Valley Restaurant

4.7
50 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
The Valley Restaurant brings a European feel to Niagara dining. Tucked away on a quiet street in north St. Catharines close to Niagara-on-the-Lake this trattoria style restaurant serves homemade Italian inspired cuisine. Everything is made in house from the fresh baked bread, fresh pastas and sauces, gelato and incredible desserts. The menu includes veal, seafood, steak, a variety of pasta dishes including gnocchi, lasagne, ravioli. There is a full cocktail menu and fabulous wine list including local and imported selections. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with a large fireplace, intimate tables, white linen tablecloths and impeccable service.

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4.7
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BA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place! Loved the food. Service was great, all the staff was so kind, the chef was amazing. Very very impressed. Highly recommend for any dining event.

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DA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great Italian cuisine, a family favourite. One point for improvement, the access to the washroom is congested, making it difficult for some to make their way to the washroom.

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w
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a lovely dining experience at Valley Restaurant. We celebrated a graduation and appreciated your attention and special touches - plus the food was delicious!

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The only reason the service was a low score was because we waited over and hour for our food which even in a busy restaurant is not acceptable. The food is always outstanding and our server was wonderful.

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S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service was excellent! Food was very good. We found our table a bit squished in the corner.

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NG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Very attentive and professional yet felt warm and friendly. Meals were amazing as well as antipasto appetizer for 2. Will be back often!

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GA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went there on a recommendation and had a very nice dinner. Nice atmosphere, friendly and professional service. It was a little loud but it was the dinner rush. Would be a cozy place to dine in the off peak hours. Overall was very good. The online reservation worked very well. Thanks.

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SK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wait staff were attentive. The atmosphere was quiet and the food was excellent. We will definitely eat there again.

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and the food and service were great

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place however it was better once the crowd died down and we could hear each other. Other than that everything else was great.
Thank you.

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DS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant in St. Catharines. Always a warm welcome. Excellent service, great food and warm ambiance. Never disappointed.

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EK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love coming here. Our server Carleen (sorry about the spelling) is absolutely the best we have ever had anywhere. We have had the pleasure of being taken care of by her the last couple of visits. The food was phenomenal and the atmosphere is just perfect. Thank you for a very nice evening while celebrating our anniversary.

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We haven’t been to this restaurant for about 40 years. It was even better than I remembered it. Such a quant little place. We took our sons there to celebrate my husbands birthday. The special treatment was amazing. My sons were very impressed and I’m sure we will all come back many times and will bring other people with us next time

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PM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is always of the highest quality, we did have a slight delay getting our table but then they did tuck us away in the "snug" so the noise level was reasonable, the place is always packed so it is to be expected.
Parking can be a little difficult the lot is "compact" .
The staff are very attentive and always have a smile on there face and several came over to speak to us while we waited on the table.
This has been one of our favorite places for some time now and I would recommend it to anyone...

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NK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

From the moment you enter this rustic Italian dining establishment you feel warm and welcomed by the staff and owner Nadia. They are efficient , friendly and add to the overall excellent wine and foid experience. They treat you like family. you leave knowing you have had a quality dining experience and look forward to the next visit. Highly recommend.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food! Calamari outstanding! Charcuterie board was fantastic! It had these tiny pickled Biquinho peppers that I wish I could purchase! I had the Gorgonzola gnocchi! OMG it was heaven in a bowl! Portions were just right. Our waitress was sweet! We will definitely return on our next visit to the Niagara area!

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FF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite restaurant Food is great, portions are also. Our “EastCoast “ waitress was also the best. Both her and her partner worked well together and were great to joke with. Nice way to celebrate my daughter and my birthday. Great Italian food that I would assume has to be homemade to taste so good. Thanks for a fun night. Caesar salad was the Best I have ever had.

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, delicious meal and courteous, friendly staff. Will definitely be returning sooner than later !!

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GM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!
And very reasonable.
Marvelous service.
And an extremely nice setting to relax with a great meal.
Can't wait to go back.

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the food was amazing! We regret not going there sooner!!

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PS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the cozy surroundings. The food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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GI
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our anniversary. Your Hostess acknowledged our special occasion. They had it marked on an easel at our table. Waitress was phenomenal..very friendly and acknowledged our special occasion and also brought us a sparkler on a specially decorated dessert dish. I proposed to my lovely wife at your restaurant 34 years ago. So we come there every year on our anniversary and near Christmas. Will continue to recommend your restaurant to all our friends. Well done!

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. Good atmosphere. We were able to relaxed and didn’t feel rushed.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful gem of a restaurant. Our server was very attentive. I cannot speak enough of the food and presentation. Just wonderful! I love the caesar salad and how it comes out. I took a picture it was so great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great experience here to celebrating our wedding anniversary! Food was fantastic! We will not hesitate to go back soon.

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We have dined at the restaurant at least once a year for several years now with the past and now the present owners. The quality of the food has been excellent even with menu changes. The staff are friendly and customer focused.

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DV
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gracious hosts, we needed to upgrade the size of our group at the last minute and they were able to accommodate us with pleasure and ease. Wonderful waitress, cheerful and hard-working, eager to make sure our experience was a good one! We had a quiet table tucked away in back where we could enjoy our conversation in comfort. Delicious food, the aglia e formaggi app was amazing!

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I would highly recommend dining here! I had the calamari fritti, but they were small and a bit over cooked. My Caesar salad was amazing! My friend enjoyed her fish dinner.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite place to go. Totally love the atmosphere, food and the service. Always made to feel welcome.

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F
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very accommodating staff and excellent service. A hidden gem of a restaurant. Will definitely be coming back.

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a find! Been waiting a while to try this one and boy it did not disappoint. Food was fantastic. Our waitress was stupendous and full of energy which made the visit even more spectacular.

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SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was my daughter's birthday, and the staff went out of their way for her. Even had a birthday reservation card on the table. My order came with shrimp which I didn't realize, I am allergic, they rectified this right away.They also have gluten free options, and make everything from scratch. the only negative thing I would say is I liked the ambiance before when Rick and Cathy were the owners. We loved the Italian charm of the place then. It's still beautiful. however, too many tables were added. Other then that, it's our favorite special occasion restaurant. Also love that we can make reservations online!

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F
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dinning experience was above average , the waiter was very pleasant, and helpful. Always with a smile. We had a very nice family dinner together, and Thank you.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant. Food, service and ambience are exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was amazing!
Table was a little small for the size of the bowls but food was great!

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SD
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Quaint restaurant, with very good service & food was generous portions. A little crowded, so the noise level was high. Not for a quiet, romantic dinner

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c
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We highly recommend The Valley to anyone looking for fine family dining. The food, the service and the atmosphere are top notch.... and the prices are very reasonable. I had the gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce and pancetta … WOW! Our server Andrew was attentive and friendly, I actually invited him to pull up a chair and join us. The wine selection was great too and Andrew made sure our glasses were always topped up. Nadia was very generous in delivering a complimentary dessert in celebration of our Anniversary and Andrew followed with the finisher.... a shot of Limoncello. What a classy staff!

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. It was very busy on a Sunday evening, but the service and attentive staff was excellent. The food was great. Our pasta was tasty and included very generous portions of seafood. Yum!
The pleasant offering of a complimentary Lemonchello at the end of our meal made the atmosphere seem almost like Tuscany.

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited Valley for my sons 26th birthday, everyrhing about the whole experience was amazing!!! I have been telling all my friends and family about what an awesome restaurant this is! Thank you Valley for making the experience so enjoyable!

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BW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

I hadn’t been to this restaurant for quite a while. I remembered it as a nice place to dine. I was really disappointed with how crammed the tables were and it was loud like a sports bar. The food was delicious and nicely presented.

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