Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

4.7
662 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 662 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd anniversary. And we love this place. Ronnie is always a pleasure to talk to. And food was great. It's like being in Italy. Food is fresh and not pre-made. We love it.

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RobandAdr
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for my wife's birthday! Had a wonderful and romantic evening. Will say that at the beginning the water cup is always filled but as the dinner came to a close it's almost if they had stopped filling the water cup. Other then this we had a wonderful time.

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DebA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tables very close together to the point of hearing each other's conversations and being elbow to elbow, well almost. Delicious food. Expected a white 'cream' sauce, but it was more a broth.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Comfortable local restaurant!

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JanisS
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything overall was perfect from the friendly atmosphere to the service and food

RS
RobertS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 2nd visit and we'll definitely be back. The food is great, and everyone is made to feel like family.

KT
KeithT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A longtime Virginia Peninsula favorite, Al Fresco once again delivered the goods. We had an early reservation for pre-theatre drinks and dinner. Apparently, everyone else had the same idea -- the place was packed, but the service was friendly and attentive. Very good salmon salad entree, per my wife, and I had an excellent Veal Picatta. We'll be back for sure!

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HeatherG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ALWAYS enjoy having dinner or lunch here. Lovely wine and Lasagna was yummy.

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ItalianLover
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Al Fresco never disappoints. On this night they were busy. Every patron appeared to be enjoying their meals and themselves. You would not know the pandemic was still ongoing. Getting back to normal.

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vipDanA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at Al Fresco last Friday night. The service was excellent - the food was delicious and the drinks were very good too. We had a bigger group and everyone enjoyed their dinner - the chicken parm and all pastas were the big winners of the night.

We love Al Fresco and will definitely be back.

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vipclmvip
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Came to the area for a quick getaway and found this place on OT with great reviews. Food was great and I am still thinking about that chicken parm. We got stuck in the back room with two birthday parties so not exactly the quiet dinner we had hoped for. Service was great as everyone helps out. We will definitely return when in the area again.

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vipBernadetteH
Richmond
71 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th anniversary at A Fresco last night!
Our server Arturo was wonderful and the food was perfect!
Nice nice evening !!
Used my open table rewards without any issue too!
Thank you Al Fresco for a wonderful evening !💕

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vipRckon
Richmond
129 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Fresco is the best Italian food around. We started with a penne vodka with peas, onions and sundried tomatoes! With our great wine it was a foodie experience!! The veal was tender and with a great sauce. The chocolate layer cake recommended by our excellent server topped off a perfect meal!

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TomF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! I enjoyed the Rock Fish special, which was amazing. My wife enjoyed the chicken parmigiana, which was fantastic! Dinner at Al Frescos is a Great way to end the work week!

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GilesG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best classy restaurant in Newport News.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Friendly & attentive. The wild mushroom ravioli was delicious. Enjoyed the red wine by the glass. Will make a return visit in the future. Definitely recommend.

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Mamabirdof2
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Newport News for CNU family weekend with Reservations for 7- very accommodating. Food was fantastic! Service was excellent! We had to be back on campus for an event and our food was delivered quickly!! We will definitely be visiting there again!

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TomM
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian restaurant with a great wine list and reasonable prices. A favorite "destination dining" spot

EJ
EnidJ
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal piccata was very good and service was excellent. Bread was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friend Recommended The Resturant. Always Looking For somewhere Different! Food Was Good not Great, Service Was A little slow,As the Waitress Was Very Busy. It looked like the needed More help! Are server was Nice and Great when she could make it to the table. We Might go Back But Aldo’s and Isle Of Capri Are still the best on Our list.

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Nickey
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there for my mom's birthday and the food was amazing especially the flounder alfresco. Will definitely recommend that place had a blast. The waiters and way staff were standing around but we were there super early.

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VTDoc
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding! Would recommennd!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed my birthday celebration at Al Fresco’s! Everyone had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and prepared perfectly. The ambiance was just right and the noise level low, enabling everyone to hear each other.

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KatherineA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the two specials of the day. Our food was absolutely delicious. Loved our experience here!

CM
CliffnMillie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint n elegant Italian restaurant. Chef quality foods n great selection of wine choice. Although, not required(?), a reservation is a good idea. Welcoming hostess n wait staff. I’ve come to dine n celebrate my birthday, for the last 5 years. It’s become my tradition now. Although, casual(?) dress dining, I prefer to show my respect, with business casual attire. Authentic cuisine, wines, desserts, and after dinner drinks, are welcoming to my palate. Quality for the price, is quite advantageous! I recommend this restaurant for any personal or professional occasions.

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Char
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there last night. Everything was great from the wine to the entrees, Irish Coffee and dessert.

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GillianK
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Atmosphere was very nice. Will definitely be back

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Diane
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at El Fresco. The mussels as an appetizer were the best I have ever had...could not get enough of that broth. My daughter and I both ordered pasta and were very happy with the generous portions that we could have another meal. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service every time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Jose
39 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and great meals

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SeaDog
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brianna was an outstanding server. Attentive, efficient, graceful but most of all friendly and made us feel warmly welcomed. We just relocated from Austin and found our new, local favorite Italian (eye-talian" in Texas) restaurant!

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vipRckon
Richmond
129 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine food that compares with anywhere. We started with a rigatoni vodka adding sun dried tomatoes and peas. A fantastic appetizer for us. The veal piccata is ample and tender with a great lemon sauce. Service is always on!!

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CarrieH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked as I know this place and love it and was meeting a friend for dinner who was working in the area. Never disappoints!

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
203 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was a great nite and a great visit - worth the drive.. All in the restaurant seemed to be enjoying themselves..

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Cndqt
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great! My dish was just ok. I liked my shrimp but nothing special. It could have used more sauce. Same with my daughters entree.

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KeyL1738
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recommendation!! Everyone is very friendly! They went above and beyond!

MC
MikeC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elaine and I were greeted with a smile as we entered. Ronnie remembered us from a previous visit.
We were shown our table. Breanna was our waitress, and she was totally marvelous.
The food was so delicious. The best lasagna I have ever had. My wife had ravioli with lobster sauce and shrimp. Wonderful!
A great experience! Al Fresco will be our go to Italian Restaurant

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vipglitterws
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years and absolutely love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, from beginning to end!

FAQs

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 873-0644.

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.