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Aldo's Ristorante
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Ranked #43 of 1,431 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Description: Aldo's Ristorante- Locally owned and operated is the Award winning Local's favorite for fine Italian Dining since 1988. Aldo's has a rich history of serving the highest quality Italian cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Aldo's is proud to offer our guests an extensive wine list that has won the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1995. Come and enjoy lunch or dinner at Aldo's. We feature delicious food, wonderful wines, superb service and excellent value!
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wine, appetizer, pasta, and dessert. All wonderful. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We can't wait to return.

  • Visited June 2014
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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Aduts feel like adults and the kids love it too.”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was our first vacation to VA Beach with two small boys and we wanted a really nice dinner out that we coud survive with two small boys. At first I searched for beachfront restaurants but when I read prior reviews of Aldo's and saw their menu online, I decided that dinner there and then the 10 min drive to the beach afterward sounded like a good night - I was right! The food was amazing, the atmosphere very comfortable and upscale enough to be special, our server (Christopher) anticipated all our needs and kept our kids eating at the perfect pace, and all around dinner was PERFECT. My husband and I felt like we had a relaxing and quality adult dinner out, and our kids really loved it too. (They split a pizza and bowls of pasta... we had the Cape Henry Crab and angel hair dish and the vodka sauce dish.) I would go back to Aldo's in a second!

  • Visited June 2014
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Buda, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“One of the highlights of our whole vacation --”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our dinner at Aldo's was perfect. The place is not a spaghetti emporium, although fine pasta is there to be had -- rather, it gets to the heart of fine Italian cuisine by serving up a varied menu of fresh and seasonal dishes, accompanied by good wines at fair prices. Madame and I began with foccacia bread, which you can find everywhere but not on Aldo's level of quality -- it was large, flat, round, just crisp enough and tremendously tasty. She moved on to a small pizza, which was excellent (I was lucky enough to share a piece), while I had beef carpaccio -- literally, a melt-in-your-mouth proposition -- and then veal francese, a personal favorite which was done to perfection. That main course was accompanied by nice fresh vegetables -- in no way an afterthought -- and a modest amount of angel-hair pasta. Dessert was a shared portion of cannoli, again just about perfect.

Wines were well-chosen -- a point of pride at Aldo's, evidently, as they have recently opened a gorgeous glassed-in wine cellar they want you to be sure to see -- and not outrageously expensive. Service, by a young team, was great -- friendly, knowledgeable, and unobtrusive in just the right combination.

Aldo's Ristorante was, as my headline suggests, one of the high points of our whole southern vacation swing, and if we ever make it back to Va Beach it will be at the top of our list. Like some other restaurants in the area, it is located in the interior of a big strip-mall area, so it might take a bit of looking to find it although it can be seen from the main road. Parking is easy, the atmosphere is relaxed, and the cooking is outstanding --

  • Visited June 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Classic, authentic, delicious”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I consider Aldo's to be the top destination in a sea of italian places in the area,New spins on classic italian dishes, and the tiramisu dessert was awesome too

  • Visited May 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Always consistently great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Aldo's has a flair for great quality food and service that has remained consistent year after year. Even a last minute business lunch can be turned into a special occasion for out of town guests.
I recommend anything on the menu and it's always an excellent choice.

  • Visited May 2014
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