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For 2
Sat, 2/17
8:00 PM
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Valbella Connecticut

447 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Optional Saturday/Sunday Open for Large Private Parties Only
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Phone number
(203) 637-1155
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Halili
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Please contact us for our catering menu.
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Cross street
Soundbeach Avenue
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Valbella is the ideal venue for any occasion. Our professional and courteous staff will ensure that your corporate events or social gatherings will be personalized to your specific requirements. Our dedicated staff will work with you to customize every detail of your menu and beverage selections.

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What 447 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

The best place for superb food and service. No place is more focused on a great experience than the staff of Valbella’s. Certainly not inexpensive but if you want a perfect result for a business meeting of family event, it’s at this restaurant!

1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Terrible experience. I booked a reservation 4 weeks before Valentine’s Day to make sure I got a spot. Low and behold they took reservations and kept taking them so when I got there and waited in line for 30 min they said it would be a “30 min” wait. Mind you we had a reservation. We waited 30 min and they said another 30 min. Then waited about 15 min. Checked again and they said 30 min. Apparently they told everyone 30 min and we talked to a couple next to us and they said they had been there over an hour and a half (at reservation time) and we’re told they only have 30 min left to be seated. Terrible experience. Save your money. We went to Louie’s Italian restaurant and we’re seated right away and food was delicious

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

STOP!! DON’T GO!!! They seemed to have massively overbooked for Valentine’s day and did not honor our reservation for 8pm. We were left along with two dozen other people waiting nearly 45 minutes for our table. The dining area was unattractive with a series of two seat tables spaced very closely together. The restaurant did not even offer an apology or a drink while we waited. We walked out after we were finally seated, when nearly 10 minutes passed, and nobody even came to take a drink order or leave menus. This place is truly awful. I was warned by a friend not to go. I wish I had listened. I didn’t get to try any food, but I saw waiters rushing around with trays, and the food looked unimpressive. The failure to offer an apology or drink was just inexcusable. I don’t know how any restaurant could treat its customers this way, especially on Valentine’s Day. After leaving, we wound up at a different restaurant and had a very nice meal

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent but we weren’t seated until 815 for a 730 reservation. The restaurant took way too many reservations for what they could handle for Valentine’s Day. Service ended up being below their normal standards (had to ask three times for bread for example) because the waiter was overwhelmed.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Meal and service was excellent. Pricing can be high - especially drinks at the bar. $48 for a Manhattan and glass of Champagne

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was set special for Valentines Day. It looked great with all the tables for two and they served all excellently. Service was great and food was the usual excellent. Made for a great night. Thanks Valbella.

Dougie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Went for Valentines Day and it was horrible, food basically thrown at you service horrible food not as good as usual actually not good. Dessert was ordered with dinner since it's one you have to order early dessert was put down and I couldn't get a waiter for coffee. What a disappointment...never again

vipBobMK (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant was way overbooked. Valet parking wait was long, table wait was long, poorly organized. Prices not shown on menu...$50 for the Chilean Seabass entree special was a crime...this is not NYC..Service did their best under the circumstances.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Birthday food and service were excellent

Reviewedjc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great meal as usual in the wine cellar, away from the busy Saturday night tables above. Appetizers and chocolate soufflé were delicious as usual and the meals did not disappoint! A fabulous experience.