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Valentino Cucina Italiana

620 South Fedral Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-523-5767
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Ranked #72 of 1,112 restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $55
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It's amazing how much a meal, however good, can be taken to unbelievably amazing heights, if the server is exceptional. Valentino's in Fort Lauderdale has one of those servers. The blend of an professionalism, metropolitan class of Manhattan's affluent dining, obvious culinary knowledge, and perfected service experience, works in amazing ways. That allows the beautiful atmosphere & great food of... More

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Formentera, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Valentino's in Fort Lauderdale is an upscale gourmet restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. Giovani, the chef is a creative genius with his italian dishes. He bakes his own bread, and makes his own pasta. The open chef's kitchen can be experienced if you sit at the chef's bar which is exciting to watch and learn. Giovani is often so busy... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent, high quality food ... and great service. I was in town from NYC and asked the concierge at my hotel "what's the best restaurant in town?" I was told Valentino Cucina ... This place is a home run!

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Ocean Ridge, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A comparatively small menu with a mixture of pasta and the standard fish and meat items. There were as many specials as menu items (hard to keep track). The food preparation from the appetizers (the Charred Octopus was our favorite) to the main course we had the Duck and the Cassoncelli which we shared; were fantastic. The portions were small... More

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A very happening spot. We were there on a Saturday night and the place was jumping. It seemed that all the beautiful people were there. Now about the food.....in a word fabulous. From the Burratta to the Fusilli Shrimp App to the Steak for 2 everything was unbelievable.

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Weston, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were celebrating Mother's Day and it was a truly great experience. A bit pricey for regular "night out" but great for special occasions. Service was exceptional, food was presented beautifully, veggies looked like floral arrangement, and everything was so delicious!

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