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Valentino Cucina Italiana

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620 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3137
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Valentino has a talent for creating imaginative, tasty dishes with an excellent marriage or ingredients and flavors that will appeal to most. Americans, unlike Italians, are not tied to food traditions. So you won't get traditional Italian food but a much more creative version.

Thank foodiesouthflorida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I have to say that although we were not wowed by the taste of our dinner the service was phenomenal! We felt very welcome and the establishment itself is beautiful. The desert though?? DELICIOUS!! I was in heaven with the desert.

Thank Alisha R
Ft. Laud, Florida
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130 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

After our experience, it is difficult for me to decide how many "stars" to fairly rate this restaurant The food was outstanding. Very impressive preparation. Quite a skilled kitchen. The service was excellent. (Thank you Keith) The restaurant is beautifully designed. But we were so uncomfortable sitting there, we would never return. When I'm paying for a dinner in this... More 

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Weston, Florida
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I Love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Elegant, but fresh and unpretentious. We had a reservation to celebrate my sister's birthday, and the hostess let us choose the table. She was very nice and welcoming. The place is beautifully decorated with white and light beige tones, and super comfortable sofas and chairs. Very pretty. Our servers were incredibly nice, attentive,... More 

Thank GiftedKid
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Great Atmosphere and polite staff. My wife and I decided to go here because we heard so many great reviews. It did live up to its expectations, however we thought the portions were a little small specifically for the price. Other then that everything was amazing.

Thank Aaron B
South Florida
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We've wanted to try Valentino for a long time, having heard rave reviews and a lot of positive word of mouth for years. We decided to go for our anniversary dinner. What a disappointment. We'd asked for a quiet table out of traffic. There are no quiet tables. The place is very, very noisy. We had to shout at each... More 

Thank athena-fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We had been wanting to try Valentino for some time - waited for a special occasion - we will absolutely be back! The food was delectable. Appetizer of burrata was exceptional. We shared a lamb ragu pasta and a bone-in strip and both were out of this world. The presentation was beautiful and they had already split each dish for... More 

Thank Heather C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We have dined at Valentino's in the past and rediscovered the fantastic food and presentation people talk about. Giovanni's attention to detail and imagination make each meal worth talking about again and again. Valentino's lives up to the reviews as one of the best restaurants to open in Fort Lauderdale in the past twenty years.

Thank Jan C
Suffern, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Very poor service. The grlled octopus was served well. The pasta was justly, served not hot enough. Duck was over cooked and decided to leave,

Thank DoubleR004
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went to Valentino last week for dinner. A family friend recommended it as "the best restaurant in Fort Lauderdale." He was right. From cocktails to dessert, everything was delicious and service was good. We ordered the foie gras and calamari with artichoke dust appetizer specials - they were both amazing. The foie gras was decadent and each accompaniment on... More 

Thank Sarah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $55
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3137
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 19545235767
We are a fine dining restaurant featuring Italian cuisine with a modern twist. We source the very best products available, local whenever possible. Excellent wine list and full bar, served by professional waitstaff.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?