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Valentino Cucina Italiana

620 South Fedral Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-523-5767
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Ranked #50 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $55
Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 11:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Boca
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180 reviews 180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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boca raton, florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We arrived on time for our 8:30 pm "Seating"...not sure why they have "seatings"..when no one abides by the time!! But I guess the customers just don't get up!! Anyway we preceded to wait almost 40 minutes for our table..After finally sitting down we do get our appetizers fairly quickly...Superior tasting they were!!..but unfortunately we proceed to wait 45 plus... More

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We found this place on a tip from a bartender at another restaurant. What a great experience we had. We are in the restaurant business and love to find places where the food is amazing and the service is equally amazing. The charred octopus and charred calamari were out of this world, the seafood bolongese, their trophy pasta, is not... More

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