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Al Fresco

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$$ - $$$
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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted warmly at the door. Servers were friendly and helpful with choices. Good wine list. We had lasagna and chicken al fredo... both very well done. Dinner partners had veal and salmon dishes and were very happy. Certainly a place to revisit!

Thank R K
Virginia Beach
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143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bread was delicious! The wine choices were perfect and reasonably priced. The salmon in cream sauce is perfect. The chicken al fredo was good. The noodles were fresh and very egg tasting. Some of the best pasta ever. Get the coconut bomb or you will regret it.

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Newport News, Virginia
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the time I walked through the entrance to Al Fresco I was impressed...properly greeted and escorted to a lovely table layered with linens. The menu selection was incredible and the wine list was amazing. Our server was delightful and very informative....the evening was perfect....so perfect that I came back the following week for dinner.

Thank 589jen
Richmond, Virginia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit this year. Business continues as a very good dining experience. Food well prepared, service very good, establishment clean. Look at restrooms to get an idea as to how the kitchen looks. All good here.

Thank jhughes501
Newport News, Virginia
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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 

1 Thank krisbarth
Newport News, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

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