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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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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    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
very tasty, but loud and service lacking

second time here. food has small portions with a high price tag, which is not an issue for me. taste was of quality and i ordered octupus app, pasta next, snapper, and desert choc. cake. all were excellent. my wife is vegan and they did make a special salad and pasta dish for her. service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
sjntraveler
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

second time here. food has small portions with a high price tag, which is not an issue for me. taste was of quality and i ordered octupus app, pasta next, snapper, and desert choc. cake. all were excellent. my wife is vegan and they did make a special salad and pasta dish for her. service was slow and lacking for... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Shared appetizers of burrata, octopus, and butternut squash tortellini that was fabulous. The entree was flavorful but lacking crab meat ... The reason for ordering that selection. I'd come back but order something else.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Drove past this restaurant several times and intrigued to try it. Booked for a Saturday evening at 8:30 and found the place incredibly busy with little room to wait for our table. Got a table around 9, and got used to the atmosphere over cocktails. Good list of very good Italian wines. Food was excellent authentic Italian, beautifully cooked by... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

bar couldn't make bloody marys & rudely said didn't i tell u we have no tomato juice! dink @ table ordered on rocks but came neat. policy won't allow u to order appy and entree separately-must order together&can't change any parts or ingredients,e.g.,can't leave out lard or goat cheese. 2 dinners were over-salted. they don't have regular coffee-only espresso-serving looked... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida, United States
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132 reviews 132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had 8:30 reservations, we got drinks at the bar $$$$$, we were seated at 9:15 got a bottle of wine, very nice wine loved it!, we ordered and the food arrived almost an hour latter, The waiter had informed us two times that it was on its way. The portions are on the small side. The taste was average.... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
46 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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, Pub
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?