Valenza Restaurant

4.7
1857 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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MF
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. The service very warm and attentive. A great Friday night date spot!

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PC
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great great!!! Always a great place to dine!

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LM
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We went to Valenza early on a Monday night. The service was very slow! The food was delicious but it took forever to arrive and was not hot by the time it got to us. I'm hoping it was just an off night but will not be rushing back anytime soon.

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SY
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT birthday celebration dinner at Valenza! Our waiter Anthony was outstanding as was our meal! Always exceptional service!

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JN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very of great taste and service was excellent

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b
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always!

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SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our large family dinner very much! We will be back!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent
Extraordinarily consistent

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KP
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere and food! We ordered appetizers, main courses, and desserts and finished everything!!

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GE
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Valenza provided an excellent meal cooked perfectly, with one of the
best salads (roasted beet) in town, and pasta dishes that somehow taste better each time,
though we have been coming here since it opened years ago. A great dining area inside with
just the right amount of noise, and service that is consistently on point.

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PC
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love to eat here and the kitchen was REALLY on this week! Food always good but especially this week (or maybe it's the way Anthony put our order in ;-). Great service, ambiance and food AND we love that Lena is back greeting us!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed everything about the restaurant, great food and service! We will be back

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C
Atlanta
135 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Hostess had quite the attitude. We reserved a booth, she acknowledged it, then when we went to sit down said there were none available. Except for that we were standing directly in front of one. She then “we’ll that’s reserved a friend of the server”... amazing. We come here about once a week, or at least did.

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J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a sure winner--food and service are always superb. Would have given all 5 stars, but like so many restaurants, it's noisy.

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JR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For being a casual dinning restaurant you get the service of a high inn place, from the hostes to the busboys, the managers are phenomenal. Thank you Daniel for providing the best service in town. Please bring the lamb ossobuco back it was the best in Atlanta.

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PC
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love dining here. It's our neighborhood gem!

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JO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine and service - as always. One of those places you know you are going to be treated well.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Gabriela was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.

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l
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointed

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N
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This place would have been high marks all around had it not been for the rude woman I spoke with over the phone. I think her name was Leila or something, it began with an "L." Anyways, I called to tell the restaurant that I would be a little late because of an accident on the freeway Saturday evening. She was snotty, terse, and wasn't listening. I asked her how long they could hold tables for and she says, "Well, we're open until 11." - Which didn't answer my initial question. She also kept cutting me off when I was talking and almost made me cancel dinner plans altogether. So whoever she is needs an attitude check or not work with customers any more. I worked 11 years of customer service in the past and I have zero tolerance for that type of nasty attitude or behavior. Other than that, the service was phenomenal and the food was perfect! The rabbit and polenta reminded me of when my mom used to cook it (old Italian straight off the boat from Tolentino). The wine was delicious and the server was excellent and very knowledgeable. The manager frequently checked on us as well and our water was consistently refilled. Good parking and all around a pleasant experience despite the poor bedside manner of that hostess or whatever she was.

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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and 3 year old daughter went on Saturday night. We had an excellent meal with fantastic service. Definitely recommend it.

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VL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! So hapyu to finally see a truly delicious and authentic Italian restring ATLANTA. Daniel is the best professional server who is passionate about good food and wine. I love this place

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C
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Noise level so high three of us at our table could not hear each other at all. Have never had it like that before.

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j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here twice and both times loved everything about it. The food is some of the best Italian I have ever eaten. I went on a Monday night both times and they do a 50% off wine bottles which is a great draw. Atmosphere is perfect and service is even better.

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JH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I thought the dish I had was a little off the normal.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently superb.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome - my date had never been before. I have taken him to Arnettes and now Valenza in last two weeks and he loved both!

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Valenza. It’s super nice without being pretentious and has great food.

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B
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exceptional food, service and atmosphere.

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TR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Anniversary celebration! Many thanks to the staff and highly recommend this restaurant!

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CD
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it every visit.

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C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, service superb, love, love this restaurant. Music was very nice but asked for seating where we could talk and this was more difficult with music in area we were seated.

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ST
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were fortunate to be in the back. Very noisy but great food and service

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Positive experience as always!

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PC
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great place and if you need to be gluten free just ask for Anthony...he will make sure your food is perfect!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner with out of town family

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SG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sunday supper at Valenza was a treat! We sat at the bar and chatted with Michael, the bartender. He is personable and makes great cocktails. The portions were all very reasonable and we left satisfied but not stuffed.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday lot of fun

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SV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to the area so this place was a surprise to find tucked away in Brookhaven. The ambiance is great and the food and wine pleasantly surprised us. We will be back again!

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