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Al Fresco

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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
+1 757-873-0644
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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Yorktown, Virginia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

the potions are HUGE. The server took our detailed order from 7 people without writing anything down, got the drinks right too as well as the separate checks without having to ask twice. I had the eggplant parm. My husband had the Salmon and thought it was some of the best he's ever had. Great selection of desserts. In fact... More 

Thank susanna h
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Love to find local Italian (rather than the big chains) places. Service was good and waiter great in recommending items on their menu. Enjoyed the Vitello Verbena, ( veal with prosciutto and a Marsala sauce) delicious. Quaint decor with wonderful ambiance highlighted by live musician playing in the background. If you have room for desert, their Tiramisu or the pistachio... More 

Newport News
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Al Fresco is a favorite of ours. The restaurant is colorfully decorated with a fine dining feel. Tables are separated enough to provide a quiet, comfortable and private meal. The staff are welcoming, and the service is attentive without being obtrusive. The beautifully prepared food is a treat for the eye and tongue. A fun way to sample some more... More 

Thank Bea D
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Very romantic setting. A bit pricey, so I would save it for special occasions. Cashew chicken was very delicious. It was a special though, so not sure how often they have it. Also, ordered linguine al fresco but received linguine alfredo. So if you're ordering al fresco, make sure your waiter hears you correctly.

Thank Martyxa91
Huntsville, Alabama
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Nice quaint establishment, do not judge the book by it's cover! The location may not be all that great! But it's what's on the inside that counts.... Great food, service, and environment....

Thank Kendra B
Tidewater, VA
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

For a truly romantic evening, make reservations and bring your loved one to Al Fresco' s. I promise they will not disappoint.

Thank GalavantinGal
Newport News, Virginia
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271 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

great food and good prices. If you like Italian food you have to go here. Pastas and seafood are great. Make sure they are open I think they close early afternoon 3 and reopen at 5, just call

Thank Cecilia M
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Went to Al Fresco for a graduation dinner. All four of us had very good meals, seafood pasta and other standard Italian fare. It's a very pretty restaurant and the staff was attentive. All is all, an enjoyable celebratory dinner.

Thank KK80439
Newport News, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

Al Fresco's is the Best Italian restaurant in Newport News, Va. We go there often and have brought friends who have been back themselves. Every dish has been absolutely mouthwatering I haven't had anything I didn't like. I've been disappointed when I go elsewhere to order one of my favorite dishes that I like at Al Fresco's. Trust me, you'll... More 

Thank thelovelyangel
Newport News, Virginia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

It wasn't the normal Irish fare for St. Paddy's Day but I was in more of an Italian frame of mind. All Fresco is always a sure bet for a lovely evening and a great meal. I decided to try something different and ordered the salmon piccata. I'm so glad I did. It was absolute perfection. Do yourself a flavor.

Thank MaryannDA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-873-0644
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?