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1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500
+1 203-637-1155
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 Yves M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed December 15, 2017

Had a corporate dinner here, the canapés were fabulous however, the room was way to small for the number of people, which was a potential fire code violation and it was so warm and loud!!!, my ears were ringing after and you had to yell...More

Thank LilysMum0723
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Had dinner here in a private dining room as part of a group presentation. The setting was excellent, with well appointed tables and generally good service. The food was delicious and portions adequate, albeit a bit expensive. The pasta course, two varieties with different sauces,...More

Thank G0urmand101
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best corporate dinners I have ever been to. They served delicious canapés and drinks before dinner. We started with a selection of pastas which I loved and then 2 different salads which were also excellent. I had a wonderful steak...More

Thank 141Dini
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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, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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