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  • 3115 Pico Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90405

  • Phone: 310-829-4313

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm

    Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm

    Sat 5pm-10:30pm

  • Cuisines:
    European, Italian
  • Pricing:
    Average Main Course Price is $30
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For over 38 years, award-winning Valentino has provided not only excellent Italian cuisine but impeccable service and a vast wine list as well. The arrival of Chef Nicola Chessa in early 2010 heralds a new scrumptious (albeit Sardinian) era for a dining establishment that continues to excel as time goes on. Antipasti include carpaccio and Italian bread salad, while pasta and risotto options are perfect in their simplicity — try potato and spinach gnocchi or garlic-infused spaghetti with clams. Representative entrees include swordfish with onion and olive caponata, grilled squab in honey-fig-red wine sauce, and osso buco. The wine list has over 1000 choices, including vintage ports; several grappas are also available. Tasting menu is $55 without wine; $95 with wine pairings.





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Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"New Chef Nicola Chessa serves up Sardinian style fare."