Valenza Restaurant

4.7
1689 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 969-3233
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Matt Swickerath
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Appalachee
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Public Transit
Brookhaven MARTA
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1689 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent server and delicious meal!
Good neighborhood crowd

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Our first time at Valenza. Fabulous Italian food. Great neighborhood vibe.

We were celebrating our daughter’s 21st. They put the three of us in a dark cove seating area large enough for six. This made for an awkward/less intimate dining experience. You can’t see any of the restaurant from inside the “cove” and it was very dark. Not festive for a 21st Birthday. (They knew it was her birthday as I’d told them in advance and also reminded the waiter). Nothing special was brought out for dessert which surprised me.

The food was fabulous and we will return but just not a good choice for a special occasion which is surprising given $30 entrees.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Girls night out and catch-up, my friend and I wanted good food, good wine and a good place to chat. Valenza was all that and more Wednesday night. Service was happily accommodating---my friend chose the special but with a dozen substitutes and special requests, and the waiter smiled through all and the dish was served to her delight. My cod with risotto and mushrooms was good but not the best I've had at Valenza. Salad was more than enough to split. Wines served at right temperature. We asked for a quiet table so were shown to a new-to-me room at the back with about 8 tables. It was slow to fill, so was easy place for conversation. We declined dessert, bowing to diets, and had more wine instead. Happy evening.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

excellent food just consider salting your pasta and dishes more as all that I tasted where much better with additional salt! attentive server!! will be back

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Dinner was fabulous, and we had a corner table as requested. It was a wonderful evening. My only wish would be for it to be a bit quieter. Ambiance is lovely. Waitstaff great!!

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Service was terrible. Took almost 90 mins to get our entrees and then received our check before we were given our desserts

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

It can get very noisy when all tables are occupied, at dinner time. The chicken dish is very good.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food is fabulous and fresh. I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

This is a good neighborhood restaurant, not a destination restaurant. Food was average at best, service was efficient but not warm or welcoming. Great place for people watching. We will not be returning.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Excellent in every way

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We celebrated #48 and everything was wonderful!
Thank you for a lovely evening.
F & S

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Our party had the salmon, beef and pork - all were well seasoned and at the perfect temperature. The wine pour was generous. The white chocolate bread pudding and the warm chocolate tart were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Love this restaurant. It's my go to all the time.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great Food, Reasonably priced for quality. Try sitting outdoors. The scenery is awesome. Knowledge waiters/waitresses. Give them a try. Will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Always consistent high quality meal. One of our neighborhood favorites

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

We frequently have dinnerwith friends at both Haven and Valenza. The food is always fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented! The experience is always a treat!!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

absolutely delicious -- everything and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Valenza is so great, wonderful pasta, salads, and half price wines on Monday night make it a great way to enjoy good food and drink...
My friends loved the food and will be back to try more!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Great evening spent there with friends who had not dined there before. They were very impressed and loved it!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

My wife and I had a wonderful experience so romantic the service was awesome enno? was the on top of it waiter and the scallops are to die for

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

As always, Valenza was superb. Salads, main dishes, even the drinks (I highly recommend the Valenza Spritz) were outstanding. Wish it were closer to home.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

OUTSTANDING is the best description I can share!!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Love Daniel- great experience!!!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Perfection!!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Just a super experience. Waitress Gabriela was a special treat herself.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

My favorite!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

We went for the Tuesday night Lasagna special and it was excellent - we also had the pan seared Halibut which was amazing....l.can never go wrong with anything at Valenza!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great service. Wonderful personality in Mia, our server. She was knowledgeable and friendly. Food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Everything was outstanding. The mussels and the butternut squash ravioli was were very flavorful! The service was fantastic and they even brought out a surprise dessert for one of our guests’ birthday.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

They have a great shift and great food and great service

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The restaurant its self is very cute. The food was delicious. However, the atmosphere was not very welcoming. The staff did not seem genuine in their greetings or farewell. The server was extremely awkward and when he came over to find the check he gasped and said “oh there it is”. Also the table adjacent to mine looked at my date and I in complete disgust. It’s unfortunate that interracial couples in 2018 have to experience ignorance and disrespect... nevertheless I would give it another shot in hopes of getting a better server and not being judged.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Took someone here on a date and had a great time! Ambiance is fantastic, the waitstaff was wonderful, polite, and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Met the owner by mistake (apparently we were entering from the wrong entrance) but instead of making us walk around he allowed us to enter anyways and gave us directions to the hostess. Everyone was incredibly friendly and I never felt pushed to leave (even though some reviews said they did). Will definitely visit again and have already referred it to my friends.

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

We enjoy this place usually. Our last visit we were sat in a less desirable table location and our server rushed us the entire time! We were celebrating a birthday and wanted to enjoy each other and could not with our server coming over every 10 minutes and interrupting us. It made the experience uncomfortable and not enjoyable. We also had food to go and the man took our plates and stacked them! Knowing we wanted them to go...Gross! Very disappointing night and have to say not usual for our past experiences.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The ravioli filled with roasted butternut squash was delicious. The salad (bietole arrosto) with bets etc. was a disappointment- a few tiny cubes of beets, a couple pistachios, and too much arugula with stems. Tiramisu was so-so. I should have had the gelato. Wine (Italian house red) was good.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I had not been to this restaurant in a few years. The outside patio was beautiful, the cocktails and wine on point. I was disappointed in our octopus as it was rubbery and chewy, the linguini nero was not flavorful unless you lucked out on a calabrian chili though the butternut squash ravioli was amazing. Service was ok - we had to flag down our wait staff a few times. They told us the kitchen was closing soon even after we got their attention after struggling a bit to get their attention to put our order in.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Wonderful Italian dishes, prepared well, and complemented with a reasonable wine list.
The restaurant can be a bit noisy, but as a local favorite we often recognize friends and neighbors. Wait staff is well trained and attentive, without being overbearing.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Everything was great! We really enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food!!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. I will definitely be back and would recommend the restaurant to others.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Loved the food, ambiance and service. Gabriella was so kind and helpful. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants! Always great food and service!

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