Gabe, left, and Eloise Valentino have made downtown Montevideo a popular dining destination since they opened their restaurant, Valentino's American Restaurant, in 1997. Eloise brought the culinary skills to the business, while it was Gabe's carpentry skills and penchant for collecting things that made possible the interesting and attractive décor. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Valentino's packs a punch on Main Street Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO -- Midwestern girl goes to California, waits tables and gets discovered.
It makes for a great story in Hollywood, but on Main Street Montevideo, it makes for something much better: Terrific food and an extraordinary place to enjoy it.
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