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AL Fresco's - CLOSED

708 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564-4636
(228) 818-9395
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Price range: $10 - $30
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Al Fresco Italian Bistro is in the heart of downtown Ocean Springs. With our award winning food and our elegant atmosphere, you can't go wrong in choosing us. We have a gorgeous courtyard with a fire lit fountain for your dining experience. Or, relax inside where old world charm meets romance.Al Fresco's also has a private dining room that is perfect for your next event, party or meeting. We can accommodate parties of up to 40 in the side room, 80 in the courtyard and 250 in the whole restaurant.We have a charming bar where your favorite liquor, beer or wine can be found. With weekly drink specials, this is sure to be a favorite hot spot. On Fridays evenings, we have the best live music.Our menu is full of authentic Italian favorites, steaks, incredible seafood dishes and deserts that will surely please. Authentic Italian..For unbeatable pricesCome by for lunch or dinner and enjoy our authentic Italian fare while being surrounded by beautiful murals or seated on our outdoor patio area.

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

#1...I called for reservation for 7 people the day before saying my 101 year old mother in law didn't want to have to walk to back of restaurant. They told me there would be a nice table by front window. We arrived on time and SURPRISE they didn't check the reservations and gave our table to another party and apologized... More

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Biloxi, Mississippi
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I took my wife and mother to Al Fresco's, recently renamed La Bella Cortile, supposedly with a new chef, etc. Food and service for lunch were average, atmosphere nice. We ate in the courtyard, which was nice except for the flies. The coup de grace was when my wife returned from the ladies room and said not only was there... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Forget the old Al Fresco's. It's the same building (though remodeled) but the old owners partnered with a new chef, a Master Chef, and the restaurant now goes by Pacasso's Courtyard (after Chef Pacasso). Food was wonderful! Everything from the bread to the salad, appetizers and entrees were fresh and a huge improvement. Our party of 5 sat in the... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped in for dinner, Party of 4. The place looked good. There is an outside area, but we did not sit outside as it was too hot. We placed our order. My wife and I ordered the lasagna. I asked the waitress if it was pre-made or frozen. She informed me that the Chef made it on the premises... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was not allowed to give no stars so I selected an average rating. This restaurant is under renovation and I understand that they are planning a new menu and a new name. They are not open at this time

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Pensacola, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I visited Al Fresco's on Thursday evening (5/15/14) and found the door open, restaurant closed with personnel working to remove furniture or renovate the place. I could not tell for sure and the only person there that I spoke with could not speak English, of course! So if anyone knows what's up with the business, by all means please advise.... More

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McHenry, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is my fourth time at this restaurant and I had the lasagna. It was the best I have ever had. the outdoor seating is great. will not miss this restaurant when I go to Biloxi.

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Meadville, Mississippi, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a very quiet place and it has piano music at night, it has a nice outdoors seating area with a pretty fountain. Very romantic but perfect for a girls day! We were taken care of by Susan who was very helpful when it came to food allergies. The food was FANTASTIC. You get a lot for your money... More

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Gulfport, MS
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I always enjoy going to Al Fresco's. I always sit outside on the terrace with the gas lanterns and waterfall. Music is played outside such as Frank Sinatra and other mood music. It is a place to go when you want to enjoy a meal and not be in a hurry. The House Speciality is Manicotti and it is delicious!!!... More

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Ocean Springs
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Went out with family from Memphis. Everything was great this time. The pasta, the seafood, the ambiance. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.

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