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About Aldo's Ristorante

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!

1860 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11:00am-10:00pm;
Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:30pm;
Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 491-1111

Website:
http://www.aldosvb.com/

Entertainment:
We offer a wonderful piano player every Friday and Saturday evening.

Catering:
We offer a rehearsal dinner menu for your catering needs. Available on our website.

Parking Details:
Aldo's Ristorante is located in La Promenade Shopping Center. We have plenty of available parking right at our front door.

Executive Chef:
Giancarlo Catenese

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer private dining for special events like baby showers, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, work functions and more.

Private Dining

State of the art wine cellar located in private dinning room. Grand piano player available upon request. Audio visual hook ups available.

Aldo's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Special Occasion (37)
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Notable Wine List (32)
Romantic (28)
Authentic (27)
Good for Groups (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Casual (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Live Music (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent dinner. Will definitely go again. 2nd visit.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Terrific dining experience! Definitely the finest Italian restaurant in VA Beach!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The most delicious Italian food in the area. Our new favorite place to eat. Great service. They had a talented piano player on Saturday night. Every thing about this place is terrific. It was worth the hour drive to get there!!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

We've been going to Aldo's for over 25 years. Service is always great and food always consistent.

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·Dined 2 days ago

28 years ago my wife and I went on our first date together ... Aldos was wonderful then and now 28 years later it was even more wonderful. Our waiter, Michael, was very attentive and excellent ... could have had none better. Thank you for a wonderful meal and experience. We always celebrate our anniversary and my wife’s birthday at Aldo’s and will continue to do so.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

This was well above what we expected from a Virginia Beach Main Street restaurant. The food was great, the wait staff is very professional, and our check didn't come out to half as much as what we planned on spending for the night.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent lobster dish - husband gets it every time we go! Was very pleased that the kichen could accommodate switching sauces for a pasta special - appreciated their flexibility. Our waiter Lorenzo was pleasant and accommodating, though not as personable as the other waiter we typically have (can’t remember his name). Overall, excellent meal as usual :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Our first visit to Aldo's was such an amazing experience. The food was just simply amazing. Erika was a superb server. We will definitely go again. It will now be one of our favorite spots in Virginia Beach.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was amazing!!! Great food and drinks. Jennifer was our server and she was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable of the menu, specials and cocktails. Everything is recommended was delicious! We will definitely be back. Thank you for a great night out.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Nice, good sized Italian serving a fairly good but not exhaustive menu. We asked for veal saltimbocco even though it was not on the menu and it was great. Pizza and pastas were excellent. Shrimp Gorgonzola was nice, shrimp were big and fresh. Try and avoid the tables in front of open kitchen if you don’t want to hear the clanging of dishes. Nice ambiance. Would return.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food and Mike our waiter was great and very knowledgeable about the wine list! We’ll be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect again. Jennifer was terrific.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing! And service was over the top!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall first experience was good. Dishes prepared and seasoned well. The staff is extra accommodating. May come back for a second try. Overall good/fair experience. Nothing stood out in mind to want to go back right away. Limited selection of creativity when it comes to authentic Italian dishes. Very fresh but very common type dishes.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great. Definitely will be coming back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Lunch special (rigatoni with parmesan cream sauce) was outstanding. Focaccia bread was to die for. Could have eaten the whole thing. Chocolate cream cheese cake was the best. Even the expresso was great.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and the service was amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely evening from start to finish! Excellent service and very good food. Nice wine selection too!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Always worth the 1.5 hour drive each way in tidewater traffic for a great dining event.
We did Valentines a day early to avoid the crowds and our timing was perfect.
Service very good and food outstanding. Orders prepared well and served timely but
not rushed or unduly delayed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our family went for my daughter's birthday. Another great evening at one of our favorite restaurants. We always have marvelous meals, wonderful wait staff and fabulous hosts. Absolutely love Aldo's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Organic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Vegan, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. Tod our waiter was VERY knowledgeable about the menu and a great waiter. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere of the place made is an awesome dining experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love the romantic and cozy vibes. The piano and food AMAZING <3

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, our favorite restaurant in Hampton Roads for a romantic night out with my wife of 27 years!! Veal, wine, and dessert were excellent, but I am sad to say that the Calamari appetizer was chewy and fishy tasting. I will not order that again, but that will not sway our review of Aldo’s. We will return!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Aldo’s was recommended by a friend and it was an awesome experience. My wife loved the wine and the food was fresh and delicious. The waiters were very knowledgeable and polite, they explained everything and made recommendations for us to try. Overall an excellent spot, we’ll definable be coming back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 7, 2018

As I have been going there since about day one, every time it seems to be even better. This visit was a very interactive Business Working late lunch for 5 of us. Staff was beyond sensitive and flexible to our needs

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were there for lunch celebrating my aunt's birthday. Our experience could not have been more perfect! Our server, Jennifer took such good care of us--checking on us, continually refilling our drinks, delivering the food in a timely manner, bringing us extra plates, clearing empty dishes, and asking us several times if we needed anything else; we had to wonder how she had time for any other tables. :-D In addition to our server, other staff stopped by our table, making us feel so welcome. The food was absolutely delicious, too! As I already mentioned, a perfect experience!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything from was top notch. I highly recommend Aldo's for authentic, Italian food prepared and served with perfection. Compliments to the chef, management, back of the house and front of the house staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our most favorite place to eat out. I love..love..love the expresso martinis and the salmon for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Loved it. Great food and wonderful service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Never disappoints. Jonathan was excellent/attentive server. Erika was training and she was equally attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was exceptional and was very attentive. The food was hot and very good. I would recommend anyone here for good food and environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Live Music, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic as always

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great place for Italian food. Great choices on meats and seafood. Romanelli all vodka is always delicious and staff knows how to pace your evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very accommodating when multiple changes were requested on a busy Friday night- food, service and wine all great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The lamb was over cooked and borderline rancid. The crab app had no flavor and the avocado wasn't even close to ripe. The antipasto was boring, nothing fresh or exciting. Service was good, except he had no comment on the fact that I didn't touch the lamb entree !!! We ordered a bottle of Groth cab, $100, you'd think he would pay attention !!! Wouldn't go back !!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great experience overall, only negative was we waited a little long for the main course. Other then that great food and lots of fun.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Our Server, Robert was very attentive (without being intrusive in any manner - a real asset). He knew all the specials and the nuances of their preparation. Great food and service. Local's favorite and has not lost a step over the many years of operation.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The service was outstanding, and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the restaurant!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous Italian cuisine with impeccable service! The lobster special was perfectly cooked and unbelievably tasty.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Usually, Aldo’s is a can’t miss. Great Northern Italian cuisine. I had the pasta meatball special. The girl
serving us was obviously new. She missed a couple service cues.
The big surprise was that the wine list was out of date. The 2012 Barolo I ordered was not in inventory. Because Aldo’s has a great reputation in wine service, and a few of the staff I met in my Sommelier training, I hold them to a higher standard. First rule, take responsibility for the menu. The excuses I received was everything but taking responsibility. The bartender blamed the menu and the bar manager ( I assume not a Somm) said it was the vendors fault. Both lame arguments.

As always the food was good, but not a good day on the service side. There’s always next time.

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