Aldo's Ristorante

4.7
2000 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Since 1988, Aldo's Ristorante is an Italian fine dining restaurant & wine bar located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Aldo's award winning wine bar & wine list has been thriving for over 30 years, receiving accolades from wine spectator and wine enthusiasts magazines. Offering locally sourced seafood and produce daily.

We feature delicious food (some gluten free), wonderful wines, superb service and excellent value!
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Richmond
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we stepped in the door till we left we were treated exceptionally well. The Maitre D’ greeted us and showed us to our seats. Our waiter was very friendly, informative, and efficient. We had a bottle of wine, appetizers, and entrees. Everything was well presented at the perfect temperature, absolutely delicious! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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JA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! The place was beautiful and the food was delicious! Definitely recommend!

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KK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. Our family enjoyed it very much.

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VH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. The experience was awesome, from the time we walked in the door until we left. What made the experience more special was our table close to the piano man. Our server was very attentive and always checked on us and not in an annoying way. The food was great. Lollipop lamb chops are must to try. The only thing my husband and I didnt care for was the calamari. Will definitely visit again.

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P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My mother loves Aldo’s and often went with my father before he passed away. She was so happy to be there for her 91st birthday. The owner and the manager both greeted her warmly which made her feel welcomed. My only concern was that I have a gluten allergy and while they did have a gluten free pasta option, which I took, I still got sick. They obviously want to offer an option but it should not be a restaurant choice for folks with Celiac or allergies.

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RC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the butternut squash ravioli and what a treat! It was to die for. I try to go to Aldo's every time I go to Virginia Beach. I wish it were local to me in Richmond.

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, we all enjoyed. Looking forward to our next visit

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DB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (App & Main Course "specials") and service staff wine choice - all superb!

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Great look inside. Only complaint is after making a reservation we still waited 30 mins. No biggie.
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DB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, great food and lovely atmosphere. We were greeted as we walked through the door and the waiter immediately greeted us at our able. Food was timely and so delicious.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo's was a very pleasant surprise for our dining experience. We are not from the area and picked Aldo's based on other reviews we read driving to our hotel. I am so glad that we made the decision to go there for dinner! The service, food, our waiter, EVERYTHING was just outstanding. The waiter acknowledged my birthday by personally writing Happy Birthday in raspberry sauce on my dessert plate, I was very touched. We would DEFINITELY recommend this restaurant and if we're ever in the area again, you can bet we'll be stopping for dinner.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. The food was wonderful, we will be back. Our waiter Michael was excellent; he took the time to explain everything on the menu.

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K
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the food and service was excellent. A little pricey but worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great celebratory dinner with colleagues. Waiter was amazing and everyone loved their dinner and dessert. There’s a reason they’ve been around so long - they really pay attention to the small things. It just seems like Aldo’s is a cut above the rest of the restaurants in the area. Highly recommend!

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

Always Great!

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around except a little noisy Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach..Great food service easy to park

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MV
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo’s is a favorite of ours and has been for the last twenty years.
We were seated promptly and had an excellent server. Our food was delicious, as always. We were seated near the piano which was a special treat..
Always a “five” at Aldo’s.

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BK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aldo's Ristorante is always a great place for lunch or anniversary, or both. They gave us a lovely dessert to share on our 40th anniversary and treated us very nicely during the whole meal. What a nice place.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Great time.

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LM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo’s’s is always a go to favorite for an excellent dining experience!!

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

Great food though my particular meal wasn’t very flavorful on this particular evening. But Aldo’s is always amazing in every way and this night wouldn’t deter me from coming back.

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FB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo's is always a fabulous dining experience. My cocktails-cosmopolitans- were perfect. The flounder special was delicious as was the crème brulee cheese cake! Lorenzo was an excellent server. It's always great to see Barney. I love this restaurant-always a great time.

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T
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious, and a nice deal for restaurant week. However, the noise level was so loud that I could not hear my dining partner across the table. Service was good.

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KK
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Veal chop was smaller than usual

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OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit due to VB restaurant week. Excellent dinner we will return

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo’s has long been a favorite of ours and this experience was as always excellent.

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, which I believe was Jennifer was wonderful! Things managed to run smoothly even though she was extremely busy.

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a
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo’s never disappoints.... it is fantastic‼️

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BW
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice birthday dinner with family. Excellent service and delicious food!

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J
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend it!

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CV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect everytime; probably my top pick for authentic Italian cuisine in the VA beach area.

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RR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was SO good. We got the beef filet special (Valentine's weekend), calamari, she crab soup, and tiramisu. The beef was fork tender! The calamari was lightly breaded and very fresh, and the she crab soup was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and the restaurant was both beautiful and clean.

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DF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Aldo’s is one of our favorite restaurants. This visit we observed a few changes that we did not like. First the glasses used for a martini served up are more like champagne glasses. A traditional martini glass is preferred. Also for $14 it would be nice to receive a larger size drink. The stuffed Veal chop is our go to for special occasions. They are considerably smaller than past and the stuffing did not include cheese as in past. I hope the restaurant would correct these issues and not try to pinch pennies while forfeiting quality and quantity.

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Our waiter, Alan was outstanding! Very knowledgeable and polite. Would highly recommend and would come back.

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LR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and the staff is very attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and outstanding. We always have a wonderful experience and are treated like family.

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CS
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always, I have been going to Aldos for years for special occasions and just because. The shrimp gorgonzola is delicious the shrimp were smaller than they have been in the past, we ordered focaccia bread and it came out 10 minutes before the shrimp they need to come out together. Our waiter was new but very good

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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N
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Aldo’s never disappoints! We’ve been coming for years and it’s always our go to place to celebrate special occasions. This time around it was a bit noisy, however it was Valentine’s Day weekend. Service was perfect like the food. Barney did an awesome job in helping us select better deals from the menu. Thank you for a great time!

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food, although pricey, was great and the service we received from our waiter, Barney, was excellent! Thanks for a great dining experience!

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TH
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food every time I go! Five star service. Aldo’s is my “GO TO” restaurant for business or family dining. Never disappoints!!!

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