Aldo's Ristorante
Aldo's Ristorante

Aldo's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aldosvb.com/
  • Phone: 7574911111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:30pm; Friday-Saturday 11:00am-11:30pm; Sunday 4:00pm-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giancarlo Catenese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We offer a wonderful piano player every Friday and Saturday evening.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Aldo's Ristorante is located in La Promenade Shopping Center. We have plenty of available parking right at our front door.
A word from Aldo's Ristorante
Aldo's Ristorante- Locally owned and operated is the Award winning Local's favorite for fine Italian Dining since 1988. Aldo's has a rich history of serving the highest quality Italian cuisine with the freshest ingredients.

Aldo's is proud to offer our guests an extensive wine list that has won the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1995.

Come and enjoy lunch or dinner at Aldo's.

We feature delicious food, wonderful wines, superb service and excellent value!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Aldo's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (121)notable wine list (87)fit for foodies (75)romantic (72)neighborhood gem (65)good for groups (46)great for lunch (28)great for outdoor dining (19)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (9)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Consistently good dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've eaten at Aldo's many times over the years. The service is always good, the food is incredible and the atmosphere is pleasing. This is definitely one of my picks for special dining and for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never-ever again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've always enjoyed dining at Aldo's and saved our visits for special occasions. Never again! The quality produced by the Aldo's kitchen seems to have sunk to a hit-or-miss proposition; the calamari was so over-cooked we thought it to be inedible while the veal entree was heavenly. Even so, we realize that even the best establishments can occasionally miss-hit. The real problem however is that the Aldo's experience is now what we consider to be our worst nightmare. We left Aldo's hoarse from screaming at our table trying to be heard over dive-bar cacophony that Aldo's has sadly adopted. Even our server found it necessary to scream the menu offerings/orders at us. This is Aldo's? Seems more like a high-priced oceanfront party joint.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Special Occasion Place
    WAHIII
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Worth 1.5 hour ride for special occasion dinners. We are greeted immediately by managers and table is always ready at or before the time of reservation. Service is spot in with helpful., knowledgeable servers who are attentive but not hovering. There is a wide ranging menu from bar drinks and appetizers to specialty pizza, steaks, seafood and pasta. The meals are well prepared, well portioned and delivered promptly with nice presentation. Noise is moderate and even during peak occupancy, it is comfortable. Finally, Aldo's acknowledges special occasions with special dessert presentations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My wife and I were in town for the Neptune Festival and found this place on Trip Advisor. The location is a bit odd in a shopping plaza, but once you get inside, that is completely forgotten. The staff was friendly and courteous, from greeter to busboy. The server was helpful and attentive, but never annoying. The food was outstanding, perfectly prepared and served right on time. I would highly recommend this place to both locals and tourists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the Place for Locals
    MayoplanVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    If you've been in Virginia Beach for any time, ALDO's is the place. Dress to impress and enjoy the view. The item I can't resist us the linguini w/white clam sauce. The service was great The wine list, by the glass has improved since the last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Krunchers
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    As always we have a great experience at Aldo's thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aldo's newcomer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Brought my wife here for her birthday. It couldn't have been better for both of us. I ordered flowers and they were already there. Our server, Ian, was beyond belief. He allowed proper amount of time between courses and checked to see how everything was, did we need anything etc. The food was outstanding. The whole experience was great. Look forward to going back. Would recommend Aldo's to anybody that was like we were - not really knowing where we wanted to go. So we picked somewhere we had never been to before and it worked out just great. Thank you to the chef, Ian and other staff that we came in contact with.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My all time favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My birthday dinner with family. My choice of where to eat and hands down for Decades and countless occasions this is my favorite place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent service, outstanding food, great wine list- one of Virginia Beach's best 'Fine Dining Experiences'
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firsttimers2VB
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great dinning experience. The food is fantastic. And the service was top shelf. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visiting Virginia Beach.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1943taainigva
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The experience of eating at Aldo's was over the top! Food was wonderful, waiter very attentive throughout meal. The whole evening was terrific. One drawback--the noise level was very high, we had to elevate our own voices to be heard within our own party of five.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good choice
    jtgf
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food great, wine..on the $$$ side. A little loud, close quarters...hear the Thursday wine tasting is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful italian food
    jerseygirl
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    had dinner here last week - we split the burrata appetizer - delicious tomatoes some of the best of the season, served with good bread for spreading. One note, we said we were splitting - they could have given us 4 pieces of bread instead of 3 - best restaurants take those things into account. I had the "ghosts" pasta - shellfish allergy easily accommodated and substituted chicken in the dish - it was absolutely perfect - great vodka sauce and a great portion size - served nice and hot. husband ordered the veal milanese -not your traditional preparation - not on the bone, but juicy, excellent breading and crispiness to the crust; nice portion with fresh vegetable salad. shared the caramel salt ice cream - home made and wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Year After Year
    SaintlySingerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We travel to Virginia Beach only once per year, but we always make it a point to have dinner at Aldo's while there. The food is outstanding. Our waiter was pleasantly understated and very attentive, and our table was in a quiet corner - just the way we like it. I would recommend Aldo's to anyone who enjoys good food, good service, and an extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Alison
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We eat here every time we come to VA Beach and have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian At Its Best!!
    VDay2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was delicious! We had a party of 4 and we order 4 appetizers and then our entrees. Good portions; not too small and not too big. The wine was absolutely sensational! It matched perfect with our food. Our waiter Christopher was awesome. He was very kind and knew the food and wine list like the back of his hand. It was our 1st Wedding Anniversary and although they didn't do anything special, we all had a great time. The pianist is very talented too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ray
    Raymond
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As usual, great experience, food and service. Twenty plus years, always a great meal. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love at First Bite
    123eat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amazing dining experience. Go early to get extra special attention. Food was on target. Wine selection is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended by a work colleague. I took my girlfriend here and we were both very happy with the experience. The waiter was refreshing, knowledgeable, fun and took great care of us. The food was amazing as well. Everything we ordered was original, excellently prepared and increadibly tasty. The sublime ambiance, the great service, the excellent food and my beautiful dinner companion led to an amazing evening that I will not soon forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Niki
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I recently visited Aldo's for our first wedding anniversary. The food and the service was wonderful. Our waiter was quick and attentive. The restaurant was very romantic and clean. The manager checked on us. We will definetly go again when we come back to the area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Upscale Italian
    WAHIII
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Aldo's again helped celebrate a birthday with great food, service and quiet seating. We were seated immediately (early) at a quiet corner table, and once again enjoyed well prepared appetizers, drinks, and help with entree selections by a well informed and friendly staff. The veal medallions and Burrata pizza were tasty, well prepared and presented. A shared dessert of creme brulee' was served on a plate decorated with a happy birthday message and candle. Worth the 1.5 hour each way ride from home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aldo's successful again
    Bill
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Another wonderful dining experience for another couple and my wife and I. The two Steaks are always perfection. The pasta dish and the fish special were excellant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite in the Area
    KD304VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Every time we go we find the same high level of service, and the food is consistently wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was excellent. Noise level a little high but the live piano was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but pricey
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our first time, it was a holiday weekend, but we enjoyed it. It was crowded but our waitress handled it well. She was quite familiar with the menu. When you have drinks and/or wine, it is pricey but if you go there understanding that, no problem. The food was great and menu extensive. We will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Virginia Beach
    Caroljb
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We come to Virginia Beach once a year and this restaurant is a most. If it was closer to the beach I would eat there everyday. Everyone at our table got something different and everyone loved it. Everything on the menu is awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    Krunchers
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been there several times we have never had a bad experience staff is very good food is excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful diner
    specialnight
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My group of six had wonderful food, service and the most enjoyable diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GaryC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was excellent but the service was not. We had an 8 PM reservation on Thursday night, the restaurant was about 30% filled and we were rushed to the point I felt I had gone to Applebee's or Chili's. Instead of a fine dining experience the waiter was removing appetizer dishes from some in our party while others were still eating. Dinners arrived within seconds of finishing appetizers. I also felt the $25 per bottle corking fee was excessive. If the restaurant wants to discourage bringing your own wine then it would be better to just not offer that option at all rather than charge excessive corking fees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aldo's is great Italian
    MikeB
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I dined at Aldo's while on vacation. We dined here last and it was so good we swore we'd return. Burrata appetizer was outstanding, Greek salad was authentic and delicious, and the pastas (Penne Mare y Monti and Spaghetti with Marinara) were scrumptious. If you are in Virginia Beach and crave authentic Italian food Aldo's is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    runxtinerun
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We've been here multiple times before, but this time we brought the kids, for my stepdaughter's 13th birthday. We all had a blast. Great food, great service, and a fun atmosphere. Our waiter helped us make the perfect wine selection for my husband and I to enjoy-which was a great compliment to my veal marsala and his lobster tail entree'. We finished the meal off with dessert; my husband and I split the chocolate cake, and the kids each had their own (key lime pie and gelato of the day). Everything was fantastic, and the night was special because of the little details Aldo's put into our meal. Love Aldo's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Ambience
    JoeL
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Really enjoy are evening at Aldo's. The staff was attentive and the food was done to perfection. Would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Naples
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have been eating at Aldo’s for over ten years and surprisingly this was the first time I wasn’t satisfied with my meal. I’m not sure if the Chef were new but our meals were unsat; the veal chop dry and the pescatore no flavor, and yes we have had both these dishes before. I will try them again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 25th Anniversary Date
    CleanPlateClub
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my beautiful bride to Aldo's to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed a leisurely evening of drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert. The service and food were fantastic. We both ordered dinners from the daily specials which left the dishwasher with little work. Thank you Aldo's for making this special evening a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Surprise Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you are tired of seafood and pizza while in the VA Beach area, this Italian gem stands out as a welcome alternative. Although they do have wood fired pizza, it's certainly better than the other pizza joints in the area. But the authentic Italian cuisine is some of the best I've ever had. There were 9 in our party and despite that the food came out promptly and was of excellent quality. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aldo's
    Bill
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Tidewater. The service is excellent, the food has always been excellent. We have never had a negative dinning experience at Aldo's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    TSMH
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had an excellent dining experience. Our drinks were excellent, the food was delicious and our service was exceptional. We would dine here again when in Virginia Beach.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    spookygrrrl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Aldo's is absolutely awesome. I am never disappointed with the food and the service. I take all my out of town company there to eat and drink! Excellent wine too! I always recommend Aldo's!! Also, the desserts are to die for!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Livingood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've dined at Aldo's when visiting Virginia Beach several times over the last 10 years or so and always had a memorable dining experience. The food is prepared perfectly and portions are generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant
    QuizVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Still my favorite restaurant. The filet is very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate