Valbella Connecticut

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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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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T
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous way to celebrate a birthday

LH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the food and service was excellent.

GF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Over priced

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

A bit of an unhappy customer here. Hadn't been to Val Bella in awhile seems things have gone downhjill or it was an 'off night'; 2 identical pasta entrees but portions in the bowls were totally uneven; rack of lamb ordered medium rare+, was actually medium well, waiter never came back to check how dinner/entrees were. The napolean dessert was just puffed pastry with a 'custardy' topping. This birthday dinner was a huge disappointment.

SD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent , best restaurant in Greenwich

PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Outrageously expensive! Won’t go back.

PP
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

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

AS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was more than a dinner. It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was professional yet personalized.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant
I would highly recommend

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We went to Valbella to celebrate a special birthday after reading good reviews. Sadly we were very disappointed.
The dining room is lovely, the tables not too close together and it was fairly quiet. But the food was so
ordinary. All of our food was OK, but nothing special at all. The filet was dry and not very tasty. The calamari was a very large portion but it was absolutely tasteless and all the remaining dishes were lackluster. Even the desserts were disappointing. The pastry on the napoleon was actually burned. And last but not least the froth on our cappucinos was just slopped on top, not done nicely. There wasn't a thing we ate that we would look forward to eating there again. And sometime after our waiter took our order he lost interest in us and we had to flag another waiter down if we wanted something. We expected the meal to be expensive, but the extremely high price was totally out of line for meal that was served.

RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Noisy and crowded . So so service . Food was good , but the only reason we went there was because of a gift certificate. Same menu for 20 years ! I don’t get it !

PP
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thought that Valbella was the best restaurant in the Ct. and Westchester vicinity. We were taking our friends out for a special occasion and were seated in a private room in the wine cellar which was such a fabulous experience. The food was good (I've had better but it was good enough), the service was fantastic, the bill was high, but the ambiance was SPECTACULAR and worth every penny.

We will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the restaurant. Great food, service and ambiance. Would definitely return.

T
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service by professional staff. Never disappoints. Look forward to my next visit.

R
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed having a cocktail at the small bar where we were served a little plate with Italian Salami and Parmesan cheese. It was the perfect start to a perfect evening. We sat in the wine cellar, it was cozy the service perfect, the food good the menu exceptional with something special for everyone. We will always visit again. Just a note, the wine cellar is a little cool so bring a little wrap just in case.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very flexible with the menu. We asked for a fetuchini a la bongole. It was not in the menu and they did it. It was very good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional experience from the moment we were greeted at the door, to the creative cocktails at the bar, to an amazing meal, paired with the perfect bottle of wine...only bettered by the outstanding service.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

It was just meh. Mediocre at best. The food was good, but felt it very boring and not very innovative. There are so many other great restaurants around for the money. I would only recommend if you’re just looking for a standard Italian dinner (minus the Italians actually working there) for a very big price tag.

GF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was great and done perfectly. Service Manager was friendly and attentive.
Our waiter rushed through telling us about the specials & dessert offerings and was not clearly spoken, which made him hard to understand ..otherwise he was attentive providing good service.
We definitely would come back again...

KS
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great friendly service and food that is Lways cooked to perfection.

BB
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a 6:00 pm Reservation. The dinner room was empty but by the time we left, the restaurant was jumping. Three out of 4 dishes were excellent. The pasta primavera was too dry with no flavor. The 2 other pasta dishes were excellent as was the branzino fish. We believe the pasta primavera was only a question of taste.
We would definitely go back. The service And ambiance were also excellent.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were perfectly attentive and allowed us time to talk. They we’re patient to take our orders and the food was exceptional

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valbella! Is beyond amazing! The food is to die for, and the service is unbelievable, my boyfriend and I had a wonderful date night definitely going back soon!

m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Reliably excellent food and service. Always a special evening, regardless of the occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing!

DL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a favorite and consisting good.

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