Valenza Restaurant

4.7
2195 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2195 people are saying
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vipglc3md
Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb neighborhood spot

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DavidS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was very enjoyable.
Adam was terrific and enhanced the experience.
I will be back soon. Valenza is now on my preferred dining rotation.

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vipLaurenD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar - we love Grace!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
208 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time- delicious!

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LoriG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We had a big group and they were able to accommodate us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I was really disappointed in how Valenza is handling Covid. while the staff was masked appropriately, the dining room was packed - every table full and not spaced out

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vipMONEL
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was great! Great disappointment from the recommended wine - we expected good quality at $18 a glass....both of us ended up with a an after dinner headache which is a symptom of a poor wine quality. There was very little attention to COVID-19 restrictions and minimum required distance wasn't respected at all times. Service was clumsy, waiters fell down, dropped utensils on the floor, late serving us...etc. Other than the food itself, minus the wine, nothing exciting.

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vipMegH
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the wait for our table. We had a reservation for outdoor dining but were seated late as we were unaware that outdoor dining is first come first served. That is not on open table so just be aware - if its a nice night you will probably have to wait and there were several parties before us who had to wait as well. Once we were finally seated everthing was 5 star!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary, our server, was absolutely delightful and a pleasure! Her recommendations and enthusiasm were spot on! Thank you for an amazing dining experience!

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vipvaalexander
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Chef Matt serves up some of the best fish dishes around!

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Anne
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday night super was outstanding . Three course delicious dinner at an incredible price. Excellent service as well. Will definitely be going back.

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Grant
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner experience. Well-spaced patio dining with space heaters available. Food was delicious and wine list had plenty of great options.

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vipPSebas
Birmingham
52 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding meal! Everything was delicious!! Wonderful preparation, fresh- must try!!

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vipAlexanderV
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfect!
Enzo is the best!

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vipmsquare
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had dinner Friday evening and had a reservation outside which was perfect. Our pastas and salad were good as always. Biggest disappointment was our server. Took a long time to be greeted and get our drinks. He seemed to have several tables inside and we were an afterthought sitting outside. Took a long time for our dishes to be cleared when we finished and if we needed anything we had to flag him down as he raced by or he avoided us altogether. When it came time to pay, my husband had his credit card in his hand and our server literally stopped by and grabbed it out of his hand and said on his way I’ll get your check.
We live nearby and dine at Valenza frequently. We left very disappointed and not sure if we will return anytime soon.

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vipChatty
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE. REBECCA WAS OUR SERVER AND FANTASTIC. GRACIE AND MICHAEL ARE FUN IN THR BAR. HIGHLY RECOMMEND VALENZA AND THE ENTIRE THREE RESTAURANTS.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
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
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
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 !

JR
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
11 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
30 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
38 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall good experience.

SR
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

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 2195 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.