Piero Selvaggio at Valentino

About Piero Selvaggio

Born in Sicily, Piero Selvaggio opened his first restaurant, Valentino, in Santa Monica, when he was only 25. Despite having held numerous jobs in the restaurant trade, he quickly realized that he had a lot to learn.


  • Best Italian Restaurant in America
    The New York Times
  • America‚Äôs 10 Best Italian Restaurants
    Wine Spectator
  • Nominee for Outstanding Restauranteur
    James Beard Foundation
  • America's Top Table
    Gourmet magazine
  • Hall of Fame Award
    California Restaurant Association

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