Valbella Is Bella!
I knew nothing about this restaurant other than postings on this site. We celebrated our 42nd anniversary there with my daughter and her husband. The service, food and ambience were impeccable. I would definitely recommend it and plan to return.
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
wondweful from start to finih..
wondweful from start to finih.. would highly recommend
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is an outstanding Italian
This is an outstanding Italian restaurant that would be good for a splurge outing. The wine list is good but expensive. The food was excellent. Service is very attentive which we liked but some might find a bit much.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and excellent
Wonderful food and excellent professional service!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my favorites! So glad
One of my favorites! So glad to have a midtown location of this downtown gem!!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorites--although
One of our favorites--although service was not as prompt this time as it usually is.
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were excellent,
Food and service were excellent, wine list is bountiful, great experience.
Will try the Meatpacking location as well.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
great find if you are looking
great find if you are looking for a non- tourist place in midtwon!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to a very early dinner
We went to a very early dinner after seeing an afternoon Broadway show. It was very quiet and cozy. The food was very good and the dessert was AMAZING! We had the Neapolitan which was very light so a perfect ending to the meal. I would recommend this for a romantic evening out or for a client dinner.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been to Valbella several
Have been to Valbella several times. The food and service are tops! I have even used the private room for a Company function. Would definitely recommend to others.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian fare in theater area
Outstanding on all counts! Classic to Standard Italian Fare Excellent as well as wine selections
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Responded to our needs
Hosted a business dinner here and when we arrived there was a large party enjoying a happy hour which would have made it impossible to hold a conversation without shouting. The maitre'd suggested that we sit upstairs in a semi private room instead, which allowed our dinner to proceed as planned without megaphones. They had the table ready within 5 minutes. Well done. I will be back. Food was excellent as expected.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just enjoyed the evening...The food and service were very good. I had the veal it was very good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant..Wonderful food and service. And the Napoleon is the best I have ever had, with enough for several people!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to Greenwich and Meatpacking sites many times and love them all. Midtown did not dissapoint. Food ,service, everything is great.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service & Meal
Had an early dinner on a Friday evening in August so the restaurant was slow but as soon as we arrived, all of the staff rushed to help us, were excellent and professional. We had a beautiful weather evening and the outside dining was outstanding and their seating is non curb side so it was quiet and enjoyable. Waiter was very attentive, made good suggestions and made sure we were taken care of every minute we were at our table. A very enjoyable evening, meal and expeirence
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was delicious from
Everything was delicious from the wine to the amazing desserts!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet weekday lunch
Attentive service and pleasantly quiet ambience (in large part because there weren't that many people there) on a Friday at lunchtime. The restaurant looks pretty much unchanged from when it was Alto. Very good food -- I had the risotto special and the peppercorn filet mignon, and was of course too full for dessert -- in a relaxing setting. I'll be back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and great atmosphere
Enjoyable restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. I had the beet salad and a seafood risotto; both were excellent and of Foodie caliber.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new midtown location is
The new midtown location is at least the equal of the Meatpacking and Connecticut locations. Outstanding and well-presented food from a wide and varied menu, impeccably served. Expensive, but unpretentious and a very satisfying experience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall good experience
Pretty quiet for Friday night. Server is a little ackward. I was too full to finish my meal, server gave me a guilt trip for not finishing my food.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful upscale Italian food and great service. Even the olive oil was great.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
..are usually annoying but not at Valbella. These guys were always attentive but never pushy nor obsequious. Perfect social skills. They really came through when we had a wine spill, took my jacket out back to sponge off, reset the table with no fuss.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night dinner
Valbella was a pleasant surprise, given that the restaurant was nearly empty when we walked in. The food was plentiful and well prepared. It's hard to find from the street; the signage is against a wall on the alleyway that leads to the restaurant. That may inhibit walk-in patronage.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bring back the Malbec
Wine list is extensive and expensive. Malbec, which offers a nice blend of quality and price is no longer available.
I was forced to choose a wine within the corporate budget and was saddly disappointed.
Please restore the Malbec selections you once had.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Celebration
Very festive and friendly atmosphere, outstanding service, and delicious food! I am not waiting for my next birthday to return!!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
a consistently wonderful experience
a consistently wonderful experience and great for entertaining clients
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic homemade pasta! Perfectly prepared fish! Gracious, attentive service. Wonderful experience!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grt Fd, but what's w/ the purple?
Having lived in CT for 16 years, Valbella was a regular spot for a high end dining experience. My guest and I found the food at Valbella Midtown to be exceptional - both the pastas as well as the veal capricosa (sp?) and the filet mignon. We were too stuffed to try any of the amazing- sounding desserts.
If I had to say something negative, it would be that the decor felt cold and the purple lighting was more strange than cool.
But purple lights won't keep me away from this great food.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were well received by all in our party.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
EXCEPTIONAL dining Experience
Our experience at Valbella was exceptional. We had the BEST waiter and the food was fresh, well prepared and authentic. We will make Varbella a dining favorite when visiting New York.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent all around place
The food was excellent and we were treated as if we were customers who have been there every weekend, and it was our first time there, but we will definitely be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a delightful meal. The staff were polite, the meal was well paced and the food was delicious. We started with salads, a ceasar and a green one - both very good. We had a veal dish and a chicken one which we enjoyed very much. For dessert, we shared a napolean that was immense. The restaurant was on the quiet side but we were told that it can be quite lively other times.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent as
The food was excellent as always. Service however was disappointingly sluggish on this occasion.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent. The wait staff was fantastic. Would definitely go again
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Valbella has wonderful. The salmon entrée is the best salmon I have ever had. Not quite in the league of Marea or Del Posto, except pricewise.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
convenient and consistent
this was our fourth time at this restaurant. It has been consistently good. The location is great for midtown.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM