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Al Fresco

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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Al Fresco is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten in all my travels (even to Italy) and I look forward to eating there whenever I come down to Newport News. While it is located on the end cap of a strip center, don't let that deter you. It is a warm and inviting atmosphere with linen... More 

Thank Valerie S
Long Island, NY
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with a group (30 people) after being in meetings all day. We had a limited menu to choose from - I selected a veal dish which had sausage in it. Portions were large and the food was very good.

Thank LuvtoTravel19
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

It was our 26th anniversary, and we decided to go to Al Fresco in Newport News. As we entered the restaurant the hostess or the staff did not greet us. Eventually the waiter who served us approached us and seated us. Eventually more people began to come in, regulars, obviously by the hugs and kisses by the hostess and owner... More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we visit Newport News, we like to dine with our family at Al Fresco. Tonight, however, was a disappointment. There was a large gathering in the party room and, apparently the kitchen couldn't handle it because we waited for everything from bread (they're baking it) to our appetizer to our entrees (a 45-minute wait). During that time our waitress... More 

Thank Patti189
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We visited on Fri. April 17 with a party of 7. One three year old and six adults. We had a delicious meal. The servers were very friendly and polite. It is quiet and has a nice ambiance. I got penne carbonara and had to take half of it home for another meal! My husband got veal parmesan, which he... More 

Thank Jeanbqueenbee
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We love to go here. The servings are large. We always have food to take home. The staff is ever so nice and professional. It is not cheap and expect to be there for a nice relaxing evening! We spent our anniversary there, Valentines Day and most recently a professional co-worker and we have never been disappointed. If you don't... More 

Thank FredFStone
Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you need a night of good food with helpful and prompt service, then set your destination for Al Fresco. Then you need to sit back, relax, and enjoy. On a four day trip to the area, this was the best meal and service we had on the trip.

1 Thank Atlhiker61
Suffolk, Virginia
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194 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

If you are looking for great Italian food and plenty off it this is the place. I had the veal parmegania and my wife had a humongous pork chop. Both of us had to take some home. Try to get Vinnie as your waiter.

Thank tombob7
Yorktown, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We arrived early, greeted warmly by wonderful garlic aroma and host! Led to table in add-on glassed porch-type area with small twinkle lights lining windowed walls. Warm attentive server, Christine, got us water and drinks. I was surprised that with a reservation, we were put in the far corner of the room next to the vacuum and other unattractive items.... More 

Thank nannyinva
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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293 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I was surprised with a Valentine Dinner here and what a wonderful gift. The service is amazing, our waitress was perfect, always close but never intrusive. The food was fresh, hot and HUGE portions, enough for dinner tonight!! The bread is amazing with the dipping oil. We were the last reservation and did have to wait longer than expected to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-873-0644
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?