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“Great food with all of the right combinations”

Valentino Cucina Italiana
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Ranked #190 of 1,346 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $55
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed June 17, 2013

I had a business dinner here. This restaurant truly understands hospitality. Great food with all of the right combinations. The wine list was excellent. Save room for desert. If you are worried a budget this is not the right place, as this is a very expensive place to eat and drink.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

I was impress by the quality of the food in this restaurant. It was a gourmet standard.
The atmosphere is very european, very well lit, very professional staff. A little pricy but the quality of their products shows. I will definitely go back.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Valentinos New Location is the best looking room in Fort Lauderdae. Exceptionally expensive but creative menu with hits and misses. At best distracted service which can border on rude at times.

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

After re-opening at the new address Valentino's goal seems to become a trendy "Hip-Spot". The old cozy furniture made room for white and bright interior. I am a local and since the demise of "Cafe Sharaku" I have not found a restaurant offering food out of the extraordinary. Until I found the Valentino's. However, there are some hiccups. The service is friendly but untrained. Go back to the basics, guys: Never start bussing the table when somebody is still eating. And make sure there is always water and wine in the glasses.
The food, as mentioned, is extraordinaire. Maybe a little too much. My wife had the 4-course tasting menu. It started with a raw oyster, topped with white chocolate and ended with a veal medallion in vanilla sauce. Really? Some guest chef tried to be over creative and overdid it. I ordered from the regular menu, which turned out to be a better choice. No question, we will be back. But we will not offer ourselves again as Guinea pigs for a cook who thinks he is imaginative but instead delivers insults to your taste butts.
And last but not least: Two male host were standing inside near the door and none of them attempted to open it for my wife when we exited. This restaurant is pricey and overstaffed. So much for "you get what you pay for".

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

What a pleasure to go to this restaurnat. Everthing from decour, food, and service is as good as it get's anywhere. I almost don't want to tell people because it will make it tougher to get in.

A must if your in Fort lauderdale

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