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Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

4.6
301 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(757) 873-0644
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 301 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our dinner was very very good, like always. I recommend to every body

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AlanW (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

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AdamR (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

Cons:
-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.

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ChristyB (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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HamptonKnitter (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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CherylB (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was outstanding!!! Service fantastic!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We go frequently. Great food, friendly host and wait staff. Wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great dinner! Would highly recommend to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome food service wine

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

First time was for a pre-concert dinner. Service, cuisine, atmosphere were excellent. Long drive from Chesapeake, but worth it.

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KenmoreBob (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

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Macbabs (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Outstanding food and great service. Best Italian Restaurant in this area.

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