Valbella Connecticut

4.8
845 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Valbella, which since 1992 has been a celebratory place and a regular haunt for the locals who pack it most nights of the week both for its sumptuous food and its astonishing wine cellar, containing 1,450 selections and 16,000 bottles.
Downstairs in the wine cellar is where many people hold private parties of various sizes,and what a splendidly beautiful room it is, done in polished wood, with a lovely fireplace, the tables impeccably set, the stemware thin, the temperature geared to the maintenance of the wine.
Also an outstanding feature of the wine cellar is a heated granite table that can accommodate up to sixteen guests.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MMPLUS3
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were equally excellent

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vipMichaelP
Miami
159 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable dinner with great service There is something for everyone on the menu Quality is top notch . A true fine dinning experience in Greenwich

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vipMAER
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant design is elegant and modern. The food is superb and the choices extraordinary. High on my return list and to bring friends.

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vipmrh1
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone and everything was great. Its a great menu that offers many choices. The wine list is great.
The food couldn’t have been better

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Made reservations and they didn’t have our table when we arrived. The valet told us to park our own car as the lot was full.
For the price of the meal the service was really lacking. I asked for pepper and they pointed to the little pepper shaker in the table. It was super loud too.

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AndrewN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely best food in CT . Phenomenal food and outstanding service

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vipJimbandit24
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent entree preparation...
All items superior to other restaurants..
Attentive service..

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vipAmandaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing private rooms. Great for special occasions and nights out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was beautiful and memorable-

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vipLocalbanker
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Best restaurant in Connecticut

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here for our 2yr anniversary. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, the food came out quick and their mixed drinks were amazing. We had 2 appetizers to start which was just enough for the 2 of us to start and not make us feel full for our main course. I personally had the Chilean sea bass which was cooked to perfection. Definitely recommend this place to celebrate a special occasion

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vipCynthiaL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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vipMatthewK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a spectacular dinner. Waiter was phenomenal, the food is always very good. The truffle pasta was elite!

The whole experience was very good, just a little pricey but that is always the case there.

Outdoor area looks great and we ate there and really enjoyed seeing that develop into what it is now.

We will be back for that truffle pasta!

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vipChrisD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite in CT….

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Newfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, lovely ambiance, and delicious food!

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vipNYtravelfan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Valbella, try the Seafood appetizer it's amazing. We really enjoyed our date night. The mojito was a little sour but they made good and brought me a new one with a smile, which was perfect the second time around. We'll be going back.

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experiencedDiner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely place to dine. Excellent food and wonderful waiters.

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Foodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Connecticut. I am always pleased when I go there with the amazing service and top notch food quality. It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for. My favorite choice in Fairfield county. Always superb

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vipBarbaraLM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were excellent, as always. They know how to prepare pasta. The customer service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Service very poor . Food took 2 hours fie main dish. Fish was raw. Had to ask to get a free dessert after horrible time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Charged for two bottles of wine when only had one
Did not have our res but seated our guests and then told us guests hadn’t arrived
Never going back

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vipLarryf
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back in force!

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vipdouglasm
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining. Special occasion and they rolled out the red carpet. Highly recommend.

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vipWill
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great !!

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LorraineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. It was not crowded, however, it was a Wednesday night. The only drawback was the service was rushed. Not conducive for business conversation.

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HenryP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was exceptional! Wish the guy at the next table would turn down or off the ringer on his phone!

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vipTomM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as Usual!

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vipNavyD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle ravioli is a must-have! be sure to request in advance. It is decadence at it's best...and beyond description. Leave room for dessert - Napoleon is worth and extra trip to the gym!

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vipTriplem
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the first dinner out with close friends after Covid restictions were lifted, Valbella was our first and only choice--because we wanted to have everything be elegant, delicious and first-rate. And Valbella delivered--as it always does!

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vipArthurC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day dinner! Service and food were excellent!

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DanaG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Make sure you visit their wine cellar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! great place, good service and tasty food!!

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SuzanneK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We loved eating in the wine cellar. Very private and charming. What a great restaurant!

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Unimpressed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

First time there with high expectations. Nice atmosphere. Food was unimpressive across the board especially for the price and expectation. Waiter and servers made multiple mistakes leading to a somewhat disastrous experience. Lack of attentiveness prevailed. They did their best to repair the damage, with no charge for one entree, free drinks and desserts. I imagine we might have a better experience if we should decide to return, but not likely.

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FinolaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Hard to enjoy the food and company as it was so incredibly loud

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Classycustomer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Classy venue, confident and attentive waitering staff.

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Nich
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to Valbella for some time, mostly due to the pandemic. That said I am happy to say that the food has only gotten better. I have always been a huge fan of their Caesar Salad (I know how can you butcher a Caesar Salad) but it is just special the way they wrap it with the slice of a cucumber). We also had their Calamari which was nice and crisp and came without the legs—just the body which is just fine with me. In terms of dinner, if you enjoy “spicy” then Pollo Al Diavolo is a dish to consider. Very tender chicken breast slices with spicy (but not too spicy) cherry peppers and Andouille Sausage. This French sausage has great flavor but like any sausage I order I always ask them to cook it very well done.

My wife ordered one of their specials which was Sea Bass wrapped in potato and although pricey it was well worth it. As far as desert---if a restaurant has Napoleon, I always order it in terms of drawing a comparison. Let’s just say it ranks high on my list and I will definitely order it again. One last comment, we did go on a Thursday night which was not that crowded, but what impressed me was the way they have the tables set at a distance. Not necessarily a must on my list, but it is nice to see that Valbella wants you to feel comfortable. Net / Net I will be returning and I suspect to do so in a couple of weeks.

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vipAlex
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella never disappoints. The service was, as always, always impeccable, the food delightful, the ambiance outstanding!

FAQs

Valbella Connecticut offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 637-1155.

Valbella Connecticut is rated 4.8 stars by 845 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.