Al Dente Restaurant
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Fresh cheese and lobster ravioli prepared in a light marinara sauce with shrimp, a touch of cream and pecorino romano cheese.
4 of us dined out and had a great evening. Lisa was our server and she was exceptional. No rush and we took our time. Appetizers and dinner was great. Restaurant is small so there will always be some energy and volume.
Joanne was amazing! 10/10 would come back!
They put us in a corner and I was sat face to face with a glade air freshener plugged into the wall. All I could smell was chemicals pointed at my face, not the food.
Food was ok, not the best, healthy portion sizes.
The waitress gave us the check right after we finished dinner, didn't ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. I thought that was a bit rude.
Always grew at food. People complain about the atmosphere and service. It's the north end. Get use to it or go back to the olive garden
Perfect night in the north end!
Everything was delicious!!! The favorite was the scallop & shrimp dish on homemade fusilli with a vodka sauce, OMG!
Food was amazing with huge portions for the price. Make a reservation! Waitress Joanna was friendly, kind and helpful. Everyone loved their meals and I would go back again.
We had lobster ravioli, spaghetti wjth meat sauce a meatball and and Italian sasuage, a dish with scallops in it and the caprese salad.
Super small place and tables are tightly packed.
No changing table in restroom for baby/toddler
Not very handicap accessible so as my child gets older I might not be able to take her here anymore
LOVED our waitress. Food was delish. Had a reservation and they were able to take us early.
Had a very good experience - I had been here once before and really enjoyed it. The arrabiata is amazing for anyone who loves spicy food!
We had such a lovely dinner at Al Dente! We were greeted at the door by name of the reservation and brought to a cute little table against the wall. The place was busy! But still extremely enjoyable. The food was outstanding!!! The service was great!
Server was uninterested. We were sat at the table closest to the door and in the middle isle. So not only did we get the constant cold air and people coming in and out but also server butts rubbing on both sides of our table. Found a hair in the caprese salad. Shrimp and scallop a la vodka tasted like it was made yesterday and nuked. The gnocchi on the specials section had significantly more mushrooms than gnocchi and if I’m being nice maybe 2 sundried tomatoes. Will not return. Go to Beneventos.
It was my first time. My coworker and I were the only ones when we got there and we were greeted and sat down immediately. Our waitress was so sweet and helpful in giving us suggestions and being very attentive. She refilled our bread basket without being asked which, for a bread lover, sealed the deal for me. I just wish I asked for her name. Anyways, I got the carbonara and added chicken while my friend got the chicken parm and we both enjoyed our meals. The portions were huge. We both didn’t even get through half of our plates and we both starving when we got there. I would definitely come back again. Nice waitresses, great food, good vibes.
This was our third visit to Al Dente and the food was incredible as always. Small crowded place with a fun environment. If you are looking for quality Italian food, then don’t hesitate to check this place out.
Great food, service, and energetic environment!
Great every time!
Requested for sausage and peppers appetizer (not listed on the menu) and it was overcooked. The rest of the meals were delicious!
We had an amazing lunch with even better service!
Since I am Italian, I enjoy Aldente's tomato sauce very authentic.
Pasta cooked aldente! Just right.
Very much enjoy the waitress, reminds me of my Italian aunt!
Excellent service, we have been coming here for years.
Host at the door was very rude. The fresh pasta was thick and almost meaty in texture. The Al Dente Special is literally a crockpot of veal, chicken shrimp and pasta- it tasted completely unseasoned and its just not clear how something like that can come out of a professional kitchen. The staff was nice however and prices reasonable for North End. A disappointing attempt at a mom n pop italian joint.
We had a 8:30 reservation and we felt very rushed to leave. They should change the cut off time. Waitress was very nice.
The Gentleman “greeter” at the front door was a poor representation for this tiny restaurant. He was not friendly nor especially helpful and it tainted the experience from the moment we walked in.
We made our reservations for 9pm and when we got there at 8:45pm, they hadn’t even taken in the 8pm reservations. We stood on the street for 30 minutes past our reservation before we gave up and left.
Never got to try to food or even make it in the door. I’m sure the place is fantastic but we were extremely disappointed with their lack of organization.
It was Valentine's weekend. They were well overbooked even with a reservation we were stuck waiting outside in the cold for 45 mins before we were allowed in to be seated. Our waitress was great! The food was delicious and they give you complimentary Limoncello shots. We had a good time once we were seated and out of the cold.
Fantastic as always! Great friends weekend dinner.
Excellent experience every time we dine here. Angela V. was the best server we’ve probably ever had at an establishment. We even got the doorman’s name, Michael.. because he was such an friendly and personable guy. Very happy with our experience here.
Great food and service with large portions all at really good prices.
It was just OK! Our waitress was excellent but the dishes were on an average par with other Italian restaurants we've been too!