As always fantastic
Wonderful dinner and excellent service. The singing waiter made even more memorable and fun for everyone
Excellent choice for business meal. Loved the food and service
Waiter was new, I think he said it was his first week, wasn’t supervised and not familiar with drink or dinner specials. Caesar Salad was soggy, greens were turning brown/spoiling. Asked for shrimp on pasta entree- charged $6 extra for 2 medium size shrimp. Waiter told my grey goose martini qualified for 1/2 off weds martini special then billed full price- waiter then said it didn’t when I got the bill. So wrong on several levels. Used to be a good restaurant- not going back. Embarrassed to have taken business associate there.
Tight quarters and noisy, BUT delicious and generous portions.
Good food and service. We were going to the theater and they got us served and finished with time to spare
Terrible service. We had to go get our waitress so that we could order after 45 minutes of waiting for her to show up. Another hour for food to arrive.
Always a wonderful meal! Can’t go wrong with any meal choice- all are delicious!
An honest to goodness Italian restaurant with great Italian flair, good wine list and nice ambience --- nice for special occasions, date night or simply a nice meal. reasonable prices. We noted that we should go there more often. and we will. thanks!
Excellent food and service. Was coming to town and I searched for Italian restaurants and this pops up,in my search.
As usual the service was great, we always ask for Vinney, the food was unbelieveable.
Nine friends dined together on a Saturday night. The service was outstanding. We waited very little time for hot bread, which was filled several times. Each person said their entree was delicious and plentiful. Would definitely return.
Always have a fantastic meal here. Food is excellent and the service is superb.
The food is fantastic! Never had a bad experience here!
Awesome experience, as usual! Connie is a premier waiter. Ronnie runs a great restaurant. Our favorite!!!
Great food and service. Desserts were yummy. Nice attentiveness by staff.
Such a pleasure to eat there. Everyone is treated very special and the waiters are attentive. Can't wait to go back.
Went to Al Fresco w/ another couple before attending a concert. I was glad I remembered to make an Open Table reservation as the restaurant quickly filled. We were seated at a table in a back corner - which can be a kiss of death in terms of being attended by a server - but our water glasses were filled within seconds and Alejandro appeared right away to take our drink orders and explain the evening's specials. He was great, always visible and attentive.
All in all, a great dinner in terms of food (we had four different entrees and everyone enjoyed their meal) and service (thanks, Alejandro!) and we look forward to our next visit.
Al Fresco was the perfect spot for a group of retirees to enjoy lunch and talk. Most of the group had the seafood or chicken salad and the servings were fresh and generous. Those of us with pasta will enjoy lunch again tomorrow. Eggplant appetizer is outstanding as are the breadsticks.
Our dinner was very very good, like always. I recommend to every body
Al Fresco's has a friendly atmosphere with great food and service. I definitely enjoyed the experience and plan to return again in the near future.
Feels like eating with family only with 5 star flavor at 3 star prices. The servers and ambiance are warm and inviting and the food is something we will crave from here on out.
Overall: 3 out of 5 because from time we took a seat to the time we got food was over an hour. The food was alright, not what I was expected compared to the cost.
Pro: Wife enjoyed her dish.
-The bread they give was overcooked, but requested second one was softer.
-I got the Meatball and spaghetti, and it tasted bland.
- Calamari was rubbery, had a lot better at other Italian restaurant's.
The food and wine were excellent. The service, however, was a little lacking. I understand that it was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was very busy, but there was a table behind us that was seated after us but received much quicker service. They had their salads before our server had even asked to take our food order (we had the same server). They were ordering dessert when our entrees were brought out. Perhaps they received preferential treatment because they were regulars. At any rate, I will give it another chance on a less busy night, only because the food was so good and my friend who recommended it in the first place has assured me that this is not typical of her many experiences there.
We had dinner after the theater Saturday night. The restaurant was full, but we were seated immediately. They were still honoring the Restaurant Week menu so we all chose a selection from that. The meals were good and the portions were generous. The bread served with the meal is great, especially when right out of the oven. The real standout is the tiramisu -- outstanding.
The food was outstanding!!! Service fantastic!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
I celebrated my birthday with a family dinner at Al Fresco and the entire party thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We were promptly greeted upon arrival despite the dining room being busy. We were sat immediately even being 15 minutes early for our reservation time. Our server Alejandro took great care of us making sure we had what we needed throughout the meal. The food was amazing! Truly the best Italian food I’ve had in Hampton Roads. We will definitely be going back and I’ve already referred friends there for Valentine’s Day celebrations.
We go frequently. Great food, friendly host and wait staff. Wonderful food!
Great dinner! Would highly recommend to our friends.
Awesome food service wine
First time was for a pre-concert dinner. Service, cuisine, atmosphere were excellent. Long drive from Chesapeake, but worth it.
We have been to Al Fresco at least 50 times. The food and service are always excellent. Frequently, our server is Bailey. Bailey knows the menu and remembers us when we return - including drink orders. Al Fresco is a true gem.
Outstanding food and great service. Best Italian Restaurant in this area.
Fantastic food, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Always a wonderful dining experience
As always my favorite Italian restaurant on the peninsula.
Al Fresco is my new favorite restaurant. We dined there by mistake one day while looking for another restaurant that had been recommended. We were so lucky to stumble upon this wonderful dining experience. The food is absolutely incredible. The service is friendly and professional. I can't wait to revisit this place and have another great meal.
Went with my family for dinner. We felt like we were being rushed the whole time. We couldn’t sit back and enjoy our dinner and time together. The owners kids were running around the restaurant. Food was definitely not worth the high prices. Who installs smelly carpet on a restaurant and charge $30 a plate?
The dinner was a family treat so we had three little ones with us. We were served appetizers and salads right away. Our main dishes took a while to arrive due to the waitress not putting in our main orders but because we had the appetizers and bread/salad we were able to keep the little ones happy. Overall great experience. Restaurant treated us to dessert for the long wait for our main course.
From beginning to end. Fabulous food and staff. We felt special
We weren’t acknowledge upon arrival, sat ourselves and weren’t provided menus until asked, food was lovely but Hair in the water, waitress said no one worked there with that color hair and we saw another waitress walk by with that color (whether it was hers or not he waitress lied) I’ve had two other wonderful experiences, this one not so much