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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Special Occasion (29)
Romantic (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Authentic (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Casual (14)
Business Meals (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Live Music (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and excellent atmosphere. Highly recommend for foodies.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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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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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Valenza is always a great dinner choice, however, the parking issue is an ongoing problem that only seems to get worse and not better. The last 3-4 times I have been to Valenza or Vero Pizza there has been no parking available in the Valet parking area, or surrounding areas. This issue has become one that discourages patrons from coming to any of your restaurants. On top of this, the person blocking the entrance to the valet parking is not very nice or friendly about it. I have never had this issue with any other restaurant in Atlanta, whether it be in Buckhead, Midtown, West End, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward. I feel like this issue really needs to be addressed

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Have been many times and have never been disappointed. Great food, great service and wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We came to hear Joe Grandsten and the menu looked great. The serivce was excellent, waiter knew lots about the food and his wine recommendtions were really great! The food missed the mark a bit, but it could have been my choices. It was well prepared, came to the table hot and looked great on the plate. The special salad with roasted squash with not really special but the pasta was better. I will go back, for sure!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Valenza always gets rave reviews from our guests. They have a variety of offerings to please everyone and the food is always prepared and served properly - service is good to excellent and the location is great! Also, they are open on Monday night and many of the other good restaurants in the area are not. Active area and valet parking is a plus.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful food ! Nice wine list. Not a busy night but seated next to a loud table. The guests eventually left and it was a relaxing atmosphere. authentic food is why we keep coming back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I always get the mussels for a starter. Consistently tasty!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We cannot recommend Valenza enough...we absolutely love it!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food and service was excellent as always.We have been their several times and will keep returning for great meals.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great dinner and service. We will keep coming to this very reliable Italian spot

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food here was off the chain. Would recommend to anyone who likes food that's that far above average.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delightful, delicious, and reasonable.
We’d been here years ago and I don’t recall thinking it was as great as it was this weekend. It must have improved over time. But the environment is great, service was perfect, and the food was delicious.
We had mussels, grilled octopus, 3 pasta dishes and a pork dish. All six menu items were superb.
I woke up the next morning thinking about my dinner... That’s when you know it’s a winner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I took an old friend to dinner at Valenza last weekend and it was fabulous. We ordered the duck and the ravioli and both were absolutely amazing. We sat outdoors on the patio and the ambiance was perfect for an autumn evening. The service was attentive and made for the perfect evening. This is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious. I had the wild boar with gnocchi and my wife the saltimbocca. Both were large portions and we couldn't finish. Our waiter, Daniel, did an excellent job. Very attentive but not obtrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a great experience!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Wonderful find, as a visitor in Atlanta. Knowledgable waiter, creative entrees, yummy deserts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The best Italian cuisine in the area. Daily specials keep it from being stale.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I took my wife for her birthday. I coordinated this dinner via open table and input this occasion in the remarks area. Our server, Daniel was an arrogant, unprofessional, and rude. I mentioned to him the occasion. He barely acknowledged her birthday. Two other couples celebrated next to us. He got our order wrong and blamed the chef. The chef came out and asked me what happened. I responded “you tell me”. My wife’s food was cold. I will never go back and never recommend!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Appetizers and entrees were very good and well prepared. However, our server was harried and perfunctory, mostly paying attention to larger tables.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We sat on the patio. It was a lovely evening, however, there was some horrible machine making a very loud noise during dinner. I do not understand why the restaurant cannot fix this issue. We cannot return until this noise is eliminated. Total buzz kill! Excellent food and wine.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It's was such a treat to find this jewel nestled in the Brookhaven neighborhood. We loved everything about the experience; food, wine, atmosphere. Stephen, our"Flight Attendent" as he referred to himself jokingly, transplanted us immediately from Atlanta to Florence.
The chef is a genius and an artist. We have placed this fine restaurant at the top of our list!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best Italian food anywhere in the Atlanta metro area. The Sunday "family dinner" special is FANTASTIC!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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