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Valenza Restaurant

4.7
1606 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 969-3233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Swickerath
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Appalachee
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Public transit
Brookhaven MARTA
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1606 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Scallops on risotto were fantastic. One of the very best meals I have had in Atlanta.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

LoveD sitting on the patio with the white lights - I felt transported out of Atlanta.

The shrimp and squid ink pasta is beyond delicious! My daughter is vegan and was having difficulty finding something to order, however our server, Ashley (an amazing server) worked with the chef to prepare her a tasty veggie plate that she absolutely loved. Great dinner with husband and young teens.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Valenza and her sister restaurants are a neighborhood gem. Always friendly, consistent great food, engaged owner and managers. Always worth a night out!!! Or even just drinks at the bar!!! Looking forward to the new Steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

A little slice of Italia in ATL. You won’t be disappointed!!!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We brought our neighbor friends to Valenza because we have always enjoyed the restaurant and have spoken highly of it. To our disappointment and embarrassment we experienced our poorest visit on Sunday night. The wrong bottle of wine was delivered to our table. We ordered the Oregon Pinot Noir and received Villa Antinori. We attempted to order 2 glasses of 720 port for dessert and it was not available. Our server was nice enough, but disheveled and not as knowledgeable as we'd come to expect.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very loud, but lively. Large portions! Could only eat half my main course after eating the complimentary bread and my meatball app. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided great service. Recommend the pork loin.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent as usual. This is our go to Italian place for getting together with friends.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our (myself and wife) first time here and we loved the experience. It was a quiet and romantic place with amazing servive and food.

We made to sure to save their information and make it a favorite location for Italian food.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was generally good although it was different to the description they provided- fish was supposed to be pan seared and it was battered - don’t really felt it was $33 worth it.
The service was kind but on the “pestering” side. They will come often trying to take out plates when we were still eating. They came to ask us about dessert 3 times... it felt they were trying to kick us out...

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent Italian food.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The meal was made better by the personality and outstanding service of Ashley our waitress.
The meals were good, not outstanding. Our friends had lunch there the day before and had the same comments. Have eaten here before about a year or two ago and the food had been very good.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Decent Easter Brunch. Food was fine - nothing great, but also not too expensive. Much prefer Haven, but we were too late to planning this year.

Outside seating was great and it was a great day.

Our service was pretty bad - my wife can't eat cheese and still it was brought on 2 out of 3 dishes!

That said - it was fie overall.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Awesome, impeccable fabulous and terrific atmosphere... always in my top 10, but you need to put cannolis on the menu! However, it was incredible for the server partnered with the sister restaurant next-door to satisfy my cannoli passion.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Love this place!!!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was very slow, waiter forget he took our order and came to the table to take it, and then remembered he already did. Never got the appetizer, main course was good, waited so long for dessert he didn't charge us for it. Must have been his off night, but not that busy that it should have happened.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic! Can’t wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time dining at Valenza and overall I was very happy. The food and drinks were yummy, service was great, the atmosphere was good, but I do find it a bit pricey compared to really good in-town restaurants. I would recommend but know it's going to be expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Loved our dinner date. The service was excellent with a great atmosphere. I look forward to returning and enjoying the other dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I have eaten here several times since I can walk. Price of specials is steep. All other dishes are appropriate. Martinis are well made.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We love this spot for a Monday night date night. Our server Rachel was particularly great at attending to our needs but letting us relax and catch up between courses!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was good. I do think I ordered the wrong thing. Overall the setting was quiet and romantic. I would suggest this restaurant for dates, romantic dinners and business meetings. I really don't think kids should do dinner; lunch would be better. Overall I enjoyed the experience.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Beautiful outdoor space. Great selection and appropriately priced. Their pasta fare excels and the Osso Bucco is definitely a hit. Reservations are advised as this place fills up fast.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Awesome food and service. Sunday night special was amazong

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a great evening! Service from Ashley only made it better!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Had a great birthday dinner with family. Waiter was attentive & very patient waiting for my daughter who's always late!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Daniel, our server, was delightful and fun! He made excellent recommendations with god and wine parings. The Butternut Squash Ravioli was sweet and savory. The Liguini Nero was light with the right amount of spice and the bread pudding with chocolate gelato was out of this world.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Mussels were awesome.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

They stuck us in a corner where the server could barely even stand next to our table to speak to us without his behind being in the next tables face.
The server was pushy, trying to upsell everything and rarely spent time on us.
Great food, but when you get charged for water, this is too much. Don’t offer me still water because you don’t offer house then charge me for it.
Really wanted to love this place but unfortunately not the case and will not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Best neighbor restaurant...food is consistently delicious and service is always great...especially at bar with Michael and Grace!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The waiter was uninterested as soon as he realized we were not purchasing a bottle of wine.
Food was ok but not close to food recently enjoyed at the Haven, sister restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was good, there was a longer than usual wait time between salad and main course - assumed something was backed up in the kitchen. Did not really mind that. However, for whatever reason our waiter towards the end of the meal started clearing our table with remarkable speed. It made feel that he needed to quickly turn our table - even though the next table was open (his table also).
We have been a patron for 10 years - this was the first time we have felt that rushed.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! The food was truly authentic Italian cuisine and the portions sizes were perfect. The wait staff was professional and timely. Our waiter gave excellent recommendations for the wine and entree pairing. Cannot wait to return!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Lasagne to die for!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Everything was fabulous from the food to the rustic decor. Ashley provided amazing service. We will go again.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The "family style" dinner (like prix fix dinner) on Sunday night provided several tasty choices. Everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had the most unbelievable experience! We let Stephen simply pick everything for us, truly amazing! We have never done that before & loved every single item & our time there was fabulous!!! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting authentic Italian food plus an amazing experience! We will definitely be back!👍🏼🎉🍷🧀🍮🥃🍽

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I enjoyed the restaurant. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. This was my first time but I will be back. The food is amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great service, wonderful ambiance and amazing food! Mussels were pillowy and delicious with a light white wine sauce, the squid ink pasta and shrimp was beyond expectations! Yum - can’t wait to go again!

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Horrible service. Our waiter had four other tables plus tables on the patio. It took 30 minutes for the entrees to come out after the pasta and and dessert arrived 40 minutes after we finished our entrees. The front room manager had a horrific attitude. Too bad. The appetizer and the pasta was delicious but I will not put my guests or me through that again. BTW, the valet line was backed all the way up to the street.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

One of the best meals I have ever had in my life

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