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“feels like Little Italy”
Review of Al Fresco

Al Fresco
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Ranked #12 of 460 Restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant was one of my choices on a recent trip to Hampton VA, and on entering I felt like I was in a big city's Little Italy. I had in mind the Vitello Verbena (veal scallopini with proscuitto, capers and asparagus) so I asked for recommendations for a lighter appetizer, and my server recommended the Melanzane Rollatini (sliced eggplant stuffed with ricotta topped with tomato sauce). The appetizer was a good choice and my entree was excellent. Our reservation was for a Thursday night at 8:30pm and my colleague and I ended up talking business until after 10:15pm, well after all the diners left, but our server was very gracious. Definitely worth a visit, and they take reservations on OpenTable, which is always a plus!

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Thank walkerbob
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Wow, wonderfully fresh food. Loved the freshly made Linguini under the seafood. Good service, high end atmosphere. Really enjoyed it would come again if I lived here.

Thank MGB074
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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.

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Thank swocean7
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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.

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Thank Mark S
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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!!!

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