Valentino restaurant is old world fine dining in Santa Monica. Though the building exterior is plain vanilla, the inside decor is classy. Have dined there at least half a dozen time. They serve Italian cuisine. Usually will have their tender filet. Wait staff members are attentive. Diners do tend to dress up at Valentino. Elegant decor and soft mood lightings enhance the unhurried atmosphere of yesteryears. Valet parking is available (on site lot). It’s metered parking on the street, free after 6 p.m.