Our transformation from Valente’s Italian Specialties into Valente’s Cucina – an intimate, sit-down, Abruzzese-inspired Italian restaurant – is almost complete. We’re putting the final touches on our interior renovation and will reopen for outdoor dinner seating on Friday, September 11, 2020. We will also resume takeout and delivery.
Valente’s Cucina carries Auburn Road Vineyards wine for purchase by the bottle and we’re BYOB.
So, What’s Changing?
If you’ve been inside Valente’s Italian Specialties before, then our interior will look completely different the next time you stop in or dine with us.
Valente’s Italian Specialties was our brick and mortar Italian specialty shop where we carried an array of Italian specialty items, like locally-sourced pastas and cheeses.
Valente’s Cucina is an intimate Italian restaurant with a dinner menu of locally-and seasonally-inspired small plates, homemade pastas, and paired wines.
Like Valente’s Italian Specialties, Valente’s Cucina pays tribute to, and draws inspiration from, executive chef and owner Marcello De Feo’s Abruzzese heritage. In Italy’s central region, traditional recipes are developed around local and seasonal ingredients, and meals are treated as an experience to be savored and shared.
Our interior features an open kitchen and a variety of quaint seating options and our hope is that when you’re with us you feel like you’re in our home kitchen – la cucina.