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Richard Foss

Piero Selvaggio; Credit: Richard Foss

Farewell, Valentino: Piero Selvaggio Says Ciao to Santa Monica

Owner Piero Selvaggio has been greeting guests and working the room at Valentino for 47 years. Selvaggio’s reign over this dining room is coming to an end, as he has decided to close the restaurant at the end of December. Before he did, he sat down with L.A. Weekly to muse on the changing scene during his time in business....