Valenza Restaurant

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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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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening to sit outside on the patio! The food was fantastic and the service was awesome. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back!

BS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love this restaurant!

c
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday celebration. We all
Enjoyed our dishes.

RL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our meals. We have our favorites. Enjoyed a special carrot salad and loved the scallops

O
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We attended the lasagna special night. Unfortunately, the lasagna did not have much of a taste/flavor.
It did not meet many of our earlier good choices on the menu.
Salad, wine and service were good.

JM
Western NC
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good Italian food and great service.

C
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Tuesday Lasagna night and everything was delicious!! Homemade lasagna at its finest......

v
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

EL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Great overall. Except when I made the reservation, I said it was for a birthday.
But they forgot!!!!
:-(
But great dinner and server was excellent.

a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely come back.

MR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place, went for my mom's birthday and everything was great. Definitely coming back soon.

VP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Love the food and service.

JW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Good food, good waiter, but ignored my request that the two ladies in our group were celebrating their birthdays!

JP
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is consistently good. Recommend that the apple crostada be served heated thoroughly.

TP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The saltimbocca was overcooked and tough, and a pasta dish was very heavy, with very large and thick noodles. The waiter was clearly trying to turn our table quickly, to the point that he brought the bill before it was requested.

AA
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Wednesday evenings from 7 to probably 9, Joe Gransden and a keyboardist play. They are absolutely superb and we cannot believe that Valenza doesn't advertise this on their website. People pay gladly to see him perform and this is free!

AP
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love going to Valenza! We’ll use any excuse to go out to eat. I feel as if there’s a group of grandmothers in the kitchen cooking.

E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Amazing food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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PC
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We invited another couple and spent Valentine's Day dining at our favorite spot! It was loved by all and the food and service were amazing (as always)!

RE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

K
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet parking entry at rear of building was a little confusing. Bartender was friendly while I waited though, like most Atlanta restaurants, my initial request for an esoteric cocktail exceeded capacity. Dinner was very good in a pleasantly quiet ambience for a first date between two widowed senior citizens. The staff was very considerate when informing us that it was time to go home. :)

A
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Out waiter was so helpful and attentive. Very professional and witty. Our seating in the round booth was great for our table of 4.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding like usual!!! Chloe was a wonderful server and took very good care of us!

a
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. A little constructive criticism would be to mention that the host initially wanted to seat us at the very front table nearest to the entrance. Seems that would be the LAST table to seat diners. Who wants to be right by the front door? There were plenty of empty tables further in the back (in was a Monday). He accommodated our request to be seated further away from the front door, but it just seemed weird that was his 1st choice.

j
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible experience at Valenza! My husband and I love the food and charm at Valenza, so much that we booked a reservation weeks in advance indicating that it was a celebration for our 30th wedding anniversary. We got to the restaurant for our 6:30pm reservation and the hostess congratulated us on our anniversary. We were then led to up to the small area overlooking the bar. At that point, I turned and asked if we could please be seated at another table because our table for 2, was positioned overlooking the bar and next to a table for 8. It was as if we were seated at the kids table at a loud dinner party. The hostess told us that there were NO other tables in the restaurant and that was our only option. I have never been seated in this area, only in the main dining room on previous occasions at Valenza, so we were really disappointed. It was so loud that my husband and I had to lean across the table to talk to one another. We got a glass of wine and enjoyed our delicious salads, caesar and beet, and tried to forget about sitting in a loud bar. Then my husband's entree was brought out and the server brought the wrong dish for me. His was hot, so I wanted him to go ahead and enjoy it. Unfortunately, my scallop entree had to be freshly prepared, so my husband was 3/4 of the way finished with his meal when I started. My scallops were hot and delicious, but our waiter knew that the experience had been terrible. He said, "we have to do something to make this night better for you" and came back with 2 glasses of wine and a dessert on the house. Then the manager came over and said that he took my entree off of the bill because it arrived so late. They did what they could to make up for the service issues that night, but it was certainly disappointing. I will not go back any time soon because I would not risk getting stuck sitting in that loud bar area again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was so loud we had to yell to hear each other. I have always enjoyed the food at your restaurant but will not go on a Friday or Saturday evening unless I get to sit way in the back.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to Valenza for years now. Always excellent. Tim provided great service and was very personable!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valenza is excellent and always consistent. The food is fantastic. Favorites include octopus, mussels, every pasta and the scallops. Tim provides excellent service.

OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian food that's well done, comfortable setting, sweet local spot.

WN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Tim was incredible and very knowledgable about the food and wine. We were very happy with his suggestions. The rabbit was cooked to perfection and we both enjoyed the muscles. It is in our neighbor in Brookhaven and we should dine there more often.

v
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and staff make Valenza an easy favorite place to dine for any occasion.

CB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our entire experience

BM
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertainment, Joe Gransden please keep them playing on Wednesday nights. Server was very knowledgeable about food & wine. My squash ravioli was amazing!

A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to go for date night. We found this place on Open Table. I love Italian food and this place was delicious.

DS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was really good, but the mussels in particular were fantastic!!!

DG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service here were top notch even on a very packed Saturday night. Jessica did a great job as our server. If you're a fan of seafood pasta dishes, you cannot go wrong with the Lumache Nero dish -- superb! Only recommendation is that some pasta dishes could be improved by having the noodles a little more al dente. The Lumache Nero dish was spot on, but if our other primi order — Pappardelle — would have been more al dente, it would have been difficult to choose a favorite.

DF
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the three best Italian restaurants in Atlanta. Food is delicious, servers are friendly, helpful, and humble. Convenient location and easy parking. N.B. If you played next to the bass guitarist in your garage band, and have lost some hearing, either go to this restaurant very early in the evening or at the end - it's energetic and a challenge for old rock 'n rollers!