Aldo's award winning wine bar & wine list has been thriving for over 32 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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Romaine hearts, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan and house Caesar
Pan fried sliced eggplant, vine ripe tomato, fresh mozzarella, marinara, basil
Grilled Salmon Salad
Mixed garden greens, hard-boiled egg, red onion, cherry tomatoes, carrots, fresh dill and mustard vinaigrette
The restaurant was recommended by friends who live in the area, and we were not disappointed. We dressed up for the occasion. Great ambiance. Extensive menu with all amazingly sounding dishes. Shrimp Gorgonzola was delicious. Service was exceptional. Special shout-out to Vivian! Great job! Strongly recommend Aldo’s!
Entree, wine, dessert, service - 12 stars!!! Only complaint is with the piano player it can get loud, so request a quiet table if you actually want to hear your date.
The food and service was outstanding. Be prepared to pay $$$. No house wine. But a wide selection.
It's been a few years since I have been to Aldo's yet it's like we are old friends. Very familiar, very nice, glad to see you, amazing food! wonderful service. The waiter acted as if we all hung out together and described the specials as if he was telling a story.
His wine suggestion was spot on as was the dessert.
Outstanding service and food. Enjoyed every bite.
From the greeeting to the seating to the eating, it was outstanding.
They practiced excellent Covid safety from masks, to table separation
and yet the food and service did not miss a beat. Timing of courses and
attention to detail outstanding.
Again worth the 1 1/2 hour trip each way for a special event celebtration.
We will keep coming back for the veal and salmon among their other excellent
Delicious meal, terrific wine and fabulous service. Restaurant spaces out tables, so they create a safe environment during this COVID pandemic.
To me it was a very good overall experience I've never experienced anything like it it was gorgeous
Aldo’s was excellent as usual!
I used Open Table and the table wasn’t ready. When we got to the table we were seated right by the bathrooms along with guests who were in shorts and jeans. I’ve frequented this restaurant for years. I’ve never been seated back there. The waiter was scattered. Left us while explaining specials to help someone deliver drinks. Honestly, I would have preferred to sit outside. So sad. Open table is bottom of the barrel for this place. Never again.
The food was tasty enough to get your taste buds dancing , the fresh baked bread tasted the same since I remember 25 years ago , consistency is the key for Aldo’s success , molto delizioso
Not recommend sitting people so close to paino. Could not hear waitress whole night.
Amazing place the food was delicious, the salmon was amazing
Spectacular veal parmigiana!! Some of the best I've ever had.
The best Italian food in Virginia Beach
A locals favorite
Amazing food, service, ambience
One of our very favorite places to eat in Va Beach!
The food here is excellent. They have a great selection of dishes on the menu and wine list and the service is excellent. I highly recommend this place.
Aldo’s is our favorite Virginia Beach restaurant. Food is expertly prepared and impeccably served. Please don’t wear your shorts and flip flops. It’s certainly not formal, but the atmosphere is very nice.
Service, food, and atmosphere were amazing! Love piano player added to the ambiance.
I would recommend Aldo's to anyone looking for good Italian food in Hampton Roads.
Our dinner was amazing from start to finish....the waitress, the food, the wine, the atmosphere...all of it was perfect. The lobster ravioli was to die for...so mush that I ate it all! I always love the espresso served with sugar sticks too! Its a must each time we go, after a nice bottle of chianti!
The flounder special & lamb shank special were delicious, plus large portions. The fococia bread was very good. Our server, Vivian, was super.
Delicious food, friendly and cordial staff, quick and accommodating service makes this a restaurant we return to whenever we are in Va Beach.
I noted that my husband and I were celebrating a special anniversary when I made a reservation through OpenTable a few nights ago. I'd forgotten that I'd checked that box until we arrived and I must say the Aldo's staff is really on top of your celebration! Such a great evening and everyone there made it more special. The food was perfect...calimari appetizer...light and crispy, salmon with dill, my go to meal there, was the best, my husband had the house filet and loved it. Service provided by Pasquale couldn't have been better. Dinner at Aldo's always feels like a celebration of something and when you actually are celebrating something, it's definitely the place to go.
A locals favorite because it is always consistent and so yummy. We love Aldo's.
From drinks through dessert, our meals were outstanding!
Not sure if it was a bad night or service has gone down hill. Server was not a bit knowledgeable on any of the wines on the list, so when we had questions she would have to continuously ask other servers who were. The service was extremely slow, food took over 45 minutes to come to the table and was cold. One entre was sent back and not a single apology from the server or explanation. Food was taken back and server didn't reappear for another 10 minutes. It was clear the food was simply reheated and not remade. A manager was never sent to the table either. This was a birthday dinner and Aldo's was specifically requested, but in the future I would suggest many of the other great Italian options at the beach.
Very enjoyable experience.
The food was ok
The piano is a very nice touch but definitely way to loud
We haven't been to Aldo's in quite sometime given the pandemic. Unfortunately, this visit was not as good as in the past. The server was mediocre at best. Often forgot items and paid more attention to filling water glasses than anything else. Food was OK, nothing special. For the price, we expected much better service and food. We'll be back as we hope this was just a bad night.
Also's is always reliable and has the some of the best service around
Love the distance between the tables. I realize it is not good for the restaurant financially, but the quiet dinner is fantastic.
It was great! We will always return on special occasions.
The food was delicious as always. We have been going to Aldo’s since we were kids- almost 30 years. Pasquale was the best server we’ve ever had. He was knowledge, kind, funny and on top of his game. Wow! As always, we’ll be back to this icon of Virginia Beach.
Some of the region's best and authentic Italian food served impeccably and fresh from the kitchen. A beloved local favorite perfect for special occasions but not too much for a simple night out.
The food and the service is superior. Don’t EVER accept one of the 2 booths right beside the open kitchen. It’s impossible to have a conversation with kitchen help shouting, and pots, dishes and serving utensils rattling inches from your head. I expected better ambiance for the price.
Really enjoyed the food as always, and server was knowledgeable but that attentive. It seemed like she was overwhelmed.
Always love Aldo’s and the outside tables are great!
Really good, traditional Italian-American food (i.e. not "new" Italian where one pays $30 for a cup of pasta and olive oil). Generous portions, reasonable prices. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable waiter, Pasquali.
Aldo's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 491-1111.
Aldo's Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 2593 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.