Valenza Restaurant

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2004 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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JH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Our waiter was one of the worst I’ve ever had there.

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

We had Tony as our waiter - he was excellent - we would return again both for the excellent food and for his outstanding service.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunion with Out of town friends

TB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Northern Italian food, excellent service and a well designed space. Enjoyed the live Jazz Duo as well...a nice unexpected experience for a Wednesday night. Was our first time and will definitely go back!!

WW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We had dinner on a Thursday evening and it was very busy, so glad we had reservations. Highly recommend!

d
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the outdoor dining. The food was wonderful as was everything else.

MR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there but not the last one, love the place, the food, the drinks and the service was amazing.

Thank you for made my wife's birthday unforgettable.

SF
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I love Valenza but only had the octopus appetizer. It was so charred that is all you tasted.. char... no octopus flavor. In spite of that I would recommend as everything else there I've had has been really good.

A
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was busy and lively- round table was great! Food was perfect, fresh flavors and interesting- great night

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great cocktail martinis, shared carsar salad.
specially pork tenderloin chop and sides were copious portions and the bottled chardonay was great

ST
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our group was at Valenza recently for a special birthday and asked for a quiet table. We were put in the back room by ourselves which was ok except the waiter forgot us and we waited 20 minutes for our drink order. Since I made the reservation, I got up finally and asked a staff person to intervene. The manager took over responsibility for our table. Our service was much improved, the food was good except for stale bread at the beginning of our meal which was replaced. Not a great experience for our friends but we will try again because we love the food and Wednesday night jazz. Hopefully the service will be better.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Get the tiramisu; you won’t regret it!

L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect evening. Our food was perfectly done and delicious. A storm unexpectedly blew in while we were seated on the patio, and our waiter was more than willing to find us a table inside before we were soaked. I am a celiac and on a strict gluten-free diet, but that does not mean I like dull food. The chef prepared a shrimp, Thai chili and GF pasta dish that was amazing. We'll be back soon!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!!! (especially the mussels)

AS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always wonderful as is the service. This is one of our favorite restaurants. Very good value for the money and they are very eager to please.

This is probably our tenth trip there. They also have a wonderful bartender.

h
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

al fresco dining is wonderful=best octopus ever outside of New York. service is excellent. noise level perfect. always a special treat to have an event there. I mean event because it is more than just dinner.

KP
Montana
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were amazing. Josh was our server and was personable and helpful. We will return!!

a
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valenza was recommended by a co-worker. We were not disappointed. Upon arrival, everything is new and tastefully decorated. It's also new building in an old neighborhood, so I immediately thought, "This place seems too well put together to be any good." But the meal and service did not disappoint. Its hard to find a decent Italian restaurant in Georgia. Everything was prepared properly, pasta not overcooked and the mussels were fresh. The server was attentive but not annoying. The cocktails were good, not great, but the wine list was more than adequate. About the cocktails... the bar two doors down in the same building is operated by the same owners. We arrived a little early and wen there for a cocktail. The bartender there made what was arguably one of the best Manhattans I have ever had. I liked it so much I ordered one before dinner at Valenza. It didn't compare.

PC
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband's (surprise) Bday dinner with 2 other couples. The team at Valenza did a fabulous job in ensuring he was surprised and creating a wonderful and memorable dinner and event for us! From the welcome from Lena when we arrived, to the great service Josh provided, to the wonderful food the chef prepared...it was a great evening...highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

A
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gabby was an excellent server. She really knows the menu and the wine selections! The food was outstanding!

PC
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their homemade pasta is soooo good! I tried the nero pasta and it was delicious!! We were entertaining family and it was the perfect place...great ambiance and service as always!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside seating is more cozy and less

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good there!

JG
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary squid ink pasta with grilled shrimp; grouper over risotto; Tiefenbruner; tiramisu; panna cotta) & excellent service

A
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Massive disappointment celebrating 2 birthdays.

AB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a close friend with a wonderful birthday dinner here the other night. The food and service was excellent! We loved the calamari and burrata. We never felt rushed, even after we had finished dinner. Will definitely come back!

JJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit with daughter

S
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valenza never disappoints.....it's one of our favorites!

B
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service, delicious food, very nice ambiance--and a special treat to see and listen to the wonderful Joe Gransden!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always. Some dishes were changed But overall yummy!!!Excellent service.

PC
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have just started making homemade pasta for all of the pasta offerings...FABULOUS!! Which goes right along with the service and ambiance!!

JF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always our favorite place to go for special occasions.

DR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food took way to long to come out and the order wasn’t taken correctly.

J
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

They sat my son and I in an empty room where we were often forgotten by the server. The main dining room had many tables open when we arrived. Not the ambiance we were looking for.

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience!!! I always enjoy the food and the ambiance at Valenza!

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Not coming back if I have to use server Enzo!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my adult daughter. Excellent evening!

OT
Atlanta
198 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Server had tables inside and out and was often gone long periods of time. Food great. Spent too long waiting on someone to show up at the table. Took forever to pay. We live valenza in spite of this!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Almost too loud for conversation ...

OT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner. Our server was wonderful! Food was delicious, noise level alittle high.

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