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Valentino - Santa Monica*Michelin Star* is a top merchant due to its average rating of 4.5 stars or higher based on a minimum of 400 ratings.

Valentino - Santa Monica*Michelin Star*

3115 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica

$1,179 for a Private Four-Course Dinner Party with Wine Pairings for 10 at Valentino ($1,650 Value)

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Highlights

Michelin-starred restaurant treats guests to an elegant four-course meal with wine pairings from its acclaimed cellar

Customer Reviews

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JeanTOP REVIEWER
15 ratings14 reviews
January 8, 2019
We got in just a couple of days before it closed for good on January 1, 2019. Very fortunate as the food was wonderful. Regret it will be no longer after so many years in business. They maintained the quality throughout.
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MaryTOP REVIEWER
22 ratings20 reviews
December 31, 2018
All the food was delicious ! The wait staff were friendly & helpful !
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LoraineTOP REVIEWER
10 ratings7 reviews
December 29, 2018
Excellent in every aspect! So sad it’s closing!
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MarylouTOP REVIEWERSHUTTERBUG
26 ratings7 reviews5 photos
December 25, 2018
The food was excellent, service is superb, and the place is classy. Can’t complain.
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salveas
1 ratings1 reviews
December 21, 2018
Great place. Delicious food. Old school service as if you were family. Definitely worth the deal.
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JoshuaTOP REVIEWER
13 ratings7 reviews
December 19, 2018
Food was excellent, decor was elegant and the service impeccable. A great experience.
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Michael
5 ratings3 reviews
December 16, 2018
Los Angeles fine dining at its best! Paired with amazing wine and first rate service by sommelier Paul Sherman makes for a night to remember.
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zhannaTOP REVIEWER
39 ratings23 reviews
December 3, 2018
delicious food and ambience
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What You'll Get

The Deal

$1,179 for a private four-course dinner party with wine pairings for 10 ($1,650 value). The dinner party includes the following, per guest:

  • Tray-passed hors d’oeuvres upon arrival
  • First course upon being seated
  • Choice of entree
  • Dessert
  • Wine pairing per course
  • Click here to view the menu

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Tuesdays-Saturdays during merchant's dinner hours (restaurant closed Sundays and Mondays). Present voucher upon arrival. No additional payment beyond tax, if applicable, and gratuity is required. Please tip on the full value of the check; 18-20% is customary for good service. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 3 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Valentino

In an age of celebrity chefs, it’s not often that a restaurant is instead famed for its proprietor. But Valentino, one of the premier Italian restaurants outside of Italy, is synonymous with founder Piero Selvaggio. Piero opened the flagship Santa Monica location in 1972, and over the years has twice earned a Michelin star as well as a dozen James Beard Award nominations (including two wins) for his thoroughly curated selection of imported ingredients, cheeses, and wines. Wine Spectator once said, “There are great restaurateurs, and then there is Piero Selvaggio, the consummate host with the uncanny ability to know exactly what you want to have for dinner even before you do.” His efforts have hardly let up, as he has been honored with James Beard nominations for Outstanding Restaurateur in both 2012 and 2013.

The crown jewel of Piero’s Santa Monica location is undoubtedly the wine cellar, which Wine Spectator called “the greatest wine cellar of them all.” It has received the publication’s prestigious Grand Award every year since 1981, which isn’t surprising considering the collection has included as many as 130,000 bottles from 2,800 different labels. Patrons might find anything from a less than $50 varietal to a $25,000 bottle of Brunello Biondi-Santi Riserva from 1891. Of course, Piero doesn’t expect everyone to be a connoisseur; the aforementioned article suggests that for ordering, “the best course might be to close the wine list…tell Selvaggio how much you want to spend, and just settle back.” The varietals are mostly Italian, French, and Californian in an effort to complement the menu.

From the kitchen, Chef Piero Selvaggio nurtures a menu that balances Italian classics with newer creations. The regular dinner menu features veal ossobuco and lasagna with duck ragu, while the more adventurous five-course chef’s tasting menu might include Italian-style sashimi or pan-roasted quail. No wonder Wolfgang Puck once told the James Beard Foundation that Valentino is his favorite place to eat for special occasions.

Valentino - Santa Monica*Michelin Star*

Restaurant, Italian Restaurant