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Al Fresco

11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
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Ranked #23 of 389 restaurants in Newport News
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I've eaten many times at Al Fresco over the years, it really is the best Italian restaurant I have ever had the pleasure to frequent. I would highly recommend it.

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Hampton, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We enjoyed a very good meal last night at Al Fresco. Nice ambiance. Veal Verbena and Pollo Portofino were outstanding and the portions were large enough for leftovers. Service attentive and price was reasonable. Definitely a keeper in our new neighborhood.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stopped at Al Fresco for a late lunch on a Friday afternoon. Really enjoyed my veal parmigiana. Very tender veal with tasty marinara and plenty of cheese. Had the Caesar salad with, well done. My wife had pasta and a Caesar. Great meal.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant serves the best Italian food in Hampton Roads. The linguini al vongole is exceptional. All the dishes are great. Service is friendly and prompt. Wine list is extensive and has something at every price point. Many people come here to dine prior to a show at the Ferguson Center. On those nights especially, you need a reservation.l

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were out for a pre holiday dinner. Fod was excellent! Sevice was very good! Wine was good !recommeded by the waiter. Most enjoyable visit!

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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I reserved a table for two on Open Table for Al Fresco for 7pm on a Saturday, and almost immediately had a phone call from them asking me to change my reservation to 7:30. Apparently they had overbooked the time slot, and were calling many of the patrons asking for time changes. We arrived at 7:20 and were promptly seated,... More

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Kent, Ohio
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69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant was one of my choices on a recent trip to Hampton VA, and on entering I felt like I was in a big city's Little Italy. I had in mind the Vitello Verbena (veal scallopini with proscuitto, capers and asparagus) so I asked for recommendations for a lighter appetizer, and my server recommended the Melanzane Rollatini... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Wow, wonderfully fresh food. Loved the freshly made Linguini under the seafood. Good service, high end atmosphere. Really enjoyed it would come again if I lived here.

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Newport News, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Birthday celebration dinner at Al Fresco. This is an Italian restaurant in a shopping center. It truly doesn't look distinguishing from the outside -- but once inside -- the atmosphere is very nice with subdued lighting and nice decorations. We were warmly greeted and seated quickly. The waitress -- Sabrina -- was awesome -- and it was her first night!!!... More

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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went with a group of 8 on a week night. Food was excellent. I think everyone agreed. Nice wine selection. Service was fair. We were not in a hurry and if you are in a hurry come back another time. Waitress seemed distracted and sometimes forgetful. Several of us commented on the less than average service but having said that... More

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