Good location,great foodValenza 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 AMTucked 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!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner !My wife and I went for the first time and it was WONDERUL food at a very reasonable price.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been goingMy 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 AMYou can count on ValenzaYou can count on Valenza for great food and service. We've been there a few times and have never been disappointed. Salads are creative, including fresh fava beans, cheeses, and delicious dressings. The fish selections are top notch, as are the chicken and pork dishes. The only negative is that it is quite noisy, but that seems to be the mode for most restaurants in Atlanta.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great corner seat outsideHad a great corner seat outside where we dined with another couple. The server was attentive but not overly intrusive. Food and drinks came out quickly. The beet salad was delicious and enough to share. I had the chicken ravioli and while it was good, I was still envious of my husbands spaghettini and veal meatballs. That is an entree that never disappoints at Valenza.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing. I metThe food was amazing. I met here for a business dinner and it was perfect. I really enjoyed it.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCulinary Club May 2013Hi,
Our group visits different restaurants monthly since 2000! Therefore, we have much experience for comparisons.
Valenza was very comfortable, warm and inviting. They didn't make us wait for our entire party prior to seating, which is great.
The service was good and food tasty and interesting. I would return for other occasions.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMvalenza supremoThe food is delightful, impeccably prepared and presented.
Staff, from parking attendants to servers was welcoming and friendly.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Pork Tenderloin dish onThe Pork Tenderloin dish on the menu was absolutely fabulous...also, start with the roasted beet salad...divine.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommendedHad dinner w/ my college-age daughter, her bf, and roommate. Food was tasty, and although the portions were a bit small (raviolis and capellini w/ sauce) - we did leave full. Pasta tasted fresh-made (not sure if it was though). Bread was good. Salad w/ fava beans and other appetizers were very good. Desserts (bread pudding w/ ice cream) was tasty. It was packed and very noisy. Def need more sound attenuation. Waiter was nice. Brought my daughter her dessert w/ a candle on it and comped her dessert (it was her birthday). Very nice touch. Nice decor, and def appreciated the muted lighting and the candles. I hate bright lights while eating. Price was good. $125 for 4 peeps + tip (no booze). Overall, I'd recommend it. Nice place!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood choice for Italian diningThough menu is a tad limited, and prices are high, the quality of the food is excellent. Like other diners, I wish they didn't rush us so much, though I understand the more tables they turn, the more money they make. Wine list is limited and the corkage fee is $20, higher than many other Atlanta restaurants. Caesar salad is good, but needs more anchovies; they graciously brought out more per request. Rabbit was superb. Spaghetti and meatballs very tasty, though portions are small. This is not the typical Italian style of dining where portions are plentiful and diners can take their time. As soon as the order is placed, out comes the food. Prefer Sotto Sotto to this for many reasons. That said, would go back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery energetic and alive restaurantVery energetic and alive restaurant ! The most unique and flavorful Italian food I've every ate . A romantic dinner4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe try to dine at the ValenzaWe try to dine at the Valenza every 4-6 weeks. We really like the restaurant and its foond!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our weddingWe celebrated our wedding anniversary at Valenza and could not have been happier with our selection. It was Monday night (1/2 price bottled wine!) and the dining rooom was not quite full when we arrived at 7:30. We were seated immediatley, wished a Happy Annivesary by the hostess and settled in. Service was very efficient, not overbearing or lacking but just right. Advice on dinner and wine selections were terriffic and the meal was delicious. I had the swordfish and my wife had the flounder special. The general manager stopped by just to ask how everything was. About 2/3 into our meal it felt like we had the room to ourselves. We were surprized with complimentary dessert of spumonte and cream. We'll be back here to try the pasta soon!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely love Valenza.Absolutely love Valenza. One of our favorites and so glad it is in our neighborhood of Brookhaven. Michael has it nailed with Valenza and its sister restaurant Haven! Keep up the great work!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both excellent. The restaurant was out of our wine selection, so they offered us a higher priced similar selection for the same price. Our server's recommendations were all excellent -- two specials (duck prosciutto appetizer and hake special -- we were told that various preparations of hake are a regular special and always excellent) and the papardelle. We also enjoyed the mussels for an appetizer. Very nice atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWent Wednesday for my mother'sWent Wednesday for my mother's birthday. I think my server was Jason(Tom Cruise look-a-like). He did a wonderful job. My mother enjoyed her birthday. The food was great.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and tastyExcellent service and tasty food selections for the Easter brunch. Plus, a good value for a nice restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time dining here and everything2nd time dining here and everything was perfect, just like the 1st time. I love this restaurant and am so lucky to be able to walk here. I really love this place!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner and diningHad a great dinner and dining experience. We had a party of 6 with some special requests off the menu that Matt, the chef, accomodated very well and did a fantastic job. Highly recommend this restaurant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time! WishWe had a great time! Wish they had more wines by the glass. Our waiter was awesome - love the service always!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAn All-Time FavoriteEnjoyed a wonderful meal, everything about the evening was terrific.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMg GREAT FOOD, WONDERFUL SERVICE,g
GREAT FOOD, WONDERFUL SERVICE, AND LOVELY ATMOSPHERE MADE FOR A PERFECT EVENING!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is ridiculously good,The food is ridiculously good, but the service is even better. It's always a treat to find a restaurant where the staff actually knows their wine. Josh KNOWS wine and his recommendations are always spot on. He is also the best server we've had in Atlanta in recent memory. When we dine at Valenza, we always request his section. Whomever manages the wait staff at Valenza really knows their stuff! We'll be back again and again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBecause we had such a greatBecause we had such a great meal on our first visit, my colleague and I decided to go back to Valenza for a second time. We were not disappointed, as the service was good, and the food was just as phenomenal as it was the first time. This is a great place and recommend to anyone who enjoys Italian cuisine.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent!This is my go-to spot for great food, excellent service, and wonderful atmosphere. Always a winner!7/29/2012 12:00:00 AM