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Valentino's Ristorante

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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ANTIPASTI
16
Antipasto Toscano
Sharing platter of prosciutto, speck, salami and mortadella, gorgonzola, herb goat cheese, grana padana, fontina and accoutrements
13
Calamari Fritti
With basil aioli and marinara
12
Prosciutto e Melon
Grilled cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto, local honey, extra virgin olive oil
15
Scampi al Forno
Whole shrimp baked with roasted garlic lemon butter and toasted bread crumbs
12
Valentino's Flatbread
Pulled Springer Mountain chicken, crispy pancetta, lemon béchamel, candied walnuts, smoked mozzarella, arugula
14
Clams Oreganata
Baked middle neck clams stuffed with oregano, bread crumbs and roasted garlic butter
13
Mussels Marinara
A dozen PEI mussels steamed in white wine and tomato sauce with garlic, basil
16
Beef Carpaccio*
Beef crudo, cured red onions, arugula, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil
INSALATE
10
Organic Mixed Greens
Organic local lettuces, toasted pistachios, Kalamata olives, pickled carrots, and shaved Parmesan cheese
For Two 24
Single Regular Order 12
Caesar Salad*
Caesar salad, made table-side for two
12
Arugula Salad
Citrus honey vinaigrette, toasted walnuts, poached pears, goat cheese
8
Pasta e Fagioli
Traditional Tuscan white bean soup with pancetta
15
Caprese
Sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, burrata, extra virgin olive oil balsamic reduction
12
Bibb Salad
Bibb lettuce, crispy pancetta, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, marcona almonds, gorgonzola, roasted red pepper vinaigrette
PASTE E RISOTTI
24
Homemade Lasagna
Wild boar Bolognese, mozzarella, house made ricotta, and béchamel
32
Frutti di Mare
Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, calamari, basil, spinach, pomodoro and linguine
24
Gnocchi
Homemade gnocchi, roasted cherry tomatoes eggplant, asparagus, roasted garlic, basil, burrata
32
Lobster Ravioli
Roasted garlic, mushroom, crab meat, tarragon brandy cream sauce
PA
Risotto del Giorno
Risotto of the day
25
Bucatini
Italian sweet sausage, sautéed with onions, peppers, Pomodoro sauce, shaved Pecorino Romano
26
Gigli Toscano
Italian pasta tossed with shrimp, scallops, pancetta, pepperoncini, pomodoro
30
Garganelli
Braised beef tips and mushroom ragu with crème fraiche
CARNI
Steaks are served with garlic mashed potatoes unless specified
8 Ounce 38
10 Ounce 45
Espresso Rubbed Filet*
Pan-seared espresso rubbed
45
Bone In Ribeye Steak*
22 ounces, finished with Valentino's Fiorentina butter
36
New York Strip*
14 ounces, finished with Valentino's Fiorentina butter
38
Manhattan Cut New York Strip*
Herb marinated and sliced, topped with herb and arugula salad
CASERECCI
38
Grilled Rack of Lamb*
Rosemary marinated half rack of lamb, cannellini beans, grilled scallions, red wine reduction
28
Chicken Scarpariello
Springer mountain chicken, sausage, cherry peppers, roasted potatoes, green beans, white wine, lemon
30
Grilled Scottish Salmon*
Grilled zucchini, roasted beets and apples, citrus thyme jam, salsa verde
42
Veal Parmesan
14oz Pounded and breaded veal chop with marinara, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, with linguine
48
Veal Chop*
Grilled 14oz Chop - creamy taleggio polenta, roasted baby carrots, mushrooms and marsala sauce
32
Veal Saltimbocca
Scaloppini veal, crispy prosciutto, fontina, garlic sage roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus
45
Osso Bucco
Valentino's specialty, veal shank braised with vegetables, fresh herbs, tomato sauce, over saffron risotto
38
Cioppino
Whole shrimp, salmon, clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp and calamari in tomato saffron broth
CONTORNI
8
Pancetta and Scamorza Mac and Cheese
8
Cacio e Pepe Potatoes
Pecorino Romano cheese, black pepper
6
Sautéed Green Beans with Mushrooms
10
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
DESSERTS
10
Tiramisu*
Layered with lady finger cookies, whipped mascarpone, espresso, and Kahlua
9
Chocolate Mousse*
Velvety chocolate mousse, flavored with brandy and toasted pistachios
9
Bourbon Peach Sorbet
Pistachio merengue cookie
10
Cheesecake
Raspberry cheese cake with whipped crème fraiche
10
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Crushed almonds, rum, Bailys cream ice cream
24
Bananas Foster
Made table side for two
About
Now Open at our new location 1808 Hayes Street. Come share our passion for all things DELIZIOSO ~bold flavors, fresh ingredients, fine wines, and lighthearted laughter. Valentino's is quiet and romantic, sophisticated and elegant, cozy and warm and full of vibrant energy...all under one roof. Valentino's Ristorante has been serving Nashvillians for almost 3 decades.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews bananas foster lasagna table side caesar salad bucatini chocolate mousse rack of lamb clams bread filet made table side romantic dinner old house excellent food service romantic atmosphere pinot noir lovely restaurant special night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in an old home that has been remodeled; beautiful patio out front, and a great little bar area too. We were brought fresh bread and we started with the calamari appetizer; good and a nice size portion for two, the basil aioli...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank AliBaba2371
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

The service was good. The food was decent, I felt like I could have gone to Olive Garden for something similar. Nashville Tennessee certainly is a for foodies nor are there many options. It’s all meet and potatoes everywhere you go. Even at this Italian...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank GrandMasterOfTravel
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Suggested by a friend, and he did not steer me wrong. Wonderful atmosphere, situated in an 1880s (I believe) home. Wait staff attentive and polite. They made excellent recommendations for my entree, dessert and wine. I had lasagna, green beans & mushrooms and pinot noir....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Lovely restaurant, great staff, mediocre food. Appetizers of shrimp and scallops were delicious, unfortunately that is where it ended. The Caesar Salad was prepared table side, but lacked the classic Caesar taste. Our table chose a variety of entrees and I wished I had not...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AAR47
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Our group of 6 enjoyed a delicious dinner at Valentino’s. The atmosphere was upscale, the wait staff friendly and efficient, and the food top notch. My wife had a perfectly seasoned and prepared filet mignon which whipped potatoes. I tried the fruitti di mare, which...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dvheminger
Stephanie J, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you so much dvheminger! We love to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere and our great service! We are so happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed your meals! Come back soon!

Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Setting in an old house, the atmosphere is very romantic. The food was delicious. The calamari was delicious. The scallops were exquisite. Cooked to perfection. My boyfriend ordered the Veal Parmesan. The portion was huge, probably could have fed 3 people. The Veal was delicious...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank barbre
Stephanie J, General Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2019

Thank you so much Barbre, we are glad you could enjoy a romantic atmosphere and delicious food! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

The friendliness and atmosphere make this an excellent place for a discreet business or personal meal. The veal dishes are always good and the service top notch. New Location is quite a change from their old West End Ave address.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lmc6717
Stephanie J, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Thank you so much! We are glad you always enjoy our service and great food! We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 4, 2019

From the Valet to the Server they did a great job. The food was outstanding, especially the lasagna, best I've ever had. If I lived in Nashville I would eat here at least once a week.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank misinco
Stephanie J, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Thank you so much misinco! We are so glad you loved our lasagna and our great service!

Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Went to Valentino’s last night, very quaint place, looked promising! In the end food was mediocre. I had Veal Parmesan looked awesome when presented but was pretty poor, I think it was prepared in advance and heated in the microwave! Also we ordered the Caesar...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tom F
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Unbelievable restaurant. We strolled up and no one was there. I mean... all but 1 couple. They had more waiters than customers. We almost turned around, wondering why no one was there..? We didn’t turn around and had the most delicious meal we have had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank 260ashlinr
Stephanie J, Manager at Valentino's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

Thank you so much 260ashlinr! We are glad you could enjoy an amazingly delicious meal. We are glad we could provide amazing service for you! We hope you come back if you visit again!!

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bewarethemare
February 8, 2019|
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Response from Kevin B | Property representative |
Hello. Yes valet parking is available.
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March 24, 2018|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Mamalisa2013 | Reviewed this property |
They do have valet parking which I would suggest. It's not on the main drag so not as congested.
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