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.
We had the Pork Special and it was wonderful!!
Wish they would get rid of the arrogant waiter.
Upon seeing friends arrive at the same time, we asked to combine our groups and move to a larger table. It was a wonderful dinner, a beautiful night to sit outside and we had a lovely evening!
The BEST neighborhood gem! We love this place and always get exceptional service from Lena who greets you at the door to Anthony and all of the wait staff!
Three of us attended Easter brunch at Valenza. I think this is their second or third year having a brunch, and all in, they did a lovely job. We felt attended to and quite content in our booth next to the patio door which let in a lovely spring breeze along with some happy noise from patio diners. I really enjoyed my choices and I think others enjoyed theirs too. The menu included inexpensive but tasty and versatile staple items (eggs, polenta, arugula, etc) accented with more-expensive ingredients (shrimp, bacon, and now I’m blanking on others...). Given that brunch is rather new for them, I think they executed it beautifully! My initial thought was “I wish they had more selection” but I quickly changed my mind when our plates arrived.
It was Easter and there was a very small pre fixe menu. I have been to Valenza numerous times and always loved it, but we were very disappointed
One of our favorite local restaurants. Great food, great wait staff, good value, good wine.