Restaurant

Piero Selvaggio's Valentino is widely regarded as one of the finest Italian restaurants in the U.S. Valentino has received critical acclaim for its food, wine and service by the industry’s top public including Wine Spectator, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, James Beard Foundation and more.

When Valentino fired opened, Italian food in America meant pasta and heavy sauces. Piero Selvaggio set out to make food cleaner, to make flavors more distinct, and to ensure that his sauces didn't drown his food. He and his chefs began to reinterpret the classics or, "reinterpret memories." This is a process that continues to this day. Selvaggio brings the freshest ingredients from farm to table, including many vegetarian and gluten free items and creates fantastic dishes that are always inventive and always stunning.

Visit our iconic restaurant in Santa Monica and see why Valentino has been a landmark dining destination and Los Angeles favorite for more than 40 years.

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Best Restauranteur Finalist
James Beard Foundation
Four Star Restaurant
Sonoma County Wine Stars
Premio del Riconoscimento for Best Italian Restaurant Abroad
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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
Food & Wine
Best Values
Food & Wine
Best Wine by the Glass
Food & Wine
Best Sommelier
Food & Wine
Best Wine List
Food & Wine
Outstanding Service Award
James Beard Foundation
America's Top Table
Gourmet Magazine