Valley Restaurant

4.8
849 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
What 849 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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TedS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A great evening out. Nice ambiance and good food. Waiter was great. Probably too much food though.

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SheilaW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress had a wonderful personality. She was attentive and very competent.

Our meals were delicious, as always.

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KevinH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cozy, intimate atmosphere. Food was delicious and artfully presented. Would be nice to include a small salad with entres for the price. Desserts were scrumptious. Server was very friendly, personable , attentive but not obtrusive. Would return for sure.

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Wendy
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!. Our table was in the perfect spot for our group. of 6. The menu was outstanding and then add in the 6 specials, it was so hard to decide. Each of us ordered something different and each dish did not disappoint. The choices right from the salads through to desserts , with a complimentary limoncello to top off the evening, can't find enough words to tell you all, you just have to go and enjoy one of the best meals you will ever had the pleasure of eating. Thank You Valley Inn for all you do to enhance the dining experience for all your customers.

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KristiG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food as always and service was great!! We love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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MarieB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My favourite restaurant in Niagara for the best Italian food! Unfortunately, because it is so small and always so busy, it is very noisy so I prefer visiting in the warmer weather on their patio.

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Disappointed
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

Very noisy and one table of 4 must need hearing aides because they bellowed at each other all night! It also appears they jammed in more tables since we were there last and everyone seemed to close to each other.

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vipsusans
Savannah
38 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Great decor. I have only been there once before but the chef remembered me. That’s impressive. The chef ensures she visits tables every so often to get feedback and address any issues. A great restaurant.

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robertj
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience and welcoming especially for a cool fall evening. Made up fee right at home and able to make reservations earlier that same day.

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CHARLESM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed the food and overall experience, but was a little disappointed with a significant wait past our reserved time.

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LjMat
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Busy as always…. They put a lot of people in a small place but the food never disappoints. Actually enjoyed it more at reduced capacity but they have to make a living…. I get it.
Incredible meal.

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BernardB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything we ordered very much.
Our waitress was delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant. We will have to say that it was by far our best dining experience ever💕💕

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We wish our server had better ques as to when to interrupt us asking if we want more water etc. Several times we felt uncomfortable in him asking if we enjoyed the food or needed to grab our plates etc. Dinner felt rushed.

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arlenez
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is superb.
Everything is made on premises, from the bread to the gelato
The decor has been done really well.
This place makes me feel like I’m in Italy again.
Make reservations as it is always busy.

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Matt
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fantastic night. The food was delicious, service was great. We went for our anniversary and were treated to complimentary shots of lemoncello and a dessert. 10/10 will be returning.

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DeborahS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite resturant. Never disappoints from the amazing food, warm welcoming atmosphere and outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrated my husband’s 65th birthday. Our waitress was very informative and we all enjoyed our meals. Thank you for a great night!

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TrailApe
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding, we felt like we were the onlyh clients they were serving.
We;ve been going to Cafe Amore since their first restauant on Lake Street (the one prior to the converted gas station) and have always found the food outstanding.
Apparently Nadia and Alan are currently in Italy for more inspiration so I can hardly wait to see what they come up with next.
If they read this, we were members of the St Catharines Roadrunners that used to flood your restaurant most Wednesday evenings for several years. We will see you again.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good friendly service! All of our meals were delicious and we would definitely dine here again!

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DB21
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Italian food. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The table areas are divided for Covid but it makes you feel boxed in.

Food was great, as usual.

Pretty loud as the restaurant was full on a Tuesday.

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BethP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beautiful décor I was hoping for, lovely looking mobile walls for privacy, friendly, knowledgeable server, great menu selection, delicious food, loved the complementary lemonchelo at the end.
It was very loud at the beginning because there was a large group nearby, but thank goodness they left. The menu print colour was light and the font was small, so it was difficult to read. It was also difficult to park. Just not enough spaces.
This is my new favourite restaurant!

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ChrisM
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had visited several years ago and found the food somewhat bland.
Last night we returned to see if things had changed…and they had indeed!
Service was friendly, courteous and well timed. The garden salad was very tasty and it contained chick peas and olives of several varieties.
My wife said her chicken parm was one of the best she’s eaten. My wild boar ragu on pappardelle was to die for.
The place was packed at 5:30 in the evening! A sure sign that good things are going on.
Much of the old ambience (I’ve been dining here since the 70s) is still there.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fresh and tasty. Great staff and great atmosphere ❤️

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CathyV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful experience for our 20 year anniversary!
Food and service excellent! We had takeout Valentine’s Day when restaurant closed for COVId and were excited we could dine in. We Recommend the Valley and will return.

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Paulette
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the catch of the day special. It was wonderful. Such a wonderful place so close to home.

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VictoriaL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food and the experience was super.

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CascadeSoldier
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It really is a hidden gem! Love the decor, service, and the food of course. Everything tasted so fresh! Love that bread and bruschetta. Bravo!

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Fenian
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. We will be dinning there again.

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TimH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nadia the owner is wonderful and the food is outstanding! All of the staff go out of their way to make your dining experience special. A great place all around.

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DougA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, friendly service.
Parking a little tight.
Recommend and will return

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AndreC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptional! Dining is private! A nice relaxing dinner with my family.

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

Overall amazing experience. My partner and I wanted to experience a new restaurant and given the good reviews and plenty of recommendations we decided to book the valley.
We started with the antipasto which was the perfect amount to snack on before the main course. I ordered the farfalle and he ordered the positano. Both were incredible.
Overall I highly recommend!

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Drew
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server (Andrew) was amazing, food was delicious. Chef even came out to visit which was a nice touch. We were outside and it was a great night under the tent.

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KaidenM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very small and cute restaurant but very good service and menu

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DougB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quite simply one of the best restaurants (if not the best) in the area. The food is always amazing. The décor and ambiance is very warm and cozy. The service has always been nothing less than stellar. The overall feeling is welcoming, not snobby or elitist. My wife and I have eaten at The Valley at least 7-8 times. We didn't just get lucky on a good night. On this particular evening, we brought friends of ours with us who had never heard of The Valley. Our friends are Italian, and are real foodies. They absolutely fell in love. If it were possible to eat here more than once a week, I most certainly would do it. Believe the glowing reviews. This place is a gem.

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markj
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommend to anyone. Hidden gem in Niagara. We drove from Port Colborne. Worth the drive. Plan on taking home your leftovers. Tons of food. Great value. No draft beer though.

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 849 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.