Valbella Connecticut

4.6
910 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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RYoung
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Made a special request to be seated on the wine cellar which was confirmed upon arrival. After giving them my coat they informed that there was no space and the previous party hadn’t left. Nothing was done to try to make any accommodations. Seated on a nice section but not what I looked forward to.

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vipDeniseL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella is always such a wonderful evening out with friends. Upscale bar and ambiance. Service outstanding, food delicious and always consistent. Menu has a wide selection. Something for everyone. Hostess and Valet always welcoming.

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TracyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in town! My family has been going there for 25 years. The staff is amazing! They are warm, welcoming and will do anything they can within reason to accommodate your tastes and dietary needs and wants.

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vipFernando
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! First visit will definitely return with friends and family, excellent venue for client meetings!!

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vipgreggh
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ambience was amazing, service was excellent and the fireplace table was exceptional. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best and disappointing for such an establishment… bland and dull are the best descriptions with no sizzle and little to no seasoning. The chocolate soufflé and espresso martini were excellent though. Also ordered a bottle of 2015 Antinori from the wine list and without telling me they brought a 2017, hate when restaurants do that bait and switch especially without at least telling you they’re substituting.. not what a supposed top restaurant should do.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty atmosphere with the roaring fire!

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FraserW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valballa haas become one of our favorite restaurants, for quality of food, service, ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent dinner ….service was mostly attentive but got a little slow with desserts and bringing the check

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First class, 5 star service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I come for our birthdays almost every year! It never disappoints!

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vipAlex
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

faleminderi nick for a wonderful new year’s eve!!!

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ErikO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! We celebrated a wedding anniversary with friends.

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vipPicky
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Valbella exceed expectations on every dimension. Starting with the perfect martini at the little bar to the meal that began with a small sampling of fresh raw oysters, then proceeded to a fantastic lobster appetizer with a wonderful orange sauce, and then a small, very fresh garden salad with a delicious mustard vinaigrette dressing, followed by a surprise little coconut sorbet intermezzo to clean the palate, followed by heavenly homemade fettuccine done in a light cheese sauce with a super-generous portion of the most aromatic Alba white truffles, followed by a rib-eye steak that was better than any steakhouse, and finally followed by dessert - a traditional and super classic Grand Marnier souffle and cream sauce that was done perfectly as well as a Napoleon cream layer cake. Of course the wines were equally stunning including a 2015 Batard-Montrachet and a 2016 Barolo that were out of this world. Can you tell that I was more than pleased. What a gastronomic delight! PS Nick has put together a wonderful team that loves what they do and as a result, the service was impeccable. I mean impeccable! Thank you Valbella for a wonderful, memorable experience.

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VirgilR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent food, high quality service, beautiful atmosphere — a truly wonderful experiencd!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was top notch and memorable. Highly recommend!

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vipSMB1
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella is the best Resturant in the Tri state area. Great food and unbelievable service.

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PageB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and the service was top notch! A special experience!

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IlyC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I debated even writing a review but honestly, this was one of the worst dinners I have ever had and a complete waste of $100 and it's been nagging at me all week.
I went by myself on my birthday as I'm in from out of town. The maitre d was pleasant but the fun stops there. I went early and the restaurant was practically empty so you'd think staff would try and engage me in any sort of small talk but they do not. The bartender was curt and unwelcoming. I moved to the dining room where they sat me in the middle of the room alone and seated everyone else against the windows around me which felt awkward. The waiter was professional, but cold and did not speak to me other than to take my order. Insult to injury, the tomato soup had absolutely no flavor it was like drinking store bought tomato sauce. The veal dish I got was soggy and the portion was insulting for price. I left without dessert which is my favorite thing. It was really the point of taking myself out for my birthday, which also no one made any recognition of, but I could not leave fast enough. As someone who works in fine dining, im stunned at the experience and that this place is so well rated. I can only assume this is the special treatment they give single diners

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MichaelK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service as usual. A restaurant that still knows how to train and manage staff. Food was excellent too. Had a veal chop that was cooked to perfection - Should be the standard. Not a dessert person but could not resist the almond and poached pear tart. All magnificent!

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viprnnn
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best place to eat in Greenwich. Nick and Lino are the most welcoming hospitable hosts.

A true 5 star experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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vipSMB1
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella is always on the money. Service is the best in the business and the food is outstanding. Love this place

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PracticalDina
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of town and visiting family in Riverside. Found Valbella from an Internet search and selected because it was close to our hotel. Clearly a restaurant that has a loyal clientele as many were greeted by name. We had a wonderful dinner and the Bronzino was some of the best I've had. Restaurant team was very attentive, friendly and the atmosphere was very festive with the beautiful holiday decorations. When we are in the area again will definitely make a repeat visit.

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vipintheWP
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved from NY to California, but every time we come back we have to visit Valbella's. We got together with our very good friends and their kids last night for a very memorable meal - everything was superb, from the raw oysters to the pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe. My friend had their steak which he said was delicious. My wife had the veal scallopini which she loved. The martinis we ordered were served ice cold and were great. Staff was, as always, totally professional and helpful. It was a great evening in a great restaurant. Grazie!

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vipCJJ612
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was exceptional.

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MarieR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Valbella is always a fantastic experience. From the wine list to the service, we truly enjoy a night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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davem
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great meal with excellent service. The Crab Cake, Clams Casino and Beet Salad app's were excellent as were the Salmon and Pasta Bolognese main courses. My wife who has Salmon at all good restaurants raved about the quality, preparation and the large portion. The Bolognese was rich and very flavorful. Valbella is consistently a 5 star experience.

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JimC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th anniversary….we had our rehearsal dinner at Valbella 25 years ago!

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vipAlex
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful as always!

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vipZJ1122
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick is the Best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was the best !!

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vipChuck
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Valbella's frequently and have never been disappointed. Diner this time was outstanding. Our waiter, Juan was terrific suggesting an amazing bottle of wine and Main Course. All staff interactions were first-rate friendly from the car valet to the bus-boy. While ours was Romantic evening, this terrific place works more serious business meetings too.

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KateR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. Although the food was good, we felt very rushed through our dinner. It was as if they were running an assembly line and moving people in and out as fast as possible. We ordered a bottle of champagne and a few minutes after, the waiter asked if we were ready to order dinner. We did as we knew what we were going to have. Literally, w/in 5 minutes, our main courses were delivered- it was as if they were being pre-prepared. Once we finished dinner, we ordered dessert and coffee and that took a few minutes longer to arrive but it was still very rushed. The entire dinner took a little over an hour and there was simply no ambiance or graciousness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food is not what I use to be. And they tried to overcharge me for the wrong year on a bottle of wine.

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Mac7
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasant dining experience at Valbella. Food was fantastic as always. Out waiter was excellent.

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vipGregM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with top notch service. The food was overpriced for the quality, as well as being “tired” and unimaginative.

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sues
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday

Our family celebration was great fun. The biggest problem was the noise level—hard to hear. The food was very good & our waiter attentive. The wine list could have a better mix of price ranges.

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AsafB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really tastes good, and great service, but not worth the premium. Priced way too high for what you get.

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steakguy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella is always excellent. They go out of their way to make the experience is exceptional. I would rate them in the top 1%.

FAQs

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

Valbella Connecticut is rated 4.6 stars by 910 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.