Aldo's Ristorante

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2192 reviews
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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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SM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!! We have been eating at Aldo’s for years. Never disappoints!

TO
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

MC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Definitely going to go there again. The service was great and the price was right.

JF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t had Italian food in a while and were looking for a nice place to eat. We had reservations at 5pm on Saturday night. Kinda early so it wasn’t busy yet. Our sever was great , very nice! The food was delicious! I had the tortelloni and my husband had the rigatoni with sausage and peppers. I had a lemon drop and it was delicious, my husband had a beer. We shared the cheesecake for dessert. Yum! We will definitely be back.

TO
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

k
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Extensive menu, popular place for locals, bustling scene, not the place for a romantic dinner but fine with friends or family. Upscale dining but not fine dining.

G
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was crowded the night we were there but our waiter, Renaldo, did an excellent job of keeping us up-to-date on our food. He was pleasant and knowledgeable. The veal, as usual, was tender and excellent tasty.

c
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. We had a large party (11). The service and food we're outstanding. Nice wine selection at reasonable prices.

EF
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch. Wonderful service! Love Aldo’s! I highly recommend your restaurant!

PB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and impressive wine list. Visit Va Beach 4 times a year and always take in Aldo's.

DR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought out of town guests as I knew Aldo’s would provide great food and service. It did not disappoint.

p
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Lots of specials, great menu and all of it great. Highly recommend.

D
Toronto
96 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server & really high quality focaccia & pasta

AP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I was totally looking forward to this dinner. We’ve lived in the area for over 20 years and I’ve heard mixed reviews. But I thought I’ll find out myself. So I booked my son’s birthday dinner because he loves pasta. I was disappointed with the food. I ordered the night’s special Sarrantino I think is the name of the dish. Although it’s good the temperature is not right. It’s already heading to the cold side by the time we get it. The mozzarella cheese is almost solidified. The crane brûlée and the peach cobbler were not warm enough either. I was very very disappointed. The only silver lining was our server Michael, he’s so knowledgeable. Not sure if I will recommend.

MC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael Lawrence, our waiter, did an excellent job!

B
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent A to Z. It was our first visit and we were very impressed. We will return!

FR
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Nice atmosphere. Great place for a special occasion. Highly recommended.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and it exceeded our expectations. The food was more than Amazing. The service is second to none. The waiter Andrew was wonderful. We will be back. We were on the patio where it was quiet. The inside was pretty loud.

LD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Aldo’s has been our favorite go to restaurant for years for special occasions. The past two times we have booked reservations we have ended up waiting for our table at least 45 minutes. Why, I don’t know. Very frustrating to our entire party of 6. We were told we could wait in the bar but the bar area is TINY and there was not much room for 6 adults to wait. 🙄. We felt like we were in the way of the waitstaff as well as customers at nearby tables. Also, I ordered the flounder special and found the flounder to be very dry and I was surprised the skin was still on. Not up to the usual Aldo standards. Overall the whole evening was a disappointment. We were there to celebrate three summer birthdays. Needless to say, I think we will start looking for a new “favorite” for special occasions.

TP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrated my Mother's 81st B-Day. The seating was on-time, Brandon our server was outstanding and very informative and helpful to us all. The food was Great and deserts were fabulous. Can't wait to dine with you guys again soon.

C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The zucchini frites were amazing!!! The service was great and the food came out quickly.

BC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was not very good, place has become dated and shabby

GM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience
Going a 2nd time tonight
Good service
So much better than the previous three beach places
Desserts are impressive
A bit noisy when full but aren’t all modern restaurants

JG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely happy it was an amazing restaurant we look forward to coming again

LA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I always love Aldo's, but I was disappointed this time because I had to send my Linguine and Clam sauce back as the clams were not fresh. So, I then ordered the mussels, but was disappointed again. I'm assuming that it's best not to eat these mollusks on a Monday as their freshness is gone by then😰

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Went to Aldo’s with my fiancé to celebrate our engagement. Trevor provided excellent service and bar staff was very friendly. Food was tasty. Ambiance was mediocre. We will definitely be back.

BM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time...Birthday celebration with friends.

M
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you like Italian food, and who doesn’t, this restaurant is a must.

DD
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn't been there in years. It was much better than what we remembered.

MH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This restaurant got great reviews so we were excited to try it. We started with the antipasto platter. It was beautiful and tasted great. Then we got the meatball which was a special appetizer. It was good. But it was $14 which I think was a little high. While it was big, it was smaller than a softball and was just a regular meatball, nothing special about it. My husband and I got the lemon chicken with rosemary. It was not was I was expecting. It didn’t really have much of a lemon flavor and they gave us a half a lemon to squeeze on it outset. I also did not see any rosemary at all. It looked pretty but was lacking. My brother got the chicken arrabiatta. He said the sauce was amazing BUT pasta was not cooked completely. It was hard.
My SIL just got a salad. She hardly touched it and when I asked her why, she said she found a live bug in it. It totally ruined her appetite. The service was great, no problems there. She was friendly and made sure we had drink refills without asking.
Overall, I would rate this restaurant a “C”. There were positives but I’m not sure they outweighed the negatives. We would not go back.

CH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our Wedding Anniversary

RP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and great service. Michael our server was exceptional. Our favorite place.

VD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Wife's meal of veal and salad was fine.
My lamp chops ordered med rare were well done and dry as if they had been frozen and then tossed on the fire. Thanks for replacing 2 chops but they were still marginal and came out rare.
Bread was fine

CH
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was wonderful from food to service. Aldo’s deserves to be a favorite.

j
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual!! Always delicious, one of the best Virginia Beach, Virginia has to offer. A locals favorite!!!

WA
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Celebrating a birthday, our party of 3 arrived early, were warmly greeted immediately by owner/host who seated us at a quiet table. Service was very good with prompt drink orders and bread and informed us of specials and changes. Appetizers were ordered and delivered while our entrees were prepared and the timing was relaxed but in sync. All entrees were excellent and when desserts were delivered, they had included a candle and happy birthday wishes. This continues to be our go to place from 1.5 hours distant for quality of food and service.

RO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldos’s has been one of my top favorite restaurants for a long time. It’s like a tried and tested friend, they never let you down. You can always expect a fantastic evening experience. Keep up the great job guys.

SR
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly people working there, very accommodating. The food was outstanding, as usual! The meatballs are probably the best that I've ever eaten, highly recommend them!!

S
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list, flavorful specials, outstanding service

PK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aldo's has consistently proven an excellent dining choice. Superb flavors, wonderful selections, dependable quality, and friendly unpretentious service keeps us coming back. Although we do not eat out too frequently, when we do, it must promise to be an exceptional experience - Aldo's always delivers.

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