Valenza Restaurant

4.7
1710 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Valenza is a cozy, upscale Italian eatery in Brookhaven. It takes its name from a small village in the Piedmonte region of Northern Italy. Valenza is well known throughout the world for its artisan jewelry manufacturing which has earned it the nickname “city of gold”. The cuisine at VALENZA is inspired by the diverse culture of Northern Italy. Executive Chef Matt Swickerath’s focus is on classic and modern cooking methods using fresh seasonal and local ingredients to create a classic Italian menu with an updated culinary touch. The menu features a variety of antipasti, pasta, risotto and Italian entrees. Valenza has the heart and spirit of a cozy and warm Italian village café in an upscale setting. The dining room features venetian plastered walls with rustic oak and pine woods. Experience the warmth and elegance of Valenza when dining under the antique European candle chandeliers. Valenza offers a wonderful private dining room with seating for 30 guests.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 969-3233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Swickerath
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Appalachee
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Brookhaven MARTA
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1710 People Are Saying
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PC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Love this restaurant and when I needed to plan a surprise dinner party for my husband‘s birthday this was the place I knew would do a fabulous job! Originally it was to be eight people and at the last minute friends called and said they were driving into town so I had to make it 10. The hostess called to confirm my voicemail and gladly accommodate the request. We were seated in a semi private part of this quaint restaurant. Josh did a fabulous job taking care of all of our needs, pacing each course appropriately for the lively conversation. The food and wine were spectacular as always so thank you to the entire team at Valenza!!

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Z
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience last Saturday night. Attentive, friendly service and great food.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food, service and ambience!

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PG
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is good and service is friendly, engaging and patient. Very noisy near the bar and sometimes the food is slow.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit.
We enjoy going when Joe is there for the live music.
The food is delicious, service great and prices reasonable for this quality of food and atmosphere.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthony took wonderful care of our party of four celebrating two birthdays!

I was the only one who has been here before, but I feel sure the others will be back!

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TM
Miami
86 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have attended this restaurant before and enjoyed coming back.

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SS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my expectations. Had the scallops. Perfectly cooked. Presentation was over the top.

Pork tenderloin was amazing

Meatball appetizer was also scrumptious!

Sat outside. Beautifully decorated and ambience was relaxing

Service was impeccable

Highly recommend

Expensive. But worth it.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is so good. One of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta!

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CC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The owner Michael makes a point to talk to as many people as possible

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday. Everything was perfect!

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S
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The cocktails at Valenza are top notch as was the service. Our food was excellent except for one thing. I had the special salad which was beautiful. I kept tasting a lot of salt and finally realized that the lemon vinegraitte had been oversalted. The kitchen needs to pay more attention to this. Otherwise, it was a wonderful dinner with great wine and we even had two desserts which were fabulous!

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AG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. I’ve been here for personal and business meals. I love the selection, ambiance and scene. I’ll def be back.

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JB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous neighborhood gem! Would highly recommend!

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AC
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Bucotinni pasta was fantastic. Papardelle sumptuous. Warm chocolate cake was yummy. Service was lackluster and haphazard.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent, our waiter very attentive and knowledgeable, but the wait time for the food to come from the kitchen was not acceptable. Took us 2hrs to dine and that didn’t include dessert and coffee which we would have ordered if it hadn’t been so late. The live music added nothing to our experience and made it difficult to talk. A trumpet player in a dining room, really??

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BA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. It's lovely to sit outside - inside might be a bit loud.

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DC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Food is delicious! Service is great. Ambience is wonderful. And half dollar bottle of wine night on Monday makes for a great beginning to the week.

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S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great mussels and Cesare Salad with tasty white anchovies. Highly recommend the Bucatini, Spaghettini and Ravioli. Great Italian wine list. Wonderful service from Anthony. Some of the best Northern Italian in on all of Atlanta.

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E
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio and it was beautiful - great atmosphere. The short rib ravioli was delicious and my husband loved the parpadalle. We also had the meatball appetizer. The bread is fresh and yummy. Great drink selections. It's a neighborhood gem, and I have loved it for years.

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DC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in Brookhaven! The food is wonderful and the outdoor patio is a great vibe.

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L
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server and delicious meal!
Good neighborhood crowd

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Our first time at Valenza. Fabulous Italian food. Great neighborhood vibe.

We were celebrating our daughter’s 21st. They put the three of us in a dark cove seating area large enough for six. This made for an awkward/less intimate dining experience. You can’t see any of the restaurant from inside the “cove” and it was very dark. Not festive for a 21st Birthday. (They knew it was her birthday as I’d told them in advance and also reminded the waiter). Nothing special was brought out for dessert which surprised me.

The food was fabulous and we will return but just not a good choice for a special occasion which is surprising given $30 entrees.

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JH
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Girls night out and catch-up, my friend and I wanted good food, good wine and a good place to chat. Valenza was all that and more Wednesday night. Service was happily accommodating---my friend chose the special but with a dozen substitutes and special requests, and the waiter smiled through all and the dish was served to her delight. My cod with risotto and mushrooms was good but not the best I've had at Valenza. Salad was more than enough to split. Wines served at right temperature. We asked for a quiet table so were shown to a new-to-me room at the back with about 8 tables. It was slow to fill, so was easy place for conversation. We declined dessert, bowing to diets, and had more wine instead. Happy evening.

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S
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

excellent food just consider salting your pasta and dishes more as all that I tasted where much better with additional salt! attentive server!! will be back

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous, and we had a corner table as requested. It was a wonderful evening. My only wish would be for it to be a bit quieter. Ambiance is lovely. Waitstaff great!!

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Took almost 90 mins to get our entrees and then received our check before we were given our desserts

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j
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It can get very noisy when all tables are occupied, at dinner time. The chicken dish is very good.

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SG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous and fresh. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

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W
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

This is a good neighborhood restaurant, not a destination restaurant. Food was average at best, service was efficient but not warm or welcoming. Great place for people watching. We will not be returning.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

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FF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated #48 and everything was wonderful!
Thank you for a lovely evening.
F & S

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a
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party had the salmon, beef and pork - all were well seasoned and at the perfect temperature. The wine pour was generous. The white chocolate bread pudding and the warm chocolate tart were outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It's my go to all the time.

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CL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Food, Reasonably priced for quality. Try sitting outdoors. The scenery is awesome. Knowledge waiters/waitresses. Give them a try. Will not be disappointed!

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GS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent high quality meal. One of our neighborhood favorites

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NM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequently have dinnerwith friends at both Haven and Valenza. The food is always fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented! The experience is always a treat!!

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KJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely delicious -- everything and service was outstanding.

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PS
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valenza is so great, wonderful pasta, salads, and half price wines on Monday night make it a great way to enjoy good food and drink...
My friends loved the food and will be back to try more!

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PC
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening spent there with friends who had not dined there before. They were very impressed and loved it!

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