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Posted by Cindy on 10/27/2012
The food is just ok, not great, and certainly not worth the prices they charge. The wines are absurdly overpriced. My friend from Italy, who knows wine, said they charged $130 for a $25 bottle. The waiter was pushy. We tried to split a couple appetizers and he insisted there would not be enough. So we each had one and not one of the 4 of us finished. So into the trash it went. Also was too loud in there to have a conversation between 4 people.
Posted by George on 04/24/2012
Valbella, If you are going to rent out a space for a private party at a restaurant, this is the place to do it at. especially if its for a corporate event. I came here for a function in one the private rooms, I believe it was the chefs kitchen, It was so unbelievable with the whole making of desserts and putting on the chefs hat with apron. It makes it unique and just adds a bit extra to the party. everyone that went enjoyed nothing to complain about, the food was spectacular and i would go back in a heart beat.
Posted by franklin palacios on 02/27/2012
I had made reservations for my wife and I, it was our 10 yr anniversery and i wanted it to be romantic and to go by smoothely . I made special request to the host and she had attended my needs to the fullest with such kindess. As soon as i arrived for our dinner to the time i left, I was treated with the up most customer service. My wife was happy , I was happy, we were comfortable and happy and couldnt have gone anywhere better. We cant wait to come back and i will be sure recommend Valbella to evryone i know.
Posted by alan on 02/01/2012
We only tried this place because it was a block from the store we would be shopping at. From the person who took my reservation on the phone to the farewell as we left the restaurant, everyone was professional and courteous. The place was attractive and elegant with well-spaced tables. The service was good and the food great: fish that was as fresh and tasty as you will find any place, nice appetizers and dessert. Go! Enjoy!
Posted by Christina on 11/22/2011
This place looks so beautiful during the holidays. Just had my holiday party (early I know) and it was like a winter wonderland. I was so impressed just how above and beyond my night was. The food was delicious.
Posted by Debbie on 02/04/2011
Had an ejoyable dinner there this past weekend. Warm welcome when we arrived - table waiting for us. Friendly and helpful waiter. Nice "vibe" in the room with a mixture of age ranges. - energetic noise level. but conversation was still possibe. Loved the decor - cool and contemporary with white birch branches & tiny lights suspended from the ceiling, giving a warm glow & inviting feel. Now to the food.........interesting appetizers - scallops and crab w/ asparagus over a potato pancake .....baked brie with losster tail - not the usual appetizers you'd expect at an Italian restarant...all quite good. Outstanding stuffed veal chop....my son had a pasta dish w/ shrimp and scallops he thoroughly enjoyed, and my daughter-in-law's twin filet mignons with peppercorn sauce were equally good. Wine list was expensive, with the majorty of wines starting at $100....but that was to be expected. Water glasses could have been filled more frequently - that's a pet peeve of mine. I don't want to have to ask for water. Bread was never replaced, either. These are small issues, but still add to the overall experience. Now to my one complaint! Waiter asked us while we were halfway through our entrees whether we wanted to order any of the 4 desserts that required extra time. The offerings were your typical soufflee, a chocolate lava cake, some othe dessert I can't recall, and their much acclaimed Napoleon. My son ordered the lava cake and also a Napoleon, (we heard it was excellent). The waiter asked something that went right over our heads - he asked if all 3 of us will be having the soufflee - son said, Yes, we will be sharing it along with the lava cake. 2 desserts for 3 people..or so we thought OK - Napoleon came out - it was a nice sized piece, but by no means outrageously large. The waiter proceeded to divide it into 3 portions , and served us. Then the check came....We eat out a lot and in very expensive restaurants. but my son's jaw dropped when he saw the charge for the Napoleon...it was $45.00! Apparently, it is priced at $15 per person. Same as the lava cake. No one told us.So, dessert cost the 3 of us $60! The waiter never said this was how this dessert was priced. He should have explained it. Vabella owes it to their patrons to explain in advance how they charge for this dessert, as paying a total of $60 for what we thought were 2 desserts was, in my opinion, really excessive.. Overall, we enjoyed our meal - other than the Napoleon!
Posted by Danny on 12/20/2010
Has to be one of the best Italian resturants I have been to...ever!