Valley Restaurant

4.8
794 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

New Year's Eve is a set menu. Due to limited seating availability a credit card guarantee is required for reservations

What 794 People Are Saying
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4.7
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Tessa
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful and tasty dinner! This restaurant is so cool, the staff are super nice and the food was amazing! We had the veal limone and the Seafood pasta, both were delicious and we cleaned our plates!

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LaurieH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been having dinner at the Valley occasionally for the past 40 years, always good!

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Doedoe
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Waitress Jade went over & above to make sure our first time was spectacular. We plan on coming back with our two children.

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AnnL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Highly recommend The Valley

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markj
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Not as it seems. Tucked away in a neighborhood. Hidden little gem. Portion sizes are huge. Great value. Worth splitting dishes if you’re not a big eater. Antipasto tray could feed 4. Plastic chairs were a disappointment.

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Barb
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very good time and a wonderful dinner. It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary!

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robertm
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The ambiance service food and drink were as always very good especially the homemade pasta dishes

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RobertM
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a fabulous family type restaurant with delicious Italian food, with most everything made in house, including the pasta. One of our favourites and highly recommended (we continue to recommend it to family and friends). Top quality food for a reasonable price and a great ambiance, even on their patio (with heaters). It is a hidden gem. We have had most of the menu items and every one has been a hit.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the Tent atmosphere, the heaters were on,,excellent service and food,we shall return.

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terrylcz3
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely love this little gem 💎 of a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday dinner for my wife. Meal was very good, would highly recommend this restaurant. I did not like the portable walls between dining areas. But for right now, the law is the law. Kind of takes away from the ambience. But it wasn’t so bad, the service and food made up for it. Must be double vaxxed to dine. It is worth it !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food. Wonderful service with MacK.

I put ambience lower because it was outside in the tent on a rainy night. Covid related choice by us. We had sat out there in July and of course it felt more pleasant. Not a big issue. Just happy to get great food.

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Arkndove
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our evening. Went with friends who had been wanting to try the restaurant and had not gotten around to it. We two do not have large appetites and the kitchen was most helpful in dividing and presenting our main course on two plates.

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TheJude08
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Eggplant Parm was excellent. There were 4 of us, 3 thoroughly enjoyed their meals. 1 of the meals was a disappointment. Chef came out to ask if she could make him something else. Outstanding service!

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BrianE
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

It’s been a while and knowing they are new owners wasn’t sure what to expect. Dying Covid I think they handled good. Very busy and noisy which I do understand they are trying to generate business, just such a different atmosphere unfortunately. Food was disappointing. Had to give it a try and wasn’t expecting the same but expected pasta dishes to be better 🙁

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for a birthday celebration and the staff was very accommodating, friendly and we had a wonderful meal!

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DuaneB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place but due to Covid the partitions erected around the table made you feel confined & increases the sound level
No fault of the restaurant… you felt safe there👍🏼

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LindsayB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Mushroom Goat Cheese soup was outstanding!
Andrew our Server was awesome.
Nadia - always so welcoming and friendly.
Always a wonderful dining experience.
The food is simply the best!

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vipPattiS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

We were very disappointed with our food and the service. The service was very slow for being the end of the night. In fairness, the server was elderly I believe she was doing the best that she could do. The lasagna was tasteless. The chicken parm was very good. The stuffed chicken unfortunately was heavy on the breading making it very unpleasant to eat. Based on reviews, we wanted to try this out. Glad we did, but won't go back.

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JoMac
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The Alfredo is amazing; noodles exceptional and sauce leaves you wanting more. Ask for waitress Liz!

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Nadia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time at the Valley. The service and food were excellent. You will definitely enjoy your visit here. Everything that we had both visits was delicious and well presented.

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ShaunM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made our special occasion even more special. Service was outstanding food was great it made a very memorable evening

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SylvieT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding food, service and ambiance.
Thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super romantic and wholesome place! Pasta was super fresh and delicious

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WilmaS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Why did we wait 30 years to come?
It was romantic, cozy, and an absolutely memorable experience in every way.
The food was delicious, the ambiance perfect. Our servers were attentive and warm.

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EllenM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place for date night! I got the spaghetti Nero and is was so delicious. Thank you

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luv2eat
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, scratch made. Service was excellent.

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MargoHMC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always great food! Friendly service. Great choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Personalized service!

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HappyCouple24
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed having a nice small table for two to celebrate but were in the same area as a large loud group . We stayed over the allotted time period as our server was busy with the other tables. She ( Selena) was great. Also it was pretty cold inside & I couldn’t take my coat off .

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Bobby
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic!! Food was great and the service was exceptional! Overall a nice little restaurant

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KimC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time visiting the Valley Restaurant. There were 5 of us and it was a friends birthday. The waitress was wonderful (sorry i forget her name) and the food was delicious. One of our friends is gluten free and when the waitress brought bread she brought separate gluten free bread for her. It was a wonderful evening. I would go back.

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AlanaS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our absolute favourite restaurant! The food is melt in your mouth delicious and we choose it for every occasion or just a nice dinner out!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in St. Catharines!

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GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Unfortunately, we were forced to wait more than 90 minutes beyond our reservation waiting for a table. Which to say the least was unacceptable. I believe it was due to short-staffed, but that is just a guess.

This would be a 1-star review if it hadn't been for everything else that followed after we were seated. The service was fantastic. They did everything they could to make up for the unfortunate wait, without being prompted to or complained to. They took the initiative to make it as right as possible.

Then the food arrived, and it was amazing. A great experience, and had the wait not occurred this would be a 5-star review. Overall I highly recommend this place, and just hope you don't have a crazy wait.

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EOMJLB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A difficult weekend I believe with more clients than the staff could serve and not so warm weather outside. However they did their very best and inside, the ambiance seemed great. Wonderful service once you get to that point. Good food.

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AlishaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and our amazing server Pamela!! Amazing food as always.

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vipsusans
Savannah
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Italian food I have had outside of Italy. It was great. I will be back and I will bring family and friends with me.

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Red2
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely setting, delicious food. Always a treat to dine here. We were quite chatty and we weren't rushed at all.

FAQs

Valley Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 646-4000.

Valley Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 794 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.