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Valenza Restaurant
Valenza Restaurant

Valenza Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.valenzarestaurant.com
  • Email: info@valenzarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (404) 969-3233
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matt Swickerath
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Appalachee
  • Public Transit: Brookhaven MARTA
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Valenza Restaurant
Valenza is a cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven. It takes its name from a small village in the Piedmonte region of Northern Italy. Valenza is well known throughout the world for its artisan jewelry manufacturing which has earned it the nickname “city of gold”. The cuisine at VALENZA is inspired by the diverse culture of Northern Italy. Executive Chef Matt Swickerath’s focus is on classic and modern cooking methods using fresh seasonal and local ingredients to create a classic Italian menu with an updated culinary touch. The menu features a variety of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. Valenza has the heart and spirit of a cozy and warm Italian village café in an upscale setting. The dining room features venetian plastered walls with rustic oak and pine woods. Experience the warmth and elegance of Valenza when dining under the antique European candle chandeliers. Valenza offers a wonderful private dining room with seating for 30 guests.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I typically go here for italian food as it's close to home, and very good. My only complaint is that we were seated in the dining area, and we could hear everything the bartender said as she yelled everything. It wasn't that busy or loud, except for her."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always a good meal. Patio is so nice this time of year."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great food and great service. I'll definitely be back to try more dishes."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "With the freshest locally sourced ingredients available, Chef Matt creates innovative mind blowing dishes you'll be talking about for days if not weeks. We eat here several times a month, and we have never left disappointed. Ask to be seated in Josh's section and you'll be treated like royalty. He knows the dishes extremely well, and his wine knowledge rivals that of even the most accomplished sommelier. They have a really good Zagat rating and once you eat here, you'll understand why."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We hate to give good ratings. When we do, we know that we need to make reservations far in advance as will you. So pretend that you did not see our rating on the great Italian cuisine and good wine list. Also, we did not tell you about the friendly service either. So for our sake, please do not come and eat here so we will be able to get a table."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Mediocre food coupled with a weak wine list and average service"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A good friend of mine told me about this great Italian restaurant, so I checked it out. We had the octopus appetizer which was fantastic, followed by scallops and salmon. Perfect balance of fresh ingredients and light preparation on the oils."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We've been to Valenza twice and not only have we had great food but amazing service each time! Th atmosphere is warm and friendly, the pricing is reasonable, there is a variety of delicious menu options and the location is great! Valenza is one of my favorite, if not favorite, Italian Restauarant in Atl!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Such a beautiful, inviting setting - we dined on a Sunday evening - they offered a "family supper" 3 course dinner - nicely presented and very tasty. My husband, 9 year-old son and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and service - our best dinner during our short 3-day spring break trip to Atlanta."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Valenza consistently has delicious food, a great wine list, and friendly service. I recommend this restaurant to all Atlantans."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Great experience.. we took friends and they want to go again!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Attentive service. Environment is relaxed yet elegant. Sunday Supper special delicious but portions a bit skimpy."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was our 26th Anniversary dinner. We had a great evening. The service was exceptional, the food was delicious. The appetizer fritto misto, was quite good including calamari, cod and prawns. My husband had the linguini nero, which had a lot of shrimp, and I had the special fish with pea risotto. We were surprised with the budino dessert which is a white chocolate bread pudding, with dark chocolate gelato on top, as an Anniversary surprise. Thank you Valenza staff for a memorable evening!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We arrived early and had a drink at the bar- the drinks were very generous and well made- our server was very knowledgable , prompt and friendly- food was outstanding- this was our second visit and won't be our last!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and they gave us the quietest table they had. But the red snapper special was the absolute best!!! Our waiter was helpful and attentive but not too chatty which we appreciate. Perfect place to celebrate and we look forward to the next time!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Valenza is one of my favorite restaurants in Metro Atlanta. The food never disappoints and the ambience is very inviting, charming and has just the right amount of energy! I highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We are always pleased with service and food at Valenza. They care and it shows."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "These sister restaurants - Valenza and Haven get it right - every time!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We love Valenza - The scallops are amazing and I can't seem to not order them... My wife loves the ravioli. The tuna tartare was off this night - a little too gamey for our taste. Everything else was perfect - great martinis."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Valenza was great! The food was delicious and I love that you can order half size portions of the pasta so you get to try more of them! The Butternut Squash ravioli was so good! I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went here because my mother in law was coming in for one night and loves Italian food. She, as for the entire family, so pleased with the food. It was absolutely delicious. Out waiter was very patient, as we had trouble finding parking so our party showed up at three separate times. The waiter well was well versed with the menu and made excellent recommendations. The level of conversation could be a bit on the loud side if you have a large group and want to talk across the table but it was still enjoyable, we will definitely be going back because it was worth the parking issuers, recommend that you valet."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is a nice neighborhood restaurant with excellent Italian food and wine."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food is always great, the atmosphere is not overwhelmingly trendy, the service is very attentive, and we plan to return many times in the future."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "It's not too big - the decor is nice. Tables are far enough apart, service is excellent, and food is delicious. There is a lot to choose from at different price points. Love it!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Seated immediately. Friendly and knowledgeable server. Comfortable surroundings. Good menu variety and offerings. Food was presented well; was fresh and seasoned well. Our wine was an excellent choice but there were Too many overpriced wines on wine list."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Booked our favorite table...service was excellent...better even than last time...our favorite "Italian" in town."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was staying at a nearby hotel and asked for a recommendation. The front desk person recommended Valenza and we immediately made a reservation. Five of us at the first night. Everything on the table was outstanding. Entrees ranges from $15 to almost twice that, so it's possible to be frugal and to splurge. My wife and I returned the next night for our anniversary dinner. We regularly travel to this hotel for a conference, and Valeza will become a regular stop for us."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "As with it's sister restaurant, Haven, a few doors down always an excellent and creative menu. Service is friendly and attentive but not over bearing. Specials of the day are always worth trying."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a group of 4 Ladies from midtown and had the best time and wonderful food and wine . Our server was outstanding and the owner stopped by and visited . The chef ushered us in because we were kind of lost . Butternut squash ravioli with candied pecans outstanding. Loved the vibe . Going back ASAP . I had one of the best glasses of wine there ."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were seated a half hour after our 8:00 pm Friday reservation. It was noisy and crowded--seems like this is the place to go for well-to-do 30-50 year olds on date-night in Buck-haven. The food (we had the carbonara and the pappardelle) was good but not exellent, as with so many other Atlanta restaurants in this price range. Perhaps they were having an off night, but for me a return trip is unlikely."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were expecting the food to be good, but we were blown away by how good it was! The bread pudding was to die for! But above all else, we loved our server. She was funny, energetic, and got our food out to us in record time. I don't think we waited more than ten minutes for anything we ordered to come to our table. Wonderful."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Wonderful food, reasonable prices (half portions of pasta for small eaters!), friendly staff, generally great service (tho occasional backups).....always happy to dine here."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Michel Arnette has created our two favorite neighborhood gems in Haven and Valenza. They never disappoint. Great food - cozy and intimate setting - great service. We go back again and again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The meal was excellent and drastically improved since our last visit."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. You feel like you are walking into a small Italian village home from the moment you step in the door. The staff is extremely friendly and warm. We shared a Caesar salad and two pasta dishes and the wait staff wasn't snooty about our choices like I've seen at other restaurants. The food was spectacular and the gnocchi is to die for. Excellent choice. You should go here."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Liked it! Great atmosphere, local cuisine. Recommend"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My wife and I absolutely love Valenza...it is one of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta, bar none. The service is outstanding, the food amazing...that is what keeps us coming back time and time again. Make sure you ask for a drink from the Cask...they have nice concoctions in there."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food is very good for someone with an adventuresome pallet - unexpected dishes for someone looking for traditional Italian. The chocolate tart for dessert is fabulous. Good wine. Service a little slow and tables crowded. Would definitely give it another try because of the interesting dishes."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Authentic Italian cuisine delivered by friendly, happy staff in a quaint setting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Valenza is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. When my friends visit me from my home state Chicago. Valenza is my go to restaurant. The black pasta and shrimp I had on Valentine's Day, was to die for. Just as good as any café in Italy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014