3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-829-4313
SANTA MONICA. For years, award-winning Valentino has provided not only excellent Italian cuisine but impeccable service and a vast wine list as well. 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.
Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm; Sat 5pm-10:30pm
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