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Valentino Cucina Italiana

620 South Fedral Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-523-5767
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Ranked #137 of 1,101 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $55
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

1. Calamari in pastachio crust grilled to perfection except not much seasoning and taste to the dish, very fresh 2. Blue point oysters Rockefeller - tasty and fresh good size spinach/cheese topping 3. Duck dish separated - very tasty and zero fat on two lg portion sizes leg separated and duck fat cooked separate 4. decent prices for drinks 5.... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had heard so much about this restaurant that we couldn't wait to try all the terrific menu items. But, sadly, we were very disappointed. We tried 4 different items, all that had been recommended by the waiter. One of the appetizers we didn't even eat due to a fishy aftertaste, (and it wasn't a fish item.) Calamari was nothing... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Went with friends last night who had dined here before. Have to have the special rigatoni with liver.... No seriously it was rich and delicious, a good share between four just to taste. Another great appetizer to share was the gnocchi with shredded ox tail, again rich and delicious. For the entrees we split a chicken dish and duck dish,... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wandering around ,looking for a late dinner we entered without reserving.The place was full but the amiable and helpful maitre d'hotel immediately arranged a table for us.The various pastas were exquisite(we tried tortellini filled a bolognese ragu and linguini with cream and mushrooms).They serve a variety of pizzas but one we chose with eggplants was a bit disappointing.All together it... More

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ft lauderdale, fl
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We came here a couple of months ago and loved the place. The service was impeccable, the food was excellent, very pricey, but, with all the great food and service, we had no problem with the prices. We came again last week and we were very disappointed. The food was not as good. Sorry, but, with those prices, we won't... More

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Buffalo, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Such a cool atmosphere, excellent service, but had higher expectations for the food based on the reviews I read here. I had the crab pasta dish, my friends had the butternut squash pasta, we all felt our dishes were "pretty good". The zucchini florets and the zepolis were awesome. Meal was a little overpriced. The waiter told us about 15... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I wrote a review several months ago based on a few experiences I’d had there. Last night I gave it another chance and found it to be VERY good! Great from the word go, hostesses were charming, apps were delicious, main course was fantastic, table service was good, and ambiance continues to be very nice! Bar tender is still a... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

From humble beginnings 8 years ago to the finest South Florida has to offer. The service is impeccable, thank you Keith, the food so creative and delicious, thank you Giovanni, and the setting warm and inviting. Valentino's is without a doubt our favorite in Ft. Lauderdale and a must visit if you are only passing through. I recommend the "kitchen... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Valentino is one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale - we ate there twice and both times, the food and service were excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Love, Love,love. Let me start with Awesome. The bartender Adam was rockin' he was quite busy but It was a Friday night. If you want to dine out the way fine dining was expected to be, then go here. You will feel as if the chef is preparing a meal contoured just for your plait. Actually he did. Thanks for... More

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