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About Valbella Midtown

Indulge in Manhattan's finest Northern Italian cuisine prepared under the careful direction of One of Manhattan's Best Restauranteurs, to which one can perfectly pair our impressive wine collection from around the world.

11 East 53rd St.
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 888-8955

Website:
http://www.valbellamidtown.com/

Executive Chef:
Genc Luca

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Details
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Valbella Midtown offers two private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. Our proficient and attentive staff will make certain your corporate or social gathering will be an evening to remember.

Valbella Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fun (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This was not my first trip to Valbella Midtown but I won't go back. Food definitely not as good as it used to be. Zucchini flower appetizer just tasted like breaded cheese. My fish was ok my daughters chicken was dry. The girls at the coat check and desk are a joke. Not friendly to us at all because we were women. Only catered to the men customers. Our server was ok. Nothing special was more attentive at first. As the night went on it was hard to get him. I gave an excellent tip which he never even came back and thanked me for. Overall it was an underwhelming experience. It's a shame because it used to be a place you could count on for excellence.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful evening at Valbella. Terrific food - the Alfred pasta with truffle is to die for and so is the sea bass. Service was perfect. Highly recommend this place if you're looking for an excellent meal with a sophisticated ambiance.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was outstanding from the smiles of the hostesses, who put away our wet coats and packages, to the waitstaff, who thoroughly explained the menu and were very attentive throughout the meal.

The lighting was a little to harsh and bright for my taste but my daughter said it was “clean and modern” so you decide.

The food was so delicious I took smaller bites to make the meal last longer. I got the beef filet with Gorgonzola. This had a delicious sauce with layers of eggplant, fruit, and pepper. It was such an explosion of flavor and textures. Bravo to the chef on this one.

My daughter had the penne with vodka and she said it was good also.

The meal was pricey so if you are on a budget you may have to reserved this place for special occasions but it is especially good.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Valbella is exquisite! Scrumptious cuisine, fantastic ambiance, and excellent service...we recommend Valbella to everyone. Stephen and I can't wait to visit New York City again and to visit Valbella.

Happy Holidays to all of you...with warmest regards,

Mary Jane and Steve

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful experience. One of the best meals in my 65 years!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I took my daughter her roommates and friends to dinner and we really enjoyed the experience. The wine list is extensive but way overpriced.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food & service. Waiter helped choose dinner. Order 1 course at a time and take time to enjoy!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have visited Valbella multiple times over the years because the food is excellent, fresh, and creative. The staff is welcoming, educated, professional and service driven.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food is superb, the portions were generous, the service knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

atmosphere is average for this overpriced restaurant, bar is too small, disappointed in the service. The one in the meatpacking district is much better - if I decided to even try them again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The burrata cheese stuffed veal chop was EVERYTHING & some!!! Love Valbella

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent Food, wonderful service . A memorable evening for sure. Hope to come back when they are not having a private party in the main dining room to get the true ambience of this place since it was our first time. We had a wonderful meal, our service was terrific and they took very good care of us as we were celebrating a birthday> would highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The Waiter was uninterested in our business. Had to call him back twice just to understand the special. He was more interested in the tables around us. The support staff was good. Called this to the attention of the manager and his response was it must be the waiters off day. He never checked on us. Disappointing.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious food and stunning room.
Our server was willing and able to do anything to accommodate, professional and courteous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quiet restaurant to relax after spending a day in very hectic Manhatan. I was disappointed that the waiter did not offer wine by the glass option, so don't hesitate to ask because bottles of wine are very expensive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Beautiful restaurant tucked away just off 5th Ave. Food and service was very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

First timer. The food and service was great. The sommelier Jordan was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was very good attractive setting convenient midtown location

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner date at Valbella following a show on Broadway. At 8:30 in the evening, the restaurant was relatively quiet, and the staff was extremely attentive. The Italian menu was creative and classic at the same time. We enjoyed the sommelier's recommendation for a wine that would work well with both of our entree's, and were happy to spend the money to have a really, really, good dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food is beautifully prepared and not fussy. The menu has plenty of healthy options and the gracious hospitality completely won me over.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Unfortunately, Valbella Midtown has not been able to sustain their good reputation and quality food. I have dined there for lunch and dinner a few times over the last couple of years and it has always been a go to, for midtown Italian. Unfortunately, this time my experience was less than acceptable. I would be hard pressed to say that anything that we ordered, in our party of 6, was even moderately good. We had clients in town from L.A. and thought it would be the perfect restaurant to meet at. We ordered the Baked clams, Octopus, Pear salad, Tuna Tartare, Gnocci, Veal Piccata and Burrata, amongst a few other entrees. These entrees, in particular were awful. The baked clams were gritty and cold, the Gnocci was bland and cold & had VERY little sauce, the Veal was bland, tough & inedible, the Burrata (which used to be delicious) was tasteless. I don't want to tear apart every meal but the bottom line is it is overpriced for the quality and the food was not only cold and it was just not good. In addition, we ordered an expensive bottle of wine and the cork was compromised and the wine left you with an awful after taste. I'm sorry to say but we will not be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent service, and the food was outstanding. I highly recommend Valbella!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everyone is so warm and welcoming. The food and drinks are excellent. You will definitely not leave there hungry. Well worth the money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

food and service excellent. portions generous. We split salad and pasta and it was pleanty

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Stuffed veal chop a favorite on mine --- this one is in the top 3 ever. Chilean sea bass like butter on your tongue. Do not miss the Napolean for dessert - spectacular and I am sure the chocolate lava is equally as good. $$$ necessitate a special occasion or an expense account. Enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing food and service!
The waiter (Jose) was great!
Food was amazing!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was perfect, and we had a great time with my sister and the children's.
People very friendly. I will come back.
Money vs quality = Super

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Great Restaurant, both interior design to the food. I reserved at the restaurant because New York is the place to eat for Italian food.

Great wine list, excellent handling of seafood. And a great staff.

Definitely, a must if you feel like being part of the upper lower class a correct price.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Service was very attentive. The bar tender did try to sneak a diet soda instead of a regular soda to us ( story is long but I was sitting at a great spot to observe the whole thing from the first pour of diet -they use bottles not fountain- to a waiter having to carry a case of non diet to the bar when we asked for it to be corrected. Btw bar was not busy). Food was very good. We had the veal martini ( I think ). It came with3 cutlets, potatoes and green beans. It was amazing. We also had salads and desserts ( napoleons andchocolate soufle) also very good. It was very experience though.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Valbella came highly recommended. So highly, I wondered if it could measure up. It did...and more. Great atmosphere. Great service, and most importantly, great food. Awesome place for business.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great food, incredible service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Wort food!!!!no more words to spend on this.... avoid this!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

NYC finest resto - quality and authentic food , premium wines, outstanding service, gracious setting.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We were warmly welcomed at the door. The hostess was very nice and engaging as we were seated. After that, everything was cold as ice. The assistant server had zero personality. Absolutely awful. We sat there for quite a bit waiting for our waiter and menus. The waiter was a bit warmer but nothing to write home about. I reviewed the menu prior. It sounded delicious. Unfortunately, the food was incredibly bland. My daughter loved her lobster ravioli. I had the pasta with porcini mushrooms. I think there was a total of 2 mushrooms. My partner had the steak and lobster but it was also very bland. It wasn't spicy at all. I ordered a couple diet cokes. When we received them they were flat. The waiter said - oh, really? I just opened the bottle. As if questioning me. Overall a big flop. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

A bit pricey for lunch although outstanding for an elegant dinner.....I have been here many times at dinner

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 23, 2017

It was nice but I think theier original locations is better

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Solid midtown Italian. Everything reliable and top quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The food was very good; however, I thought it was on the expensive side. Dinner for 4 -- 2 salads, 4 drinks (two were beers), 4 entrees (three were pasta dishes and one of those was an appetizer portion), and 2 coffees was almost $300 with the tip. Outside atmosphere nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

attentive and professional service. Excellent menu prepared to perfection. I will be back again!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Terrific linguine/seafood dish and Caesar salad. Waiters were vey attentive.

Tags: Hot Spot
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