Valbella
Valbella

Valbella

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.valbellanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126457777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 12:00-11:00

    Friday 12:00-12:00

    Saturday 5:00-12:00

    Sunday Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sebastiano Zagaria
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Ave. & Washington St.
  • Public Transit: A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage on 15th Between 9th and 10th and also on 14th Between 8th and 9th.
A word from Valbella
The trendiest Manhattan restaurant in the Meatpacking District with contemporary Northern Italian cuisine made from the finest ingredients. The attentive and knowledgeable staff always provides impeccable service, allowing you to just sit back and enjoy your dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Valbella reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)romantic (53)notable wine list (50)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (41)hot spot (31)neighborhood gem (30)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Ok but expensive for just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It was all ok. Nothing was really spectacular. All good but very pricey for an Italian American menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • CPJ42515
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    THANKS FOR LETTING ME MAKE SOME DESSERT :) WE HAD A GREAT TIME .
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful dining experience
    VanDanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fantastic restaurant - one of the most amazing dinners we've had with great wine recommendations. We had the seafood appetizer - with poached shrimp, a half of lobster and lump crab meat - this was to die for. Branzino was excellent, filet mignon with bone - also excellent. The halibut was very good - a little dry. Desserts - napoleon - huge portion - enough for 4 people - they tell you to split with 2 people but we split with 4 - it's a signature dish and wonderful. Service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was good, but not for the cost....very expensive for the quality and portion served
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Grapey
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very pretty space but way too noisy! Waiter was less than solicitous, in fact was rushing us to order and seemed annoyed when we asked any questions about food. The restaurant was not crowded and no lines waiting to get in, so why the push and rush? Food was unremarkable. Buffalo mozzarella appetizer for two could have used some dressing. It was very bland. Halibut special was anything but. Very skimpy with the accompanying veggies and flavor was unremarkable. Wine menu never arrived after two requests and when our waiter was finally corralled, he just shrugged with annoyance and asked, "red or white" and suggested one possibility for each. Pretty expensive for bad service and mediocre food.
    • Food
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  • Amazing
    cd824VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were in NYC to celebrate our anniversary and LOVED everything about our experience from our waiter Sonny to the outrageously good dessert he picked for us! Will definitely be back and recommend to anyone who is going to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodiesnyc
    Nyfoodies4life
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Another great meal at Valbella. The owner David was very gracious, as was the staff as usual. Amazing ambiance for date night, but also fun for a group of friends. The seafood specials never disappoint. Be sure to have the homemade Napoleon for desert! We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food - Service not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Delicious Italian food. The menu is varied and it is quickly apparent that the food is fresh and well prepared. While not inexpensive, the portions are substantial. The place can get noisy when it fills up but tolerable. Our issue came with the service. There are loads of servers running around and food arrives promptly. However, to get someone's attention for more bread, water, etc is no easy task. Hard to figure. Also we found it odd that no one comes over to check if you need anything, ask how you meal is, etc. There are so many servers running around that this is hard to figure and the place was not full the evening we were there. We will gladly return - maybe just an off night - but should be better at these costs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Gem/Meat Packing District
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    What a great dinner experience. The food was outstanding and the service was better than the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely meal
    LDNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was recently treated to a meal at Valbella downtown and had a very lovely experience. David, the owner, took the utmost care of us which contributed to our overall experience. The waitstaff was congenial and attentive, and the food was excellent. We had a seafood pasta with lobster, a cod special, and a salmon special. Though the seafood was simply garnished with some roasted vegetables, the execution was superb. The chocolate souffle we had was also expertly executed. The care taken to ensure we had the perfect meal was above and beyond our expectations. Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate!
    joys
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I recently celebrated my birthday at Val Bella with my family and we had a wonderful meal. Service was spot- on and the food was beautifully presented and delicious. The staff is so warm and accommodating and I look forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    Lily
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was lovely except that my entree was so salty I could not eat it. I ordered the chicken with spinach and mushrooms. My husband loved his meal, but I was disappointed in mine.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Kortex4VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Really great food. Very friendly staff. Linguine fruitie de mare was incredible! Lump crab meat, lobster tail and jumbo shrimp was so good. Thin linguine al dente. Still thinking about the food 2 days later.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    GerryVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Being a Connecticut Valbella!! fan, Valbella!! Meatpacking was fantastic again too. Memorable food. Attentive, intuitive service from the door to the table. An quiet, summer table by the open french doors.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond jewel in the Rough
    BobBoston
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I am no food critique but this Restuarant is Surrounded by the character of the meat packing district; Valbella stands out from his sleek exterior to it's outstanding interior Restuarant atmosphere that feels like the old country and who chef prepares the finest Pasta, beef and seafood dishes. So delicious that my daughter and I came back again with our family to eat here again. All of the unbelievable dishes and made to order nightly specials are served up by an amazing staff and management team. They also have the best homemade deserts in town !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Bbarg1967
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went for our anniversary and the food was excellent and the service was above and beyond all expectations! Wasn't too noisy, we were able to enjoy our meal and have a conversation which is hard to find in NYC. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This is a fine restaurant with a great owner and employees.Truly a gem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find in Meatpacking
    hootie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great service, very friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed the food, great creme brûlée!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eater
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was fantastic! Good for large groups. If your looking for something quiet and romantic not sure this is the place for you. Could not be in a better neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Staff
    Nini
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The staff was attentive and there to serve! The Bellini was AMAZING! I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    TGG1VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a reservation at another restaurant (through Open Table) who cancelled 4 hours before we were supposed to be seated because of "renovations" (Really? You only found that out at 3pm on a Tuesday afternoon?) Needless to say we will never go there again and it was one of our favorite restaurants. We had been to Valbella before and always had a good experience, so decided to switch our reservation to this restaurant. We were not disappointed: The service and food were simply excellent. We have a new favorite restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a fabulous night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary. Food was amazing and service was outstanding!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food
    luvedIt
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was simply delicious and the wine options were perfect. The cocktail menu options were also great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • liking coming home
    Badekoya
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    staff here makes you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. very attentive. went there for dinner with a colleague and we didn't look at the menu once. our waiter was so knowledgeable and well versed in the dishes that we picked many items based on his recommendations. quite impressive with an old school italian charm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best!!!
    Lucylu
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of the best Restaurants I have ever dined at! The food was delicious, the service was spectacular. Not to mention the owner was there checking on everyone's dining experience. Such a great guy. He did a wonderful job with the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded all expectations
    NewtoNY
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was fresh and prepared to perfection. My husband and I were talking about days after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Among The Newcomers
    Foodguy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Valbella does everything right. Attractive hostess, professional management, skilled and attentive servers, excellent food, impressive (albeit overpriced) winelist, chic decor, and well stocked bar. In a neighborhood with too many restaurants focussed too much on being trendy or "sexy", Valbella delivers on what really matters; outstanding food and great service, while holding its own with a beautifully designed bar and dining room. As an added bonus, you can actually hear the person sitting next to you. Was just there with a group of six and will be back as soon as possible. Many of its neighbors could learn a thing or two from this very cool yet Old School gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Experience
    Hermanator
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Valbella is a first-class establishment. The food is superb. The pasta dish, Filet Mignon and salads were all perfectly prepared. The front of the house operates like a precision clock. Definitely a 5 star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPECIAL OCCASION
    HelenAnn73VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our fifth visit here. We have always been taken on time. Food is excellent. Shared stuffed zucchini flowers as appertizer - delicious!! Friends we were with said the veal dish they had was the best ever. Dessert was souffles and the napoleon which was light as air. Can't wait to have it again! Staff very friendly & professional especially David. Can be expensive so save for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was great although seemed to have quite a few business dinner patrons.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service!
    JBlack
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were there to celebrate a birthday and our waiter made our night a night to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & service
    MullDaddy06
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. Portions are huge too. The food takes the cake as everything was so fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THE finest restaurant in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Truly the best place for exquisite dining in NYC. The owner of the restaurant is a gentleman and a wonderful restaurateur. From the moment you are seated, you are greeted with wonderfully baked fresh bread, warm and crusty. The caprese salad was undeniably the freshest mozzarella I've ever tasted. Their salads are presented wrapped in a cucumber bowl that is not only an artful presentation, but delicious. Their pastas are incredibly flavorful with the richest mouthwatering sauces. Amazing selection of specials that are mind boggling and then there is the full menu. The only problem is trying to decide which entrée to have. If you are looking for a dining experience that is unforgettable,-the answer is Valbella. There is no rival.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    expensive but worth it food and service impeccable...friendly...not a bad thingo
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    mesjma
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great restaurant in meatpacking district. Sophisticated Northern Italian. Pasta with truffles was sublime. Gnocchi with filet ragu super, as was filet with shrimp. Scallopini very tender. Service was perfect; not overbearing. Wine list extensive, but inadequate selection under $100. Few can afford $400 bottles, even with expense account. Compare wine list at Babbo, with many more low-end options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Had high expectations but we found the staff rude and brash, and the food was 'ok' - over rated.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow
    SagHarborDiner4everVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Truly a special place that knows how to create a dining experience. Food is spectacular
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valbella never disappoints
    Nicv33
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was not my first time to this restaurant. I am so glad to see that no matter when you go they are always on their A game. Food and service was still outstanding. I booked for a large party well in advance. They gave us a great table in one of the private upstair rooms. Everyone LOVED it, and loved the food and service. Valbella thanks for a GREAT night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Napoleon Ever
    SethVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I found this though OpenTable, which has never steered me wrong. I had a half order of the Fra Diavolo pasta as my appetizer, and it was excellent, with big hunks of lobster. My Veal Scallopini Martini was also delicious. My wife had the Clams Oreganata, and said they were the best she ever had. The desserts are what blew us away, though. We had read the reviews and ordered the Napoleon for the two of us. It was made to order, and would have fed six. The toasted almonds gave it a terrific flavor. Our waiter, for no apparent reason, brought us a second dessert of their chocolate souffle, on the house. It was very well made and delectable. All in all a terrific meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dessert of a Lifetime!
    ContessaVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Don't miss Valbella! My friend and I had a perfect lunch: the veal chop (one of the most succulent ever), with sautéed spinach was delicious, and the bronzino was spectacular. The napoleon was THE BEST DESSERT I HAVE EVER EATEN ANYWHERE including Paris! Do not miss this. It is made to order and is covered in toasted almonds. It is an extraordinary combination of textures and flavors. The portion is large and I ate every last crumb. Whenever possible I am going to return if only to have an espresso and this dessert. The restaurant gets five stars and the napoleon gets ten stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet