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Al Fresco

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11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
+1 757-873-0644
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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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Delran, NJ
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Husband and I had lunch there. We both ordered the eggplant parm, and we had the shrimp, sausage and asparagus appetizer. The appetizer was bright and flavorful. The entrees exceeded expectations. Maurizio was our wonderful server. We will definitely return.

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Thank Finnishmaria
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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261 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Attending a show at the Ferguson and wanted to get a bite to eat before the show. Traveled down Mercury Blvd and saw this place over to the right. Decided to give it a try. Found a parking spot- lots of spaces as it is in a shopping center- and went in. Already getting crowded and we didn't have a... More 

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Thank Mrfiz
Williamsburg, Virginia
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We often stop at Al Fresco when attending a concert at The Ferguson Center. The food is ALWAYS excellent and this time the server, Bailey, made the meal even better. The place was BUSY with every table filled, but this young woman took it all in stride and managed her tables with great efficiency and charm. So much of the... More 

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Thank Nonnie6
Yorktown, Virginia
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261 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch with a group of 20 from church on a Thursday. Even though there was another group of 40, service was impeccable. We had 5 lunch choices; veal caprese, salmon piccata, chicken marsala, lasagna, or spaghetti and meatballs. I had the, veal and it was excellent. Lunch was accompanied by garlic bread and salad.

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1 Thank Alan C
Newport News
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I recently visited Al Freso restaurant for Valentine's day and I was surprised by the appearance of the place when you go inside. The staff was very attentive in a good way. The food was delicious! We had Pollo alla Parmigiana and my wife and I really enjoyed the meal. I know from looking at the place form the outside... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This restaurant does not have a very romantic location within the city, but it is central. Inside it is a very nice place for a special dinner. The walls are painted in the stereotypical Italian restaurant fashion, the tables have tablecloths and the staff is very professional. I have never seen a child there. The food is well-prepared and the... More 

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Thank 0102annamaria
Newport News, Virginia
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485 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had dinner last Friday (1/27) at Al Fresco. Very busy Friday night at the restaurant. Thankfully we had made reservations and did not have to wait. Service was great. Attentive without hovering. Food was delicious. We dined with the restaurant week menu. Three courses for $20. We both had Caesar salads, then I had linguine with pesto sauce, spinach, pine... More 

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Thank virginian9
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Six of us met for dinner and we all had the evening's specials. One special was a veal, chicken and shrimp dish over angel hair pasta and the other was a fish dish. Everyone really enjoyed his or her food which started with a small salad with house dressing and delicious warm bread. Several people had glasses of wine which... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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442 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Al Fresco is a pleasant dining experience. The restaurant is spacious with good acoustics…by that I mean that the carpet and ceiling absorb a lot of the sound allowing for quiet dining. Service was friendly and attentive. The restaurant accommodates groups nicely. I thought the Pollo Rustico was particularly good; the lasagna servings are huge; and the tiramisu was probably... More 

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yorktown, United States
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

small but very comfortable, family friendly and well seasoned food. Crowded during usual meal hours but much more comfortable when its less crowded

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?