Valley Restaurant

4.8
772 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Italian
The Valley Restaurant brings a European feel to Niagara dining. Tucked away on a quiet street in north St. Catharines close to Niagara-on-the-Lake this trattoria style restaurant serves homemade Italian inspired cuisine. Everything is made in house from the fresh baked bread, fresh pastas and sauces, gelato and incredible desserts. The menu includes veal, seafood, steak, a variety of pasta dishes including gnocchi, lasagne, ravioli. There is a full cocktail menu and fabulous wine list including local and imported selections. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with a large fireplace, intimate tables, white linen tablecloths and impeccable service.

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What 772 people are saying
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Nadia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the Valley. The service and food were excellent. You will definitely enjoy your visit here. Everything that we had both visits was delicious and well presented.

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ShaunM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made our special occasion even more special. Service was outstanding food was great it made a very memorable evening

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SylvieT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food, service and ambiance.
Thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super romantic and wholesome place! Pasta was super fresh and delicious

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WilmaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why did we wait 30 years to come?
It was romantic, cozy, and an absolutely memorable experience in every way.
The food was delicious, the ambiance perfect. Our servers were attentive and warm.

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EllenM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for date night! I got the spaghetti Nero and is was so delicious. Thank you

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luv2eat
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, scratch made. Service was excellent.

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MargoHMC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always great food! Friendly service. Great choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Personalized service!

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HappyCouple24
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed having a nice small table for two to celebrate but were in the same area as a large loud group . We stayed over the allotted time period as our server was busy with the other tables. She ( Selena) was great. Also it was pretty cold inside & I couldn’t take my coat off .

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Bobby
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic!! Food was great and the service was exceptional! Overall a nice little restaurant

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KimC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting the Valley Restaurant. There were 5 of us and it was a friends birthday. The waitress was wonderful (sorry i forget her name) and the food was delicious. One of our friends is gluten free and when the waitress brought bread she brought separate gluten free bread for her. It was a wonderful evening. I would go back.

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AlanaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute favourite restaurant! The food is melt in your mouth delicious and we choose it for every occasion or just a nice dinner out!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My favourite restaurant in St. Catharines!

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GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately, we were forced to wait more than 90 minutes beyond our reservation waiting for a table. Which to say the least was unacceptable. I believe it was due to short-staffed, but that is just a guess.

This would be a 1-star review if it hadn't been for everything else that followed after we were seated. The service was fantastic. They did everything they could to make up for the unfortunate wait, without being prompted to or complained to. They took the initiative to make it as right as possible.

Then the food arrived, and it was amazing. A great experience, and had the wait not occurred this would be a 5-star review. Overall I highly recommend this place, and just hope you don't have a crazy wait.

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EOMJLB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A difficult weekend I believe with more clients than the staff could serve and not so warm weather outside. However they did their very best and inside, the ambiance seemed great. Wonderful service once you get to that point. Good food.

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AlishaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and our amazing server Pamela!! Amazing food as always.

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vipsusans
Savannah
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food I have had outside of Italy. It was great. I will be back and I will bring family and friends with me.

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Red2
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting, delicious food. Always a treat to dine here. We were quite chatty and we weren't rushed at all.

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GeorgeW
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The Valley Restaurant is truly a gem in the North of St. Catharines. The Mostardo with goat cheese is divine and the lobster/crab fettuccine amazing the bruschetta is almost a meal in itself and the seafood linguine delicious!

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MichaelH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD I'VE HAD!! AN INCREDIBLE PLACE TO EAT. A MUST TRY.

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SANDIBEACH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...ALWAYS!

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Melinda
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Great location, quaint!!

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jaymeL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing. Prices were fair. Our service wasn’t the best. However the food more than made up for it.

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RickN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The dining area gives the vibe of sitting in a local restaurant in Italy!
Great food with lots of options and variety.

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JenP
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I can remember having at a restaurant! You are treated like family and the food is literally amazing!

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CarolynC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes, including Spaghetti Nero were delicious. I had one of the best triple chocolate desert!

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KendraB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night my husband and I enjoyed an amazing anniversary dinner at Valley restaurant - which came recommended off this page. First off, the restaurant is a cute little place in the middle of a quiet neighbourhood. It had such a nice quiet Italian feel and vibe . The atmosphere was awesome and the way the dining room and patio is set up to include “covid 19 protocols” and allow for separation from other guests is so nice ! (Very creative and actually created a more private and intimate dining experience) secondly, our server (Andrew) was so nice and very helpful with the menu and my questions as I can not have any dairy . Lastly, the chef, Nadia was so accommodating & very nice !! She went out of her way to come to the table and offer to customize a dish I was asking about that contained dairy, she offered to make a different sauce from scratch that would not contain dairy but still go with the dish and taste good . She did an amazing job, my dinner was so good and tasty !! It reminded me of a kind of Italian comfort food . My husband also loved his dish and we both couldn’t stop saying how good our food was and what a nice time we had !! (We may have to make this our anniversary tradition) We finished off our meal with a complimentary taste of the lemoncello . So thank you to our amazing server- Andrew for making our anniversary night/ dinner so enjoyable and thank you Nadia for the amazing dishes & and being so accommodating with the dairy allergy !
I had the farfalle di zucca (customized to be dairy free) and my husband had the spaghetti nero!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people, great service!

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Curly
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very busy and staff handled very well. Enjoyed as always. Patio and very well set up.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome The only thing we would have done different was to eat outside Service was perfect the Food was unbelievable! First time there for us We have found are go to place for sure

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Donna
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location to have dinner outside.

Friendly to diners with allergies like myself (Gluten).

Highly recommend, service is always great and food is always warm and tasty.

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Curt
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and ambience are outstanding. They take great care with making the restaurant covid-safe.
Valley Restaurant never disappoints!

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Redrobin
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Unfortunately service fell apart. We waited 30 minutes to pay. To me that is not acceptable.
Food was excellent though.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best food in Niagara, all time favourite.

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VanessaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant, the food is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, very nice setting

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YvonneV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started out on the patio, which was lovely but a storm started to move in so we were quickly escorted inside and settled at a new table. We had the best of both areas of the restaurant . The food was excellent as was the service. We have been before but it was a first for our friends and we all will be back again.

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SandyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly knowledgeable staff.
Delicious in- house pastas.
Varied menu to cater to many palates.
Large wine list.
My favorite go to restaurant.

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David
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were very disappointed with the quality and flavour of our meals.

FAQs

Valley Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 646-4000.

Valley Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.