Chef Nico Chessa’s Nightly Menu Features a Italian Tasting Feast for $25

Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO and Executive Chef Nico Chessa vlogo_web proudly present “Il Quadrifoglio,” a stunningItalian-styled bento box of four seasonal dishes for $25.  The quartet of dishes changes nightly and is designed for both its visual and flavor balance.  Valentino is renowned for its use of exceptional Italian products which are showcased in the menus: specially selected Colatura di Alici, 24 Months Aged Prosciutto di Parma, Cerignola Olives and Bottarga, among others.

Sample menus includes Thursday’s “Il Quadrifoglio” of Apulian Salad with Tomato and Burrata Cheese, Mushroom Tortino Parmesan Saffron Fonduta, Potato Gnocchi Basil Pesto and Pecorino; Rabbit Cacciatore and Mashed Potatoes or Saturday’s featured platter of Crudita di Mare e Colatura di Alici, Fried Bufalo Mozzarella Garlic Marinara; Lasagna, Mushroom and Duck Ragù, Fried Bufalo Mozzeralla Garlic Marinara.

Selections from Piero Selvaggio’s legendary wine cellar and Valentino’s extraordinary desserts may be ordered separately.  Availability for the Vin Bar at Valentino is on a first come basis and does not require reservations.

Selvaggio and Chessa designed the menu for casual dining at a great price. “We wanted to be able to offer a value where our guests can drop in for an informal meal,” states Selvaggio. “It’s wonderful to be able to taste all four of these dishes for under $30.”

Il Quadrifoglio

“Quartetto” of Flavors $25
served at the bar only, Tuesday through Saturday



Baked Ricotta Salad and White Asparagus

Shrimp and Cannellini Tuscan Style

Fusilli Norma Eggplant Basil Tomatoes

Veal Tonnato with Tuna-Caper Dressing and Bottarga Shavings



Orange Fennel and Cerignola Olive Salad

24 Months Aged Prosciutto di Parma with Melon

Veal Agnolotti Butter and Sage

Valentino’s Meatloaf English Peas and Carrots



Apulian Salad with Tomato and Burrata Cheese

Mushroom Tortino Parmesan Saffron Fonduta

Potato Gnocchi Basil Pesto and Pecorino

Rabbit Cacciatore and Mashed Potatoes



Crudo of Ricciola (Amberjack) Citrus and Colatura Di Alici

Flan of Cardoons and Parmigiano Fondue

Calamarata Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Calamari

Grilled Octopus and Squid Ink Fregola



Crudita di Mare e Colatura di Alici

Fried Bufalo Mozzarella Garlic Marinara

Lasagna Mushroom and Duck Ragù

Fried Bufalo Mozzeralla Garlic Marinara


Tuesday Quadrifoglia at the Vin Bar

WHEN: Tuesday through Saturdays; currently available and runs indefinitely

Served only at the Vin Bar at Valentino             

5:00 p.m. to closing                       

For the past 41 years VALENTINO has retained the title as leader of Italian fine dining in Los Angeles. Piero Selvaggio and Executive Chef Nico Chessa are passionately developing new menus of innovative dishes that break away from the past traditions, leaning to the modern, all designed with an elegant fresh look and composition to be discovered by the next generation of guests discovering VALENTINO, the quintessential Italian restaurant of Los Angeles.


                        3115 Pico Blvd,

                        Santa Monica, CA 90401



Piero Selvaggio and VALENTINO have made a significant contribution to the Los Angeles restaurant scene for over forty years, introducing authentic Italian products, wine and regional cuisine to the public and nurturing many of our most influential chefs and restaurateurs. Selvaggio was recently recognized for his achievement in Angeleno and Wine Spectator magazines in October 2012.  VALENTINO was named among the best Italian restaurants in the United States by Travel & Leisure and The Daily Meal. The restaurant was named among the thirteen restaurants that changed the Los Angeles dining scene by in 2012 and awarded Top 10 Romantic Restaurants, Top 10 Wine Lists, Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles by in 2012. In 2013 Piero Selvaggio was one of five recipients of the prestigious Grana Padano Italian Cuisine Worldwide Awards and was also profiled for the “Lifer” interview in Eater LA about his legendary career the same year. With its intimate dining rooms, unsurpassed wine cellar, and the consummate graciousness of owner Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO remains the favored destination for some of the best dining in Los Angeles.