Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Valentino, Valentino, Valentino

How the three Italian restaurants known as Valentino are going their separate ways.

Valentino, Valentino, Valentino

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Here's more on the shifting empire of restaurateur Cosimo Tricarico: He's turning Valentino on the Square (267 S. 19th St., off Rittenhouse Square) into DiVino, a wine-and-cheese bar that's supposed to open in two weeks. He's expanded his Caffe Valentino (1245 S. Third St., at Moyamensing and Wharton) into the second floor. The last piece of the puzzle was Valentino Ristorante (1328 Pine St.), which he sold. In a few weeks, it's to become Giorgio on Pine, a similarly rustic BYOB. Owner is Giorgio Giuliani, a former partner in the late Monte Carlo Living Room and Ristorante Primavera.
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Michael Klein, the editor/producer of, writes about the local restaurant scene in his Inquirer column "Table Talk." Have a question? Email it! See his Inquirer work here.

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