Valbella Midtown

4.7
584 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Indulge in Manhattans finest Northern Italian cuisine prepared under the careful direction of one of Manhattans Best Restauranteurs, to which one can perfectly pair our impressive wine collection from around the world. We are offering outdoor dining in our beautiful courtyard with waterfalls as we are following all Covid-19 guidelines and safety measures.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 584 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We were very put off by a couple at an adjacent table both smoking cigars. While it was outdoor dining, the dining area was completely enclosed and the smoke was quite bothersome.

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vipJosephF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great indoor and outdoor seating options (even in the cold. Food is delicious.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. The best around.
Thank you again Elio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful place!

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KiraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the energy! The steak and seafood were so good and all of the staff were so accommodating to our needs. Amazing experience and we will be coming back again.

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SuzetteM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance! Will definitely recommend to a friend and family members.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reunion with my friends. People were very nice.

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ElianaS
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, the food was delicious, the service was very good, i can’t wait to go back again.

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vipSalvatore
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has always been a great experience.
Food and service alway on point .

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and even better service! The chocolate soufflé was LIFE CHANGING. Highly recommend ❤️

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vipDianaL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have the best experience every time we go. Dave is the best

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DouglasS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service is superb as always

David is a very gracious host

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vipSpider
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit surprised over the price on “the today’s special” - an amazing truffle risotto, the best risotto I have ever had⭐️ We would have been informed about the prize of $140 /port. when we ordered 1 full size and 2 half size.
A great evening with the best service and food!

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DVreview
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella has always been a lovely spot to dine. They have risen to the challenge of outdoor dining and the ridiculous 25%. Always love it there and the owner is so nice.

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vipNafeesaJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Valbella. The food was so delicious, and the service was just as great. Extremely attentive staff. I will definitely return to Valbella.

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ArtP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

too cold towards end of evening -- torches not enough to provide heat outside

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vipMike
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant, but it won’t be my last! Unbelievable service, delicious food, great outdoor seating environment and even a trumpet player! We were celebrating a birthday and the wait staff went out of their way to make it a special occasion. We will definitely be back again in the very near future!

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vipIrishfe53
New York Area
193 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since early August. Love the calm off the sidewalk outdoor dining nestled between office buildings. Leaves are changing color. Waterfall wall is still soothing. Strong adjustable vertical heat lamps on for cooler weather. Covid-19 precautions continue. Saw returning patrons. Excellent shared late lunch of scallops with foie gras, perfectly cooked medium rare filet mignon with roasted potatoes and assorted vegetables, chocolate lava cake and tiramisu. Good bottle of red wine.
We will be slow to return to indoor dining. Valbella is a place we trust to do it safely.

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vipCraigL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eating outside environment! Owner and staff are very attentive.

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NadineE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! This was our first time trying Valbella and already looking forward to our next!

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SV12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant & Exceptional service. Definitely recommend this place.

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vipElaineP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining section was really nice. Great food and wine!

CA
vipChrisA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here, food and ambiance are wonderful. Service is excellent as well

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vipwiderules2002
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sweet 16 Birthday

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vipSimina
New England
64 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be back in NYC and to one of our go to restaurants! Awesome outdoor seating area, beautifully lit trees and soothing water fountain. Service and Food was very good as usual, we shared salads, pastas, steak and Seafood. Only hit was the background music was a little funky, did not fit the vibe. Will see you again!

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Ritab
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely court yard.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Was good with nice live music

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

THE SERVICE WAS HORRIBLE THE PERSON IN CHARGE WAS SO RUDE IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY HE MADE ME AND MY FAMILY CRY

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vipharryw
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella serves outstanding modern takes on Italian classic dishes, have been to all of their restaurants, first formal dining, even though outdoors was super, great kitchen, great service! The Cotoletta Parmigiana, veal chop pounded Milanese style with fresh mozzarella and lightest tomato sauce, almost a tomato au jus, was delicious, five stars, best I have had in awhile! Definitely looking forward to reopening for indoor dining from the social quarantine.

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vipDeniseR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was superb and the food delicious!

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AdaO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant which is outside but not really on the street. The waterfalls add to the beautiful set up. Food is very good as well as service. I found a bit striking that fish was not in the Menu. All fish dishes are considered to be "specials" A bit unusual. But apart from this all the rest was excellent.

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vipShitalLakh
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Outdoor dining was terrible because there were SO many bugs due to the waterfall wall.

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LynnM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food And service very good. We had trouble hearing right next to the waterfall.

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vipLovelyLara
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valbella is superb! The menu has many fine offerings, however from my expert critique point of view, I highly encourage you to go with the specials. I had the grilled prawns to start. These were absolutely delicious. -charred to perfection and topped with lump crab meat. I also had in special, the chilean sea bass. This was grilled perfectly, lightly seasoned. We had a plethora of appetizers like the calamari and zucchini- excellent.

Add good company and you’re all set.

SM
vipSharonMLorber
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the pleasure of doing outdoor dining and the experience was perfect in all ways.

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vipNola
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outdoor venue is very attractive what with a continuous waterfall and the barks of trees lit like Christmas. You do not feel like you are eating on the street. The food was very well prepared. We wanted a glass of wine, instead of a bottle, but we didn't know from where the wines came.

We would eat there again.

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vipGr8food
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue. Nothing better in Manhattan.

AL
vipAndyL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was friendly! We even got live trumpet music 🎺 ! The atmosphere was great! The only minor complaint I have was the little bugs, but I guess it’s unavoidable dining outdoors in the summer.

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Ruth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The cigar and cigarette smoking of diners this evening, and during the time of COVID, most definitely spoiled the ambiance and was a cause for concern for me and my dining partner. Understanding it is outdoors, they should be assigned to a designated and isolated area of the outdoor space. The odor was disruptive.

FAQs

Valbella Midtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 888-8955.

Valbella Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 584 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.