Best of 2011: Valentino (Santa Monica, CA)

Best of 2011: Valentino (Santa Monica, CA)

Valentino was established in 1972 and is a classic of its kind. Chef de Cuisine Nicola Chessa鈥檚 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鈥檚 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聽Addison at The Grand Del Mar聽and Sonoma Wine Garden.