Valbella Connecticut

4.7
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638 reviews
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$50 and over
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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
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
111 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. The ambience is tremendous. Most men were wearing sport coats. The menu is diverse and the food is excellent. The service is fantastic. I recommend the Valet parking because parking on the street is limited. I am anxious to go back.

L
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

you always get a great meal here anytime and all the time friendly professional staff all in a nice setting.....reservations are aq must

R
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the finest Italian restaurants around. NYC quality located in CT. Excellent food, plenty of specials and outstanding service. Our favorite restaurant in the Tri State Area.

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food in a warm and welcoming setting. We sat next to the fireplace which was delightful. Always an enjoyable meal at Valbella.

C
New York Area
397 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We had been wanting to try Valbella's for a while and going early on New Years Eve seemed like a good idea. Overall the dining room atmosphere and the service were very good HOWEVER the food was a big letdown. The $21 meatballs we decided to start with were cold and tough and the salads were flavorless. One of the fish entrees was good but the Branzino entree was a huge disappointment flavor wise and the portion consisted of half a fish (one side). Not sure what all the hype is about considering the food quality does not match the sky high prices. We really wanted to love it but there are so many places around that serve much better food.

SB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a disappointment. The food and service is excellent.

J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had reservations for our family on Christmas eve. It took awhile to be seated because the restaurant was busy. The wait was well worth it. The food and service were excellent. It was an enjoyable experience.

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Holiday dinner

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Anniversary

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed amazing ambiance in the wine cellar for our private party coupled with delicious food and incredible service! #winning!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great time!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Valbella for great food, lovely service and we try always to celebrate special occasions there..

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always excellent
The service is most attentive
The atmosphere is quite welcoming
We always enjoy both lunch and dinner

BF
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always amazing food and and experience. Highly recommended!!!

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Staff made us feel
Like a regular. Excellent! Will
Definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great experience overall but we had two filet orders - the med rare came out med well and even after a redo, it wasn’t a juicy med rate and overall both were dry and tasteless

DS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent in every way. Tuesday evenings they offer 50% off wines prices at less than $100

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The maitre’ds were phenomenal. True professionals that provide a personalized experience. Food is up to its typical excellence.

CD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

too noisy in the big room...much nicer is the smaller room

T
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous way to celebrate a birthday

LH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

I was surprised at how high the menu was priced. What happened?? The noise level was unbearable. We were a table of 4 and we couldn't hear one one another. This was a favorite go to restaurant to celebrate special occasions. Not sure I will go back!

L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the food and service was excellent.

GF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Over priced

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Sat in the whine cellar — perfect for a romantic date.

MY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valbella shouldn’t just be for special occasions! Excellent mid-week dinner, from the time we walked in until we left, everything was PERFECT. Food was outstanding as was the exceptional service from Gunny. We will be back again soon.

SD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance. Good not have been a better experience. Ever visit is a memorable experience.

L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent , best restaurant in Greenwich

PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service was very average. Been there many times. Not the usual I had to talk to waiters.

RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valbella is one of my favorite restaurants. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
It was sad for me to learn that their NYC location is closing.

ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable. The ambiance was unbelievable. You felt like a star with the treatment they give. There is not a step missed. The food was flawless. I will definitely be back. Worth every penny if you want a night out of being treated like royalty

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect! Beautiful place, fantastic food, and excellent service. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm of 2 minds about writing this review.....this is one of the best places I've been to in a long time, and I have dined at hundreds of restaurants all over US and abroad....food is fantastic and the staff could teach a course in hospitality....from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave you are made to feel like a valued friend.....On the other hand if people find out about this gem, which frankly blows away most restaurants in the area, I'm afraid I won't be able to get a table in the future....but I have to be fair.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable, and the food was very good. We had a great night at Valbella!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The restaurant is charming, but the food is average at best and completely overpriced!

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Outrageously expensive! Won’t go back.

PP
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is perfect for any celebration. The wine cellar is quiet, beautiful, and unique. The service was amazing and the food delicious. Although the bill was high, we all agreed that the entire experience was worth it. FABULOUS on every level!

TR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the very best restaurants in CT, always on top of the game

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Birthday. Overall a nice experience . The food was not extraordinary for the price.

AS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valbella Connecticut did not disappoint. Our entire table enjoyed their meal. The service was friendly and professional and the setting is gorgeous. This is fine dining at its best away from NYC.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The crowd is definitely older and most definitely republicans but if you can get past that, they make you feel really special. The wine got corked but it was still delish. The wine list is great. The food was amazing. 350 for two people sans tip is probably to be expected. They sang for my bf birthday!