Valley Restaurant

4.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for a romantic dinner in our Tuscan Villa. Enjoy a three course meal by candle light. $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 238 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a table of 8 for my wife's birthday last week. We were seated in an area where several groups were celebrating as well. Service and food orders were all delicious, but we had to wait a little longer than normal because of the group orders. That was not a problem for us. The apps, salads and mains were all delicious, although I was told much later that a couple of mains could have been hotter. A little late now!!
Overall an excellent place for a good meal followed by a complimentary Lemoncello to complete the evening.

IV
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal! Thank you Valley employees for a great experience !!

DH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything brought to the table (wine, appetizer, entrees and dessert) was fantastic. Our server Mack was excellent. While *everything* was spectacular...extra special shout out to the pistachio gelato for dessert...it may have been the greatest thing I have ever eaten!

IT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fantastic service by Pam & Nadia, lovely ambience and mouth watering food.....Keep it up, we will be back again. Thanks.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Biggest disappointment was our food. My daughters crab and lobster pasta had overcooked seafood and many bits of shell left in. Had she mentioned it at the restaurant and not after we went home, I would have sent it back. My husband‘a eggplant parm was appetizer sized. His side of spaghetti looked like someone had taken an ice cream scoop and plopped it on the plate. He left the restaurant hungry. For the price you pay, i would also have thought salad would come with the meal but it did not.
However, our server was great and our appetizer was amazing. Overall a disappointment. We won’t be back.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The atmosphere is very cozy, the service excellent as usual, and the food delicious.

SY
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! I booked a table for my anniversary with my girlfriend, I had special requests to make the table and surprise her, not only they followed them, they even surprised me too with the level of elegancy! All the best, with good price! You can't go wrong with Valley Restaurant for your date, casual meal or special events!

TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, Nadia is the perfect host. The entire service team is tremendous! The food...WOW. We've enjoyed every meal we've had at The Valley and are already planning our next visit!

DS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our favourite restaurant in St. Catharines. The only downside is the noise . It can often make it difficult to carry on a conversation.

GZ
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great menu, the choice and quality are terrific. Great atmosphere.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always was great.
Food and service perfect

YA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to this restaurant exceeds our expectations. The food and service always exceptional and owners Al , Nadia Pam make you feel at home with their hospitality . All staff attentive to customer satisfaction, thank you and Happy New Year !

K
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal and service!

AC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a beautiful New Years Eve dinner at The Valley! Our server was so sweet and accommodating, and the meal was out of this world. While waiting for our cab at the end of the evening, the owner brought our group New Years hats and headbands to wear as well as champagne to sip on; such a thoughtful gesture! Can't wait for our next experience.

DI
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food disappointing. Used to be GOOD! Both had the platter, veal parm thin and overcooked. Where was the cheese? Buried (what little there was) under large amount of sauce. Alfredo fine, but so much unmelted ricotta in the lasagna it felt gritty to taste. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

RO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Seafood dinner was cold and the pasta was stuck together the shrimp had the tails on and some of the clamshells were broken into chips. This was very hazardous and not pleasing. We got the wrong kind of dessert and the expresso coffee was so cold I couldn’t drink it and it had to be replaced. And to conclude the waitress got the bill wrong and she had to correct. Not a pleasant experience at all. But I would go back to try again.

K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Though I have a limited taste for Fish served with cheese, I did find a great dish of Pasta with a Boar Ragu and Truffles! Wow! Fantastic

AV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and delicious. Would recommend to friends and family. Will definitely come back.

MA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our favourite ‘italian’ restaurant. Service is great and food is excellent. It’s loud though and crowded...

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner once again! Great food and service! The Eggplant Parm is to die for😀

LT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food superb...always enjoyable...one of my favourites

JK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the week before Christmas, so all the patrons were enthusiastic and a bit louder than the norm, but the staff managed the busy-ness wonderfully! Fabulous food and atmosphere.

MF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our experience with The Valley
Food and service excellent
1/2 litre of wine would have been nice, hopefully one day available
Noise factor a problem
Overall, we would return

Monica Fabello

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful So nice that Chef came out to ask us about food.

JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The noise level was a little high only because there were a lot of full tables around us and everyone was talking.

I would highly recommend the Valley Restaurant.

RD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. The room is lovely and the lunch was fresh and delicious.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my partner there for her birthday and had a fabulous meal. Started with Aglioe Formaggio appetizer (roasted garlic bulb, goat cheese) which was very tasty. My main was Pollo Ripieno. It was quite possibly the best restaurant meal I have ever had. The chicken was tender and juicy, the risotto perfect and the vegetables extremely tasty. But the best part of the plate was the asiago cream sauce. It was unbelievable. Eaten with the risotto was an incredible taste experience.
My partner had the Pasta di Nettuno. The seafood was perfectly cooked and the rose sauce was incredible.
Our server, Carlene, was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. She cheerfully displayed great patience in explaining several items and was very attentive to us throughout the evening. We also were checked on and received a nice level of attention from other staff, including so we found out later, one of the owners.
We are not from the Niagara area but will definitely make a special trip just to eat there again.

a
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptionally wonderful evening at the valley. Having been customers of the valley for many years,we where upset when new people took over this beloved place of ours.
We decided to give it a chance as the reviews we where reading gave the valley excellent ratings.
I am so very happy that we did. It was absolutely awesome. To begin with atmosphere is very warm and intimate. Our server, who happened to be the owners son, was very professional ,very knowledgeable,and had a wonderful personality.
Now onto the food. Absolutely delicious. I had the lasagna,my husband had the seafood spaghetti,and my sister had the veal parm. The food came out steaming hot and oh my gosh sooooo delicious. They make their own pasta and it is absolutely delicious. If I was rating it out of ten I would give a twelve rating.
This is now my most favourite place.

EW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

We had a very bad table, cold air blowing on me all the time. Large table beside us very noisy. We
probably should have sat somewhere else but there were no other tables for 2. My sea bass was very
bony and I wish I had have been told before I ordered it. Not very flavourful. We have been to the valley
a few times before and have enjoyed it. If we come back please do not stick us in a back room beside a
large table. You can't even talk to your partner. It was very nice that you didn't charge me for my dinner.

MH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (as always) was delicious! Our server (Carlene) was extremely friendly and helpful. Loved the ambience and decor. One of my favourite restaurants in St Catharines for a reason!

EW
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners and staff are very warm and welcoming and made the birthday celebration for my friend a special experience.

LM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service! Delicious, authentic food. Cozy atmosphere. A gem in the city of St Catharines.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful and service impeccable!! The past was to die for and will be back next weekend!!

LH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valley restaurant in definitely our go to for special occasions. Great food, service and ambience.

DS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food could be a little hotter/ entries were luke warm..not a deal breaker

LP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here three times now. Each time bringing new friends. Love that the owner walks around and chats. Attention to small detail is amazing. Mini chalk board with personal messages. Complimentary lemon chelo. It has a warm inviting atmosphere.
Highly recommended to our family and friends.

SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this unassuming restaurant. Our server was excellent and friendly. The food was superb. All pastas and ingredients are made daily. Pricing from r wine was very reasonable. Will definitely be back

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing cant wait to go back, food couldnt have been any better

JE
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday. Excellent service and food. Will return again soon.

RB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great staff. Would highly recommend.