Wonderful atmosphere great wait staff amazing food not overly seasoned but wonderfully balanced. My wife and I were celebrating her 60th Birthday and the staff went out of their way to make it special for her. We went on Wednesday night specifically to see Joe Gransdon play in an intimate setting that was relaxing and fun. We will be going back to enjoy this jewel of a restaurant soon
Food was outstanding and service was impeccable.
Fabulous time and experience as always! The service and food is always a winner for us!!
An African American couple was seated nearby. I have never heard such profanity, anywhere or anytime. I have never heard such repeated and loud use of the F word or the MF word. It was only the female who was loud and extremely profane. It was a problem for all the diners. There were families and at least one child. The management did nothing. We asked to be moved and they immediately moved us. I have never witnessed such behavior at any restaurant.
Everything was great. It was a really nice evening. We wanted to sit and chat. The server was great and never rushed us.
I’ve eaten here several times. The past 2 times have just been so-so. Service was kinda off and my food wasn’t as delicious as I had there before. Not sure what is going on but usually we love it. Our waiter was a little off too.
Five of us shared two appetizers, we each had a main course, and then we shared two desserts. My halibut was outstanding, the bread pudding and date tart were a hit.
As always they were outstanding in all aspects. My husband has Celiac's disease (and yes we go to an place that specializes in pasta so I can get my pasta fix) and they have been very careful to make sure his experience is gluten free. Ask for Anthony if you have the same issue...he will take good care of you if you make sure and tell him if you have issues!!
Craig was very accommodating to our large party, even coming by to say hello and check on the group. Our server was very knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or date night. The atmosphere is cozy and classy.
. Excellent choice for outstanding Italian food. We eat there often.
Great experience-outstanding food and service, highly recommend
As always, a great neighborhood spot for a casual dinner with friends. Good food, nice wine list, excellent outdoor seating. What could be better?
This has become our anniversary tradition. Great food, service and atmosphere. Perfect for any romantic occasion.
One of Atlantas best. We dine there twice a month
Noisy!!!! Live music not an asset in that space.
Food overly salted.
A friend was in town from Memphis and this is our "go-to" restaurant for such occasions; easy to get to in rush hour, convenient valet service, wonderful food. The Papperdelle is always a winner but even better on this visit. The cocktails and wine delicious. Service spot on.
Great staff. Great chef.
Wonderful dining experience, not your average Italian cuisine.
I am very sad to write that our latest visit to this normally terrific restaurant was less than satisfactory. We came to celebrate my husband‘s 60th birthday. I had reserved through Open Table and left instructions to please surprise us with a dessert that I would be happy to pay for. Normally Valenza has been extremely attentive and excellent responding to instructions I have left on Open Table. Our server, Anthony, was modestly attentive at best. We sat outside given the fine weather. But I had the distinct impression that had we been seated inside it we would’ve gotten better service. Although my fish (red snapper) was absolutely perfect, my husband’s short ribs were undercooked and tough. During our meal, I received an email that our reservation through Open Table had been canceled. Clearly, the greeter had either not read my request or thought we were walk-ins, despite the fact that when we entered I had noted we had made a reservation through Open Table for 6:45 PM. Small things are slipping: the white bread we received prior to cocktails was stale (the ciabatta was fine though), we waited too long after requesting our check, my napkin was stained. Valenza has been a dependable excellent meal in our neighborhood. And the beet salad has been updated and is excellent. But right now, in light of the service and quality of the entrée , I think we paid substantially more than we should have for what we got.
One of my FAVORITE Brookhaven eateries.
Meatballs are a must try.
Reasonable wine list.
Outdoor patio great in appropriate weather.
We Love this restaurant and when I needed to plan a surprise dinner party for my husband‘s birthday this was the place I knew would do a fabulous job! Originally it was to be eight people and at the last minute friends called and said they were driving into town so I had to make it 10. The hostess called to confirm my voicemail and gladly accommodate the request. We were seated in a semi private part of this quaint restaurant. Josh did a fabulous job taking care of all of our needs, pacing each course appropriately for the lively conversation. The food and wine were spectacular as always so thank you to the entire team at Valenza!!
Wonderful experience last Saturday night. Attentive, friendly service and great food.
Always the best food, service and ambience!
Food is good and service is friendly, engaging and patient. Very noisy near the bar and sometimes the food is slow.
This was our second visit.
We enjoy going when Joe is there for the live music.
The food is delicious, service great and prices reasonable for this quality of food and atmosphere.
Anthony took wonderful care of our party of four celebrating two birthdays!
I was the only one who has been here before, but I feel sure the others will be back!
Have attended this restaurant before and enjoyed coming back.
Exceeded my expectations. Had the scallops. Perfectly cooked. Presentation was over the top.
Pork tenderloin was amazing
Meatball appetizer was also scrumptious!
Sat outside. Beautifully decorated and ambience was relaxing
Service was impeccable
Expensive. But worth it.
The food is so good. One of the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta!
Excellent food and service. The owner Michael makes a point to talk to as many people as possible
We were celebrating a birthday. Everything was perfect!
The food was good, but we sat outside and that's what made it a really great meal!
The cocktails at Valenza are top notch as was the service. Our food was excellent except for one thing. I had the special salad which was beautiful. I kept tasting a lot of salt and finally realized that the lemon vinegraitte had been oversalted. The kitchen needs to pay more attention to this. Otherwise, it was a wonderful dinner with great wine and we even had two desserts which were fabulous!
Great place. I’ve been here for personal and business meals. I love the selection, ambiance and scene. I’ll def be back.
This is a fabulous neighborhood gem! Would highly recommend!
Bucotinni pasta was fantastic. Papardelle sumptuous. Warm chocolate cake was yummy. Service was lackluster and haphazard.
The food was excellent, our waiter very attentive and knowledgeable, but the wait time for the food to come from the kitchen was not acceptable. Took us 2hrs to dine and that didn’t include dessert and coffee which we would have ordered if it hadn’t been so late. The live music added nothing to our experience and made it difficult to talk. A trumpet player in a dining room, really??
Great service, great food. It's lovely to sit outside - inside might be a bit loud.
Excellent. Food is delicious! Service is great. Ambience is wonderful. And half dollar bottle of wine night on Monday makes for a great beginning to the week.
Great mussels and Cesare Salad with tasty white anchovies. Highly recommend the Bucatini, Spaghettini and Ravioli. Great Italian wine list. Wonderful service from Anthony. Some of the best Northern Italian in on all of Atlanta.