Press and Awards

Press and Awards

Valentino is so much more than an elegant evening out with exceptional food. At Valentino, world-class culinary offerings and the finest wines the world has to offer, come together with award-winning service in a very special dining experiences. In Valentino, Piero Selvaggio, the consummate host, has created a restaurant unrivaled, which must be experienced again and again.

"Dining in Valentino’s wine cellar room upstairs gives guests the chance to admire restaurateur Piero Selvaggio’s extraordinary wine cellar, the... more

Valentino’s cuisine is no less fork-droppingly delicious than it’s always been, but I detected a lighter touch with the pastas, and a little more... more

This season, Valentino Santa Monica is partnering with Dine L.A. to bring a unique 5 course tasting menu.

Selvaggio reveals a bit about this background with a salad of orange, fennel, and black olives --what you might order beneath an arbor near the... more

Best Restauranteur Finalist
James Beard Foundation
Four Star Restaurant
Sonoma County Wine Stars
Premio del Riconoscimento for Best Italian Restaurant Abroad
1 Star
Michelin Guide for Los Angeles
Ivy Award of Distinction
Restaurants and Institutions
Lifetime Achievement Award
California Restaurant Association
VINO Distinguished Service Hall of Fame
Italian Trade Commission's Hall of Fame
"Grand Award" Every Year Since 1981
Wine Spectator
Number One in America's 10 Best Italian Restaurants
Wine Spectator
Number One Italian Restaurant
New York Times Ruth Reichl
Absolute Best: Piero Selvaggio
Los Angeles Magazine
Best Place to Take a Wine Snob
Food & Wine
Best Wine Pairings with Food
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Best Values
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Best Wine by the Glass
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Best Sommelier
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Best Wine List
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Outstanding Service Award
James Beard Foundation
America's Top Table
Gourmet Magazine