Wonderful restaurant for that
Wonderful restaurant for that special occasion. The food is absolutely delicious and the setting was pretty cool. A couple of years ago I threw a birthday bash in one of the rooms upstairs and had a wonderful memorable experience. We only encountered one glitch this time. Our waiter in particular pushed for me to order a pricey bottle of wine. He asked me if I wanted to start at $150.00 or more per bottle. Not being comfortable with that, I immediately said bring it down a notch and shot him a look. Then I said, I am sure you could suggest a cabernet in the $75.00 range. Also since we were only 4 people at the table, they could have gotten the entrees to the correct person. Just be aware and your evening could be a really great experience.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The waiters were very helpful
The waiters were very helpful and knowledgeable. We ordered completely off their specials and they were all fantastic.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, the restaurant was beautifully designed and the service was impeccable. Every restaurant makes you wait until everyone in the party is present. However the restaurant manager graciously allowed the 6 of us to sit waiting paitently for the others to arrive. The staff was at our service at all times. Not once did we have to call or wait for a waiter, they were already at our table serving/refilling our drinks and needs.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not let down!
Service was outstanding and food was absolutely delicious! Will definitely return for my next trip to NYC.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you're searching for that
If you're searching for that magical evening where great food, fine wines, attentive service and luscious ambiance come together---Valbela is your place!!!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The price was outrages. Even
The price was outrages. Even though my pasta was really good but paying $50 just for a pasta is beyond the ridiculous.
Service and everything else was great but I am not going back there.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been here many times.
I've been here many times. The food is excellent and the service makes it a great place
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Impeccable Dining Experience
Amazing experience! Food was phenomenal, wait staff could not have been more attentive or knowledgeable and atmosphere was excellent. We had a variety of entrees at the table including Seafood, Beef and pasta. All were excellent. Also, do not miss out on the soufflé. Well worth the time and expense.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
NYC Italian...Texas Sized Portions!
Great location in the MPD, around the corner from another favorite Scarpetta. I'd have to give the edge to Valbella, and would eat there again. STARTERS - White asparagus with mozza..seasonal but it never lives up to the hype; Swiss chard salad with Gorgonzola & candied walnuts; Caprese - fantastic and fresh....MAINS - Piedmont steak - red , DO Not get more than med. rare...Cooked perfectly but not flavorful; Whole Bronzino, fork tender; Scalapini martini- tender veal scallopini pan fried and breaded, whit wine sauce, with julienne green beans and whole fingerling potatoes..2nd best on the table. A touch of capers would have made this a total show stopper; Filetto di venison - the best specimen I've ever had. Best thing on the table!
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Wine experience
The menu is paired with an extensive wine list from Italy and beyond. There are wines for all tastes and budgets.
Service was excellent as was the food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best of the best! Amazing
The best of the best! Amazing food and service!!!!! Will be back very soon
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing and so
The food was amazing and so was the service. Definitely reccomend.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The scallop and artichoke starter was incredible, as was the Linguine Fra Diavolo Fruti di Mare...
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Booked a last minute table on Wednesday night. The food and staff were excellent as always.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was amazing from the food to the service. Its not every day that you can find the "perfect place" for the "perfect ocassion".
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meat packing district pearl
I wanted to take my Italian-food loving 12 year old someplace special, and this was IT. We were warmly greeted and seated and when my daughter asked if she could have a lemonade, the waiter told us "oh we don't have that but I will make one up for you", and he did and it was good! We had a tiny portion of the pasta in truffle sauce (very generous portion), plus their special salad with Italian ham, mozzarella, rocket salad, etc. wow! Fresh fresh fresh. The final show stopper was when the owner invited my daughter to make a dessert with chef Frank (?) in the pastry kitchen. She made a delicious Napolean or maybe it was Neopolitan, but she was so impressed and even got to keep the apron and chef's hat! $ but worth every cent!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Favorite Restaurant in NYC!!!
This has been our favorite restaurant in NYC for four years now. The food is incredible. Wonderful seafood and the best Napoleon in the world!!!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is as if we were in the
It is as if we were in the heart of Rome.. and not Meatpacking. The whole experience was truly wonderful with tasteful dishes, attentive staff and exquisite atmosphere. The dishes are large, so order to share.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time for dinner. Great atmosphere, one of the best dinners I have had this year while traveling and entertaining business customers. The "Meat Packing District" has come a long way. Hot area of the city.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, surprisingly empty
The food was truly amazing, a perfectly prepared blend of traditional and creative, which came to the table at a good pace. The service was very good, and the ambiance was as well, though there were surprisingly few people there for dinner on a Friday night. It's a block off the main meatpacking drag, but that should not have left it so undiscovered. For groups, they have several private rooms upstairs that are beautiful.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
OMG! Thank you OpenTable
Every dish was better than the first..& the first was awesome! We left shocked and surprised that this was our very first experience at Valbella. It is definitely our newest favorite Top 10 restaurants in the city.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here multiple times
I've been here multiple times and it's always a great experience. The food is creative and delicious. I was recently diagnosed as being gluten intolerant. I informed my waiter and he said "No problem, I have you covered" and he meant it. They have gluten free pasta and other gluten free dishes. I was able to enjoy a full Valbella experience, including their spectacular pasta special with a truffle sauce.....prepared with gluten free pasta! Can't wait to go back again!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 9 for dinner and loved the dining room set up with very attentive and pleasant staff. Food was excellent, especially
fish and meat dishes. Pasta was rated only so-so by two diners.All alcoholic beverages were outstanding especially their Prosecco. Many desserts were shared and fully enjoyed as were the after dinner coffee selections.The ambiance was so inviting we felt like the staff were also part of our birthday celebration. We would all go back in a heartbeat.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
all around fabulous
Food is amazing. Service impeccable. Never rushed. Very attentive & polite staffing.
I'm a First timer, but for sure it wont be my last. Bravo!!!!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great New York sure spot
You get what u pay for caltjiugh it is expensive portions are huge and foote top rate all around great place. You feel very satisfied that u weren't taken advantage of. Great service. Friendly welcome. A little loud but food is so good u don't pat attention. Veal chop great. I had a special salad so big it could have been the meal !
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and food was perfect!
Service and food was perfect! They are eager to please .
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit!
This restaurant remains near the top of my list for special occasion dining. From the moment you walk through the door you are made to feel welcome. The service is flawless from start to finish. The menu is well rounded but not too large (and easily catered for a gluten free guest). The wine list is imposing, but with help we found just what was needed. The result? A delicious meal with perfectly matched wines and most importantly, a tremendously fun evening.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
The food is amazing. And very good selection
Service was as good as I have ever had at any
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as it gets
Went with group of 5. Waiter was fully knowledgeable of menu and ha great recommendations. Pork chops and seafood pasta were spectacular. Get the Napoleon for desert. It's well worth it. Overall one of the best restraint experiences we have had in a while.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing ambiance and delicious food
My husband and I went here for our anniversary ....the service and food were amazing....the ambiance was even better.
This place is wonderful especially for a romantic night out or a special occasion.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have dined at this restaurant 5 or 6 times. I have always been very impressed by the quality of food at the top notch service. It is not as well known as it should be.
Tonight I had their Halibut Special with a side of truffle pasta (was a entree but they made a small plate as a side). Very fine flavors and perfectly cooked halibut. The truffle pasta was very rich and would have been too much as an entree.
David (owner) recommended to us a Brunello (Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino 2003) which was fantastic.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional in all counts. Food was superb. Service was outstanding. I will recommend this to family and friend. I look forward to my return.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Valbella is good
Food was quite good - especially the carpaccio - excellent. Wines were too expensive for what they were. The interior decoration is outstanding.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very kindly service, and very good food.....Notable Wine list.....We will come back soon....
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but well worth it
This was our first visit. The service was impeccable. The waiters were top notch and extremely polite. The food was delicious and well-presented. The wine list is amazing however the wine bottle selection prices started at $125 and went up to $1000. Definitely not a place for anyone looking for a casual meal. Our bill for two people with a bottle of wine, two cocktails, salad, main course and dessert, with tip was just over $400. Definitely an upscale restaurant.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The very charming maitre d
The very charming maitre d guided four women to the worst table in the house near the service bar butwas very charming about it
It makes you wonder when gender issues can be resolved and they realize first impressions make it hard for the rest of the staff and the restaurant will be judged beginning with a negative
The staff was attentive knowledgeable about menu options
The food was delicious
We had an enjoyable birthday dinner and laughed about it--but it's off the list
Women enjoy being respected as customers
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last minute reservations for dinner in meatpacking and it was delicious! Had the tri colored pasta with lobster and scallops in a lobster sauce! Yum!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the service, to the food quality, to the ambience...This is a role model...
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
good Italian food in a modern
Valbella is an excellent addition to the meat packing district. It is very different than a lot of the typical places in the neighborhood, this is more of a grownup place. If you are in your 20s you will not like this place unless you are going with your parents. The food is excellent, and like many places in MD, it is loud and vibrant scene. Don't expect a quiet upper east side joint. Also take public transportation, the parking around here is horrible.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excelent Dining Experiance
My wife and I were inthe City for the weekend and decided to give Vabella a try. The food and service were outstanding. I ordered the double chop and it came out perfect. My wife had the chicken in pastry and loved it. I recomend the signature napoleon desert, you have to order it before/when your main entree arrives as they make it fresh every time. The desert is so lite and airy that even if you are full from dinner you can make room for this...
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
dining experience was very much enjoyed - food was exceptional-service was excellent without being overbearing
. I felt pricing was somewhat high
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
An upscale restaurant in Meat Packing district with great food and good ambience.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Service was great from
The Service was great from the opening of the door. An older man, whom I thought was the owner, welcomed us and assured us that our young children would be welcomed with a funny comment to my daughter. It was great to see the waiter, who was from Croatia, tell us how great America is and how he loves being here. Anyway, the food was fantastic and quick. It kind of felt like they were trying to turn the table as we got there at 715, but we were very relaxed. The soufflés were phenomenal and the dinner itself was rich and to die for. Would definitely go back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
All were great from the owner to the waiters.Food was spectacular.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
stylish and romantic
We had good food and enjoyed the evening, will def. go again
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We gambled and it paid off
We had trouble finding a table but we were lucky enough to find a late reservation here. What really made our night was Sonny our waiter. If you like a quiet, reserved professional this is not your guy! But from the time we sat down he made sure we got what we wanted even if we asked for something else!! Honestly I eat out a lot and Sonny was the best (not the most professional) waiter we've had he made the night! The food was fantastic, Veal chop, Chicken parm, Truffle pasta and Sea Bass all great!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The burrata apetizer was the best ever! Bronzini prep with just a hint of fennel and the sea bass over broccolini excellent. Noise level was a bit over the top but given the structure it is to be expected. Great dining experience.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back
One of the best places to eat in the city,they make you feel like one of the family,And the food is out of this world.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding find. I had planned a great night with some friends and decided to try Valbella . We were not let down. From the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly. The food was superb, service and ambience were great. I am looking forward to going back with my husband.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner here recently with a group of six prior to seeing a show. We had an early reservation which may have made a significant difference in noise level of the restaurant. I suspect that the noise level can get quite loud when business really picks up. Whatever the case, we had an outstanding meal. My party ordered a good range of dishes from the menu and all were amazing. The salads are perfectly dressed, well composed, and absolute works of art. The burrata appetizer is also outstanding. I especially liked the linguini with frutti di mare. It was the best rendition of the dish that I have ever eaten. I suspect there is nothing this restaurant does not do well.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM