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Valenza Restaurant

4.7
1625 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 1625 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Music was loud. Everything else was great

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Hadn't been in a while...VERY pleasantly surprised.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

It was a fantastic dinner! The wait was a bit long but to be expected on a holiday. The scallops were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This place was amazing from entry to exit, everything was great, and for me, this is the highest I ever give any establishment.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's Day Brunch and the food was really just mediocre at best. The steak came barely warm with the eggs which were very delicious, but really was only the eggs and potatoes that tasted good. Some weird really bitter green sauce on the steak too (normally this should be chimichurri). Heard another table complain that their brussel sprout dish was cold too and had to send it back. Our waitress was not around much and we had to spend about 10 min trying to find her to get the bill but never found her and had to ask someone else to check us out.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Overall nice restaurant. The dessert was subpar but my pasta was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food and wine, and Daniel was a superb and attentive waiter. All three meals were outstanding!

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Overall food was just fair. Too much salt. Please rely in fkavors if ingredients other than salt.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Delicious food, creative options, great atmosphere and location. Service a bit slow. Ordered second glass of wine twice but server never delivered. Had to request check twice as well.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with friends here. We sat on the patio which was absolutely perfect. Food was delicious and service was wonderful. We all loved our food. We all started with a cocktail, had salads, and then some had pasta, one had the halibut special, and I had the salmon over lentils. Everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The pasta is unreal before they put the sauce on it. We loved everything. We went for our 13th wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous place to dine outside. I loved our waiter and he made excellent recommendations. I did the summer squash ravioli and it was perfect. I also very much enjoyed their wine because it was very good and well priced. I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

My husband and I, with friends, dined at Valenza for the first time on May 2nd, a Wednesday evening. I chose the restaurant to enjoy the musical talent of Joe Gransden, who Clint Eastwood described as “…a young man with and old soul and a classic voice. He is a great new talent with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. And don’t forget, he plays a hell of a trumpet!” My words? Joe is an impressive musician. Joe and a keyboard player (quite a talented musician himself) played tunes from the Great American Songbook. If you are a fan of this genre, Joe’s trumpet and voice, along with the accompanying keyboard, will transport you to a happy place, making for a perfect evening. And one of our friends, a former professional trumpet player and band director for many years, had very high praise for Joe Gransden.

If you’re wondering about the food, it is flavorful and attractively-plated. I recommend the Orecchiette Pasta w/fennel sausage, rabe, evoo, and chili flakes; the Salmone, king salmon; and the Pollo al Mattone, a brick pressed green circle farms chicken, with peperonata and crispy pecorino potatoes. For dessert, have the Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake w/pine nuts and brown butter caramel. If you appreciate Italian red wine, I recommend Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Corte alla Flora. Full-bodied and smooth. Christopher, our server, was exceptional - professional, yet friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, attentive, but not intrusive. The staff assisting him complemented his excellence. We look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Always a wonderful experience. Excellent food & service.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Pre-concert dining with extended family. ⭐️😊
Extraordinary experience!! Always our favorite!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food is always excellent and the service is superb!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food was excellent and delivered promptly. I commented to my wife how surprising it was to actually get hot food just off the pan. Kudos to the staff for being so efficient

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Good experience will go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Love the beet salad and Lasagna!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Scallops on risotto were fantastic. One of the very best meals I have had in Atlanta.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

LoveD sitting on the patio with the white lights - I felt transported out of Atlanta.

The shrimp and squid ink pasta is beyond delicious! My daughter is vegan and was having difficulty finding something to order, however our server, Ashley (an amazing server) worked with the chef to prepare her a tasty veggie plate that she absolutely loved. Great dinner with husband and young teens.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Valenza and her sister restaurants are a neighborhood gem. Always friendly, consistent great food, engaged owner and managers. Always worth a night out!!! Or even just drinks at the bar!!! Looking forward to the new Steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

A little slice of Italia in ATL. You won’t be disappointed!!!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We brought our neighbor friends to Valenza because we have always enjoyed the restaurant and have spoken highly of it. To our disappointment and embarrassment we experienced our poorest visit on Sunday night. The wrong bottle of wine was delivered to our table. We ordered the Oregon Pinot Noir and received Villa Antinori. We attempted to order 2 glasses of 720 port for dessert and it was not available. Our server was nice enough, but disheveled and not as knowledgeable as we'd come to expect.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very loud, but lively. Large portions! Could only eat half my main course after eating the complimentary bread and my meatball app. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided great service. Recommend the pork loin.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent as usual. This is our go to Italian place for getting together with friends.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our (myself and wife) first time here and we loved the experience. It was a quiet and romantic place with amazing servive and food.

We made to sure to save their information and make it a favorite location for Italian food.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was generally good although it was different to the description they provided- fish was supposed to be pan seared and it was battered - don’t really felt it was $33 worth it.
The service was kind but on the “pestering” side. They will come often trying to take out plates when we were still eating. They came to ask us about dessert 3 times... it felt they were trying to kick us out...

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent Italian food.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The meal was made better by the personality and outstanding service of Ashley our waitress.
The meals were good, not outstanding. Our friends had lunch there the day before and had the same comments. Have eaten here before about a year or two ago and the food had been very good.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Decent Easter Brunch. Food was fine - nothing great, but also not too expensive. Much prefer Haven, but we were too late to planning this year.

Outside seating was great and it was a great day.

Our service was pretty bad - my wife can't eat cheese and still it was brought on 2 out of 3 dishes!

That said - it was fie overall.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Awesome, impeccable fabulous and terrific atmosphere... always in my top 10, but you need to put cannolis on the menu! However, it was incredible for the server partnered with the sister restaurant next-door to satisfy my cannoli passion.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Love this place!!!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was very slow, waiter forget he took our order and came to the table to take it, and then remembered he already did. Never got the appetizer, main course was good, waited so long for dessert he didn't charge us for it. Must have been his off night, but not that busy that it should have happened.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic! Can’t wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

First time dining at Valenza and overall I was very happy. The food and drinks were yummy, service was great, the atmosphere was good, but I do find it a bit pricey compared to really good in-town restaurants. I would recommend but know it's going to be expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Loved our dinner date. The service was excellent with a great atmosphere. I look forward to returning and enjoying the other dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I have eaten here several times since I can walk. Price of specials is steep. All other dishes are appropriate. Martinis are well made.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We love this spot for a Monday night date night. Our server Rachel was particularly great at attending to our needs but letting us relax and catch up between courses!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was good. I do think I ordered the wrong thing. Overall the setting was quiet and romantic. I would suggest this restaurant for dates, romantic dinners and business meetings. I really don't think kids should do dinner; lunch would be better. Overall I enjoyed the experience.

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