- European, Italian, Western
Tue - Sun: 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sun: 18:00 - 22:30
- Bukit Timah
Stepping into this warm and cosy trattoria feels like you're entering a friend's home, an effect underscored by the generous portions of hearty Italian fare. Popular dishes include the squid-ink pasta, lobster linguine and Florentine steaks.
- Lobster Linguini in Pink Sauce
- Risotto with Sausage in Red Wine
- Special of the Day by Chef Valentino or Mamma Alma
- Anniversary2 votes
- After Work1 votes
- Romance/First Dates1 votes
- Dinner1 votes
- Nice Deco1 votes
- Children/Family1 votes
- Fine Dining1 votes
- Birthdays1 votes
- Ala Carte1 votes
Top Must Try Dishes
- Parma Pizza1 votes
- Pistachio Pannacotta1 votes
- Squid Ink Pasta with Crab Meat1 votes
01 Sep 2012 - 31 Aug 2013
Complimentary dessert with minimum order of 2 items
2 items must consist of 1 main course and either a pasta or pizza
Valid onkly when customer makes payments with a DBS/POSB card
recommends this place.
I've been wanting to try Valentino for the longest time. But its previous Binjai Park locale was really far away from the city. Plus, its tiny shop space ensured you couldn't get reservations unless you were the type who planned what to eat for dinner at least 2 weeks in advance. Now that it's at The Grandstand (previously known as Turf City, which previously housed the old Turf Club), a slightly more centralised (and consequently closer to the the city center) location, it's less of a hassle to drive out to the suburbs to try this famed and much raved about Italian restaurant. And, with its much bigger premises, we didn't have a problem scoring a table despite the lack of reservations.
A tip is to turn right into the side road, instead of heading straight into The Grandstand's carpark up ahead. This side road will lead you straight into the entrance of Valentino. Plus, if u feel like it, Valentino has valet parking as well.
The restaurant is charmingly homestyled, with service that was animated, reactive and genuinely friendly.
We also loved the food. LOVED. Valentino boosts refined home-cooking, both rustic but elegant.
1) Fettucine al Granchio ($25.90) perfectly al dente squid ink fettucine slathered with a tangy and sweet creamy tomato sauce layered with generously huge chunks of sweet shredded crabmeat. A little chilli helped keep this sharp and spicy
2) Ravioli Beef ($28.90) stuffed with minced beef and creamy ricotta cheese was tossed in a tomato and garlic sauce, while slices of porcini provided texture and an earthy taste
3) Risotto al Funghi Porcini ($24.90) al dente rice with gourmet porcini mushroom and bright sunny saffron was an exercise in restrained flavouring.This was a great balance of starchy elements and light simple flavours
does not recommend this place.
Until now, that is. For the past two hours (Wednesday dinner timing), I have been trying to call them at their new premises, and all I am getting is voicemail. Having someone answer the phone is a basic thing, right? It's bad service right from the very start of the experience with the restaurant.
This has never happened to me when they were at their old premises at Rifle Range Road. Before, no matter how busy they were, someone always picked up the phone and told me whether they still have a table at the date and time that I requested.
I am not recommending this restaurant until they can find someone to pick up their phone.
recommends this place.
I also recommend this place for:
Anniversary, Fine Dining, Nice Deco, Romance/First Dates