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Al Fresco

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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
+1 757-873-0644
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Six of us met for dinner and we all had the evening's specials. One special was a veal, chicken and shrimp dish over angel hair pasta and the other was a fish dish. Everyone really enjoyed his or her food which started with a small salad with house dressing and delicious warm bread. Several people had glasses of wine which... More 

3 Thank Carol B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Al Fresco is a pleasant dining experience. The restaurant is spacious with good acoustics…by that I mean that the carpet and ceiling absorb a lot of the sound allowing for quiet dining. Service was friendly and attentive. The restaurant accommodates groups nicely. I thought the Pollo Rustico was particularly good; the lasagna servings are huge; and the tiramisu was probably... More 

1 Thank BLT1991
yorktown, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

small but very comfortable, family friendly and well seasoned food. Crowded during usual meal hours but much more comfortable when its less crowded

Thank Alex L
Yorktown, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place for a romantic dinner. Excellent food, I had lasagna and wife had salmon over a salad. The house wine was outstanding and the service could not have been better. This is our favorite place for Italian food. Not only is the quality and price the best in town but because as soon as you walk in you feel... More 

1 Thank Dennis5969
Newport News, Virginia
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Al Fresco has reliably good food, well prepared, good service, and a nice atmosphere for business lunches. Greeters and wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. This isn't fast food, but it is timely considering the quality and individual preparation. My personal favorite is the eggplant rollatini, available as either an appetizer (actually enough for lunch with a salad) or entree... More 

1 Thank SuzanneSays
Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Greeted warmly at the door. Servers were friendly and helpful with choices. Good wine list. We had lasagna and chicken al fredo... both very well done. Dinner partners had veal and salmon dishes and were very happy. Certainly a place to revisit!

Thank R K
Virginia Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The bread was delicious! The wine choices were perfect and reasonably priced. The salmon in cream sauce is perfect. The chicken al fredo was good. The noodles were fresh and very egg tasting. Some of the best pasta ever. Get the coconut bomb or you will regret it.

1 Thank picturetakingone
Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

From the time I walked through the entrance to Al Fresco I was impressed...properly greeted and escorted to a lovely table layered with linens. The menu selection was incredible and the wine list was amazing. Our server was delightful and very informative....the evening was perfect....so perfect that I came back the following week for dinner.

Thank 589jen
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

First visit this year. Business continues as a very good dining experience. Food well prepared, service very good, establishment clean. Look at restrooms to get an idea as to how the kitchen looks. All good here.

Thank jhughes501
Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our got to restaurant on the Peninsula, and if looking for true Italian would never consider another place. Yes we have tried some other non chain Italian places on Peninsula but blindfolded Al Fresco's cuisine would stand out over others. I must admit I have a bias going back years when my parents ate here a lot when I lived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-873-0644
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?