Valbella Midtown

4.6
625 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Indulge in Manhattans finest Northern Italian cuisine prepared under the careful direction of one of Manhattans Best Restauranteurs, to which one can perfectly pair our impressive wine collection from around the world. We are offering outdoor dining in our beautiful courtyard with waterfalls as we are following all Covid-19 guidelines and safety measures.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 625 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJeffreyP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest outdoor seating. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food!

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vipsrl56
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This attractive restaurant was packed with the expense account crowd on a Thursday at lunch, taking full advantage of the outside dining on a beautiful day. The menu is classic Italian, beautifully prepared and presented by a capable staff. For the price, however, a vegetable of some sort should be on the plate.

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craigw
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Medallions of veal with Brie. Beautiful cut but 1 was over cooked. Octopus was terrific the chic peas and carrots were terrible. Mashed potatoes were bland. Very loud. Lots of staff but too busy to b attentive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This place is clearly not capable of handling the volume of business that it gets. A 2 1/2 hour lunch because you can’t keep up with the orders is not acceptable, particularly for a Midtown establishment where many business meetings are occurring.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Cant get a bad meal a Valbella.

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AdamV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best David is incredible

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vipalkinnyc
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a business lunch. Excellent food, fresh seafood specialties, as well as impeccable service by polite, efficient, and nearly invisible waitstaff.
But if convo is critical, get a table indoors. Outdoor seating had a lovely atmosphere, with a semi-permanent glass roof and water feature... but unfortunately, that made it a bit noisy. Not a huge problem, but something to consider.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great atmosphere!

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vipJoeL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience to celebrate our anniversary.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine list, we had a Sassicaia with a chefs taster. The truffled pasta was wonderful. The veal was delicious, and they added a chicken Parmesan that I could have made a meal of alone. The owner came by and we just delightful. Very high recommend.

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vipRobertD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Not inexpensive but worth it.

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Lili
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Code to go here for my lunch break on a beautiful Friday afternoon and it couldn’t have been better...amazing cocktails and food even better...and what i appreciated most was they made sure I did not feel lonely even though I was alone lol, it was a great time.

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TimK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day and outside seating was fabulous Great to be able enjoy a great meal outside

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

way too much cigar smoke

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very loud with music and waterfall. Floor was wet . Waiter were very nice and attentive.

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vipNancy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside is wonderful.

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DANIE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for date night or special event. Great wine and delicious food. Staff is friendly and attentive. Beautiful indoor seating and perfect outdoor seating on a gorgeous day. The BEST Italian cuisine.

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vipLaclac
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely surrounding, great service!

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AyturA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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nikki
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I was quite disappointed. We were celebrating a birthday and it was the first time we have dined out since the pandemic and the restaurant, while beautiful outside ( which is where we chose to sit as a result of the pandemic) was too noisy. It was under-staffed. Service sub-par. No acknowledgement of the factwe were celebrating a birthday. In fact, owner only acknowledged and catered to those patrons he clearly knew. He ignored out table despite the fact that we spent $450 for four of us without coffee and dessert! Overpriced and underwhelmed for the entire experience.

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StephenC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Very personal. Owner there greeting everyone.
Menu selection great and large portions.
Great outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The drinks were a little expensive, but that’s probably typical for Manhattan. Overall, great experience & would definitely go back.

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TheresaM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is beautiful. Food superb . Service is excellent. Indoor and outdoor dining. Great for date night. It’s a bit pricey but it is midtown Manhattan. I think it’s worth it

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vipGothamGourmand
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner outside with very attentive and gracious service. Was our first visit but will return.

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Valbella enthusiasts. Superior upscale off the street outdoor dining between office buildings just east of Fifth Ave. Winter brought a very high glass roof and tall white curtains entrance. The sparkling trees are year round. Spring brought the turning on of the outdoor waterfall wall again. Indoors we like the bright high glass vertically displayed wine collection. Impressive decor and wine list.
Experienced helpful staff who excel at their work. Outstanding menu with seasonal specials and many fish choices. Especially like the scallops with foie gras, filet mignon with pepper sauce, lobster medallions. We have
enjoyed about a dozen meals since 3/20. Cigar smoking outdoors which doesn’t bother us or our older guests but makes us request a table in a non smoking area for young friends who avoid tobacco smoke. They adore the restaurant and its location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Honestly it’s not even worth talking about. One of the worst NYC restaurants I’ve ever been to. This restaurant proves that there are worse things than a pandemic. Thanks for nothing. Never again.

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Rocky
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella was always a fabulous restaurant but now, Valbella is doing the best job during this pandemic. Their outdoor space is magnificent. The food is fabulous. And one of the best things about Valbella is the people who work there. David, the owner, makes you feel as if you are home. The waitstaff is amazing and has been there for years. The receptionist is both professional and incredibly friendly. And if you want to make a party, call Danielle. She, and the entire ValBella family will make it perfection!!!!

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DavidG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business lunch

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vipMTG75
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the servers were very nice. We ate outside and it was hard to hear each other with the noisy water feature nearby. We enjoyed our meal but found it strange that for such an expensive meal, the waiters knew very little about the wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outside dining is noisy because of a waterfall.
Inside was also noisy, but that was related to the clientele.
The food and service were excellent. However, for the price, I would expect the clientele to dress more appropriately. Many 20 through 30 year olds showing up in sweatpants, torn jeans, old tee shirts, etc., on a Saturday night. There were other dinners dressed more appropriately, but overall, it felt like a New York restaurant transplanted to Vegas, with a typical Vegas clientele. Maybe when the pandemic has passed, the restaurant might consider enforcing their advertised dress code of business casual. Or, maybe it’s just a sign of the times. However, we dine out a lot, and we don’t see this at other similarly priced or even less expensive restaurants.

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vipMarM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful delicious evening. Always have the best time and food

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vipPc5615
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best restaurants in the city.

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vipElisaC
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful getting out after nearly a year in quarantine. We dined outdoors in a comfortable setting and enjoyed a fabulous meal! Specials of the day included Chilean Sea Bass and stuffed Tiger Prawn appetizer. What a treat and as always, the Veal Chop grilled to perfection! Looking forward to many more dinners in the future.

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SJNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable, the food delicious and comforting, with the perfect ambience for any occasion

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vipmbmFL09
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoors seating has wonderful atmosphere, service was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We were seated near someone who was allowed to smoke a cigar. The smell interfered with our meal and was a bit rude in general. The food itself was sub-par. Very very expensive menu comparable to cipriani without the quality. No reason to come here other than convenience. $600+ for 4 people. This money would be better spent somewhere else. Insulting prices for the quality of food. Went to Scampi the night before. Similar pricing and much much better food

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vipMAM50
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We requested to seat outside at the covered terrace but there were several people smoking cigars at two tables and we had to move inside.

We ordered Mussels Mariniere and they were not fresh, definitely dry and reheated, the Mariniere Sauce extremely salty.

On the other hand service was very good and courteous.

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DouglasS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service and always consistent and excellent.
What more can I say. Valbella is not cheap, but you do get
what you pay for.

FAQs

Valbella Midtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 888-8955.

Valbella Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 625 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.