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About Valenza Restaurant

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.

1441 Dresden Drive Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30319
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Appalachee

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 969-3233

Website:
http://www.valenzarestaurant.com/

Public Transit:
Brookhaven MARTA

Executive Chef:
Matt Swickerath

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Valenza Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
Good for a Date (31)
Romantic (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Authentic (18)
Business Meals (17)
Cozy (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Live Music (8)
Fun (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Date night with my husband. Everything was perfect! Delicious!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing restaurant. Fabulous service, cocktails, ambience and food. The pasta is made from scratch and tastes as good if not better than restaurants I’ve been to in Rome. Romantic love music on w Snead Aya makes for a wonderful date or family dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was great. One in our party wasn’t pleased with her food, it was quickly redone and delicious. And comped. Nice wine selection. Great Chianti.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant! The dishes are delicious and the wine selection is very approachable. We have been several times and never had a bad experience. Very consistent! Perfect for special occasions and date night.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Music was non conducive and too loud for a relaxing atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic as always. Great service. Best lasagna in Atlanta and the every Tuesday special. Never disappointed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Timely, friendly and helpful service. Wise array of dishes - all great and tasty. Ambiance was comfortable and warm. Perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Big fan of this place, it never disappoints. The food is genuinely good - I've yet to have something I don't like. Not a huge fan of the calamari, but the other apps are great - we always get the butternut squash ravioli as an appetizer, it's fantastic. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was great. Server was extremely rude. At first we thought he was very attentive and then we realized he was trying to rush us out. We had a reservation, so there was no reason for them to need our table. We also had ordered a bottle of wine and were trying to enjoy it. Our food came out very quickly, which is fine, except that it came out seconds after the bread that they brought to our table. The server put the check on the table only 30 minutes after we had walked through the door. Then, as we sat finishing the bottle of wine, he actually started wiping down the table as we were sitting there. He also kept filling up our glasses when they did not need to be filled, as if that would make us drink the wine faster. At one point I had a wine glass that was almost filled up to the brim. I'm sorry, but they should not have let us make the reservation if they didn't have room for us, and no one should expect you to be able to drink a bottle of wine between two people within 45 minutes. I would have liked to come back because the food was great, but I never wanted to be treated that rudely ever again.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very nice experience. We enjoyed the food and wine.
Will go back again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent food and service. The calamari and seafood appetizer was perfectly done with a very light,crispy crust. The butternut squash ravioli was rich and buttery. The rack of lamb special was the best I have ever had. And to top things off the white chocolate bread pudding was excellent, although try it with vanilla ice cream as opposed to the chocolate. Even the house white wines were exceptional. I will be back!

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great place ... their valet was horrible. Any changes to the menu confuse the wait staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love Valenza. We eat here once a week and are never disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. We had an excellent server. Food is always tasty! We also enjoyed a two piece band with singer.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and service - everything was delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Valenza is our go to spot. Always great, always fun, always delicious. Super wine selection and service.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Waiter failed to mention a special they have on Tuesday nights with wine and lasagne. Didn't want to call him out in front of my friends but I don't like when restaurant runs a special but waitstaff doesn't mention for fear of the tab being lowered . Have eaten there multiple times and always thought Place was good value .

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Excellent as always, a little too noisy though

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Enzo was our terrific waiter

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation as 2 very large groups were on 2 sides of us. Waiter, Daniel, was great.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is our go to when we don’t feel like cooking. Bucatini is great! As is everything else. Good wine list and usually a couple good specials.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was delicious and portions were more than adequate. Service was very good. Dessert was so yummy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I selected Valenza for my birthday dinner and was disappointed this time. I have had two very good meals at Valenza, but this third visit was not a charm. The sauteed mushrooms were soggy, not firm and crisp as in the past and a simple request to make a dish vegetarian was denied - even though we had ordered it before. It will be a while before I try Valenza again.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Large portions ....delicious wine...excellent service

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and excellent atmosphere. Highly recommend for foodies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was too aggressive. When we asked for a few minutes to look over the menu, first time at this restaraunt, he gave us about 1 minute before he came back. We asked for additional time and he was back in 1 minute again.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This is always a sure bet. The food is very good to great - the ambiance is nice although sometimes as bit loud and the service always friendly and efficient. One of our neighborhood favs - and they never disappoint.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Valenza is a consistent good choice for Italian food. I like the pasta dishes, especially the capellini and butternut squash ravioli, which can be ordered in half portions. Service has always been good and the ambience is cozy and inviting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 13, 2017

As usual, the food and service was great!! Rachel, our server, was wonderful!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was fabulous! Very fresh and nice presentation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A truly memorable and stunning experience. I had the Linguini Nero- I must have mentioned to my wife ten times just how balanced and flavorful the meal was as we drove home that night. The black linguini was a lovely onyx color, perfectly cooked. The shrimp and dried tomatoes lived in perfect harmony in conjunction with the lush white wine sauce. It was incredible! I have a huge smile on my face with just the memory of that meal. What an impression it left on me! I am woefully inadequate to wax eloquent about this meal, and I wish desperately I was able to do just that; but all I can say is that I have never had a meal that gave me such joy while eating it than this one. THANK YOU, VALENZA.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service but not a place to go if you have hopes of hearing your fellow diners. We won’t go back because we dine to catch up and not scream st each other.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great Italian food in a nice neighborhood setting! We had the nightly special which was pan sautéed grouper over roasted red pepper risotto with chanterelle mushrooms- delicious! We also enjoyed the apple strudel for dessert, though it would have been a little better if warm. Service was good, the place was full and gets a little noisy once it's full, but still a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

My friends and I loved Valenza. The ambiance was festive, but not too loud. The appetizers and main courses were incredible. I would definitely recommend it to others in the future.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a good meal. Atmosphere is terrific and service is fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food, great service and great ambiance - what more could a restaurant offer!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I love this neighborhood restaurant even though its not in my neighborhood. The ambiance is so wonderful as is the food and the service. Just such a pleasure to dine there.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. The pre-dinner cocktails were very good as well. The only real negative was that a family at a table nearby had a very young girl at the table and she frequently let loose a scream as loud as she could -- and it was quite loud indeed. Really a mood changer.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent as usual! Had the Oslo bucco special. The meat was so tender!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Ambiance was fabulous ! Service was very good . Food was average to above average for price .

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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