind chatting with my neighbors. The hostess was very sweet but our server was slow,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food is OK. For the price (avg. $150/person) you expect a higher quality and a cuisine that is more "haute". The service should be better, e.g. the waiters should know service protocol - like serving and clearing on the right hand side. Overall: just lack of the important details one should expect in a restaurant like Valentino.

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Boca
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214 reviews 214 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The open kitchen here and the total decor lets you know that you are about to have a fine meal. From the talented bartenders to the well trained waiters this place can pamper and look after you . Well prepared quality ingredients make for a memorable meal. This place has it all, ambience, service, and tasteful food. If only the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have traveled the world and love food. I especially like Italian food. Valentino's ranks with the best of the best ( Il Malino in NYC.) The Food is exquisite my octopus was done perfectly the Pasta is all fantastic and the fish specials are always enjoyable. Since relocating to their beautiful new location this owner operator has continued to... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Really exceptional Italian food at Valentino's, particularly the creative pasta appetizer dishes (not the usual pasta dishes, but rather extraordinary flavors). The main courses are well prepared, too. Some visits we have made a dinner out of ordering 4-5 of the pasta small plates for the two of us. Have never had a bad meal here. Reservations are definitely needed.... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Restaurant was recommended to us and we fell in love with the food and atmosphere. We don't mind the 30 minute drive to get there because we know we will always have a great experience.

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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you are looking for authentic traditional Italian food this is not the place for you. The menu is complicated and food is new vogue style. Lots of layering of different ingredients. The restaurant is attractive looking.The food was good but not excellent. Our friend did not like his duck entrée. Portion sizes were large. Our server was great but... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

For years I heard about this small restaurant in south Fort Lauderdale called Valentino's. The restaurant had only ten tables and was very romantic and offered great food. Well Valentino's moved last year to the east side of Federal Highway on the south side of the Henry Kinney tunnel, it is larger with great atmosphere. I can't even write about... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dined on advice from a Ft. Lauderdale native. This restaurant was as good as it gets. Great waitstaff, wonderful food, light, bright decor. Be sure and try the grilled octopus. I was skeptical-- it was wonderful! I am looking for excuses to return. Good for business or a special celebration

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Aventura, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a great experience, excellent food. Had reservations so no problem when arrived, Sat at the chefs bar, I personally like it even though it might not be for everyone. Food was excellent, charred octopus is amazing!! My husband order pasta which was very good, I ordered a black grouper, impressive! Dessert was equally great, dulce de leche with homemade... More

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