Aldo's Ristorante
Aldo's Ristorante

Aldo's Ristorante

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Aldo's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)notable wine list (81)fit for foodies (78)romantic (74)neighborhood gem (63)good for groups (52)great for lunch (29)hot spot (18)great for outdoor dining (13)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (9)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Favorite spot
    Glioness
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is our favorite spot to go during our anniversary celebration. We have been going there for a long time and will continue as long as they make it a memorable event for us. Love the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    You simply will not find a finer restaurant in Hampton Roads. Bar none! From the host, to the bar staff down to the waiter delivering your desert the whole experience is. Joy. I have dined here for almost 25 years and have never left without feeling all was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dhl1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've gone to Aldo's a number if times and they never disappoint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    crice89137
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food here is always excellent! Wine list is one of the best in the area. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    the food was very good, but on my reservation I specifically noted that it was my son's birthday but it was never acknowledged when we checked in and throughout our meal... one more thing, we were seated in I believe is the coldest spot in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    jarvisrules
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Asparagus was cooked almost beyond recognition. Fish of the day, Barramundi, was nicely cooked but swimming in a tasteless sea of olive oil. Accompanied by an equally tasteless pile of pasta. The pasta was well cooked, the texture was good. Wife's gorgonzola shrimp was buried in a thick morass of a vodka sauce that reminded me of blue box Mac and cheese. Escaped to have cannoli and cheesecake elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Excellent waiter service and renowned main dish was delicious. Wine selection was above average and the attention to detail above more expensive reseraunts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went on a busy Saturday evening. The food was terrific and the wait staff was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO SO SPECIAL
    bananatotwo
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I tried a salad special which was just average. Quite a surprise since I've always found other lunches outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still favorite restaurant
    QuizVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food and service. My wife and I have been coming here a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    blondie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. He thoroughly enjoyed the stuffed veal chop. Our server, Jonathan, is new to this area from Charleston. He took his job seriously . He checked on us several times without being overbearing. I requested the stuffed veal chop to be available thru Open Table. Maybe it was just a fluke but they did have it on the special. I would say the stars were the food and Jonathan. Aldo's is absolutely a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian in VB
    Zandar
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Food and service were best in area. Highly recommended. Server was upstanding and made a special night even more memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get the right table
    localeater
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Most everyone who lives in North Virginia Beach has been here and knows the place has maintained a high standard for a long time. They have a great menu and is accessible in the winter. It does get noisy, so ask for a quiet area if that is what you like.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place!
    Shaq3641
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Throughly enjoyed my dinner. Food was excellent. The only complaint I have is I had to wait 20 or 30 minutes even though I had a reservation. Staff was friendly and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating Grandbaby's Baptism
    Swanny72
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    "We love the relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant. We will definitely return to try more dishes. The romanelli alla vodka pasta was amazing. Everyone loved the desserts too. Service was well-timed and friendly. Perfect place for a celebration."
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WDSJr
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    One of our favorites, Food is always fantastic and our servers on top of there game
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy, tasty treat
    coffee6amVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Enjoyed the restaurant feel, the food, and the service - a home run
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Lizard
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I celebrated my Birthday at Aldo's with my husband, aunt and uncle. This was our first time at Aldo's (for husband and I). My husband had the stuffed veal chop which was absolutely delicious that it melted in your mouth. I had the Shrimp Gorgonzola. It was very good although i would have liked more of the "Gorgonzola" sauce on my pasta. We arrived early and sat at the bar for a drink prior to being seated. We had a great evening and were not rushed at all. We will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was very good and the service was outstanding, but NO coconut cake and that is what our friends come down from New York for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always.
    Bunch1091
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is a repeat visit to Aldos and it was as great as ever. The food was great, the wait staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. A fantastic place for a date or special occasion
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over my expectations again
    Bruno
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    It has been a while since we had the opportunity to have Mr Farsi as our host. WE have moved out of Virginia Beach. Just as always in the past our experience of food, service and friendliness exceeded our expectations. I am of Italian decent and had been spoiled with Italian flavors from my grandparents Italian restaurant in San Francisco and i am usually critical of restaurants claiming to be Italian. But not in this case. Everything that we ate brought us back to Tuscany, Liguria, Parma....OK to Italy. Mr Farsi even looks Italian. I don't know if he enjoys that description. We hated to finish and wanted to let the flavors and atmosphere of Aldo's keep us in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marty
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We are from Pennsylvania and each and every time we stopprd at Virginia Beach in the last 18 years we have made it a point to go to Aldo's for a special dining experience. The food is great, the wait staff is wonderful. It's quiet unlike a lot of restaurants today. Sorry, folks with young children, but this is a nice restaurant where you can hear your partner's conversation without listening to crying or yelling or screaming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently good dining experience
    loveitalian
    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.
  • A true gem without a doubt
    Jellybear
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Aldo's was one of the very best restaurants my wife and I have had the pleasure of attending while in the Tidewater area. It was pricey but that was not an issue when we tasted the food. Every scrumptuous bite was an absolute treat. Don't get me wrong, I have spent a lot more money elsewhere and did not mind paying until we tasted the food. That was not the case with Aldo's, and I have already told many of my friends about it. ...LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT VISIT SOON! Submitted with pleasure! ...Cb
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    Tom117
    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