Valbella Connecticut

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Italian
Valbella, which since 1992 has been a celebratory place and a regular haunt for the locals who pack it most nights of the week both for its sumptuous food and its astonishing wine cellar, containing 1,450 selections and 16,000 bottles.
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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipgolfer
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always and awesome experience! Food incredible and staff amazing !! Our home away from home!!

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Carolyn
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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lizv
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner!

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VirginiaG
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipchrisc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

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vipsellahouse
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent as always as well as the service.
We had the honor of sitting at Regis’s table and roasting him.

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vipJeanG
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular food and service!

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louie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

under these circumstances very excellent! limited menu options!

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vipValli
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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BK11
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice to be outside and service was terific

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vipMichaelP
Miami
127 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent dining experience!Dino is an excellent host and the wait staff are friendly and very professional. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is wonderful - service was impeccable and food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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Hellobuddy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant dining on the patio. Food is excellent and the service very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible food, even better service and impressive COVID-19 precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was as excellent as the meal. They did a wonderful job helping us celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday

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BridgetG
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Time and time again, the best spot in the area for outstanding Italian food. Great fish, steak, pasta, vino.

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Susan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Would definitely go back!Food is great! So is the service

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vipPassionate4food
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, especially the zucchini flowers! Service was spectacular

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KenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an excellent experience! The entire staff is outstanding.

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vipDianaV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything Was perfect, server, table, ambience, food, drinks, management

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GinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service .. as always!

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vipmartinc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great to be back at this wonderful restaurant. Excellent service and the food was excellent out on the patio.

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SFBW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Lexi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Food tasted like Lemon Lysol wipes
Perhaps on cutlery or plates
Very expensive-at least over $100 pp

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vipRayS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team at Valbella continues to deliver! Food, service, and experience was awesome! What a great spot to celebrate a special occasion!

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GoodFood
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, good food, nice wine selection and a comfortable ambience. We would go there again.

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Thosspot
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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.

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vipNavyD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Robin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

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!

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TylerT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Dinner portion was skimpy. Waiter never came back to check on us after dessert.

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JonathanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience5

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.

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vipKimberlyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Valentines night.

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vipMikeK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite place to go for a fancy dinner! Made our Valentine’s Day just perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Service was very poor and food was poor going to this restaurant for twenty years will not be rushing back

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vipJohnO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.