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1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500
+1 203-637-1155
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good16%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish” (6 reviews)
“truffle” (5 reviews)
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11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were taken to Valbella by our friends from Riverside. It was an outstanding choice. We were warmly greeted by Nick, the manager, and promptly seated at a quiet corner table. I ordered an appetizer and entree that were specials not offered...More

Thank MDF1954
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must have been off night for them as it was recommended by a friend of mine that is a foodie like myself. To start the atmosphere is very nice and comfortable and our server was very friendly and good. Some of the food very...More

1  Thank dakarbmw1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A true high quality Italian restaurant to genuine Italian standards. Elegant, refined, well trained and qualified staff, Italian speaking owner. The seafood platter with lobster and crab was excellent. And the branzino fillet afterwards had no defects. A genuine pleasure to eat here. Well worth...More

Thank michaelpF2808SO
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Good but value can be questioned. Very expensive relative to what you get. Very good meal and very extensive collection of wine (spectacular). Prices high though.

Thank 798yvesm
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Valbella’s in Greenwich CT has the best overall menu in the state. But please start with a bottle of wine from there wine cellar . They have over 12,000 bottles !! Menu has a great selection of steak, veal fish , chicken and Italian specialty...More

Thank dtc216
Reviewed May 26, 2018

First time for 6 of us ( 4 adults , 2 kids , 4, 8 ) . This restaurent was on the main road , however kind of hidden in a way that not obvious to me . A very nice Victorian architecture of the...More

Thank 69tiger888
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

The management and staff extend themselves to ensure a fine dining experience for their customers. The appetizers and entrees are well prepared and quite delicious. For a special occasion, Valbella is a great choice!

Thank jim d
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We were staying at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and found Valbella to have good reviews and to be only 1.3 miles away. Our group of four all enjoyed everything we were served. My gnocci was ricotta stuffed, a surprise I hadn't picked up on in...More

Reviewed January 28, 2018

We have been going to different restaurants over the past five years. Finally, made it back to Valbella in Riverside and glad we did! It was wonderful. The service was impeccable. Excellent olive oil is served with the bread. As appetizers we had the house...More

Thank ndaless
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

As always the ambiance, food and top notch service made dinner a wonderful experience. I have arranged business dinners in Valbella’s locations in their 2 restaurants in New York as well as Connecticut. As a matter of fact, my retirement dinner was held in the...More

Thank Linda H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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