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Al Dente Restaurant

Snuggled in the heart of the world famous North End, Al Dente 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. The open kitchen lets you in on the action behind the superb dishes, and you'll enjoy their lavish fare amid a cozy, casual setting.
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930 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(930 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 930 reviews
5 stars
(538)
4 stars
(297)
3 stars
(68)
2 stars
(15)
1 star
(12)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(518)
  • fit for foodies(313)
  • special occasion(208)
  • good for groups(176)
  • romantic(148)
  • kid-friendly(130)
Al Dente Restaurant Reviews List
Review 1 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/25/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Consistently good

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I have eaten at Al Dente on many trips to Boston. This may be the best value in the North End. While not the highest end food quality, it is great Italian and well worth the visit. I will return again and again."
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
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Review 4 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/11/2014
 2012
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2012
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Review 5 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 6 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
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Review 7 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
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Review 8 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Al Dente has great service and outstanding food.

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The Vodka Pasta dish was the best I've ever had. My husband ordered a pasta and shrimp dish that was fabulous. I felt the restaurant was welcoming to our 12 and 14 year old children. They ordered the chicken parmigiana and loved it. Our waitress was Amanda, she was attentive and friendly. I will be going back soon!"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"If you want Boston Italian intimate small original you can not ask for better. If you have to wait outside ... the door guy is great. Go there..enjoy."
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2010
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Review 10 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2008
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Review 11 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Waitress

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food at AL Dente is amazing and always cooked perfect and more than satisfying!!the portions are perfect! LISA was more than accommodating on our date night...going above and eyond and hat kind of service with the phenomenal food is,what keeps us coming back!!our #1 date night restaurant choice!!!"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 12 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The fusilli pasta is amazing! Loved the shrimp and scallops and fusilli pasta with vodka sauce-absolutely delicious!"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
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Review 13 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 15 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Don't bother getting a reservation

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We used Open Table to secure a reservation for my family of 4. After waiting 15 minutes past the reservation time, we were told it would be another 20 minutes. Sorry, too many great restaurants in the neighborhood."
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2010
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Review 17 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Authentic Italian food excellent service the portions of food were very generous and fresh!
Bring your Italian grandma and she surely will be impressed.
We will be back again when we visit our daughter in Grad School.
When in the North End a must stop.
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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2013
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Review 19 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great restaurant, long wait

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Al Dante has great food and the fresh pasta is amazing.
However, no matter if you make a reservation or not, you're going to wait the same amount of time. We had reservations for 8:30 and sat down at 9:15. Many of us had to wait outside on the sidewalk in the cold weather. All of us had reservations.
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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2015
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Review 20 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious, Authentic Italian

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Dined on 9/12/2015
 2013
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went to this restaurant after looking at all the great reviews and the prices. We were seated quickly and the server was fast and wonderful! The food was delicious - if I lived in Boston, I would go there all the time! I definitely recommend the vodka sauce."
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 22 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 7/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great restaurant in the North End. Make a reservation!"
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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Review 23 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/20/2016
 2013
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Review 24 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Everything was excellent.

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food fantastic, waitress outstanding, hostess was friendly and helpful"
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 26 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great place- true Italian! Gnocchi matriciano with shrimp was perfect and the tomatoe sauce tasted like it came from fresh tomatoes. Our waitress Jojo was not only entertaining but a true professional. Can't go wrong here!"
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2012
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Review 27 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Night - Great Food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had another wonderful evening at Al Dente. Michael and the team do everything they can to make sure that you have everything you need to feel right at home. There are lots of options on the menu and all are guaranteed to please. The portion sizes are so large but they are not overpriced. I would visit more frequently if I lived closer to Boston. It is one of the highlights of my annual trip to the city."
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 29 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wifes Birthday

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Waitress Jo Jo was fantastic, fun and very helpful. We had a lot of laughs with her food was very good, hot and came out on time."
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 30 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Pre-Boston Marathon

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great pre-Boston Marathon dinner, made a reservation months ago and showed up a little early and was seated promptly. Food and service was excellent, would definitely come back for future pre-race dinners."
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 31 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 32 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
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Review 33 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/16/2016
 2014
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Review 35 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My favorite restaurant in the North End

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I was tempted to write a poor review just so no one else would find out about this hidden gem in the North End. I absolutely love this restaurant. Whenever a friend visits from out of town, this restaurant is where I bring them."
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 36 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Gluten Free Options

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Good Home Italian Cooking and great Gluten-Free dishes. Can't taste the difference in that it's GF!"
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2005
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Review 37 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/12/2016
 2009
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Review 38 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
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Review 39 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Came by a few nights ago on our first night in Boston as it is one of our favorite places to eat in the North End. It was pretty busy for a Thursday night, so I would highly recommend reservations for any night. We started off with a couple house salads and the calamari. For dinner we ordered the homemade fusilli with quattro formaggio sauce and chicken, chicken umberto and the Shrimp/Scallops ala vodka. All were absolutely wonderful! You feel like part of the family from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave!"
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 40 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Amazing food, cozy atmosphere. Loved it! Only gave it a 4 on the food because the meat in the pasta was really fatty, but that might just be the way its done."
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 41 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2011
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Review 42 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 43 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 44 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a great night out at Al Dente last Sunday! The service was quick and the food was great. It was a small place, however not over crowded. I'm looking forward to our next time there."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2010
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Review 45 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Italian flavor and huge portions!

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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Everyone in our party of four was very pleased with their meal! It was quite enjoyable!"
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 46 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Italian Dining Experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My wife and I met another couple and had a fabulous experience. The ambiance was wonderful and the food and service was impeccable."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 47 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Spot in the North End

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We took my uncle for his birthday to El Dente. He loved the food and said it was some of the best pasta he has ever had. He is an experienced world traveler and when I found him the next morning savoring his leftover ravioli, and praising El Dente again, I knew we had done good."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 49 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was amazing. The restaurant is very crowded and noisy, but worth it."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2015
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Review 50 for Al Dente Restaurant
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was top notch. Family-owned and operated. They took amazing care of our group!"
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
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