Valenza Restaurant

4.7
1874 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.
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t
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and value for the $. Had the "Sunday night supper" and enjoyed a night out.

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

One of our favorite restaurants! The food is always excellent, service is very efficient, but rushed on the weekends.

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JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was absolutely terrible our server was nowhere to be found half the time. It took about 45 minutes for our food to arrive then no one acknowledged how long it took. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone we’ve had better service and food at Taco Bell

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FA
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time and the food, service and overall experience was fantastic! We are also looking forward to going to their other restaurant Arnette's Chop Shop.

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MN
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The new chef if changing all the items on the menu and making replacements that are inferior. Chef Matt is dragging the restaurant down, it's very sad

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PC
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late for our time slot and when I called to let them know, Lena told us not to worry. Usually we are seated in Anthony(1)'s section but we were served by Anthony(2) who took the best care of us (also). Highly recommend Valenza especially if you are looking for great food and a wonderful atmosphere!

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g
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. A nice find.

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GS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food and service are the standard that other restaurants should endeavor to emulate. The new spring changes to the menu were spot on. Had the gnudi which was delicious.

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RR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere and Anthony was an exceptional server.

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TW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This is the first time Valenza has failed to deliver an incredible meal. There were 2 in my party. We ordered mussels (fabulous), beet salad (wonderful), scallops with cremini mushrooms (great dish) BUT my companion ordered the special - lasagna - for his main course. There was little flavor, it was lukewarm and had no spice/no flavor...a real disappointment. We filled up sharing the other parts of our meal items.

Sorry, you just missed the mark big time with this dish. Tasted like it was made, refrigerated and barely cooked

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V
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and the service and food were amazing. The restaurant even gave us a delicious panna cotta with a candle on top in celebration of our special occasion. The ambiance is both hip and elegant. It’s a wonderful restaurant.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Family visit so it was a nice first dinner together. Great wine and amazing panna cotta!

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Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful. When we were seated we noticed a fellow setting up to do music. She was kind enough to move us to a back room area where the music would not drown out our conversation. The music was loud so we were glad we moved. Food was fabulous. The charcuterie tray was a great starter. There were four of us and we all ordered a different pasta and they were all wonderful.

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DM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Service was outstanding. Had the meatballs - best in town. Had the salad with roasted beets and it was fantastic.

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PC
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a little late but Lena called after we left message and was able to squeeze us in closer to the time we were hoping for! Love this place!!!

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MF
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. The service very warm and attentive. A great Friday night date spot!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service.

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e
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Valenza with 10 of my friends. It was superb! Our table was set up and ready for us. Food was amazing and the service was fantastic. It was so nice that I reserved a table for my anniversary. The ambiance was as great as the food.

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PC
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great great!!! Always a great place to dine!

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LM
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We went to Valenza early on a Monday night. The service was very slow! The food was delicious but it took forever to arrive and was not hot by the time it got to us. I'm hoping it was just an off night but will not be rushing back anytime soon.

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SY
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT birthday celebration dinner at Valenza! Our waiter Anthony was outstanding as was our meal! Always exceptional service!

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JN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very of great taste and service was excellent

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b
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always!

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SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our large family dinner very much! We will be back!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent
Extraordinarily consistent

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KP
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere and food! We ordered appetizers, main courses, and desserts and finished everything!!

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GE
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Valenza provided an excellent meal cooked perfectly, with one of the
best salads (roasted beet) in town, and pasta dishes that somehow taste better each time,
though we have been coming here since it opened years ago. A great dining area inside with
just the right amount of noise, and service that is consistently on point.

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PC
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love to eat here and the kitchen was REALLY on this week! Food always good but especially this week (or maybe it's the way Anthony put our order in ;-). Great service, ambiance and food AND we love that Lena is back greeting us!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed everything about the restaurant, great food and service! We will be back

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C
Atlanta
135 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Hostess had quite the attitude. We reserved a booth, she acknowledged it, then when we went to sit down said there were none available. Except for that we were standing directly in front of one. She then “we’ll that’s reserved a friend of the server”... amazing. We come here about once a week, or at least did.

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J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a sure winner--food and service are always superb. Would have given all 5 stars, but like so many restaurants, it's noisy.

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JR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For being a casual dinning restaurant you get the service of a high inn place, from the hostes to the busboys, the managers are phenomenal. Thank you Daniel for providing the best service in town. Please bring the lamb ossobuco back it was the best in Atlanta.

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PC
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love dining here. It's our neighborhood gem!

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JO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine and service - as always. One of those places you know you are going to be treated well.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Gabriela was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.

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l
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointed

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N
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This place would have been high marks all around had it not been for the rude woman I spoke with over the phone. I think her name was Leila or something, it began with an "L." Anyways, I called to tell the restaurant that I would be a little late because of an accident on the freeway Saturday evening. She was snotty, terse, and wasn't listening. I asked her how long they could hold tables for and she says, "Well, we're open until 11." - Which didn't answer my initial question. She also kept cutting me off when I was talking and almost made me cancel dinner plans altogether. So whoever she is needs an attitude check or not work with customers any more. I worked 11 years of customer service in the past and I have zero tolerance for that type of nasty attitude or behavior. Other than that, the service was phenomenal and the food was perfect! The rabbit and polenta reminded me of when my mom used to cook it (old Italian straight off the boat from Tolentino). The wine was delicious and the server was excellent and very knowledgeable. The manager frequently checked on us as well and our water was consistently refilled. Good parking and all around a pleasant experience despite the poor bedside manner of that hostess or whatever she was.

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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and 3 year old daughter went on Saturday night. We had an excellent meal with fantastic service. Definitely recommend it.

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VL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! So hapyu to finally see a truly delicious and authentic Italian restring ATLANTA. Daniel is the best professional server who is passionate about good food and wine. I love this place

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