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Al Fresco

11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
+1 757-873-0644
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner here the other night with friends. Whilst the food is still good and plentiful we missed our favorite waiter - Vinney, who is no longer there. The waitress we had was slow and inattentive which of course made us miss Vinney even more....More

Thank tombob7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When some friends we do business with suggested an Italian restaurant in a strip mall I was dubious. But the restaurant was a delightful surprise as it offers some very tasty dishes. I had veal with peppers, artichokes and a light lemony sauce that I...More

Thank wallpa
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I will only rate a "five" for the extra ordinary, so "four" is indeed, VERY good. Having been to Newport News on business many times, I only just discovered Al Fresco, and will now absolutely return. And this comes from a full-blooded Italian American! Molto...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Yes have been a regular for years but not color blind. We eat here maybe once every two months and have done so for years. Even though at the end of a SC off of Jefferson Ave in midtown NN once you enter you are...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The place was busy, and the service was fine but the food was mediocre. Out of 8 of us, noone was impressed. We all had different dishes, and cooking at home would habe better flavor.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We recently had the absolute pleasure to eat at Al Fresco Restaurant in Newport News. Our grandson attends Christopher Newport University and we wanted to go somewhere special. The evening started with an exceptional waiter, Maurizio Filosa, who was most friendly, attentive and helpful. Yes,...More

Thank Hedda V
Reviewed 14 May 2018

This gem of an Italian restaurant is in a surprising location--a strip mall in Newport News. The white tablecloth settings and wait staff's formal attire signal that this is more than just a neighborhood red-sauce restaurant, although you don't have to dress up to go....More

Thank Jeff_and_family
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Full disclosure, this is and has been our favorite restaurant on the peninsula. Personally if we want Italian it is the only restaurant we consider. I have reviewed many times. I have been dinning here for close to 10 years and when my parents lived...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 25 February 2018

One of our favorite restaurants on the Peninsula. Don't let the location in a strip S/C be a turn off. Regardless of the night wise to make a reservation. They have a strong following of regulars but treats first time guest the same. I have...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I reserved a table for seven at 7 o'clock on February 3, 2018 & arrived about 10 minutes early to be greeted warmly by the lovely receptionist. The welcoming gestures ended there as our waitress immediately asked upon sitting down what we'd like to drink...More

Thank Mary P
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Mary P
5 February 2018|
Response from alex l | Reviewed this property |
call restaurant. however many restaurant website have a disclaimer saying prices may vary due to these small restaurants not having the time or finances to continually update menus. in this case it sounds like they just do... More
Donald C
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.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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