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130 Chapel Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-5871
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
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    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
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My son and I had lunch at Aldo's when we arrived on the island so we decided to have dinner there our last night...I'm glad we did the food was excellent and the waitress (Heather) was very helpful with answering questions about the food. Food was very good and the service and staff was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
jenny66
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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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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 NEW

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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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

My son and I had lunch at Aldo's when we arrived on the island so we decided to have dinner there our last night...I'm glad we did the food was excellent and the waitress (Heather) was very helpful with answering questions about the food. Food was very good and the service and staff was excellent..

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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

i grew up spending summers on block island. as kids we looked forward to the morning call from the adlo's delivery boat. we used to get the most delicious donuts and danishes. 30yrs later i took my own son out to block island for the day. we stopped at aldo's for lunch. he devoured his grilled chicken sandwich and my... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My children and I have celiac disease and find it very difficult to eat at restaurants for fear of getting sick. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and they had a good selection on the gluten free menu. My teenage son had the Ahi Tuna salad and a gluten free pizza which was a huge amount of food but he was... More 

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Forestburgh, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

At first I thought I was in The Ice Cream Place because of Aldo's sign, through the arch way. We had "homemade" ice cream, come to find ou its the brand name of the ice cream. Everything was mis-leading. The next night we all went to the real ice cream place. The baked goods are to die for, the service... More 

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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I like the food at Aldo's, its steady and reliable. They have a few dishes which i swear by like the stuffed mushrooms and the pepperoni bread. However im really disappointed at how much their prices have increased in recent years. Other than that its a good place to eat, and i love their red sauce.

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new york
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place is very ordinary. The pizza was fair, the pasta was fair, the meatballs were fair and the garlic bread was OK.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

my husband took me to Block Island as a surprise. I need gluten free so he did some research an aldose has a gluten free menu. its not big but it will do. I ordered the gluten-free pizza with pepperoni and the waiter actually asked if I had a problem with cheese because some people that have gluten issues have... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Clearly, my most recent review of this horrible establishment posed a threat to the owner because it has been deleted! Hmmm . . .truth hurts, doesn't it? Aldo's is no good. The restaurant is run by rude people. The bakery is also run by rude people who do NOT know what they are doing! My other review mentioned their overpriced... More 

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Portland, Maine
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been there once for dinner and a few times for coffee. The food is classic Italian and does not falter. The coffee is fresh and strong and the staff is warm and helpful. Great pizza and sandwiches and if you want a Moped or bike they have rentals as well.

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Additional Information about Aldo's

Address: 130 Chapel Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Phone Number: +1 401-466-5871
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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