Valbella Midtown

4.5
679 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 679 people are saying
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vipJimmie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant which is very modern and with experienced staff and great food. Well located. I was heartbroken when the Meat packing location closed!

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vipPamY
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites !

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Bret
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was professional, but cold. Bread served with dinner was dry, but not in a good crusty way. The portions weren’t bad, but the proportions were flawed. Like a tuna tar tar served with 3 small chips. If the tuna is meant to be eaten with them, then include enough of them for the amount of meat. The presentation of the food was beautiful, but the taste of most of the items was lacking.

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AdrianaV
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and will definitely be back

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JulieD
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about dinner was absolutely perfect. Fantastic service, great food, great atmosphere. Perfect birthday celebration for a friend. We will 100% be back soon! Absolutely loved it all. Willie is the best waiter!!! Everyone catered to you. Would highly recommend.

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vipAubz
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service

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vipSara
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Went for a business lunch and sat outside. It's spacious but not heated. Noise level was limited. Speed of food service was a little slow. The spinach in my place had notable pieces of dirt or mud in it, which was unappetizing.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It was a terrible experience.

They ran out of bread and appeared to substitute a sliced loaf of wheat bread. The acknowledged they ran out of bread and served rye when we asked for garlic bread.

Appetizers were good, but the lobster pasta was awful. The raviolis were tough. The sauce was tasteless, and there weren’t any chunks of lobster in the dish.

My entire party had a poor meal.

It’s really disappointing, because I have had numerous great meals there in past years. Supply chain? Labor shortage in the kitchen?

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MeganC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella had a great ambiance with impeccable service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about both the wine and food menus. Everyone enjoyed their meals, the specials were delicious, and the Napoleon dessert was fantastic! We will definitely return.

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Foodie
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was mixed. Romaine lettuce was wilted and listless. Dressing was drab. Risotto and penne a la vodka were quite good. Calamari was a bit too heavy and greasy.

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vipShanghaiAlan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

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ShawnO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall I was extremely pleased with this restaurant.

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vipSky173
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Our server was a bit of a blowhard! When my guest told him that we preferred to refill our wine glasses at our own pace, he made a big deal of “I’M here to serve YOU’l which was admirable and we thought that was the end of it. Until he returned to the table and began to pour again. Once again my guest reminded him of our preference and once again he pushed back instead of merely and politely saying something like, “I’m sorry, I forgot”, or “I’m just handing you the bottle” to diffuse the situation. As a result, his attitude was a disservice to your restaurant, which came highly recommended, and set the tone for the rest of the meal in terms of assessment of our outing there. No misunderstanding: the food was excellent.

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vipJuliana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The courtyard setting is nice for outdoor seating. The food is mediocre, the service was rushed (even though there were open tables), and strangely there is no wine or drinks list. We won't be returning or recommending the restaurant to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - soup to nuts. Outstanding service, food, ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. Food was delicious. Outdoor seating was comfortable.

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vipLiketoeat
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was ok, not special.
Food not unique, no amarone available in an Italian restaurant.
Calif list ok but not great.Yoo bad!

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michaels
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great setting with great service at steep prices …

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vipArikA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The salad had no test , the veal was not done enough

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Frank
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal! Will be back again soon, thanks!

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paulf
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst food experience in NYC
Staff rude , food horrible
and embarrassed with our dinner guests

My pasta was not edible and had the standard that you would serve a six year old .

Can’t imagine that this could be acceptable to diners.

Place was not crowded on a Friday night and now understand why.

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vipMikeL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice spot in midtown near 5th ave - we ate outside, tables were spread apart and not as loud. great pasta and steak. the wine was also fantastic. recommended.

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vipEatingout
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Pleased to be able to sit outside at a table on the spacious, covered patio. The food was served quickly by pleasant staff. It arrived piping hot and was delicious, even if it was not particularly creative. The only issues: It was a noisy space and the price was high, even by Midtown NY standards. We’ve paid as much at restaurants we consider far more innovative. We were willing to “swallow” the cost since we are not willing to eat indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service at ValBella. Love the outdoor patio too!!

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vipAnguilla
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not get to eat, but had to rate the food to write a note. Thinking the beautiful space outside would be a lovely place to dine we specifically made a reservation because of that. But the outside was far from beautiful or pleasant. The Maitre D' insisted that cigar smoking customers were leaving and didn't, and allowed a very noisy table of most likely drunk patrons to stay. The law is smoking allowed outdoors at 25% of seating, with no roof or ceiling enclosure and must be 3 feet away from smoking area with signage. This should have been a non-smoking outdoor area.

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DenaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary.
I have been eating at Valbella’s in Greenwich for many years. Now my children live in the city so we decided on Valbella’s in Midtown.
What a wonderful experience. The food was great. Tuna Tartare and Baked Clams for appetizers. Pork Chop, Stuffed Veal Chop and my favorite Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce! The very best restaurant!!

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vipmichaelh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service Ans atmosphere

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vipNYCHOTPILOT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overpriced and overrated. Far better Italian restaurants in the immediate vicinity that offer significantly better value

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I would rather there not be flies whisking around my meal. Second time that’s happened

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Lou61
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end Valbella did not disappoint. Service phenomenal. Ambiance was perfect for life long manhattanites. As Italians I could not recreate the bucatini pasta and the other appetizers. Drinks were mixed perfectly and the napoleon desert was one of a kind. Please go and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not what I expect from Valbella. The food was not great,service was just ok. I realize these are difficult times but for the prices they charge it was not worth it.

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FalgunS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 50th bday. Had a great meal. Staff was very attentive and curtious

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vipamh1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

The only reason I was disappointed in my experience was no-one checked for vaccination. Not cool in my book. I hope this was just an oversight seeing as they had a fairly full dining room when we sat at 7pm. As of right now, I can't recommend Valbella only because of the health concern.

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vipMensuraCec
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious food

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vipLaraH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had to wait a long time for our table even though we had a reservation. There was no maitre d’ at the entrance when we arrived - we had to wait ten minutes even to check in! The restaurant is very busy and clearly very understaffed.

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GeraldineO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good

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vippaprikaj
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lively outdoor space if a bit noisy. The menu selections were appealing and the portions were enough to share. The preparation was good but not a peak experience considering the price but the location may justify the high prices. The service was very efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!!

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RThomas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Had a really lovely dinner in a beautiful setting outside. Food was great, service was truly wonderful. Only, rather major, downside was that this is one of the last remaining NYC restaurants where you are allowed to smoke in the outside dining area. Almost every table was smoking, with the large majority smoking cigars. It didn't impact our night too badly as everything else was great but I think important to bear in mind for those who are more sensitive to smoke. My clothes from last night will need to be dry cleaned, but the food was lovely. A real balancing act!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated a special birthday - the food was excellent. Looking forward to the pandemic being behind us so it can be full inside again!

FAQs

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

Valbella Midtown is rated 4.5 stars by 679 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.