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Al Fresco

11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
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Ranked #22 of 389 restaurants in Newport News
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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84% Recommend
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Let's face it, Newport News is NOT the dining capital of the world, but, Al Fresco is one of the best and could compete in a better market. There menu is Northern Italian, with enough Southern fare thrown in to make it interesting. Our party had a person with special dietary needs, and they whipped a very tasty dish that... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Al Fresco is a superb large "little Italian restaurant." The food is superb, the wait staff is highly knowledgable and attentive, and the decor is exceptional. This is a "white table cloth" restaurant. My wife and I were attending a performance at the Ferguson Center and looking for a nice restaurant in close proximity. We found Al Fresco on Tripadvisor,... More

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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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