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Valbella Midtown
Valbella Midtown

Valbella Midtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.valbellamidtown.com/
  • Phone: (212) 888-8955
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Giordano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave.
  • Parking: No
A word from Valbella Midtown
Indulge in Manhattan's finest Northern Italian cuisine prepared under the careful direction of One of Manhattan's Best Restauranteurs, to which one can perfectly pair our impressive wine collection from around the world.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service terrible, food took forever to be served and once it was steak that was ordered medium came out raw...food was good not great... Been to Meatpacking location a number of times it was much classier, better everything...this was very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "After reading the reviews for this restaurant I was quite disappointed. On the Saturday evening only 3 tables were occupied. While one waiter was serving food the others were moving the content of the bar to another place as they were going to rebuild it. The food was okay but for a small starter and pasta as a main dish to pay $240, including one bottle of wine, is rather high. I would not visit this place again"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Nor crowded, attentive staff with excellent suggestions about what courses work well together, wine list expensive with few gems, but nice Italian choices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wish the vibe was better, little too sleepy, food was good, wine selection very good"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It was ok I wouldn't go back. The restaurant was empty on a Sat. Night. They didn't have any of the wines we wanted, they only had the really expensive bottles. Expensive wines is such a waist of money. The food was ok I have had better and to their defense I usually don't go to Italian restaurant. I can cook it a home. The service was great. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "When I go out I like to have a good wine with my meal. Although I do not mind spending a few dollars I do like to have the choice on where to spend it. You should offer more wines under 75 per bottle. Not everyone is able to afford the majority of wines on your list. Why keep wines in the upper tiers? You probably have over 100K in unused inventory for all th bottles you have stiacked in the upper tiers. Do they really need to be full bottles of wine? Bring he bottles own and used them. Maybe you can recoup the money you spent on the in the first place. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was the second time that we have dined here. We visited their other New York location many times. The food here is as fine as the meatpacking location. The crowd is different and being older I fine it less noisy and a bit more civilized. The wine list is the same, so why travel all the way downtown if you live on the upper east side or midtown. I recommend the veal dishes."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent food; attentive but not overpowering service; modern chic ambience. Ordered the seafood pasta and while most restaurants serve some seafood and a little pasta, valbellas was just the opposite. Plenty of well seasoned lobster, shrimp and crab and just the right amount of al Dente cooked linguini. Definitively recommend valbellas. It was just a well run restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Highly recommended from a big NYC foodie! Service , ambience , wine list...all extraordinary"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "While I had experienced Valbella in the Meatpacking District some time ago, I had not paid a visit to Valbella Midtown. In a few words, the combination of beautifully prepared Northern Italian cuisine and impeccable service made it an experience to remember. From the prosciutto di parma to the exquisite linguini lightly bathed in a black truffle sauce to the perfectly prepared Scaloppini Martini, then capped off by a delicate chocolate soufflé, every bite was to be savored. My attentive and friendly waiter recommended an excellent Super Tuscan for the meal itself followed by a wonderful Sambuca con la mosca during the Dolci course. I will definitely be coming back with clients and friends."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I had a truffle pasta that was exquisite. A great restaurant with great service; maybe a bit pricey but still worth it."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "What a pleasant surprise! Tired of the same old midtown restaurants? Then get to Valbella. The food was excellent, we had the Risotto with crabmeat, lobster and butternut squash, pasta bolognese and the veal martini all were excellent. The Creme Brûlée for dessert did not disappoint. Have already recommended Valbella to friends and family."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "A bit hidden but well worth the find. Food and service were superior. Not rushed, not crushed, a midtown restaurant where you can actually have a conversation. Berlin Wall is an added touch."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Always an outstanding dining experience, with tremendous food and first class service."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was excellent, wait staff terrific and attentive. Fra Diavolo was one of the best I've had. Risotto was made perfect. Highly recommend to anyone that loves italian food."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Valbella was amazing!!! The food was outrageous from the complimentary meat and cheese platter all the way to the last bite of our Napolian cake. The mozzarella was the best I've had ever and the pasta dish was just amazing. Lobster, shrimp and crab meat over linguini in a diablo as use was absolutely amazing. I would go back tomorrow and recommend this place to anyone looking for amazing Italian food with a fresh modern atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Amazing food and service. Pavle made our night!!! I wish they'd expand their family and open a restaurant in Atlanta!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The interiors were beautiful, restaurant temperature was freezing; my husband and I had to keep our jackets on the whole time. The service and servers were so nice and professional however the silverware was dirty. The food had a beautiful presentation but was either cooked to much or bites of the food were cold. There wasn't much consistency, somethings were excellent and others were just not up to pair. I would have to say first impression of the restaurant was fantastic but as the evening went on it was overrated and disappointing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Valbella's did not disappoint! If you're a seafood lover then the linguine con frutti di mare is a must. This dish is ample with jumbo shrimp, succulent lobster and lump crab meat. I paired my meal with Riesling which worked very nicely. I completed my dining experience with a divine lava cake a la mode. You will be bathed by the beautiful violet lighting which instantly puts you in a relaxed mood. And the playlist will make you swoon to the rythem after each bite. If you're a stickler for service, you'll be very pleased. The staff was attentive, personable and could recite the entire menu on queue . Training is obviously a high priority here. To sum it up ...simply perfect. I definitely recommend Valbella's and will certainly visit again:)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was above par, my girlfriend and I ordered the Linguini con Frutti di Mare and it was the best I've ever had, we both loved it. The service was excellent, everyone was super attentive and friendly, can't wait for a repeat."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was a wonderful dining experienced, from our arrival at the restaurant through our heading out the door afterwords. Service was highly attentive and congenial, yet not at all intrusive. One quibble: there was almost nothing on the wine list that came in at less than $75. That said, the bottled we ended up getting, which were on the low end of the scale, were very nice indeed. This is a splurge, but well worth it. The food is delicious and presented at table with style. Very highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Visited on a Friday and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was delectable and the portions generous. Special mention for the Truffle pasta special. If they have it, order it. Take note, they do half portions as well. We thought that the ambiance was very nice and the noise level such that we did not have to shout to be heard. As other reviewers have noted, best Napoleon we ever had. While a bit on the expensive side, for the quality of food and the generous portions, we though it was worth it. We will be going back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A friend was staying at a nearby hotel, and since we've been to Valbella in Connecticut, we thought it would be a good place to meet. Much better than good! We enjoyed the attentive but unhurried service in addition to outstanding food and wine. Our guests wee very appreciative that we selected such a fine restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and service in a smart inviting decor and not overcrowded atmosphere -- will definitely return"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I always knew of Valbella in Greenwich, CT and was so thrilled to hear of it's 2 new locations in NYC. I just dined with a business associate and it was a beautiful venue with fabulous food. I am looking forward to going back just for a drink or a full dinner."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "It's always a treat to dine at Valbella whether it is with a small or large group. The food is delicious. The service is outstanding. They have wonderful spaces for larger parties. It is truly enjoyable to dine here."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great look inside - very trendy and updated. The service was great - waitstaff was very attentive. Food was okay but disappointing. My pasta was undercooked and my daughter's steak was crispy. She ordered it "medium". The appetizers were nice, the wine was good. I think it's worth a shot. We didn't send our food back, as we were headed to a show, so I can't say if they would have tried to fix it. But I think they would have, based upon the excellent service we received."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I took my clients to dinner , the service was brash and I was appalled at the limited but very pricey wine list . The decor was fine , but once the room filed up, it was difficult to continue our conversation as we could bit hear each other. The food was very good but I'm sure I can find as good accompanied by a better overall dining experience ."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I can't begin to tell you how delicous everything was, from the minute we got to the restaurant we were treated as royality. The food was outstanding, the wine selection had many to choose from at various prices, we wern't rushed to leave, the staff gave us plenty of time to relax and enjoy our wine & coffee. I would definatly reurn very soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "From the manager to the waiters, all of they staff gave exemplary service. The food quality was excellent. The decor was beautiful and contemporary. I will definitely offer it to my wife for our weekly date nights! Well done, Val Bella."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This was my debut in the midtown location. I didn't love the look of the place but much more importantly, I adored the food. I had a pasta starter loaded with shellfish. It felt like a full main course portion and it was delicious. I had salmon as my entree and the sauce it was supposed to be served with did not interest me and I therefore requested a mustard sauce which was accommodated. it too was very delicious. My guest thoroughly enjoyed his food as well. I will be returning for sure."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Excellent! I have been the downtown location many times and it never disappoints. This location was no exception. The food and service were fantastic. If you want a sure thing, visit Valbella"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Staff friendly and receptive. Great ambiance Excellent food and service Highly recomend!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Outstanding food and great wines in a modern setting"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great restaurant in Midtown.. The service is outstanding and food could not have been better. Don't miss a meal at any of the Valbellas...Good place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "A very nice room with outstanding service and food. A wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Everything is first class in Connecticut...it's not duplicated here. 1 hour wait for a table that was open. The food...bland. The service...not real attentive. But hey, if neon purple is your thing...you'll like the atmosphere. This unit has none of the charm of the original. Save your time and your money..."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Took some friends visiting from out of town and loved the restaurant. The Napolean was to die for - best I've ever had."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Have been to Valbella before and will definitely be going there again."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "A reasonably good meal, but the room was cold and austere."
    Dined on 12/7/2013