Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

4.7
570 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Al Fresco Restaurant lets you feast on a bountiful array of Italian specialties. The outstanding menu, featuring pasta, chicken, veal and seafood, highlights a spectrum of lavish Italian specialties that are sure to please discriminating palates. Al Fresco Restaurant was planned with the summer in mind. An outdoor patio with a warm breeze and cold drinks are a perfect combination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 570 people are saying
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LisaC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entrees were outstanding and the service was impecable. We have enjoyed this restaurant many times for lunch and opted for a visiting family dinner event. We were never rushed through any portion of the evening. We enjoyed the 3 different entrees and each of us enjoyed our meals immensely. All customers entering the restuarant were greeted warmly and seated around the restaurant so as not to overcrowd anyone. The linguini with white clam sauce, flounder Al Fresco and fetticini alfredo with chicken were our entrees. The portions were very generous and happily we were able to take the leftovers home which were enjoyed the next day. We will return over and over again!!!

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JimH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted to have dinner on New Years Eve and thought we would try Al Fresco. Everything was perfect!
We dined on the grilled lamb chop and seafood pasta entrees. Ended our meal with 2 delicious desserts. We will definitely return.We highly recommend if you want to enjoy a intimate dinner with your sweetheart or friends.
Jim

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Al Fresco is always great.
Never a disappointment.
The food, service and atmosphere are always wonderful

BD
vipBillandDeb
Richmond
158 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were glad to be able to visit during the Holiday all was great from the greeting when we arrived to the time we finally left = a great evening, with a great host and staff. Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

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FloraC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had great meals at Al Fresco and dinner there has become our Christmas Eve tradition.

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bgill
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ten of us dined Christmas Eve and the food was very good and the service was outstanding!

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TomH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Fresco always is a great experience - great food - staff very attentive.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite. We have been several times and EVERYTHING is perfect. The entire staff is responsive, courteous and professional. The food is exceptional. I could go for just the fresh bread. My wife had roasted lamb, she’s Australian so a lamb expert. Perfectly done. I had veal and shrimp prepared with yellow peppers, mushrooms in a wine sauce. Highly recommended.

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ShaunayN
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff was pleasant and helpful and attentive to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration.

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RobertR
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been to this restaurant for some time but will definitely return. The food
and drink were delicious and the waitress very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there. The owner and his staff were awesome

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Constance
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Fresco’s food is consistently good. It is refreshing to know a restaurant will always have excellent service and an excellent menu.

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TomS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food here is always very good. Their veal dishes are always outstanding. They have an extensive wine list that is reasonably priced but are sometimes out of a number of wines. I ordered a wine that was out of stock and was offered a more expensive similar wine at the lower price. Service is really good and waitstaff is well trained. Serving portions are generous and most dishes include an abundant house salad. It is our go to restaurant on the Peninsula when I visit my parents..

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BobM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service are always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service very slow and there was only 2 others tables being served at the time

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GinC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal, excellent service and the owner was so sweet. We found him out with the dinner clientele visiting and passing out hugs to those he knew well. He told us with COVID he would play it safe but invited us to come back when all this passes and we will get our hug too. If I didnt live so far away, this would definitely be a regular visited place to dine.

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
158 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another Great time with great people at a wonderful restaurant. Glad we had the chance to stop in and visit.

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KevinG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of nine to celebrate several family member's birthdays. We had reservations and were promptly seated. This is my go-to restaurant when I want good Italian food and an upscale setting and atmosphere. The waiter was very professional and attentive to our needs but not overbearing. Everyone had a fabulous meal and several of us took food home due to the generous portion sizes. This was the first visit for several of the family members and they all expressed their desire to return for another visit in the future!

KG
KarenG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service, lovely atmosphere! It’s one of our favorite places.

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TerryJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Al Fresco! Small enough for intimacy, large enough for groups. Everyone wore masks. The food is consistently excellent, and they pay close attention to dietary needs. Great wines, too.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great hidden gem. Lovely atmosphere and great food.

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Moose
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The owner even came by out table to ask us how everything was. The portion sizes and quality of food was more then we could have asked for. I would recommend this to any local people or even visitors from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Our server was Brian, highly recommend.
Food was perfect, from the drinks, apps to the entree. The leftovers were just as good
11 Stars
Definitely going back to try more!!!

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turkstack
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary and the staff was very warm, the owner was very nice and friendly. It had been a while since we had been there and it was nice to see that the food and atmosphere was still fantastic.

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CamM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Greta atmosphere and service. They really appreciate the patrons.

Red wine is at appropriate temperature - not room temp of 72, but more like 59 degrees. Wish they had some steak or beef on the menu though.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem. We drive an hour to eat there. Food is consistently excellent and you can have a conversation easily.

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vipcdechillo
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great family experience with an awesome Tuesday Wine Bottle deal, attentive service and wonderful food that pulled from the fresh seafood in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve never had anything bad at Al Fresco. My Birthday dinner was good. Staff was friendly and attentive. Dining room was clean. The food was good, but I remember it being great. I was disappointed when my fiancé & friends said their meal was ‘OK’. I felt really bad when my fiancé paid the bill for a meal that no one seemed to love.

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TrinaY
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite date night venue. Best Italian food anywhere.

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious! My husband had Fettuccine Alfredo & I had Veal. Can't wait to go back.

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DarlynnL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Hi there, I love, love, love this place but my food was a bit salty for me. I believe the appetizer, the ravioli. My lemon cello martini was fantastic and so was my Vodka ravioli, again, just a bit on the salty side.
Otherwise it was a great meal!
Thank you

BD
vipBillandDeb
Richmond
158 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another great evening was glad to get there given the terrible weather, but it was a great nite to spend my Birthday with friends and Ronnie and his wife were the great hosts they always are.. Other guests appeared to enjoy themselves as well service was great,,
Deb and Bill Schmidy Wmsburg

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

JR
vipJimR
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Al Fresco. Victoria, as usual, was our server and provided perfect service, never rushing us, even though we were the last ones in the restaurant. The food was excellent - salmon in a vodka sauce and veal in a marsala sauce. And on top of that, they have Albarino back in stock! Thanks for another perfect Thursday evening.
And, Happy Birthday, Ella!

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RickG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and staff was efficient and courteous. The restaurant adhered to all guidelines for virus protection with ample distancing between diners.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I just love the place. Unpretentious atmosphere. Good food. Always enough to take home for leftovers.

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vipgaryz
Richmond
105 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We split a lasagna and it was only room temperature.
Could have been much hotter.
Waiter forgot our calamari app.
Then went back to kitchen for it.
The calamari was delicious.
We like this restaurant a lot.
It was not on point last night though.

FAQs

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 873-0644.

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.