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Al Dente

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309 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787/723-7303
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 332
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious lunch! Best bruschetta ever!!

I visited Al Dente for lunch on a weekday and was very pleased with the outcome. We ordered the bruschetta which was absolutely amazing - make sure to try it!! We also ordered the ravioli, and the penne pasta with sausage, all of which were delicious as well. If you're in the mood for some great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
DesiKSanchez
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Okinawa, Japan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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464 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Okinawa, Japan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited Al Dente for lunch on a weekday and was very pleased with the outcome. We ordered the bruschetta which was absolutely amazing - make sure to try it!! We also ordered the ravioli, and the penne pasta with sausage, all of which were delicious as well. If you're in the mood for some great Italian food go check... More 

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Littleton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Looked for a special place for dinner. This was it. I'm very much about the ambience of a restaurant. This had it in spades but the night we went, outside was the place to be. Live music, a festival going on, parades down the street, so we sat at one of the outdoor tables. fantastic food. Everything we ate, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Great food! Great people! Lovely ambiance. Coming back. Dessert Banana pudding and hot browning with ice cream. Love it

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I notices they're celebrating their 25 years in business. Always came here for dinner and tried this time for lunch. Excellent variety on their lunch menu at affordable prices. Great service. The pasta...always cooked perfectly. Excellent classic italian food and wine selection.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I am right now eating and they gave frozen lasagna i asked the waiter and he just agreed it comes frozen and then they reheat the food!!!! Thank god they have a sign that says ingredients freschi... They are so fresh that come frozen!!!! Disgusting!!!!!

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Rowley
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I have toured Old San Juan every year for the past 10 years and have visited Al Dente for lunch each year. Most years we choose cold drinks and appetizers. This year we ordered lunch. My wife chose baked penne pasta while I chose penne pasta with chicken, both great meals. Wait staff was attentive, but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a wonderful dining experience. We sat outside which I highly recommend and enjoyed the food (make sure you get the bruschetta app). The owner was very attentive and made great wine and food recommendations even going as far to tell us how to prepare one of the dishes on our own.

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MAUMEE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to Al Dente while in San Juan on vacation. We dined outside on a perfect evening with Jerry as our waiter. He was attentive and accommodating to us in every way. My husband only likes well done beef and Jerry talked to the chef about cooking it that way for him. The chef even came out later to... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Although we chose the outside with lovely umbrellas and foliage, this restaurant had beautiful upscale décor inside as well. For our last night we wanted Italian food, and we were not disappointed with our choice of Al Dente. The early evening drink and food items were great, but the service was a bit slow even with not many customers outside,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service!! Had the fettuccini carbonara, Caesar salad, and risotto balls. Mom and sister loved the chicken parmigiana...huge portion!! Aunt had veal with truffle oil which she loved!! Highly recommend this restaurant...coming from an Italian family, that means a lot!!! Mangia!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787/723-7303

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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