Santa Monica CA 90405
Piero Selvaggio opened Valentino almost 40 years ago, when L.A. Italian dining meant spaghetti with red sauce and veal parmigiana, and he was in no small part responsible for changing how not just Calfornia but all of America looked at (and ate) the cooking of his native land. Sourcing the best products from both California and Italy, building a wine list (Italian and otherwise) that is one of the most comprehensive in the country, and serving both classic and imaginative Italian food with consummate skill, Selvaggio created an enduring gastronomic landmark. — Valaer Murray, 2/18/11
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Eat truffles here.
Very nice place.Piero the owner is very nice and hospitable.
One of the best meals gor my birthday
Closed on Mondays
Jonathan Gold says: I will never forget my first taste of Quintarelli Amarone here, which is as close as I had gotten to a sweet, musky taste of heaven.
L.A.¹s ultimate special-occasion Italian restaurant! A bells-and-whistles place where you reserve a table weeks in advance. Still, the food is great! Try it at PLATE LA Weekly's Food Event 3/3/13!
This was my first job in america...! Let Piero Selvaggio guide you all the way... And prepare your wallet!
Grilled vegetable medley is to die for!
The old school romantic nightspot. I love this place...
Even Joffre Borgia knows that an authentic fine dining experience doesn’t come cheap!
Almost 40 years old, this ancient LA staple still serves great, if pricey, fine dining Italian. [Eater 38 Member]
You taste the sea most of all in the bottarga they use to garnish many dishes. Russet in color, the dried roe has a strong, briny flavor, giving a dish the rich funk of ocean.
take advantage of the knowledge of the sommelier. he may seem like a dork at first, but he knows his stuff.