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Al Fresco

11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
+1 757-873-0644
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Charming, gracious and lovely with amazing wait staff, this restaurant cannot fail to please. Very attentive service, nice tablecloths and silver, beautiful glasses, and their wines were excellent too! Pollo principessa was delicious in its wine sauce, and the chicken caesar salad was of big...More

Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Al Fresco was on a Tuesday. We were asked if we had a reservation (we didn't) but were seated immediately. There were special features each weekday and Tuesday's was 40% off any bottle of wine. With this discount we decided to...More

Thank Cerritos_Dave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I too was a little apprehensive of the location(being in a strip mall) ,expecting just standard italian. I have to say our whole experience was great. We were down in Newport News for a tennis tournament, and this was a great way to end our...More

Thank MillsandMees
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Have dine here for years and love it, hence maybe bit bias. Don't let the fact it is right off Jefferson in strip S/C. When you walk in aromas hit you and white table cloths and cloth napkins are present. The restaurant is not stuffy...More

2  Thank M C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We thought this would be a "can't miss", considering its #1 Italian restaurant in NN rating. It has a pretty atmosphere, with hand painted murals evoking the Italian countryside. We noticed it wasn't terribly busy for a Friday evening. Our waiter was the best thing...More

Thank CBW47
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful lunch with our family of four. Our server was friendly and attentive. The calamari was fresh and cooked great. The lobster ravioli as great. We will come again.

Thank cstayedatcoolsprings
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We held a wedding rehearsal dinner at Al Fresco last Friday, and we were really pleased. The manager, Ella, was very easy to work with and was accommodating to our wishes. The service was excellent and everyone loved the food. The private room was large...More

2  Thank bkrieger
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

1  Thank tombob7
Reviewed 30 June 2018 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

1  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

1  Thank Robert B
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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