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Valenza Restaurant Restaurant Review: A steady stream of regulars from the nearby townhouses treks to this popular Northern Italian restaurant. Chef Matt Swickerath and owner Michel Arnette, who also owns nearby Haven, keep the menu on track and offer lots of special events and winemaker dinners. We like the nicely fried seafood fritto misto, with singularly sweet cod, prawns and calamari entangled with thin slices of fried lemon, parsley and capers. A plate of salumi comes from local charcuterie The Spotted Trotter and includes regional cheeses. We wish the pastas were available in half portions so they could really be "primi piatti," but there's plenty to split. They range from tender house-made gnocchi to pappardelle with its accompaniment of house-made ricotta. Agnolotti, stuffed with braised short rib meat, are first-rate, and we wouldn't share them with anybody. Braised rabbit with cremini mushrooms and oven-dried tomatoes is another dish we've enjoyed. Bisteca, a flat-iron steak, comes grilled as ordered; its accompaniments will vary from season to season. For dessert, we suggest the classic seasonal fruit crostata or the warm chocolate tart with vanilla cream. On Sundays, the restaurant serves a fixed-price, family-style supper with numerous kid-friendly options. The wine list is almost all-Italian, offers a number of choices by the glass, and includes half-priced bottles on Mondays, making Valenza an ideal dinner date spot.