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1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500
+1 203-637-1155
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1309 E Putnam Ave, Riverside, CT 06878-1500
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Reviewed yesterday

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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Had a business lunch at Valbella and loved the sunny dining room with it's crisp white tablecloths. We sad near the window, which sadly was buzzing with flies. They kept landing on us and our food while we were eating, really destroying the fine dining...More

Thank lemonzestlife
Reviewed October 21, 2017

overrated for the food served. appetizers were good as was the dessert but main courses were nothing special and the veal dish was poor at best. no panache and not much taste. too bad, we were told it was a great place. but alas, we...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner. We had been there before with friends. Food is good but menu is not out of norm. What they have, you will enjoy. Service was the best part. The team for your section will be attentive without being intrusive. Also,...More

Thank JJ F
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Have been to both the Riverside and NYC spots several times over the years. Riverside (Greenwich) starts off with the live reservation process--which is gruff. From a business standpoint--the bar seats maybe 5-7 people at best--very cramped for a business dinner--Bartender is old school and...More

Thank Carl J
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian food, comfortable seating. Ambiance is quite good. Prices are quite high. Nice for family gathering. Catered affairs are goid and setting is good for events.

Thank OurCaptiva
Reviewed July 13, 2017

From the outside Valbella looks like a promising experience and the locals like it but for my money I would go somewhere else. The food is so-so; the location a strip mall; the service to be fair is good. One out of three is not...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed July 5, 2017

The owner took great care in assuring that all of the needs of the dinner guests were met. The food and drink were exceptional and the banquet room opening on to the patio was very comfortable.

Thank Sue C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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