Valbella was recommended for my Valentines birthday. I've never had a good meal on my birthday, I've been to the finest restaurants only to be disappointed by the lack of taste and imagination and poor service on one of the most popular nights to eat out. I was very happy and surprised to have a wonderful experience. Starting out with the grilled Octopus, Fettuccine with truffles and then Stripped Bass. My husband enjoyed his short ribs and apps. They have an excellent wine list and choose one of our favs La Spinetta Barbaresco 2010, chilled just right. I judge a restaurant by the temp of the bread and the red wine, a deal killer for me if the red is not slightly chilled like in Europe the way it's supposed to be, not bath water temp. The staff was friendly, spot on without hovering. When we left the owner treated us to a bottle of Borolo! I guess he knew it was a special day. He made my birthday dinner to be the only one I will remember fondly and i will be back.