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
154 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)notable wine list (78)fit for foodies (71)romantic (66)neighborhood gem (55)good for groups (46)great for lunch (29)great for outdoor dining (21)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (8)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ray
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jeff
    Tjktjk
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Jeff--Waiter, terrific knowledge of menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First4VABeach
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.....
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  • Best Italian in VA Beach!
    LidoLouVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Sweet1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everything was amazing. The good was great. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost the Luster
    SaturdayNiteDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Joint
    Schnicker00
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dahend
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Vabbum
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Mathew took excellent care of us and went out of his way to make our anniversary special. Many thanks. Don Buzard
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phillyguy117
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!
    CAMMIE
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great value
    ParthSB
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great!
    KilgoreTrout
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Faultless
    Datenight
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.