Valenza: Italian Food at its Finest


The octopus leg on the left and the Spaghettini on the right. Photo taken by Wonhyung Nathan Kim (December 9, 2022).

I recently had the pleasure of dining at the 4.5-star rated Italian restaurant called Valenza and was blown away by the experience. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted by the friendly and attentive staff who made me feel right at home.

The atmosphere at Valenza is truly special. The restaurant has a chic and modern design with an intimate ambiance. The dim lighting and soft music create a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a date night.

The real star of the show is the food. The menu features a mix of classic Italian dishes and modern twists on traditional favorites. I started off with the octopus leg appetizer, which was absolutely divine. The tender octopus leg was perfectly balanced by the tangy balsamic glaze and the fresh, crisp flavors of the accompanying vegetables.

For my main course, I decided to try the spaghettini. The pasta was cooked to perfection, with a perfect texture and a rich, savory tomato sauce that was packed with flavor. The dish was beautifully presented, with the pasta artfully arranged on the plate along with the meatballs.

But the real standout dish for me was the dessert. I ordered the tiramisu, which was hands down the best I’ve ever had. The layers of fluffy mascarpone and rich, dark espresso were perfectly balanced, and the chocolate shavings on top added a nice touch of bitterness to cut through the sweetness.

Overall, I had an incredible experience at Valenza. The food, atmosphere, and service were all top-notch, and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a high-quality Italian dining experience.