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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
757-873-0644
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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
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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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
Good food

great food and good prices. If you like Italian food you have to go here. Pastas and seafood are great. Make sure they are open I think they close early afternoon 3 and reopen at 5, just call

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Cecilia M
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Newport News, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Tidewater, VA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

For a truly romantic evening, make reservations and bring your loved one to Al Fresco' s. I promise they will not disappoint.

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Newport News, Virginia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

great food and good prices. If you like Italian food you have to go here. Pastas and seafood are great. Make sure they are open I think they close early afternoon 3 and reopen at 5, just call

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went to Al Fresco for a graduation dinner. All four of us had very good meals, seafood pasta and other standard Italian fare. It's a very pretty restaurant and the staff was attentive. All is all, an enjoyable celebratory dinner.

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Newport News, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Al Fresco's is the Best Italian restaurant in Newport News, Va. We go there often and have brought friends who have been back themselves. Every dish has been absolutely mouthwatering I haven't had anything I didn't like. I've been disappointed when I go elsewhere to order one of my favorite dishes that I like at Al Fresco's. Trust me, you'll... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It wasn't the normal Irish fare for St. Paddy's Day but I was in more of an Italian frame of mind. All Fresco is always a sure bet for a lovely evening and a great meal. I decided to try something different and ordered the salmon piccata. I'm so glad I did. It was absolute perfection. Do yourself a flavor.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had been a few times and the service & food were excellent. However, this time was a very different experience! I had a groupon and I feel that because of this we were treated the way we were. We were told what we could or could not order and when we said that we would happily pay the difference,... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I have reviewed this restaurant before, but my recent experience there was so bad, I felt it needed a review. We decided to go to this neighborhood place for Valentine's Day. Since they were booked, we chose to go the day before. We made reservations through Open Table. We arrived just before the reserved time. They didn't have our reservation,... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had dinner before heading to Johnny Mathis concert. Staff was courteous, attentive and prepared to get us out so not to be late! Food was excellent. I had the Salmon Fra Diavalo special and it was fantastic. Girl friend had a veal dish that was also terrific. Will go back before another Ferguson Center concert!!

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Hampton, Virginia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We can only assume, based on the number of well-dressed elderly couples, that this used to be a prime restaurant. Now...not so much. The TA description said it was "French, Italian". The only thing French on the menu was wine. Our waitress was pleasant, but not great. She never discussed the specials with us, so it's a good thing we... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We enjoyed a great dinner with friends. Beautiful atmosphere. The variety on the menu was amazing. Great server. Each of us ordered a different entree and all were excellent, beautifully presented.

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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?