Best of 2011: Valentino (Santa Monica, CA)

There are 2,500 wines to select from to pair with the contemporary Italian fare served at this Santa Monica, California, restaurant.

Valentino was established in 1972 and is a classic of its kind. Chef de Cuisine Nicola Chessa’s traditional, contemporary Italian fare is perfectly complemented by intimate dining rooms and the consummate graciousness of owner Piero Selvaggio.

Destination Bottles:

Cantine Antonio Ferrari 1959 Solaria Jonica (Puglia)
Angelo Gaja 1989 Sori San Lorenzo (Barbaresco)
Biondi Santi 1891 Brunello di Montalcino (one of four bottles in the world)

Valentino’s legendary wine cellar has over 2,500 selections.

For more information about this Santa Monica, CA, restaurant, click here.

For more Southern California restaurants, visit Addison at The Grand Del Mar and Sonoma Wine Garden.


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