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Al Fresco

11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
+1 757-873-0644
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (26 reviews)
“linguine” (8 reviews)
“shrimp” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to admit my bias but this is one of our favorite restaurants. The peninsula pales in the quality of restaurants our neighbors in Richmond or on the Southside have at their finger tips but Al Fresco easily stands up against any of them in...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting my brother and his wife, we decided to dine out, and enjoy Italian. They suggested Al Fresco, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Our main courses if Polio Alia Parmigiana, and my wife's Shrimp dish were well prepared and delightful. Our server, Bailey, was...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been several years since our last visit. Occasion was a Peninsula Bike Association meeting. They gave us space in a separate room (very nice atrium style room). Main resturant was fairly busy soo the privacy was much appreciated. Jeanne and I each ordered...More

Thank Gilbert F
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted to try a place we had never been to and decided to try Al Fresco. The staff was very courteous (and extra props to our waitress who gave us an excellent tip about turning restaurant high chairs upside down to hold our baby...More

Thank wrixi
Reviewed 20 April 2017 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.

Thank Finnishmaria
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Mrfiz
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...More

Thank Nonnie6
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...More

1  Thank Alan C
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...More

Thank T7938COluisg
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...More

Thank 0102annamaria
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Donald C
What is the nutritional value and calories of Melanzana Allla Parmagiana?
24 August 2016|
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Response from Jeanbqueenbee | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I am not a diabetic and have no food allergies other than macadamia nuts. I agree that you should contact the restaurant for such information.
The website menu does not have desserts listed. What are the dessert offerings including prices?
7 May 2016|
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Response from pez-oz33 | Reviewed this property |
As another answered, my wife and I are always full from our delicious meal to even consider a dessert. We have never once looked at their dessert choices. Sorry.
Gg G
I am looking for an actual Italian restaurant. I am from Providence R.I. I am seeking a place that actually makes their own authentic Italian food. I am not interested in prepared food that is heated and then served. can you tell me if you actually make authentic food, and if so....what dishes do you make from scratch,...including pastas. thank You.....I have not had a decent meatball..sausage, chicken scallopini, porchetta, real italian sausage with peppers and onions, and such for a couple years now. (except when heading back home for visits).
28 May 2015|
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Response from Mark A |
you havent tried it.....then why bother with that useless answer....I really tried to be explicit in my request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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