Valentino's Cucina Italiana

620 S. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Valentino's Cucina Italiana

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  • Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • $$$, $$$$
  • Free Wifi, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
The already upscale Valentino's Cucina Italiana has received an upgrade. The restaurant moved from a small storefront in one of the many shopping centers that line Fort Lauderdale's South Federal Highway to shiny new space a few blocks north. The food, as innovative and trendy as ever -- venison tartare, grilled sardines, ham and egg pasta -- is now served up in an elegant, yet comforting space. Crisp white walls, nice bright lights, and soft yellow and blue upholstery are now juxtaposed against a weathered oak bar and an enormous stainless steel kitchen. Did we mention the restaurant now has a bar? Aside from the creative, made-from-scratch fare, Valentino's now serves up innovative made from scratch cocktails -- including made-in-house bitters. Owner Givoanni Rocchio prides himself on taking new twists on old favorites. And quite frankly, between the food and the cocktails, he has definitely succeeded.

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