Il Valentino

 IlValentinoInt2 Il Valentino

330 E. 56th St. St., Off 1st Ave.

(212) 355-0001

Website: http://www.ilvalentinony.com/

Serves:
Lunch, Dinner 7 Days a Week. (Piano Music Friday & Saturday Nights).

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Award-winning website, Punchin-dot-com, features the Walman Report and reviews of restaurants, travel, wine and theater. Il Valentino is an elegant Italian restaurant, tucked away in the Sutton Hotel. There is an intimate antique studded bar, a romantic main dining room with well-spaced tables and crisp white cloths, an enclosed garden and an eye-catching antipasto display, as one enters. Live piano music  by the charming Barrett Taylor creates a clubby-feel on Friday & Saturday evenings.

There are marvelous cocktails to sip with antipasti. And pastas shine. You’ll like the black tagliolini  prepared with shrimps, asparagus, and fresh tomatoes as well as the large tubular pasta sauced with eggplant and ricotta cheese. Ravioli, stuffed with
Veal & spinach, in a wild mushroom sauce is outstanding.

Memorable entrees include a perfect Sautéed Calf’s Liver with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar and grilled polenta, Entrecote Robespiere (New York steak) served with broccoli rabe and oil, Caciucco Toscano (tuscan style fish stew)  fresh seafood  and daily specials such as lamb osso bucco. Fresh berries make an ideal dessert. Well chosen wines wines, warm service by host Mirso Lekic and the excellent restaurant manager, Michael Groll, and great cappuccino complete the picture of Il Valentino, 330 E. 56th St.

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Copyright 2010 By Nancy Walman

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IlValentinoInt5 Sample Dinner Menu

 

Hot Appetizers

Funghi Misti Al Parfumo Di Erbe shitake, oyster, and champignon mushrooms sautéed with herbs
10.95

Asparagi Gratinati Alla Parmigiana asparagus gratinee with ptarmigan cheese
9.95

Calamari Fra Diavolo calamari with garlic, tomatoes, and spices
13.95

Vongole Al Forno Oreganata baked clams with seasoned breadcrumbs
12.95

Minestra Del Giorno soup of the day
9.95

Cold Appetizers

Carpaccio Di Manzzo beef carpaccio with arugola and parmesan
14.95

Bresaola Della Veltellina dried cured beef with spinach and parmesan cheese
12.95

Olive Della Casa selection of Mediterranean olives
5.95

Fresh Clam Half Shell fresh clams with cocktail sauce
13.95

Antipasto Alla Italiana prosciutto, salami, and vegetables
14.95

Insalata

Insalata Del Fattore red and green leaf lettuce, extra virgin olive oil, and Chianti vinegar
8.95

Insalata Di Cesare hearts of romaine with a dressing of mustard, boiled organic eggs, croutons, and parmesan cheese
9.95

with chicken add
4.00

Insalata Di Caprese mozzarella served with artichoke, olive oil, and garlic
12.95

Insalata Di Spinach Con Gorgonzola E Noci spinach salad served with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts, and tossed in vinaigrette.
9.95

Fresh Home Made Pasta

Cavatelli Al Profumo Di Pomodoro pasta shells tossed with tomatoes, and basil
16.95

Oriecchiette Con Salsicce ear shaped pasta with veal sausages, broccoli di rape and pepperoncini
17.95

Pasta Nera Con Gamberoni black tagliolini prepared with shrimps, asparagus, and fresh tomatoes
17.95

Tortellini Alla Panna tortellini pasta stuffed with cheese prepared with prosciutto, sweet peas and cream
16.95

Fettuccine Bolognese homemade fettuccine with a classic Italian bolognese sauce
16.95

Imported Dry Pasta

Linguini Alla Vongole long pasta ribbons with manila clams, garlic, white wine sauce, and virgin olive oil
16.95

Spaghettini Mare E Monti thin spaghetti, shellfish, white wine sauce
17.95

Bucatini Alla Amatricina long pierced pasta prepared with pancetta, onions, and tomato sauce
16.95

Rigatoni Con Melanzzane E Ricotta large tubular pasta prepared with eggplant and ricotta cheese
16.95

Penne All Arrabbiata short pasta in a spicy tomato sauce and marinated onions
15.95

Entree

Caciucco Toscano tuscan style fish stew
26.00

Salmone Alla Griglia grilled wild salmon with white wine, lemon, and oregano
26.00

Red Snapper Alla Livornesse red snapper sautéed with onions, tomatoes, capers, olives and wine
26.00

Pesce Del Giorno Ai Vapore fresh fish filet steamed with lemon leaves, and vegetables fish selection cheese daily
23.00

Petto Di Pollo Alla Bolognese breaded breast of chicken topped with prosciutto buffalo mozzarella, and artichoke sauce
22.00

Scallopini Di Vitello A Piacere veal scaloppini piccata lemon and white wine or marsala wine and mushrooms
27.00

Entrecote Robespiere new york steak served with broccoli rabe and oil
28.00

Contorni $7.95

Rustic Potato

Creamed Spinach choice of broth or cream

Steamed Spinach

Sautee Onion

Broccoli Di Rape

Mushroom Cups

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