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130 Chapel Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-5871
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Anna and Steve Papa started a family tradition with a small pizzaria and...
Anna and Steve Papa started a family tradition with a small pizzaria and sub shop on Block Island. Baking and cooking has long been a family tradition, starting with Anna's father, Aldo, and her mother Maria, who helped develop the idea of the Papa's first pizzaria. Over the years just as their family grew so did the restaurant. Now, Aldo's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant on Block Island has been serving delicious Italian Specialties for over 32 Years! Aldo's prides it selves on our commitment to quality, freshness and customer satisfaction. Aldo's hopes to continue our promise of providing great tasting Italian and American Specialties in years to come. Aldo's offers a number of Italian and seafood favorites all made fresh from only the finest ingredients. Our extensive menu offers a variety of Seafood and Pasta specials, Subs, Salads and Appetizer all made from the highest quality meats, breads and vegetables. We also have a full bar, stocked with all the favorites. Aldos has come a long way from just selling pizza and subs. Aldos is a family run restaurant, both of Anna and Steve's children, Christina and Steve work in the restaurant to help run it every summer. A true Italian family working together to bring their italian specialties to visiting families every season. Ben and Jerry's. Vermont's famous ice cream is here on Block Island! - New location this summer, just 100 yards from the ferry! On Water Street, at the Seaside Marketplace. Enjoy classic Ben and Jerry's flavors plus sundaes, shakes and smoothies. Inquire about our off-premise ice cream parties. What more do you need? Well, maybe this coupon for 10% off. Across from the ferry landing.
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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
End of summer getaway

Good Italian food even better atmosphere when they have live music. When the music was playing people were dancing and having a great time. You ca get pizza all the way to a full Italian meal. After dinner go next door for gelato

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jim M
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Manorville, New York
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  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Manorville, New York
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good Italian food even better atmosphere when they have live music. When the music was playing people were dancing and having a great time. You ca get pizza all the way to a full Italian meal. After dinner go next door for gelato

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One if not only Italian restaurants we could find on Block Island. Most other restaurants have similar items. Food was average. We enjoyed a very pleasant evening here when they had a musician performing music from the 60ies!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Delicious pizza! I had the prosciutto and arugula and am still dreaming about it. Friendly service and reasonably priced for a town of expensive dinners. A great deal!

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Essex, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

At the end of a fun day trip to Block Island, my grandchildren and I were looking for a place for dinner which would meet the needs of all of us. Aldo's was the perfect choice for us They had a good pizza menu, which satisfied the younger members of the group, and I enjoyed the eggplant rollatini I ordered.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great food. Also check out their Moped rentals. I couldn't find a separate listing just for their mopeds but I met the owner and he was so accommodating and helpful that I wanted to write a review here even thiugh there wasn't a separate place for just his moped business.

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good old school Italian food. I don't often feel like hot pasta and heavy food when I'm on the Block but when its a rainy miserable day it feels good and homey here. The food is good and old fashion Italian.

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Clinton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Casual, fun, Italian restaurant. Nice outdoor seating. New Haven pizza is better, but no pizza us ever as good!

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Went here for dinner our second night on the Island. The shrimp scampi was delicious and our waiter was wonderful, very attentive and helpful. Would definitely recommend eating here.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

the italian food at aldos was outstanding. it was prepared to perfection and the service was great. very good and would reccomend

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had pizza here twice. The menu looked really good but we were in the mood for PIZZA! We were not disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Chapel Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
  • Phone Number: +1 401-466-5871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

Description

Anna and Steve Papa started a family tradition with a small pizzaria and sub shop on Block Island. Baking and cooking has long been a family tradition, starting with Anna's father, Aldo, and her mother Maria, who helped develop the idea of the Papa's first pizzaria. Over the years just as their family grew so did the restaurant. Now, Aldo's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant on Block Island has been serving delicious Italian Specialties for over 32 Years! Aldo's prides it selves on our commitment to quality, freshness and customer satisfaction. Aldo's hopes to continue our promise of providing great tasting Italian and American Specialties in years to come. Aldo's offers a number of Italian and seafood favorites all made fresh from only the finest ingredients. Our extensive menu offers a variety of Seafood and Pasta specials, Subs, Salads and Appetizer all made from the highest quality meats, breads and vegetables. We also have a full bar, stocked with all the favorites. Aldos has come a long way from just selling pizza and subs. Aldos is a family run restaurant, both of Anna and Steve's children, Christina and Steve work in the restaurant to help run it every summer. A true Italian family working together to bring their italian specialties to visiting families every season. Ben and Jerry's. Vermont's famous ice cream is here on Block Island! - New location this summer, just 100 yards from the ferry! On Water Street, at the Seaside Marketplace. Enjoy classic Ben and Jerry's flavors plus sundaes, shakes and smoothies. Inquire about our off-premise ice cream parties. What more do you need? Well, maybe this coupon for 10% off. Across from the ferry landing.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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