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130 Chapel Street, 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
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Good variety in food and drink.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Wilson S
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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West Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Aldo's is exactly what one should expect in the middle of a tourist town surrounded by moped, cycle, and other rentals along with fudge shops. I didnt eat in the restaurants, I stopped in for coffee in the afternoon. A takeaway, large drip "Seattle's Best" coffee was $3.60. When I review here, I try not to get emotional. But getting... More 

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Anna p, Owner at Aldo's, responded to this review

This reviewer did not get to experience the restaurant which this review is under even though the bakery and the restaurant are in the same building they are two completley and seperate business and owned and operated by two different owners I would like the reviewer to experience the restaurant and ask for me More 

Barrington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The restaurant was located next to our hotel so it couldn't be more convenient. Each night around 6 pm we would see people start streaming in for dinner, many of whom seamed to be 'locals". It was't extremely busy when we went but the service was very good. However the waiter did get one of our orders wrong (veal instead... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very good lunch selection especially their wraps. Good size servings - enough to share. Friendly and courteous service.

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New York City, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There are 4 places in the middle of town for ice cream- Block island (cranky vibe), Ben and Jerry's (why, is this Vermont?) the Ice Cream Parlor (home made whipped cream and hot fudge sauce but suspiciously mum on the topic of where their ice cream is made) and Aldo's. I like Aldo's more flavors than you can count, even... More 

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I took an early ferry on recent day trip to Block Island and were looking for a place where we could sit, have a cup of coffee, and plan our bike riding day. Someone pointed us to Aldos Bakery, which is attached to Aldo's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. It is also a very short walk from the... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Never did breakfast at Aldo's but we tried it and liked it. The egg burritos were excellent and the home fries were just right. The coffee was very good too, no burned taste that I was fearing.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

if you want great pizza, go to Aldo's! 8 of us went there and had 3 large pizzas, and two past dishes, and salads. The meat lovers pizza was a hit! 3 of us had the prociutto and arugula salad. The waiter suggested adding carmelized onions and balsamic glaze to it. We went with his recomendation and it was to... More 

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tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have visited Block Island three times and we always end up at Aldo's. You just can't beat them. The Pepperoni Bread is to die for and their Pizza is just as good. I tried their Clam Chowder and I liked it better than the expensive place down the street. If you want affordable, family food with great people and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?