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Valenza Restaurant

4.7
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2179 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2179 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant that is a regular choice for date night. This time I brought my daughter with me for her first visit. She thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service. Polpo (grilled octopus), tonight's dinner special (swordfish), and budino (rice pudding and gelato).

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vipVickiK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was good! Always one of my favorite places to dine!

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DavidinBrookhaven
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Valenza delivered on excellent food - especially the evening special, which was a real deal - perfect outdoor ambiance, and super-spectacular service. It's the best in Brookhaven.

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vipJanicelz2017
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to this restaurant for years and its always meet my expectations.

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Blaiss
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Dinner! Food was amazing! Can’t wait to get back here!

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KSH1
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Valenza. We'll be back again!

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Paulkimy
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for our 15th wedding anniversary, I had not been to the restaurant before, my wife had. The food was good though lower than expectations. I wanted to support Mike Numeier’s Pink initiative (we are neighbors), ordered a pink drink and was very disappointed with the taste. Only finished 1/3 of it. The service lacked attention and I was surprised that no one mentioned it was our anniversary when that was noted on the reservation. I was also surprised to see a charge for the “bread service” on the bill. The $6 doesn’t bother me, but who charges for bread? The saving grace was the white chocolate bread pudding for desert, saved the night for my wife. Even that was not without a challenge though, another waiter brought it out without silverware, never came back and no other waitstaff could be found so we nabbed some off of another table. Overall a lack luster $130 meal. Had originally reserved a table at Haven for the evening and probably should have stuck with that.

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Hans
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to be back at Valenza. We enjoyed eating outside in a very nice atmosphere.
The service was outstanding,. Food and wine were delicious.
We'll be back !

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vipJRee
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outside seating was wonderful. Food fabulous. Very nice experience for a small birthday dinner. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party had a very good experience dining. From beginning to end the meal was amazing. Adam our server was great as well. We will definitely be back for another visit.

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vipRobbieB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were regulars at Valenza when we lived in Atlanta. We really looked forward to going back to Valenza on our recent visit there. The food was a bit of a disappointment although still very good. For example, the agnolotti was too salty. The squid ink pasta used to be noodles and is now some kind of small pasta, which made it less delicious, although still good. I would suggest they go back to previous recipes to ensure the high quality of the restaurant. Service was outstanding!

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Dusty
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was attentive and engaging. The food as always was excellent. First time I have been seated outside and the patio was enjoyable.

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vipJBfoodie
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, service, and outdoor patio! Short rib pasta dish was to die for!

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vipjrbass
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I used to live in Brookhaven and hadn’t been back for quite some time, so when I read about this restaurant I knew I wanted to try it. Everything was lovely, from the ambiance to the food. The cuisine is that of the Piedmont region of Italy, which is my favorite. We started with perfectly made Manhattans, followed by glasses of Nebbiolo Langhe, which were light and balanced. We shared the fritto misto, which was delicious, perfectly cooked and the fried capers added the perfect amount of briny saltiness to the seafood. For entrees, we shared the butternut squash ravioli and the pappardelle and there wasn’t a bite left between us. It was all so delicious. The weather was perfectly cool, as well, and the restaurant windows and doors were open to allow fresh breezes to flow through the inside dining room Since it was a full house, this made me feel better about the intimate spacing. The complimentary valet parking was nice, given the restaurant is located in a bustling enclave in Brookhaven. We will definitely return to this wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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vipKelleys
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We were first time diners and both the venue and the food were excellent. However, interior the tables did not appear to be compliant with distancing guidelines and we felt a bit uncomfortable. They also have outdoor seating but that was not available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 7:30 but got there early and got seated early. The staff checked up on us very often and was extremely nice. The food was excellent and came in pretty big proportions.

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vipJoeH
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for outdoor dining and always a great fish special of the day available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very slow service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great place to go to get out of the house for dinner.

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vipLoreo
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always...we had our first date there 3 years ago and this was a return for our anniversary. We are also celebrating our engagement!

While we go there often, this was a special occasion and everything was really nice.

I am a little sad however, that you have to pay for the bread now instead of it coming ahead of the meal like it used to. We went ahead and paid for it, because I am obsessed with their sour dough and foccacia. The 'new' bread was still good, but did not seem the same as it used to be.

All in all, it is always a nice evening at Valenza.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall good experience.

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vipStewartR
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary the waitress and Michael the bartender were great. High quality food and experience.

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vipJohn
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to deliver.
Sunday night family dinner is a great value.

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GoktugB
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice ambiance, good service...would love to go again

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LawsonW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this local gem. Best restaurant in Brookhaven

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TerryC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great experience.....Michael and Grace do such a great job making everyone dining at the bar feel welcome and special....Chef always delivers a delicious meal.....

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vipbcandrews
Atlanta
101 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We did not get a cancellation notice and there was a gas leak, we could not have dinner

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vipJenniferP
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I've ever had! Would definitely go back if I'm ever in the area again!

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vipZeeneff
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Strongly suggest that servers wear masks WITHOUT an exhale valve.

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vipJudiW
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lobster risotto was excellent!

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vipSSFoodie
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I arrived first to wait for our clients. After 10 minutes, I waved a server down for a glass of wine. My client ordered a martini. After 15 minutes my husband went into check on the martini. We were told there was something in the first one and they would make another. Finally, 30 minutes after ordering the martini arrived.
The Calamari was greasy. The meatballs were tough with little marinara sauce. The salmon was the only item that anyone had positive comments. Very embarrassing to take clients and have the entire evening be so disappointing. We love Haven, but we will not return to Valenza.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a great time

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ce710c
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and one of our favorites. We love the outside best but it was raining.

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ZachT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience overall. Will definitely be back!

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vipJndd
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The worst service we have had in a very long time...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took a while to get our drinks/order taken and seemed there was a long time between courses

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MelvinP
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tables not socially distant.

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vipJessicaN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio for social distancing and the ambiance was wonderful! They also had hand sanitizer on the table, which was a nice extra touch. Service was great and food was pretty good too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were disappointed upon arrival that the outdoor seating was on a first come first served basis. We had booked for 7pm for outdoor seating but it was after 7:30pm when we were seated.
The food was fantastic as always. The waiter seemed to be extremely busy but it was understandable for a Saturday evening. Really love this place.

FAQs

Valenza Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 969-3233.

Valenza Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2179 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.