Downstairs in the wine cellar is where many people hold private parties of various sizes,and what a splendidly beautiful room it is, done in polished wood, with a lovely fireplace, the tables impeccably set, the stemware thin, the temperature geared to the maintenance of the wine.
Also an outstanding feature of the wine cellar is a heated granite table that can accommodate up to sixteen guests.
Linguine con Frutta di Mare
Sauted lobster, crabmeat, shrimp and fresh herbs in a plum tomato fra diavolo sauce
Homemade gnocchi with braised pork, sage and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Grilled primed aged filet mignon served with sauteed mushrooms and roasted potatoes
Always and awesome experience! Food incredible and staff amazing !! Our home away from home!!
What a wonderful experience!!!!!!! The food was top shelf outstanding. The service was also extraordinary. Can’t wait to go back. Definitely have to have pasta. So fresh and well made. Salads and desserts were great too.
Amazing birthday dinner!
Celebrated my husband's birthday for lunch. Restaurant was not full due to the virus. Service, as usual, was spectacular! Food beyond compare. If you want a perfect setting, service and food, there is no better restaurant. True, it's pricey but why settle for ordinary when you can go to ValBella's? We've held many family and client luncheons and dinners - never a disappointment!
Food and service were not worth the price. Took over an hour to get Entrées, was asked if we wanted another cocktail on the house while we waited, We said no thank you because we already had 2 each by that point and when bill came nothing was even taken off. And was also charged $15 each for a mediocre desert.
The food was excellent as always as well as the service.
We had the honor of sitting at Regis’s table and roasting him.
Arthur, our waiter is simply the most professional and accommodating, service equals the delicious food, which truthfully is a rare find.
We were five (5) and no complaints.
The zucchini flowers were exceptional, the oysters plump and perfect, and the pasta and the salmon and the chicken paillard as good as it gets.
Don't miss the peach tarte if it is available.
We will be back soon.
Spectacular food and service!
under these circumstances very excellent! limited menu options!
The food service and wine list are outstanding. Social distancing is being practiced. The only down side is the place is super expensive. Specials are excellent. Note no prices are printed for the specials. So get ready when you get the check. If you can afford it go you will not be disappointed.
Nice to be outside and service was terific
Saturday night dinner with friends was excellent
The menu seems a bit different from prior visits
Lots of different options and great specials too
Tables were spaced out well and staff is very focused on guidelines
Drinks were terrific . Service was superb and knowledgeable of the menu
Looking forward to our next visit
An excellent dining experience!Dino is an excellent host and the wait staff are friendly and very professional. We'll be back!
This place is wonderful - service was impeccable and food was delicious. We will definitely be back!
Pleasant dining on the patio. Food is excellent and the service very attentive
Incredible food, even better service and impressive COVID-19 precautions.
Service was as excellent as the meal. They did a wonderful job helping us celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday
Time and time again, the best spot in the area for outstanding Italian food. Great fish, steak, pasta, vino.
Would definitely go back!Food is great! So is the service
Beautiful restaurant. With all of the social distancing guidelines, we were seated in the patio surrounded by beautiful landscaping, almost magical when the lights on the trees turned on at dusk. Fabulous menu. The food was amazing. The service excellent. This was our first visit and most certainly not our last!
The food was great, especially the zucchini flowers! Service was spectacular
Always an excellent experience! The entire staff is outstanding.
Everything Was perfect, server, table, ambience, food, drinks, management
First dinner out since Corona virus. It was my sons college graduation and my daughters high school graduation. Everybody was so professional and attentive. We were sitting outside and the decorations were beautiful. Everyone was wearing a mask. The food was excellent, especially the Chilean seabass that was the fish of the day. They gave a free dessert to my kids too, and most of us had a dessert on our own. Will totally recommend going for dinner here. Loved it!
Outstanding food and service .. as always!
Great to be back at this wonderful restaurant. Excellent service and the food was excellent out on the patio.
The food was magnificent. They were very friendly and quick to put up umbrellas during a small shower. We weren’t rushed and enjoyed our birthday celebration.
Food tasted like Lemon Lysol wipes
Perhaps on cutlery or plates
Very expensive-at least over $100 pp
The team at Valbella continues to deliver! Food, service, and experience was awesome! What a great spot to celebrate a special occasion!
Outstanding service, good food, nice wine selection and a comfortable ambience. We would go there again.
We had a great time. Service was ok although the waiter was earnest. The hosts/maitre ‘d were great. Food was good but perhaps not worth the high cost. Was with a group of 6 so wasn’t keeping track (maybe someone ordered expensive wine?) but was a bit surprised at my portion of the bill. Overall a nice place and good for a special occasion.
Had a lovely evening from the minute we entered as there is a welcoming, hospitable greeting by the manager and the hostess. The food is delectable.... or bettered by the first class service!
Expensive for little value. Couldn't figure out who the waiter was. Table next to us was offered a table in the wine room because they ordered a higher priced wine. I requested downstairs for a birthday surprise and was seated upstairs. So I needed to spend an extra 100.00 more on my bottle and then I would've been seated downstairs? I think they are too big for their britches. Applausi which is not too far from Valbella, supersedes this place with food, service, price and ambience all wrapped up in one!
Dinner portion was skimpy. Waiter never came back to check on us after dessert.
My fiancé and came here for Valentines Day, and it didn’t not meet our expectations. Once we were seated it took about 10 minutes for our waiter to deliver us our menus and asked if we wanted anything to drink. A new waiter came and presented us with the wine options, we ordered. When our wine came, we placed our dinner order. The waiter insisted that we order dessert now or we would have to wait longer after diner. We didn’t know if we even wanted dessert, so we just said no. After the waiter took our orders, a couple came and sat down at the table next to us. Their service was much more pleasant and professional. However, what angers us was that they got their appetizers and main entrees, before we even got our appetizers. The waitstaff could clearly see we were frustrated and upset. 30 minutes went by when our waiter said, the food should be out in about 10 minutes. The food finally came out and was average at best. For the service, quality of food, and price, we would rather go down the street to Lugano’s. The service, price, and food is better. We will not be going back to Valbella.
Great Valentines night.
Valentine’s Day is always special here and they do an amazing job transforming the restaurant into small intimate tables. They offered both a special and their regular menu which was awesome.
Favorite place to go for a fancy dinner! Made our Valentine’s Day just perfect
Service was very poor and food was poor going to this restaurant for twenty years will not be rushing back
It was one of my top 3 worst meals I’ve ever had at a restaurant. My dinner was just very bad.
My wife thought I was exaggerating and she tried it. She had a bite and couldn’t believe how bad it was.
Valbella Connecticut offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 637-1155.
Valbella Connecticut is rated 4.7 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.