Valentino's Cucina Italiana
Valentinos's is the best restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. Food is prepared "just for you", and it is tastefull, perfect.
one of the finest restaurants in ft Lauderdale , the best octopus this side of town by far
Hands down the best pasta in Florida and I have been to all the top spots in Miami and other parts of this state.
We had a wonderful evening! The entire staff provided us with exceptional service and created a romantic ambiance for our date night. The food was so delicious, perfect portions, and cooked to perfection.
Beautifully presented food with amazing flavors. Our server was well informed and had an upbeat attitude.
A treat to enjoy passionate, talented cooking with friendly, knowledgable people in a well designed restaurant.
The whole experience is a mix of luxury and relax ambiance. The food is refine but also comfort. We love this restaurant...
Valentino's is the best high-end restaurant for foodies in Fort Lauderdale. Valentino's can compete with the best restaurants in San Francisco and New York.
Good atmosphere and ambiance, the servers themselves were excellent, but the food coming out of the
kitchen was slow and inconsistent. We waited a long time for our salads and even longer for our entree. We had an 8 p.m. reservation and did not receive our entrees until almost 10 p.m. No matter how good a restaurants reputation, no matter how famous the chef, timely presentation is essential.
After all the waiting for the main courses way to long ,they came cold! Cold pasta are you kidding!
Completely enjoyed the whole experience especially the waitstaff that paid attention to every detail. Will definitely be returning soon and also the the door East a try
Amazing restaurant! Our server was beyond attentive and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.
Great place! We were from out of town and made the wrong reservation but decided to stay and eat anyways. They treated us very well! Would highly recommend going, the food was exquisite!
Service was very slow. Food was mediocre, portions very small. Very noisy
Chef Giovanni never disappoints. We ordered off the specials that night and he served us a pasta mussel breadcrumb dish that goes beyond flavor. We also had his special ham and egg dish that I think is the best thing to order when available. The pound cake desert was to die for. Of course MY describtions of these wonderful choices of food is of lamans terms and the words can not explain the ingredients and flavor that you experience when dinning at Valentinos. Should be ranked as a Michelin rated restaurant in my opinion.
Food was good, didn’t knock our socks off.
Long lag time in between our appetizer and the main coming out.
Small portions for the price
Always good, service with Keith was great. Limited summer menu though.
My wife and I came here for our 21st Anniversary, after learning about it being part of CRAVE Fort Lauderdale. We were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. CJ, our maitre’d, was professional and humorous. We will definitely come back in the future, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a taste of high-end Italian.
Well, I finally made it to Valentino’s. The first time I had the pleasure of tasting a meal prepared by Giovanni Rocchio was when he owned Acqua E Farina on Federal Hwy and 12th street and moved out of the area as he opened Valentino Cucina. During my visits back to Fort Lauderdale I did not get to opportunity to dine at Valentino Cucina until this last visit. After reading Mike Mayo’s glowing 4 star review (the only one he has given out for a restaurant in Broward County) and his recommendation to try it during Broward County Restaurant month, I knew it was a must visit when I got to Fort Lauderdale. Oh my, was Mr. Mayo right! My friend and I had a reservation for 7PM but arrived a little early and we were seating promptly. We were warmly greeted by Elke, Chef Rocchio’s partner “in love and business” as she said and escorted to our table. From the moment of meeting Elke and throughout our meal service was extraordinary. Derek our server was attentive without being over bearing, CJ was so nice as he roamed the restaurant making sure all was ok, and Elke coming by a few times, we could not have asked for a better experience with service. And then came the food. We stuck with the Dinning Out menu and it was above and beyond anything you would expect from a restaurant doing this month long promotion. I asked Derek if the portions on the special menu were the same size as those on the regular menu and he said yes they are and that was so true. I selected the Caesar Salad, Branzino and my friend got the Roasted Beet salad and the Chicken Scarpariello. Desert was a Rum Cake with a Bourbon Cream topping. We gave each other some of our selections and with each bite I knew why Mr. Mayo had given Valentino Cucina his 4 star review. Each dish was a 10 out of 10 in presentation and taste. I am not a big dark chicken fan (the Scarpariello is pounded chicken thighs rolled and stuffed) but I did enjoy every bite of it. My Branzino was light and flakey and the accompan
The food and service excellent. We were lucky to get a table near the kitchen where we could see the Chef Giovanni Rocchio in action. Fabulous -- highly recommend.
My fave restaurant, period. Chef Gio and his team always impress.
Food arrived cold. The oyster appetizer special was ridiculously small, inexcusably so, and yet expensive. The waiter and sommelier were very apologetic and provided great service. However, they could not make any adjustments without manager approval. The manager came over twice during the meal, once when the oyster appetizer arrived and once when the food arrived cold. He too was apologetic and said that they would make meaningful adjustments to the bill. It was my wife's 50th birthday and the food completely ruined the evening. What's worse, the bill came and the only adjustments they made pertained to free dessert. The meal came to over $600.00 and the manager thought that 2 free desserts would make up for it. I let him know how disappointed I was but that did not make any difference. I am happy to spend good money for a good meal but this was inexcusable and the manager did not handle the situation properly. The waiter was embarrassed but there was nothing he could do. Truly, all restaurants have an off night. But good restaurants handle things well so that their customers are forgiving and willing to give them another shot. I will not be giving this restaurant another shot.
The service was excellent. Food was delicious. Although the wine was good, we felt it was rather pricey for what it was (Cade Sauvignon Blanc from Napa) at $72 per bottle. At first we were told we could not get the CRAVE menu because it was Saturday night; however after I spoke privately with the manager, he honored it for us because the hostess who answered the phone when I called in, told me that Yes, it will be available Saturday night. He is a mensch!
We will definitely go back, CRAVE menu or not ;)
Valentino's is always good. Good for that special person or meal.
Food is excellent, service is excellent.
It was amazing!
The table was uncomfortable,
Just a night out for dinner.
Leisurely, exceptional dining experience. Excellent service, delightful food in lovely surroundings.
Loved it. Food was fantastic. Our waiter was wonderful.
Superb! Unbelievable service m! Food was scrumptious and outstanding! Best restaurant in FLL hands down
We’ve been coming here for years and the food is always gorgeous. Giovanni continues to mix it up and push new boundaries with twists on the classics. Expect to be treated with welcoming gracious service by all. This is a special place run by people that care!
Dinner was like a festival for my tastebuds! The smoked corn and shiitake risotto and tuna crudo were delicious. The orechiette with Italian sausage and rapini was cooked perfectly with tender but toothy pasta, and a rich but transparent sauce. The service was impeccable and our waiter Derek was well informed and spot on in his descriptions of the many unique dishes on the menu. It was all such a treat that we lost track of time, but Derek never rushed us, even though we ended up closing the restaurant. Thank you Valentinos! We will be back.
Awesome as always. Attentive service good ambiance
Le temps d’attente des plats était très très long
Excellent pasta. Very reasonably priced bottles of wine.
Our server was excellent and the food was exceptional. The drinks and wine offering where also very good. Definitely a great place for a special dinner. One minor note is that the valet parking is not free ($4) which somewhat surprised me.
Service was excellent. Food was good but very rich. Menu was limited. Portions were on the small side. Very unique presentation. Not your ordinary Italian fare.
46 th wedding anniversary and all was great as always.