Valenza Restaurant

4.7
1768 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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Public transit
Brookhaven MARTA
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1768 People Are Saying
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JC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we visit Valenza Restaurant and it did not disappoint. Went for our wedding anniversary and had a very good time. Live jazz, food was amazing. Our waiter recommended one of the specials and got a delicious pork chop. My husband got the scallops, which I think were really good because he did not share with me.

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TF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

One of our entrees was ordered incorrectly by the server. While she and the manager acknowledged the mistake, there was no adjustment to my friend’s bill (or any other service recovery gesture) even though she didn’t receive her entree until the rest of us were almost finished. Additionally our server often seemed hurried and left the table when one of us was trying to place an order or ask a question. Overall did not feel like the fine dining experience we expected when we selected this venue for celebrating numerous special occasions.

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

Our favorite Italian spot.

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ST
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a hit with us, we ordered the Pappardelle split for the two of us with a salad and it did not disappoint. We ordered our Comos "not sweet" and it was too strong but no attitude from the bartender, he provided a slice of lime and some cranberry and we doctored them ourselves. No worries! We love this place and will be back.

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KP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were fabulous. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed by all!

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PP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was our second time at Valenza. The food is great, however, my order was wrong when it arrived. The staff was very kind and assured us they would take care of the problem. We were on our way to a show and, therefore, had a time limit . When my entrée finally arrived it was delicious but I did not have enough time to enjoy it.
They brought over a complimentary dessert which I could not eat due to dietary restrictions. It would have been nice if they had taken my entrée off the bill.

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E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Service was mediocre but perhaps she was having a bad night.

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PC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal and the service was great! We were meeting a friend for lunch who had not been and she loved it. Love the renovation they did and it is a great place for either dated night or business lunch!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and yum food as usual. Nice b day dinner.

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EL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My sister and I dined here and thought it was pretty good. Her meal of caesar salad and pasta (oreciette ?) was better than mine. I had the mussels and a couple of them tasted a little strange but the cooking sauce was divine. There were 3 large pieces of toasted bread to dip into the sauce.
I had the fish of the day (sea bass) on a bed of roasted veggies. The sea bass was dry and chewy and seriously had to ask my waiter if he had served me a chicken breast instead of fish!
The staff was very attentive and polite, The restaurant is attractive. The noise level was acceptable. And I forgot that the desserts were quite good. I had a apple & pear tart with caramel ice cream (perfect) and my sister had the molten chocolate cake with cream (she added that caramel ice cream to hers as well - good idea).

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J
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The back room was a little cold.

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OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service not so great lately- food quay varies a lot these days too- bummer

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Ok service and food

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We'll go back there. Food was excellent!

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OT
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Used to be so consistent- hit or miss lately which is a bummer.

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l
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hostess & server were especially friendly and helpful!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in Atlanta and the service is superb!

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EE
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Every time we go there the Food is Outstanding . Really a lovely spot for a great meal

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DJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met some old friends for dinner and it was perfect. The food and ambiance and service were exactly what we were looking for. Thank you for a great evening out!

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PC
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service were top notch! We brought our 12 year old and they could not have been more accommodating!!

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JP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had reservations and was seated in the area I had requested. Gabriella was our main server, and she was outstanding. Had a smile all the time we were there and was very helpful. Best experience possible.

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RM
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, and great atmosphere.

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KM
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible gnocchi dish, and the dessert was wonderful too. Great cocktails as well and fabulous service. Can’t wait to go back.

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LS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant and true Brookhaven local find!!! Amazing apps and pappardelle was awesome! Great cocktails and wine. Please bring back the lemon curd dessert :(
Love this restaurant!!

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. I am at fault for not requesting a quieter area..

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DN
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed the Sunday dinner special - salad, entree and dessert for $26. The smaller portions were ample and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Two things spoiled the experience - first the manager was lurking at the front door with a scowl and although he was almost blocking our entrance, did not greet us - actually seem perturbed we were there. He then proceeded to stalk around the restaurant during our dinner - very uncomfortable and not an inviting atmosphere.

The restaurant was relatively empty (Saturday night during Georgia football game) and we felt very rushed. We ordered a bottle of wine then our meals - they brought our food out within 3 minutes of our waiter placing our orders. Our waiter was even taken by surprise when he came by the table and we already had our food. Very poor timing and presentation.

The food was good and we so enjoy the restaurants on Dresden - will probably give them another try. Hope it was an off night and that the do better next time.

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o
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great cozy and moody atmosphere.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent. I ordered a dirty martini but it was not dirty at all. I had to send it back and get another one. Then it was taken away before I was finished with it. It was gone before I could protest.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel was my server as always and he was fenomenal, best server in town.

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RR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent value and service. We had the chicken which was absolutely amazing. Havoc Joe Gransden for our entertainment for the evening was a very nice topping to the evening.

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SG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!!! Food, service and ambience are incredible.

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NA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistent and the staff is what really makes the difference. Special recognition to Grace and Michael!!

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IW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valenza was amazing from the food, ambiance and service everything was top notch

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HE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is unbelievable, great ingredients and great flavors. Staff was very friendly and very helpful with great recommendations all evening. The room is cozy, great for talking and enjoying your time with your table, but not overly stuffy. One word of advice, the best dishes are often the specials. Enjoy.

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EB
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Valenza since Michel opened the restaurant. Having moved away from the neighborhood a couple of years ago we come back whenever we're passing through ATL. It's remarkable that the place never looks tired or worn. The service and energy are still there as well as the tried and true food.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere great wait staff amazing food not overly seasoned but wonderfully balanced. My wife and I were celebrating her 60th Birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it special for her. We went on Wednesday night specifically to see Joe Gransdon play in an intimate setting that was relaxing and fun. We will be going back to enjoy this jewel of a restaurant soon

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service was impeccable.

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PC
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time and experience as always! The service and food is always a winner for us!!

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RR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

An African American couple was seated nearby. I have never heard such profanity, anywhere or anytime. I have never heard such repeated and loud use of the F word or the MF word. It was only the female who was loud and extremely profane. It was a problem for all the diners. There were families and at least one child. The management did nothing. We asked to be moved and they immediately moved us. I have never witnessed such behavior at any restaurant.

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