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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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“veal” (22 reviews)
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“house salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
11710 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4405
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 24 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 4 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
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I went with my friend and our moms, as a quick decision. When we arrived we were the only customers, possibly due to it being 5:30. I would give 5 stars but there was prep work being done for the dinner rush out in the...More

Thank teen_reviewer
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I have to admit one of my 3 favorite restaurants on the Peninsula and my # 1 Italian restaurant. This is a privately owned restaurants in strip s/c off of Jefferson Ave near city center area. I do suggest if going for dinner always make...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The only negative for me was the menu tended to favor white sauces. The waiter, decor and quality were what should be expected.

Thank edward c
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The wife and I had a wonderful visit last night at Al Fresco. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. Our waiter, Maurizio, was thoroughly familiar with the menu, and made some thoughtful recommmendations. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The only...More

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Family owned authentic seasoning and friendly feel at home service. Usually a wait at busy times. The red sauce has a great taste lots of fresh garlic

Thank alex l
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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
23 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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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