Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

4.7
410 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food on the Peninsula. Waiter, wine servers are very friendly and competent. Great selection of food. No one wasted time and the seven us thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice evening. Service was wonderful. Waited quite awhile for our meal. Food was good but a little too salty. We all felt that way. All in all it was a nice birthday for me.

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t
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite Italian Restaurants. Food and atmosphere is always top notch.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I ordered the. Chicken Marinara... not much taste. Surprising.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Book groups monthly get together.

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WL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this restaurant!

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LT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter (Chris) was excellent....friendly, knowledgeable, and very efficient...he was all the above without "hovering" as he anticipated our needs as the cropped up....food/menu very good...

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The wait staff were very attentive & courteous!

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B
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local Italian food. Hadn't been there for a few years - no idea why!! Certainly won't be away so long again. Super service even though they were somewhat busy

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M
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone’s meal was wonderful but the flavor is enhanced with a lot of salt.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!

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BR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! Staff was pleasant, entree and wine was amazing! Never dissapoints. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I understand it was a “holiday” but it would have been nice to know ahead of time there was a reduced menu for the night. Bruschetta was ok, ambiance was lacking compared to other times we’ve been there which surprised me since it was Valentine’s Day. Server was nice, but overall experience makes me hesitant to return, which is a shame.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted promptly and taken to our seat. The server, Chris, was attentive and professional. He had quite a few customers to attend to but did an excellent job serving everyone. Our food was hot and delicious with plenty to take home. We ordered the tiramisu to go. It was delicious! The owner came by everyone’s table to chat and thank us for coming. It was a lovely evening!

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at Al Fresco., We loved the ambiance. The entire staff was polite and service oriented. In this day and age it is a rare find. We will definitely be back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was courteous and friendly. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. I cannot wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very nice but I thought they had a more romantic night out experience. It is very open and you can hear all the conversations going on. The food was great and service was just okay. The server barely came to refill drinks. Overall, we had a great birthday experience with our friends.

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DF
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

GF loves the lasagna and it’s good. I tried the Alfredo and not impressed. Bread with dinner wasn’t much to speak of. Would choose Tuscany over Al Fresco any day.

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M
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 56th Anniversary dinner at Al Fresco. The food, service and ambiance were just what we expected. We will return and heartily recommend it to our friends.

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner at Al Fresco! Everything was scrumptious!!

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MC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a group Restaurant Week gathering. The food was great, the atmosphere was conducive to chatting and visiting.

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WZ
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & consistently delicious food.

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W
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. I have never been disappointed at this restaurant.

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S
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal. We have been here many times and the food is always delicious!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great!

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PR
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining here.

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VM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Al Fresco is now a favorite. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Very nice decor and very clean. Good value - you get a lot of food for the price. Loved it and will definitely be returning.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed in service this night 3 of the 5 wine glasses had lipstick on the glass, waitress seemed to get upset with us when we said something about it and seemed to ignore us, had to ask several times for bread, refill on wine and she also waited on tables that were sat after we did before she took our order. When she would walk by our table she would avoid eye contact with us. When we made reservations we selected we were celebrating a birthday and nothing was mention about that. We never saw a manager that night either. This was not our first time here.

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w
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining at Al Fresco. Never have had a meal I didn’t completely enjoy.

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r
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the entire experience.

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BD
Richmond
101 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

was great to be able to stop in and enjoy the Holiday decor - Ronnie and the team did their best and it was a great evening... The others in the room all seemed to be enjoying their time here as well..
Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

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PS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant itself was decorated nicely. The food was just ok. The calamari was very tough and tasteless. We sent it back but we were never asked if we wanted something else in place of it. The owner spent a lot of time talking with customers, but never came to our table to apologize about the appetizer not being good. The Ravioli was not too bad. The desserts were fairly tasty.

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PH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Attentive service. Sizable portions great value. Celebrate Mother’s Birthday on Christmas Eve. Not overly crowded.

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E
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a pre- Christmas dinner. The restaurant was decorated beautifully and the food and service was excellent.

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TS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner on Saturday night. Food was great; especially the veal. Service was pleasant and very attentive.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Was perfect for a small office holiday celebration.

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JO
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as usual. Nice place for a relaxing authentic Italian dinner

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