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Al Fresco

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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Newport News, Virginia
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125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our got to restaurant on the Peninsula, and if looking for true Italian would never consider another place. Yes we have tried some other non chain Italian places on Peninsula but blindfolded Al Fresco's cuisine would stand out over others. I must admit I have a bias going back years when my parents ate here a lot when I lived... More 

Thank M C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in the area. Locally owned and operated. Chicken parm is a favorite!

Thank Terri Ann S
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant two years ago. Very slow poor service so we didn't return. Food was ok, but no better than a certain popular chain Italian restaurant. Last night we gave it another try. Though the waiter, Mauricio, was outstanding, the food was terrible. Three tiny mushy meatballs with spaghetti, cold sauce on the veal... Such a disappointment and... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Too bad we can not visit every day! Vinny remembers our favorite cocktails. We are never hesitant to recommend this place to our friends!

Thank dduguid2016
Yorktown, Virginia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I was very disappointed with the wait staff, management and the cooks on my last visit to Al Fresco restaurant in Newport News, Virginia on a number of issues. I would not write such a hard review if there had been a large influx of patrons but we reserved tables and the menu for our group was specific to a... More 

Thank Timothy H
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Terry B
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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27 reviews
24 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, 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 23606-4405
  • 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?