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Al Fresco Italian Restaurant, Newport News, VA
Al Fresco - Al Fresco Italian Restaurant, Newport News, VA
Al Fresco Italian Restaurant, Newport News, VA
Al Fresco Italian Restaurant, Newport News, VA
Al Fresco Italian Restaurant, Newport News, VA

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
994 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 873-0644
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 994 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Value

  • Virginia

    Italian

994 Reviews
  1. ItalianLover

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have dined at Al Fresco for many years. Our favorite dishes remain consistently excellent. Like most restaurants, their prices have substantially increased. I was surprised to be charged for an iced tea refill. This was new.

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  2. jeannem

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I go to Al Fresco, I get delicious food, great service and nice ambiance. See you again soon!

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  3. SueC

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Al Fresco’s is the best Italian restaurant in the area for many reasons. Let’s start with the food itself, very authentic. The wait staff are excellent in every way. The atmosphere is calming and the meals are priced fairly. The wine list is nice, as well as the dessert menu. You will not feel rushed while dining which is super important to me as well.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional food - this is by far the best Italian restaurant around.

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  5. JoeR

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a delight. Didn't need to hear the grandkids being facetimed from across the dining room, but it wasn't on the restaurant.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently outstanding food and service…. Will go back again….

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  7. ThomasA

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening. Nice atmosphere, great food and drinks and wonderful service!

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  8. Kitten

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining at Al Fresco’s. Will definitely be back!!

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  9. JimS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant and we live on the South side. We pass a number of good spots to dine to get to Al Fresco but it is worth the effort.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful restaurant in the shopping center off of Jefferson. We had fried calamari for an appetizer. The sauce was delicious. The calamari was very thin, but fried nicely and had good flavor. We seated at a quiet and cozy for top at the back of the restaurant, the ambience is beautiful for special date nights or cozy, family, dinners, and even business meetings. For our entrées, we had chicken Alfredo, shrimp Alfredo, and salmon salad. The salmon salad was delicious. The light citrusy, bright, clear salad dressing on the house. Salad was delightful, and the vegetables in the salads were some of the freshest I’ve experienced in a while, the Alfredo, however, were a bit disappointing when fresh Parmesan cheese was offered and shredded over them, it improved the taste, but didn’t quite make it there for me or our other guest who had the Alfredo dish as well. It lacks a more garlic, Parmesan flavor the bread at the table Appeared to be homemade and was absolutely delicious. They have olive oil and balsamic drizzle for you to dip into which could definitely use more herbs and maybe a little Parmesan in it. The cappuccino at the end was very delicious and on point overall, this is a delightful restaurant that’s just needs a few tweaks to make it perfect. The price for what you received was a tad high, but not by much and with inflation, understandable.  Isaac was our server and provided top-notch service throughout the meal. I am a former fine dining server, so I know about timing and peccable Service. I love that we had enough time between each course to savor and digest. I recommend this restaurant and I’m looking forward to trying more of its dishes!

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  11. RobinS

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I love their food, but this was the second time it’s taken about an hour from food being ordered to food being served. We were late to a ticketed event as a result, despite telling the waiter twice that we had a post-meal event to attend. Without the event it wouldn’t have mattered, but just be forewarned. Food is excellent.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit and we loved every minute. The food was amazing, the service impeccable, and ambiance was inviting! My best friend and I plan on returning often.

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  13. Matt

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian food in the area with the friendliest and most attentive staff. Absolutely the best!

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  14. luv2dine

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations at 6pm for four people. Everyone placed their order . We received our salads and bread . Shortly after we received our meal except for one person in our party. We were told the kitchen fixed the wrong entree and the waitress quickly put the correct order in. Unfortunately everyone at our table was 20 minutes into eating before the other person received her food. We were comped for the one meal but the evening was not enjoyable like we expected.

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  15. Customer

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and we have great service for dinner.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent veal parmigiana, lemon drop martini, and bread sticks. Service was great.

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  17. victoriab

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Found the seafood dish wanting flavor. Even asked for Fra divalfo sauce. Calamari was rubbery . Partner had the chicken Alfredo and compared it to Olive Garden . Waitress was attentive and restaurant was clean. Given the per plate cost of each , it was not over priced for what we recieved. As this was our first , I wanted it to be more authentic .

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  18. RonR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and great food as usual. Ambience is very soothing and friendly. Highly recommend this establishment!

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  19. HuddyBoy500

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is hands down, one of the best places in Tidewater VA for Italian cuisine. The entrees and appetizers that we ordered were first rate in every respect. Both in taste and in presentation. It was matched with attentive service, with a beautiful dining environment. We wouldn't hesitate for minute to come back. If you want a top notch dine for Italian, you couldn't do any better than Al Fresco.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, and overall experience was wonderful!! We were greeted at the door and immediately seated! Our waiter always remembers what we had last time we dined, and makes additional suggestions!! Can’t wait to return!

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  21. beaser

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in the area!!! Great place for special gatherings.

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  22. VondaP

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. We go regularly. I definitely recommend.

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  23. Fads

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife enjoyed the special veal chop and I enjoyed the salmon piccata. The atmosphere was perfect for a Valentines dinner and our server, Katarina, was very pleasant and attentive! Our favorite restaurant in the area.

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  24. JamesS

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another delicious dinner at Al Fresco. My favorite menu item is the salmon picatta but everything on the menu is great.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love AL Fresco! Always the go to place for special occasions or lunch any day. Expansive selection and great wines!

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  26. Moli

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience! Food and service are always excellent.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience from the minute you walk in and are greeted by Ronnie, to the quality of service and food, the pace of the meal, and the “vibe” of the restaurant. Al Frescos is Our favorite place to eat out! Never disappointed in the 20 years we’ve been going there.

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  28. EHall

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always wonderful. Best house salad dressing in town. Wonderful service.

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  29. Nglo

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service overall was excellent. It did take more time than we expected for the entree to arrive, but the food came hot and tasted excellent.

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  30. errrrrrr

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well prepared Italian food at a gentle price point.

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  31. JeffreyE

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual outstanding food and service enjoyed the fact that we were not rushed to complete our dinner

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  32. DonB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my go to for dinner out with family. Food is excellent! Server Victoria is great with wine recommendations. One of my favorite restaurants for years!

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  33. DaveG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. The four of us had a variety of dishes, all were amazing.

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  34. AnnL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb restaurant! Awesome food and service. Large portions prices are good. We will definitely be back

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  35. CaptSea

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I have had in my life and I’ve traveled the globe - food is amazing, service was top notch.

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  36. Raven

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dining experience . Attentive service. Highly recommended.

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  37. CarlS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food tasted fresh and delicious . Our waitress was attentive and friendly.

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  38. 10sMenace

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Al Fresco has been around a very long time so they're obviously doing everything right. Food is always on point and a great value for the money. Always my favorite restaurant in the area.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, set up as requested for power chair. Wait staff attentive but not overbearing. Perfect evening. They also accommodated our date change due to bad weather prior day .we will continue to come back!

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  40. EdH3

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, good value and a large but well designed menu that describes your dining options (pasta, seafood, chicken, veal) clearly. Our waitress was helpful in directing my wife's choice between two dishes and the one she recommended was really good. We've been going to Al Fresco's periodically for almost 20 years and the quality of the food and service has remained exceptional. If you are looking for quality italian food at a fair price, Al Fresco's is a great choice.

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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 4.8 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

11710 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newport News
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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