A great find.
The food and service here was tremendous. We chose the prix fix which was extremely reasonable and absolutely delicious. We had a choice of shared appetizer and salad and individual entrees. We had some of the best Italian food we've ever had and some great wine. We are glad we discovered Fiorello and can't wait to return.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not well known - but a hidden
Not well known - but a hidden gem. Great dedication by owner Jack. Personally went around to every table and thanked them for coming. Made you feel special. Staff conversed with you and made you feel like friends and nothing was too small to them to satisfy and please you. Dessert was excellent as usual - tiramisu is to die for. A great Italian soup is all that is missing from menu.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We unexpectedly ended up at
We unexpectedly ended up at Fiorello's after another restaurant could not fit an increase to our party for Easter dinner. We did not really expect a great meal at a restaurant in-house to a Holiday Inn in Newport News, Va. We were SO wrong. What a wonderful experience! We were greeted pleasantly, and seeted promptly. The menu was extensive, offering many great Italian dishes for differing tastes. The food was excellent. Our server was very friendly, helpful and prompt with all our needs. We will definitely return!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time at this restaurant
First time at this restaurant and we totally enjoyed our visit. The food was outstanding
and they had a great special on bottles of wine. Wonderful service too. We will be back the next time we are i the area.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were welcomed in by the
We were welcomed in by the owner of Fiorello's and were immediately impressed by the cozy lighting, soft Italian music and the fresh roses on each table. We all ordered a different dishes and we all felt we had hit the jackpot! We decided to take some of our food home so that we would have room for dessert - delicious! We shared a bottle of wine (the special for the night) and left knowing we would return! I have already shared with other friends that it is the best Italian restaurant in our neighborhood!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here for our 10th
We went here for our 10th wedding anniversary based on online reviews. Its very hard to get authentic Italian food in this area but this is a GEM! The food was freshly made, we could order what we wanted when we wanted it so it could be a slow meal (which is what we were looking for) or a quicker meal if that's what you want. It was a beautiful place, great ombiance with the lighting too. Everyone was kind and the food was amazing. I would go back in a heartbeat! The food is also FRESHLY made, I didn't see anything that would resemble the usual boring Italian chain food. YUMMY!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was surprised to find this restaurant on a Holiday Inn property. The food was very tasty, authentically italian and prepared with care. The service was prompt and attentive.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I did a little research and chose Fiorellos for dinner the night before my son's graduation from Christopher Newport University. We had a party of eleven, half of which drifted in an hour late and our server took it all in stride, despite the fact that they were short staffed. The gentleman that seated us and brought us our drinks was charming and our service throughout the meals was personal without being familiar. The meal was wonderful, particularly the crostini with crab, which I would have everyday if I could. My mother's lasagna was delicious and enormous enough for her to send half of it home with the starving college student to enjoy the next day. It was cozy and charming and a wonderful meal that I would gladly repeat.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
As soon as you walk into the restaurant you feel like you are in Italy. It really is a neighborhood gem. The food is beyond fantastic and a great value for the quality and quantity. Thanks for a great meal. We will definitely be back.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I frequent Fiorello Restaurant
I frequent Fiorello Restaurant often as it is a casual reasonably priced restaurant. I especially like the specials which re available.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fiorello is a real neighborhood gem
Disappointed.Great PlacE Fort A Date OurAnd Evening OuT With Family. The Owner Is Wonderful And Very Friendly. The Food Is Delicious And The Prices Aren't Bad. For A Great Night Out You Will Not Be Disjointed
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just love this restaurant, the food is sooooo good , great ambiance . everyone there is so nice and accomadating, Give it a try whether for a qiet dinne, a birthday celebration, wedding anniversary, whatever the occasion you will surely be pleased, My gurantee to you.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. It was a quiet and candle lighted dinner. They also wished us a happy anniversary and brought over a couple complimentary glasses of champagne. The food was delicious. We would eat here again.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love our little Italian gem in Newport News!! Linda Piazza
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Food on the Peninsula
Fiorello has become our favorite Italian food in this area by a long shot. The food is absolutely to die for and they have wine/food pairings every few months that are wonderful. Authentic Italian food for a reasonable price in a setting that is perfect. We are so fortunate to have this gem close to home.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful discovery
We had eleven family members arriving at the Holiday Inn and Suites for the week-end and decided to eat at the attached restaurant for convenience. Typically hotel restaurants are disappointing providing only average food and poor service at inflated prices. Fiorello's, however, was fantastic! The salads were fresh and delicious and the main courses were superb Italian dishes. The staff was welcoming, patient, and efficient considering the size of our party. It was a delightful discovery!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant
This is my favorite restaurant, the food is prepared fresh and is delicious, wonderful bread knots with dipping sauce that is to die for. Jack, the proprietor, is a very nice and accommodating man. The atmosphere is very good. All in all ,great. just give it a try.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who would think of excellent Italian food in a Holiday Inn! Delicious !
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover
It may be located in a Holiday Inn, which doesn't typically equate with excellent food, but the Italian fare here was outstanding and reasonably priced.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am always greeted by name
I am always greeted by name here, as is my brother and wife as well. The food is well prepared and delicious.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local Italian restaurant
The food is quite good and they are usually flexible with the menu if you request simple alternatives. We always enjoy the slow pace of this restaurant where we have time to relax and chat as we dine. There is a fair selection of Italian wines in the inexpensive to good range. We hope they add higher quality selections in time in the $50-$75 range. If you want high end and quick table service the pace of this restaurant might not suit you. The staff is very friendly but don't have a great range of wine knowledge nor refined service. You will feel welcomed as if into their home here.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We heard and saw great reviews and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. We had made a reservation... Good thing, it became crowded quickly and it's a small-moderately sized restaurant. Lasagna was very good and the piece was HUGE! Definitely good for two meals. Lime cilantro dressing for salad was yummy!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
An excellent dining experience
Setting is casual and comfortable and quiet. Service is excellent. Food is outstanding and well-prepared and plentiful. Owner is very attentive and personable.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will return
Small but comfortable upscale italian restaurant. The salad with their house dressing was outstanding. Fresh, fresh.
Italian rolls were not greasy, cooked to perfection. We had the specials and one off the menu. All the dinners were
fresh, flavorful not loaded with garlic or greasy. Just right. Enjoyed our first visit and plan to return. Do not recommend
taking children under 10.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food & service is always GREAT
We had a birthday party here, with 2 babies in tow. The only hiccup on the night was that we had made reservations days in advance, but spent about 30 minutes waiting for our table. Once we got seated, the service was incredible and the food absolutely delicious. Our out of town guests said they would be asking to come back next time they visit.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, Fiorellos was very
As usual, Fiorellos was very good. Good food good service.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I booked this restaurant strictly due to on-line reviews. It is well thought of despite being located in a Holiday Inn. It is worth every effort to find and is a must for great old country Italian. Jack, the owner could not have been more personable and made sure our every want was supplied. This is simply an excellent restaurant, priced well and accommodating. The menu will force you to decide between numerous appealing selections. The pasta was perfectly "al dente" and the portions are large. Good value in everything we ordered.
Don't miss it!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Night!!!
This is a great little restaurant! We were seated promptly; our table was 'reserved' as if we were VIP. The food, service and the ambiance was just outstanding! This was some of the best Italian food I've had...the garlic rolls are out of this world! PERFECTO!!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
solid Italian restaurant
Fiorello Ristorante Italiano was one of my choices on a recent trip to Hampton VA, and although it's a hotel restaurant (Holiday Inn) I was not disappointed. I started my meal with an excellent antipasti sampler that included meats, cheese, artichokes, and grilled red pepper -- large for one person but perfect for two. My main course was Gnocchi Al Salmone -- gnocchi with salmon in a tomato cream sauce -- rich and well-prepared. Before the appetizer, I had some wonderful garlic rolls, and after it as well I must admit, all complemented with a very nice Italian pinot grigio. Don't be put off by a "hotel restaurant" -- this is very good Italian restaurant. Moreover, they take reservations on OpenTable, which is always a plus!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice Italian restaurant
This was the 3rd visit for our family of 4 (all adults). We were all very pleased with our meal, starting with a good green salad tossed with a tart vinagrette and served family style. The garlicky, buttery rolls were yummy as well. One daughter rated her Penne Rustica a 10! I tried the Mellezane con Ripieno (eggplant layered with spinach and mozzarella), which was similar to eggplant parmigiano. I liked that it wasn't over-saturated with marinara sauce. I think there was some ricotta cheese as well, which was good - but I would've preferred less ricotta, more mozzarella. We all had hearty servings - with enough left-over for a take-home meal. Very delicious food! We shall return!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made reservations for a party of 16 for a special occasion. Fiorello's put us in a private dining room and provided 2 dedicated servers who did an outstanding job -- extremely attentive! Topping off the evening, the food was delicious! No complaints at all, we'll be back, and Fiorello's will be at the top of our list in the future for any special occasion.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again we enjoyed this
Once again we enjoyed this restaurant. Jack the owner is friendly and attentive. The foo is varied and has always been very tasty.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Served 33 of us without a problem
I made a reservation for a large group. Jack, the manager, was very accomodating. He set us up in a private room, nice red tablecloths on the tables, we had two servers who managed us remarkably well. Food was excellent. I highly recommend Fiorello's!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM