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Al Dente

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309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-7303
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12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered two seafood pastas and was a little disappointed. Food was flavorless, Diet Coke was flat and an unexpected charge for a bread refill was tacky. Otherwise location is good, nice ambience and decent service.

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Thank Marilyn A
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As A former restaurant owner I am very discriminating when it comes to rate a restaurant. We have been living in puerto Rico for two years and we have not found the perfect place to eat until we found Al Dente Restaurant. Upon our arrival we where greeted properly by the owner who took the time to brief us in... More 

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Bealeton, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a relaxing dinner on sidewalk. Good service and food. Would definitely go back. Limited menu but choices were acceptable even to a picky eater like myself

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Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not particularly fond of Puerto Rican food so this was a great alternative. We just wandered the streets of Old San Juan and found Al Dente. It is a really pretty restaurant inside and the wait staff couldn't have been nicer. Our food was great and delivered really hot, which I love. The owner was really nice and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. I admit. Seems like I have hit a few winners lately and reviewing them has been easy. This is no exception. Got a lead on this spot from a local. Odd. Italian food in San Juan but what a dinner. We arrived early and initially thought we would grab a drink elsewhere and come back for the meal. Then... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from the moment you step into the restaurant to the moment you depart, reluctantly, the full experience is wonderful! the greeting by the employees and the owner is cordial and then the REAL experience begins. The menu if full of a broad selection of italian food and the list of specials are also tempting. I had one of the specials... More 

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new york
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say, the lasagna was over the top excellent. When I paid my check though, I was disheartened to find I was charged for bread, $2.00. When I asked the waiter his response was we charge for bread, it's written on the menu. He was cold and it ruined the meal... $2.00 for 3 very tiny slices of... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Italian restaurant in San Juan!! This is my second time here in San Juan and have been to a few Italian restaurants... most were ok for quick pizza. At Al Dente they offer very nice dinning room/area.... Great service!! and a Awesome meal. I had the Salmon which came with rice and I asked to replace it with a... More 

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Thank llischer
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good Italian restaurant in Old San Juan. We had a bruschetta, tortellini with mushrooms, Carbonara and a chocolate dessert. It was very solid food quality and the service from staff was very pleasent. Recommend this for Italian-lovers. The pasta tasted home-maid.

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Thank David K
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great restaurant is always remembered for it's consistency and service and obviously good food, this place had it all three. Great selection of wines. Good Job, Jean Carlos, Margie and Enrique. until the next one.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-7303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?