My wife and I have been going
My wife and I have been going to Valenza since it opened. The food and service is outstanding. Chef Matt excels in a range of offerings from Italian comfort food to the best seafood dishes in the City. Owners Michael and Tanya always make you feel at home.
Valenza is our first choice for entertaining as it never fails.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner !
My wife and I went for the first time and it was WONDERUL food at a very reasonable price.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tucked in right around the corner..
This place really surprised me in a pleasant way. The food was high quality and unique, the atmosphere was warm and friendly and the staff was magnificent. The waiter we had was the kind that replies to your wine order with "ooh, have you tried...?" I appreciate a good recommendation and he made several throughout the night. I highly recommend the spaghetti and meatballs and the blueberry crostata. I'll be going back soon for sure!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good location,great food
Valenza is an excellent restaurant located in a charming neighborhood of Brookhaven. The food is excellent with an interesting twist on things (e.g. butternut squash ravioli with a brown butter sauce flavored with sage and pecans) and the service is friendly and impeccable. Been there several times and will definitely go back.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delicious and enjoyable!
Valenza is such an amazing restaurant right in our neighborhood! We love it and have never been disappointed. The service is always top notch and the food is always fresh and delicious!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well prepared, thoughtfully presented simple and delicious. Fish is imaginatively presented and prepared. The flat iron steak was a bit tough, but the otherwise creative menu will appeal to all tastes.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Valenza is fantastic again as usual.... great food and VERY nice bottle of Pinot Noir!!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Valenza consistently serves up very good Italian dishes. The staple vale/pork meatballs are always a great hit. The seafood dishes are well prepared. The Sunday family menu is excellent. Dining outside is enjoyable if weather permits.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service
Valenza always offers a tasteful and unique Italian menu. The ambience is comfortable, but it is not romantic. Service is always well above average; this time my server was Joshua, and he was great.
The only reason that I did not rate the bar scene or the wine list is that I do not drink.
Keep up the good work.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
We tried Valenza's for a rare weeknight date night based on a recommendation from a co-worker, and were totally impressed! Wine was great, food was terrific, great atmosphere. Our server, Lindsey, was fantastic - completely attentive and enjoyable, and picked out a great wine! We can't decide what our favorite meal was - it was all great. We will definitely be back!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, unique dining experience
Everyone at Valenza went out of their way to ensure our dinner with guests was second to none!
Their wine list (and knowledge of it), recommendations, food, service, presentation: all were superb.
We felt cared for and never intruded upon.
Kudos to this wonderful restaurant for going above and beyond!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Valenza Restaurant Review
Decided to go to La Valenza Restaurant for my four anniversary.
Very personal and private setting, which went perfect
For the night. Good was amazing and te waiter was very
Knowledgable about the menu. All around wonderful experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food, just some
Always great food, just some pasta dishes were a bit bland this time. However, always leave happy and satisfied.
Services was a but slow and behind, but this is typical unless you sit at the bar where there is amazing service.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and service!
Great restaurant for a special birthday with a dear friend!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service - Great Food!
I love this restaurant. It strikes the right balance between "chic" and cozy. The quality of the food is quite good and generally worth the price. If it's your first time, get the ravioli. The service is always stellar and the wine is half-price on Mondays. On my last visit, I had the chance to check out the bar and bartender. She was fantastic, too! She let us taste samples and gave good advice. Don't miss this little gem right in Brookhaven where there's easy parking and no hassles getting there.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Valenza several
We have been to Valenza several times and the service and food is always incredible. The white chocolate bread pudding is amazing!! Hands down the best Italian in Atlanta!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go early for a quiet place
Go early for a quiet place to enjoy dinner and catching up with a friend. On a Tuesday evening at 7:30, the place was quickly filling up which is great to see!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'd not been before, but had it on our list to try and dared to do so with an important out of town client. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food and service and we were given plenty of time to sit and talk. We will be back!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff, selection of wine, food and ambiance always excellent. A great neighborhood eatery.
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Michel gets it every time
Michel gets it every time all the time with both his restaurants - Valenza and Haven. Can't imagine having anything but an incredible dining experience at either one! If you take leftovers home from one of Michel's restaurants, you actually look forward to eating them!
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Servers were friendly and attentive. Food was excellent--best squash blossoms we've ever had. We always love coming back.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time. Recommended by
First time. Recommended by a friend. Delivered on all fronts. Good wine selection, excellent food surrounded by professional and attentive service. Will be a regular.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
They had a special with rabbit that was excellent.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service and great atmosphere. We'll definitely be going back!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We five all enjoyed the dishes
We five all enjoyed the dishes we ordered. Remarkable that none disappointed. The stuffed squash blossoms were very good .Others like the pasta dishes, but thought the gnocchi was not as light as other places in Atlanta. Its sauce, however ,saved the dish. Good deserts, particularly the ice cream with begniets.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "standard fare" has always
The "standard fare" has always been excellent but it has been particularly exciting to watch the kitchen evolve into more innovative dishes.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food, friendly service.
Fantastic food, friendly service. Try the pulpo (octopus appetizer) and the white chocolate bread pudding.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost regulars at Valenza. We're in the neighborhood and know we can always expect a fine meal at Valenza. This time we had the bass special with crowder peas and Swiss chard, very good. Beet salad with arugula had another green subbed for arugula--not quite the taste combo but no complaint.
Service was good. Often there's too long a wait between salad and entrée but not this time. A family with several children took the table next to us and the waiter managed their orders and ours quite well.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Authentic Italian
Great weather so we sat outside which added to the feel of authenticity of an Italian cafe along with very attentive server with great suggestions. Meat and cheese plate was great, Oxtail over gnochi entree very tastey. We'll be back to indulge in other suggestions.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Valenza is always so good.
Valenza is always so good. I'm not sure why we ever try other places when this little gem is right in the neighborhood. Ask to be seated in Josh's section. He is fabulous and extremely educated about wine.
My only criticism is the stemware. It's not horrible by any means, but it's not great. If you're fussy about your wine glass, I recommend taking your own like I do.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our second time at Valenza. The restaurant is kind of in a shopping area, but the food, both this time and last, was very, very good. We ordered the Frito Misto (like fried calamari, but with more seafood), the Nero Pasta, and a steak dish and shared it all. The pasta was better than the steak, but both were good. This visit, we had to wait a little while for our table, and then were seated in a louder part of the restaurant near the bar. Nevertheless, the service was attentive, the manager stopped by our table to make sure everything was good and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good food
Overall experience was very good - love the atmosphere and decor, service was very good, and food was great. The only significant drawback was the noise. We were a party of 4 and by 9pm on a Saturday it was very difficult to hear anything. We will definitely go back, maybe a week night instead.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Delicious food and we had wonderful service. I have visited this restaurant 5 or more times, and will definitely do so again. An overall lovely evening.
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Valenza is not the fanciest restaurant, but it is consistently good and creative Italian food. We always enjoy it and is one of our stand by favorites for a nice dinner.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Consistently good food and service.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate on the patio. The food was great. Nice atmosphere.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here for the Sunday Supper.with the extended family including our 7 and 9 year old boys, and it couldn't've gone better. The supper is a great deal, and they have a kids' meal. Their fettucini alfredo is my 9-year-old's new favorite food. The service was perfect, and extremely gracious to the kids--checking if we wanted their meal to come out earlier, asking before refilling their sweet drinks, bringing them gelato included when it wasn't clear it was part of their meal, etc.
Everyone's favorite dish was the spaghetti and meatballs. And the side dishes were particularly good (field peas, brussel sprouts, and crispy potatoes). Portions were small on the steak and scallops--but that's a plus in my book. Near perfect over all.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good opt for Italian in Brookhaven
If you're looking for Italian and don't want to head to downtown, etc. This is a good option. The food was good with some creative options. The spaghetti carbonara was done with two eggs -- one in it and one on top to mix in.
The crostata dessert was excellent! The light rosemary in the crust really punched up the flavors.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Neighborhood "Go To" Restaurant
Valenza is one of our favorites when it comes to a predictably good meal that's tasty, often unique, and right around the corner. Food is made with fresh ingredients--always tasty, servers are very friendly, and they are wine friendly. We've never been disappointed and are glad they're right around the corner.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Moma Mia Delicious!
I had not been there in several months and forgot Monday nights were half priced bottles of wine. While the restaurant was full at 7pm, the noise level was comfortable and amazingly the food served quickly despite a table of 14 next to us ordering just before us. Wonderful food, service, bread, entrees. We split the beet salad, one ordered the ravioli and myself the spaghetti & meatballs. We pleasantly stuffed with delicious food, great waitress and attentive busboys.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
With one exception...
...the exception being having to keep a close eye on the servers penchant for removing not-quite-finished dishes from the table, other than that, a perfect meal.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything perfect. Outstanding food and service in a cosy, inviting setting. Our go to place for Italian.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time at Valenza
For Italian food, this is one of the best I've ever enjoyed. Josh treated us spectacularly!! Food was amazing. Josh and Matt (Chef) surprised my wife and I with their picks for our dinner there this past Friday night. It was wonderful. Had a Barolo at Josh's suggestion that, for the price, was wonderful to say the least. Paired with the Chef's dishes so well. Will definitely go back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food; Lackluster service
Excellent food in a nice atmosphere. No pepper for the Caesar salads until we asked. Waitress seemed as if she had been pressed into service. Manager was lackluster in his desire to know if we had enjoyed our meals.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a good one. Josh is a great server, food is very good, crowd is noisy but civil. Hard to find fault with any aspect of this operation.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. The muscles were spicier than I expected. Portions the right size. Very accommodating with sharing a large salad and allowed us to order half pasta dishes so we could try different ones.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 21 year old daughter who had recently dined at Chef Norman's at the Ritz in Orlando, said this was the BEST meal she can remember having in a long time. The food was absolutely outstanding!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We frequent Valenza, and it is always consistently awesome. Some of the best Italian food in the city.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food. Impeccable
Fabulous food. Impeccable service. Cannot wait to go back!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Valenza is a noisy place where you feel at home. The staff is friendly but not fake, the people in the bar area were friendly. The food was good, nice salad and pasta dishes. This is one place i can see where we spend a lot of time.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM