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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
757-873-0644
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Ranked #26 of 399 Restaurants in Newport News
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Nottingham
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296 reviews 296 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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 

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Newport News, Virginia
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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 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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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
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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
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5 restaurant reviews
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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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118 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Additional Information about Al Fresco

Address: 11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
Phone Number: 757-873-0644
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French, Italian

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