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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
  • "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
  • "My favorite Italian restaurants in the Hampton Roads area. The food was fantastic, the service was great and the desert was so better than fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Aldo's Ristorante is the best place to go in Va. Beach if you want great food and great service. Their food is always excellent and their service is top of the line. I love to choose from the "specials" because they are always a treat. The service is fantastic and they treat you like a king/queen. Aldo's, by far, is the BEST restaurant at the Beach."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Got a last minute reservation through OT and everything clicked. Very friendly waiter. Food was timely, right temperature and exactly to taste. Live piano in the background added a warm touch. Altogether, my expectations were met. Next time: will ask for a booth."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our dinner here was excellent... and we went with our two little boys. They shared bowls of pasta and a pizza and loved their dinner. My husband and I had the Cape Henry Crab capellini and a vodka sauce dish, which were both excellent. Our server, Christopher, timed everything coming out of the kitchen perfectly so that our kids were happy, fed, and busy while my hisband I had a real adult dining experience! The atmosphere is beautiful without being stuffy, and the location is nice because you're an easy twn minute drive from the beach for a nice after dinner walk without dealing with crowds and touristy-food. We loved this place and will go back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was a very special but unannounced occasion, my wife's 60th Birthday. I had considered other restaurants, but a return trip to Aldo's was the best choice. Dependable, great service and great food. We all had the specials, lobsters and the veal. I've treated myself to lobster for special occasions, but this was the best I'd ever had. Brother In Law had the same opinion. Wife's veal delicious, followed by coffee and chocolate Ganache. One of the best dining experiences in quite awhile. Can't remember the last time I felt so satisfied with the service and food. Our waiter was on top of everything. Clean forks after appetizers, clean napkins, extra forks for dessert, water fast as needed. Big tip, great everything. THANK YOU! 6-25-14"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal or poor service at Aldo's. I am always confident that when I recommend Aldo's to friends they will have a good experience. Our waiter was very knowledgeable on the wines. Our food was prepared to our requests. Service was perfectly timed. Just had another great evening. Aldo's is a must stop for us with each visit to VA Beach."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We recently celebrated my brother's birthday at Aldo's. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and the wine was great. It's a restaurant we always look forward to visiting."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My wife and I ordered a $85 bottle of decent wine. I specifically remember the price as my wife and I talked about it. When we received the bill, the price was now $127. When I questioned it, they brought me a menu, and the price was listed as $127. The funny thing was that all of the wines were sorted by price top down, except this particular bottle of wine. The server gave us attitude and didn't want to hear anything from us. Something was fishy and we were very disappointed. We have ate there numerous other times with no issues, but after this experience we will NOT go back. It is too bad because the food is good. Luckily there are many other choices for good italian food in Virginia Beach."
    Dined on 6/15/2014