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3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
+1 310-829-4313
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We were the first to arrive at 5:15 on a Thursday. Classy, intimate inside. Warm greeting from the owner and waitperson.The recommended vignarola was a delightful surprise - cooked English peas, fava beans and artichoke hearts in a light sauce which we split as an...More

Thank valueralan
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Valentino restaurant is old world fine dining in Santa Monica. Though the building exterior is plain vanilla, the inside decor is classy. Have dined there at least half a dozen time. They serve Italian cuisine. Usually will have their tender filet. Wait staff members are...More

Thank Wood77
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Just got home from a wonderful meal had at this establishment. Wonderful food, obviously well trained staff serving it. This restaurant was Michelin rated when Michelin’s used to come to Los Angeles. Not sure where these haters are eating, but having Eaten at dozens of...More

Thank westlinn
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and the hospitality at Valentino. We were well looked after by Piero Selvaggio, the owner and Giuseppe, the maître d, who paid us a visit. The Octopus appetiser and Veal chop for entree were great and the cannelloni and coconut sorbet...More

Thank Bodogbodog
Reviewed November 21, 2017

When my wife and I lived on the West Side of Los Angeles in the late Seventies, Valentino was a favorite of ours. On our recent visit to Los Angeles, we decided to go there for dinner one evening. Forty years later, it is still...More

Thank BobandSylvia
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Staff was very gracious.. wine was divine! Great wine list.. really extensive and impressive! food was fantastic. I was there with my fiancé, we decided to each have a salad.. we both had the insalata verde ( great choice!) .. we shared...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Fantastic restaurant with an awesome menu and wine list and top-notch service. One of my parents' favorite restaurants (we went this time to celebrate my mother's birthday). Some of the best sophisticated Italian cuisine to be found in the area.

Thank JenniferF340
Reviewed September 22, 2017

I went in for quick bite to eat at the bar and ordered a butter lettuce salad and a margherita pizza with a bottle of Pellegrino. It was outstanding. I was watching the US Open and enjoyed it all.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed July 12, 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed Valentino's for over fifty years and return every few years whenever we visit LA. We do not believe one can find better Italian cuisine anywhere on the planet and we have been there (see my profile if curious). Last...More

Thank KenatRSF
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is top notch. The staff, including the Somm, server, etc., are so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious as always. I had quail as a starter, a pesto pasta with pancetta as my primo and the salmon for my...More

Thank n2r49rs
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Questions & Answers
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Valentino S | Property representative |
Hi mdgart, there is no dress code but we would recommend business casual / casual elegant.
Giuseppe M
June 11, 2015|
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Response from Jonathan D | Reviewed this property |
I didn't read the negative review in question and really can't imagine a "horrible" experience at Valentino. I've been going there for as long as they've been open. I've celebrated weddings and anniversaries there. I've... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $85
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-829-4313
  • E-mail
Valentino has been serving some of the best Italian food for 45 years! Also, offering a great wine list, recipient of the Wine Spectator Grand Award since 1981. Also, with several private rooms, it offers a great venue for your next private event.
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