We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
757-873-0644
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 69 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Very Different Experience

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
1Chuckh
,
Newport News, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Newport News, Virginia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chesapeake, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton, Virginia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorktown, Virginia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham
Top Contributor
300 reviews 300 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very pleasant Italian restaurant. Our server was most efficient and helpful. Had the prawn and aubergine starters, the sauce with the prawns was particularly good. All the mains ,two veal dishes and linguini with seafood were good. The lobster ravioli was extremely good. All mains come with a side salad the meat dishes with pasta and they served focaccia bread.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport News, Virginia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been going to Al Fresco since it opened and have never never has a bad experience. The food it always excellent, beautifully presented and creative. The service is always what you would expect from a top restaurant. The servers are knowledgeable and well trained. There have been good restaurants in our city that have come and gone and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Al Fresco also viewed

 

Been to Al Fresco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: French, Italian

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Al Fresco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?