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“Very good - different Italian.”
Review of Al Fresco

Al Fresco
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Ranked #13 of 464 Restaurants in Newport News
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Great food - and not your typical Italian. If you want a more upscale dinner, and something other than red sauce, Al Fresco is a good place to try.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

A nice Italian restaurant hiding in a small shopping center. The wait staff is friendly, the food is good and the atmosphere is fine. We've eaten there on several occasions and have always been pleased with the food.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

After having eaten here before, our last experience was quite disappointing. It started with the waitress telling us the restaurant doesn't do half pours of wine, when twice before, it was not an issue. Also, there was a large party in the atrium, but we shouldn't have had to wait more than an hour for our entrees because of it. The waitress was extremely apologetic. I explained to her our wine was now warm, and the long wait was unacceptable. We were offered a free dessert, but we weren't interested. The fact that the manager never came around to apologize is unacceptable. He did, however, warmly greet guests he knew as they came in. If this had been the first time we dined at Al Fresco, I wouldn't go back. Poor service by management.

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Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

Every time I go here, I'm impressed with their food. And every dish, too, is just really delicious. They have some new younger servers that aren't at the level of this restaurant though, so we order to go.

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We have eaten at Al Fresco several times and have always enjoyed our experiences. The servers are always pleasant and knowledgeable. The food is wonderful - flavorful and nicely presented. Nice choice of wines. The last time we visited was on a Saturday night, we made reservations late in the afternoon and they made sure we had a table. I might add that it was a very busy Saturday night, large party in another room and every table was sat.
Al Fresco is a restaurant I recommend to others and plan on returning to again and again.

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