Al Fresco Italian Restaurant
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lobster coarsely ground & finished with drawn butter & herbs, folded into a lobster mousse, piped into a ravioli & finished in a light pink cream sauce with shrimp. Recommended Wine Pairing: Pellegrini Family Chardonnay
Lightly dusted & quick fried, served with a spicy marinara sauce
We love it there. The owner and his staff were awesome
Al Fresco’s food is consistently good. It is refreshing to know a restaurant will always have excellent service and an excellent menu.
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..
The food, atmosphere and service are always excellent.
Service very slow and there was only 2 others tables being served at the time
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.
Another Great time with great people at a wonderful restaurant. Glad we had the chance to stop in and visit.
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!
Great food, fantastic service, lovely atmosphere! It’s one of our favorite places.
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.
This is a great hidden gem. Lovely atmosphere and great food.
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.
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
Definitely going back to try more!!!
Great food great service
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.
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.
A real gem. We drive an hour to eat there. Food is consistently excellent and you can have a conversation easily.
Great family experience with an awesome Tuesday Wine Bottle deal, attentive service and wonderful food that pulled from the fresh seafood in the area.
Great food and great service, as always.
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.
My favorite date night venue. Best Italian food anywhere.
Simply delicious! My husband had Fettuccine Alfredo & I had Veal. Can't wait to go back.
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!
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
Always great food and service.
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!
Dinner was excellent and staff was efficient and courteous. The restaurant adhered to all guidelines for virus protection with ample distancing between diners.
I just love the place. Unpretentious atmosphere. Good food. Always enough to take home for leftovers.
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.
Food as always was excellent! Service and ambiance great. This is a neighborhood gem.
Al Fresco is an excellent restaurant. The service and quality of the food has always been very good. I recommend this restaurant highly.
This is one of our favorite restaurants!!
The food is always superb, the decor is the perfect look for a fine dining experience, and the service is efficient and very friendly!
We highly recommend Al Fresco!
The interior was very elegant but the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. The food was excellent and service was wonderful. I would highly recommend Al Fresco.
Victoria and the entire staff were wonderful as usual. The salmon and veal specials were delicious. The only thing to make it more perfect would be if the wine distributor could deliver Albarino again, See you next Thursday
We were in Newport News and tried Al Fresco. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the linguine and clams and my husband had Veal Marsala with shrimp. Both were terrific. Great waiter and service. We'll be back.
Don’t understand why we were given the table closest to the restroom door but we were.
The restaurant was only about 1/3 capacity. There were plenty of much better tables and booths available.
Also right near us was the noisy bar blender.
Food was great as always.
In Newport News one night, looking for a nice place to eat. We saw on Open Table and saw Al Fresco. A modest restaurant in a strip mall. When we went inside it was very busy. We waited a bit more than usual to be seated and served, but the staff was apologetic. It was well worth the wait. I would have waited an hour If I'd known how great the food would be! True Italian! Fresh, flavorful, delicious. Do yourself a favor, order the Tiramisu; it is the best you'll ever taste.
My husband and I recently moved to Newport News, and were looking for ana amazing Italian restaurant to replace our favorite from Kansas City, Mo. I friend suggested Al Fresco, and we are so glad we went, it will definitely be a favorite of ours. The Prince Albert Mussels were perfectly cooked, and the savory sauce was unbelievable to dip the house bread in. My husband had the Vitello del Bosco, and said it was one of the best veal dishes he had ever had. I had the Gambrri alla Napolitano, and substituted broccoli for pasta, it was a perfect combination of texture, and the savory broth had a balanced seafood finish. I had a dirty vodka martini, one of the best I have had since moving here. This restaurant is a keeper. The noise volume is perfect for a romantic date, or dinner with friends.
This was our first visit to Al Fresco and we were pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed the appetizer of Melanzane Rollatini. And our entrees were also delicious, Tortellini Baronessa and Lobster Ravioli. It was very busy on a Friday night, which is a good sign. The service was attentive and courteous. And we’re eager to return to Al Fresco.
Perfect place for first date
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 559 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.