We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Valbella

Certificate of Excellence
££££
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500 (Saundbeach Avenue)
+1 203-637-1155
Website
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 111: English reviews
Greenwich, Connecticut
Level Contributor
39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your looking for a great Italian restaurant in Greenwich Ct. go somewhere else. This is the third time we have gone to Valbella and the only reason we returned was that my wife received a present of a gift certificate. We should have sold the $100. gift for $50. At 7:30 on a Friday night the place was empty.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ed H
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a special restaurant for special occasions. Great menu supported by attentive knowledgeable waitstaff. Check it out !

Helpful?
Thank paul k
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have hosted several work events here as well has dined with friends. The staff is wonderful, the food is out of this world and for the quality the price is just right. If you have anything specific you like just ask. However, I am a foodie and a lot of the time change the menu up a bit. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank RedV42
New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great service and an outstanding meal! Had the Chilean sea bass special it was soooo delicious. My husband had the Veal Martini you could cut the veal with a fork. Will definitely be going back!

Helpful?
Thank travelcat1
Newark, New Jersey
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

WOW What a tasty meal. Great Italian food in a very curated location Clean, modern and very nice setting for a wonderful culinary experience.

Helpful?
Thank Luis D
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I give this restaurant the highest marks for quality of food, service and ambiance, especially for private dinner parties in their wonderful wine cellars where small intimate rooms are available.

Helpful?
Thank Jack M
KY
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is lovely with an extensive and excellent wine selection. The staff was efficient and effective, but seemed schooled to try too hard to be a bit pretentious, evidently thinking this somehow adds to an exclusive ambiance. It does not. The food was a disappointment. Several ordered the sea bass special. The fish was undercooked, and the skin left... More 

Helpful?
Thank livefun
New York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place. Period. Service is always great. Food is fresh and well prepared. U can order off menu. If they have it-they will make it. Great staff. Nick runs it and always treats us like royalty. Desert chef is great and the tiramisu is amazing. Ppl love the Napoleon. Vodka sauce is Grt. Sea bass and sole... More 

Helpful?
Thank endboss
White Plains, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I'm a very honest person, so I'll give my full story. I originally made reservations for 7:30Pm, but my boyfriend was hungry earlier so I called to change it to 6:30Pm and it was available. We pulled into the lot and it was empty. We walked in and there were no other patrons eating. I even looked at my boyfriend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary M
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Quite frankly, we were somewhat disappointed after hearing all the rave reviews and having dined twice in Valbella's in NYC. The decor was nice enough and the service alright, but really nothing exceptional. The food was actually bland and extremely overpriced. I think this place gets by on reputation alone, but really nothing special about it. When your average entree... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank maggie t

Travellers who viewed Valbella also viewed

 

Been to Valbella? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500
    (Saundbeach Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 203-637-1155
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Valbella staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?