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“Good atmosphere and great food!”
Review of Al Fresco

Al Fresco
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Ranked #15 of 459 Restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Restaurant details
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.
Newport News, VA
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere and great food!”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Birthday celebration dinner at Al Fresco. This is an Italian restaurant in a shopping center. It truly doesn't look distinguishing from the outside -- but once inside -- the atmosphere is very nice with subdued lighting and nice decorations. We were warmly greeted and seated quickly. The waitress -- Sabrina -- was awesome -- and it was her first night!!! She was attentive to our needs without being intrusive. She took our drink order and checked on whether we wanted appetizers (we didn't). I ordered the Pollo Rustico and the other order was for Lasagna -- both came with house salads and bread sticks. Both dishes were great and huge portions. If you are looking for an alternative to the big Italian chain restaurants --- give this restaurant a chance!! You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went with a group of 8 on a week night. Food was excellent. I think everyone agreed. Nice wine selection. Service was fair. We were not in a hurry and if you are in a hurry come back another time. Waitress seemed distracted and sometimes forgetful. Several of us commented on the less than average service but having said that the food made it a nice evening. Lots of menu options. Most items priced around $20.

  • Visited September 2013
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Yorktown, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quaint Restaurant with great food”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I had been wanting to try this place. I found it to be very quaint upon entering. I was expecting the food to be fresh & it was! We had appetizers, entrees & dessert & everything was delish! This may be one of my new favorite places for Italian food! I was not disappointed!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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west of Washington, DC
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Always a great experience!”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We try to stop at Al Fresco every time we're in the area. We always receive a friendly greeting and a well prepared meal! Menu has many choices and the prices are reasonable for what you get.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Nyr4
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Newport News, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good - different Italian.”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great food - and not your typical Italian. If you want a more upscale dinner, and something other than red sauce, Al Fresco is a good place to try.

Visited April 2013
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