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Aldo's Ristorante
Aldo's Ristorante

Aldo's Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aldosvb.com
  • Phone: (757) 491-1111
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "My group of six had wonderful food, service and the most enjoyable diner."
    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."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Still my favorite restaurant. The filet is very good!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Jeff--Waiter, terrific knowledge of menu and wine list."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Visited Aldo's while vacationing in VA, Beach. What an Awesome surprise we had. Dinner was fantastic and Jeff our waiter was fabulous! He did a wonderful job explaining the menu, specials and offering recommendations. The Veal Chop special was out of this world! Desserts are homemade and topped off a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Did not enjoy the food or the service..was my Birthday and quite a disappointment..my husband's glass of wine was 2/3 empty...just look at the ad in the local brochure, which shows a full glass of red wine!! His glass was only up to her middle finger!! who drank the rest?? Waiter was brusque and not informed...food was very mediocre..mentioned in the Open Table reservation it was my Birthday, and no one acknowledged this at all!! This is our 3rd time here and our last....."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "When the chef is from Naples Italy and has been there over 25 years you know it's going to be great. The special grilled veal chop with spinach was awesome. Wine was reasonable, our waiter was knowledgable. We done here every time we're in Virginia Beach."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Everything was amazing. The good was great. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Dining companion and I have been going to Aldo's for decades and love the place. She ordered her favorite - Shrimp Gorgonzola with Angle Hair Pasta. The advertised eight large shrimp that arrived were more like the "popcorn" size. She called this to the waiter's attention. It was over his head. Two other management folks appeared tableside, studied the dish, and concluded it was par for the course. Heated discussion followed. Heads turned. Had a very unhappy dining companion who vowed never to return. Believe me - she got popcorn shrimp!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything at this restaurant was perfect. The service was impeccable and the meal was outstanding. The atmosphere was great with the piano in the background."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant because we drive by it all the time and go to the spa nearby. We were pleasantly surprised at the classy ambiance, first-class service, and delicious food. It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. If you're looking for homemade pastas in an elegant setting, Aldo's is the place."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Aldo's is always a go to restaurant. The food, in a word, special. Ambience, familiar. Great wait staff. If you're going out to dinner and you're not worrying about the cost, Aldo is a perennial winner. Don't be shocked at the price, however. Good food and good service should cost."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We've been Aldo customers since it's beginning. It never disappoints, yet always has something new and interesting on the daily menu."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Mathew took excellent care of us and went out of his way to make our anniversary special. Many thanks. Don Buzard"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Been to Aldo's lots of times. NEVER disappoints me. The food is outstanding, the service is top notch with professional servers. We had a table of 8 and everyone said their food was delicious and atmosphere was enjoyable. Will definitely return soon!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Traveling from NY and looking for some quality Italian fare- Short hop from Convention Center, and Aldo's did not disappoint. The waiter was very informative and hit on all suggestions- the veal chop was exceptional- and good counsel with wine by the glass. My wife loved her lasagna- and the tiramisu dessert was a great finishing touch. Got to restaurant relatively late by local standards and never felt hurried or unappreciated. Great experience."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "4th time we have been to Aldo's - we dine here at least one time for each visit to Sandbridge. Red sauce very good, steaks are selected and prepared with great skill, wonderful appetizers and deserts. The new wine selection is very good. Waiter extremely knowledgeable of menu, specials and wine. Very friendly and you can attend semi-formal or informal. Nothing negative. 5 out of 5 is difficult to give out."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was my first time at aldo's and it was fantastic, the service was perfect, our meal got a little delayed due to how busy it was in there and our server gave us deserts on her. We didn't even notice because the atmosphere was so vibrant and our appetisers came out so quick. When the food did come out it was amazing, presented well and delicious I would strongly reccomend this restaurant to couples it's romantic and perfect for a date night."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is an AWESOME Fine Dining Italian Restaurant. Our waiter Ron, was very professional. Because of him, our dining experience was even more of a joy. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable. I am very glad that we chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. We will definitely be going back in the near future."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our favorite local restaurant! Consistently good for over 20 years."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Beautiful decor... Extensive menu.. Educated service... Nice sized portions... Delicious .. Only con.. A bit noisy"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The service and food were both excellent. Always a favorite of ours."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I had told them via reservation that it was my birthday and as we came in the hostess and manager wished me a happy birthday! On my dessert they even wrote happy birthday around the plate! Love the ambience there. Very pricey though"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Wonderful service. Food very good. Tortellini excellent. More sauce on the shrimp gorgonzola dish would have enhanced it. Calamari was supposed to be "award winning", but we found it average. Decaf cappuccino was a nice option. Key Lime pie excellent."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food & service are excellent as it has always been."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Definitely my favorite restaurant. The service and food is awesome."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Aldo's never disappoints. We have enjoyed every meal there for the past 22 years and are always delighted.Thank you."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We get to Aldo's 3 or 4 times a year. Always good. I had the halibut (catch of the day) and it was one do the best pieces of fish I have ever had. Moist and flakey, not overdone. Wife had veal parm, always a favorite."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had another wonderful delicious dinner at Aldo's . The food was excellent .. Our waiter was very attentive .. Just a lovely evening ..."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "They had halibut as a special, and I asked to substitute fresh tuna on the Mediterranean Salad ($15) for halibut. Waiter checked, said there may upcharge a "few dollars." No problem. Salad arrived with halibut on top. The bill came, Aldo's charged $32 for the salad. More than double the original price. With no explanation. I did not realize this occurred until we had paid and left. I called the manager less than 10 min later and explained the situation. He did not apologize in any way. After an awkward pause, he promised to talk with the owner and call me the next day. No call. This is sloppy and dishonest. There are many other local restaurants serving excellent Italian, brickoven pizzas, and fresh seafood to bother returning to Aldo's."
    Dined on 6/29/2014