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Al Fresco

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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
757-873-0644
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Al Fresco Restaurant lets you feast on a bountiful array of Italian...
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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous evening ou!

It has Ben awhile since we've dined at Al Fresco but it won't be long until we return again! Our evening was delightful, with fantastic bread, an endearing server, and wonderful meal. I had the Vitello Verbena and it was fantastic!! My husband ate Veal Parm and he loved it as well. We definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denise T
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has Ben awhile since we've dined at Al Fresco but it won't be long until we return again! Our evening was delightful, with fantastic bread, an endearing server, and wonderful meal. I had the Vitello Verbena and it was fantastic!! My husband ate Veal Parm and he loved it as well. We definitely were glad we went a little... More 

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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant in a strip mall. Very unassuming. The interior is very nicely decorated and has a excellent vibe. The food was wonderful and the service was on point. Definitely will be back!

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Thank DrChai
Suffolk, Virginia
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152 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of these best food in Hampton Roads can be found at this fine eatery. If you like Italian food and you like it in quantity this is the place. Located in a shopping center on Route 17 it's well worth the trip from almost anywhere in Hampton Roads. Excellent wine list and ask for Vinny -- one of the... More 

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Poquoson, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Consistently provides excellent quality food and friendly, efficient service. Waiter Vince is outstanding.

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Thank Matt H
VAP VA
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We don't often get to Newport News but with a Groupon we do. Al Fresco has excellent food, a good wine list, super service, and decent prices. Having eaten here several times of the past few years, I can say without reservation the food and all has been excellent. Don't miss this place...and besides that, they have a real Italian... More 

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Smithfield, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The service was top-notch. I had the calamari and mussels. The calamari and sauce were quite tasty, though the calamari was a tiny bit overcooked for my taste, but not by much. The mussels were rather large and cooked just right with a sauce that begged for me to sop it up with the complimentary bread (which I did). I... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I've been there several times and have whatever the special is and have never been disappointed. The waitresses during lunch are long time employees who take as much pride in making sure you're satisfied as waiters in Italy do.

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MountnBiker
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I know that Newport News is not a hot travel destination for most people, but we went to this restaurant based on the very good reviews here and on Open Table. My wife wanted to eat good Italian so we made the drive from Williamsburg. What a mistake. I can't say anything very good about this establishment. The best I... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

My family and I needed a good place to eat dinner before a show. We read the reviews & I am SO glad we chose Al Fresco. It is located at the end of a strip mall, but please do not let the outside fool you, this place is top notch. From the superb service to the fresh salad, warm... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have to admit we are regulars and have been for years. Prior to me moving back to the area my parents were for years as well. This is done well from top to bottom. We were there on a Tues night, all wines by the bottle are 40% off. They have a very nice wine list, albeit at times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-873-0644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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