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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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Yummy!!!!

This is one of my favorite places for italian food. Everything in the menu is delicious. I have visited a few times and its always great. The service is amazing and the desserts are to die for. I recommend the bread pudding. Authentic and strong italian espresso also. Great value for your money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and service! Always outstanding food! ...don't come here for red sauce. The Veal Cassoncelli are so delicious! Menu changes frequently but a few items remain constant, which is nice (I'm looking at you Cassoncelli)! We come many times per year!

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Dania Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Easily the top 5 meals I have ever had in FL. Excellent food. Try to sit along the kitchen so you can watch the chefs prepare the food. Be sure to save your pennies.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Firstly, let me say the food is good, that was not the issue, but wow, the slowest service ever.... it took 3 hours from appetizer to dessert, and this was with asking for the server a few times, stopping those that were not our server and asking for food, more water, the check.. The place is not that big for... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is one of my favorite places for italian food. Everything in the menu is delicious. I have visited a few times and its always great. The service is amazing and the desserts are to die for. I recommend the bread pudding. Authentic and strong italian espresso also. Great value for your money.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My partner and I dined at Valentino's last weekend. We made a 6:30 reservation via Open Table. We arrived a few minutes early but were seated promptly, as there were not many other patrons present at that time. The hostess was going to seat us at a 2-top sandwiched between two other 4-tops, but she accommodated our request to move... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been eating at Valentino's for years. Recently, we ate at the kitchen bar. During our meal, we chatted with the Chef and staff, enjoyed phenomenal, creative meals (a corn ravioli and faux gras to start), and excellent wine. All around, the food was great. Giovanni Rocchio is an excellent Chef and Valentino's is a superior place.

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New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is sophisticated. The restaurant advertises as Italian but menu selection suggest otherwise. You won't find chicken parmigiana here or a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. If you like watching those chopped shows where chefs make things from seemingly anything and everything, this is your place. The atmosphere is nice and a bit loud and the tables are set... More 

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Plantation
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Immediately entering the upscale Fort Lauderdale Italian restaurant, we are welcomed with a smile by lovely front of the house staff and brought to our table. The ambiance is modern and eclectic yet comfortable and chic, the cuisine is thoughtfully and delicately prepared by the master chef Giovanni. We are so lucky to have this gem of a restaurant in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Excellent food. A number of unusual menu options and several excellent specials. Good service. Prices are high, but food is excellent. However, portions are small.

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Toms River, New Jersey
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Good food but slow service- 80 minutes for the entrée and that's without an appetizer. Nice atmosphere, but the service spoiled the evening.

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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?