Very cozy and comfortable place. We enjoyed well executed meals with attentive service. We also appreciated the live music on a Wednesday!
Great food and wine. But the best part is the ambiance and the service!!! Highly recommend!
Great place to eat good fare in a relaxed atmosphere. Wait staff is the core strength of the establishment—patient, knowledgeable, professional, personable. Wine prices a bit dear. No attempt to pair wine with meal choice. Not a venue to sit at bar for a drink. Will continue to frequent quarterly for the killer meatballs—a bargain.
Valenza is consistently terrific, and even better on half price wine night. Service was attentive but not overbearing. We (book club) met for dinner, and sat in a little tucked away room near the bar that was absolutely perfect for a book club discussion. We could hear and see the vibe, but were able to carry on a private discussion.
I believe that Valenza is one of the best restaurants Atlanta has to offer. When you look at the quality and value of the food, ambiance, staff personality and just your overall experience whether sitting inside the warm and cozy dining room or outside on the beautiful patio, Valenza is hard to beat. We have dined at Valenza multiple times and have always enjoyed it without question. This past Sunday night though was absolutely perfect! Our reservation and seating requests were fulfilled, our waiter Christopher, was one of the best we have ever had the pleasure of working with, and the food was delicious to the highest level. Two of our favorites are the caesar salad and the butternut squash ravioli. It speaks volumes when a restaurant is able to maintain their signature level of hospitality and outstanding food preparation/presentation, allowing us to enjoy all the wonderful flavors their dishes have to offer even on a very busy Father's Day. Thanks Valenza for a perfect night!
The food was amazing and our server Christopher could
not have been better. What a great experience!
The rabbit, butternut squash, and all desert options were wonderful. Amazing experience. Favorite restaurant in Brookhaven.
Great little spot. There’s live music on Wednesday.
Excellent as usual!
The noise level is very high , hard to have a conversation
Always love having Anthony as our sever!
The food was excellent but the service
Third visit. Love the food and ambiance. Unlike the first two visits, this time the service was poor. Waiter was inattentive and had to be asked more than once for certain things. The other waiters we have had here were excellent. We will still go back and we will continue to recommend Valenza to others, but I hope this waiter starts providing better service or finds a different line of work.
Great food. A bit noisy. Pleasant, attentive staff.
My 5 yr old son & I have been having mommy/son dates here for years. This restaurant is like home for us - been a part of our lives for almost a decade now. Great food, service, atmosphere. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant.
We found nothing special to recommend this restaurant. The bread was unmemorable, the salad like so many others - lettuces with over salted dressings, and the entrees ample but not to our liking. I ordered the agnolotti which I found to be too-large blobs of "ravioli" like pockets overfilled with rather tasteless boiled beef short ribs in an watery soup. The menu has not changed much over the past years, but the execution has gone down. The noise level made conversion almost impossible. It will be a while before we try Valenza again.
Great meal, great service. If they would only add "flourless chocolate cake" to the nenu, I would gave had dessert there as well.
Always love this place...even tried a new wine this week Anthony suggested!
Great service and ambiance. Food good not great. Two wines we asked for were unavailable
Been twice. Both times food was excellent. Sat outside the first time and the ambience was great. Second time we were inside. It was fine, no complaints, but outside was preferable. On the first visit the waiter was excellent. On the second visit the waiter was friendly, but could have been more attentive.
Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Sat outside on a perfect evening.
Food good except for too salty. Service slow and not very friendly. Overpriced for sure. Just ok. Not running back
Every dish was superb. Ambience and service were very nice. Reasonable and manageable wine list. Overall, would highly recommend.
Valenza is our go to, whether the two of us sitting at the bar on a Friday evening, entertaining friends or hosting a business dinner. Always excellent.
Had not been to Valenza for awhile. Some dinners tasted great but had some tough pieces of bacon. Halibut special was great. Especially enjoyed hearing Joe Gransden and his pianist playing.
With the patio open and the beautiful weather it was quite busy but since it is a date night for us, the time in between course gave us an opportunity to relax and chat! Always a great place to dine (and of course the service is exceptional)!!
We have been coming to Valencia for years. This was our first bad experience. The food took way to long to come out and my wife's ravioli was overcooked to the point that it fell apart when you touched it with a fork. The staff was very accommodating and friendly, they didnt charge us for the bad dish and gave us a free dessert. I hope this was just a one time thing because we love coming to this place.
Beautiful neighborhood setting, wonderful restaurant ambiance, wait staff very attentive even on a busy day like Mother’s Day! Menu questions answered thoroughly and our waitress was very patient and “menu knowledgeable”. Even tried to reserve one of the fish specials for the day, while others in our party still debated dinner choices!
Food delightfully presented , we were allowed to linger over our Charcuterie appetizer then order our meals.
Food was delish ~ we had scallops, the spaghetti and veal meatballs, the angel hair and the Orecchiette pasta dishes all fabulous! Finished with yummy chocolate pudding dessert!
We’ll be back!!!
Sitting on the patio was delightful. Wine was pleasant and food delivered quickly. Fava bean appetizer should have had more favas and been a more generous serving. Swordfish was outstanding, and scallops and orecchiette very tasty.
Rain squall made us move inside. Noise was horrible. There were only 3 of us, and we couldn’t converse. Didn’t finish dinner and rushed out w/o dessert.
Can the noise be diminished; we can’t go back until the problem is taken care of.
Fabulous food and service as always. I was introducing Valenza to 5 new people that night and they all loved it.
As always, excellent food, excellent service. Love this place.
So fortunate that the level Italian restaurant In Brookhaven. Valenza is always a favorite and it was a first for my friend. Never a Disappointment always superior
Clearly the best of the tree restaurants by far even with an ancient menu!
Great dinner and great service from Anthony! If you have gluten issues, do not be afraid to dine here...just ask for either of the Anthonys as your server...they get the whole issue and deliver dinner without a gluten hitch!
This used to be our favorite restaurant but it seems like it might be new management, and most likely a new chef.
We used to love their calamari but this time it was by far the worst calamari I've ever had. Some pieces were well cooked and tender but most of them were under cooked and chewy, plus it had lots of white fish mixed in (who does that?). The sauce was bland, like a watery mayonnaise.
Our favorite dish there has always been the scallops, but they have drastically changed it, much for the worse. These were not crisply seared but soggy and smothered in a heavy creamy sauce that left us feeling blah afterward.
We will not be back.
We love the ambiance, inside and out! The salumi e formaggi , spaghettini, and sea bass was so delightful as always! We request our favorite waiter Enzo each time we dine and we are never disappointed !
It says alot when you have staff that as been around for years...
It's hard for us not to give Valenza 5 stars. Everything they do makes it a great experience for us each time! Love this place!
Great food, service, ambiance. Will certainly go again.