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Al Dente

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309 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787/723-7303
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 335
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Good Find!

Had a great meal here. I had the Tuna special while others had more Italian specialties. All were fabulous. The decor is nice, it was quiet the night we went and the staff was wonderful. Can't say enough. Great place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
tvlgypsy
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal here. I had the Tuna special while others had more Italian specialties. All were fabulous. The decor is nice, it was quiet the night we went and the staff was wonderful. Can't say enough. Great place!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't go to this restaurant they are proud of serving frozen food!!!! And the manager/owner a joke its more important to him talking to another person that just arrived and did not sat down than coming to my table (the only one by the way) with an unsatisfied customer... If you want really italian food there are better restaurants like... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food, drinks and service was amazing. We really enjoyed the pasta dish that we shared. Big portion if you order anything definitely share it.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I could actually describe my experience with one word...WOW. However, for those who need to experience this incredible Italian Restaurant, one word is not enough. Our waiter's name was Jerry, who introduced us to owners Giancarlo and Margie made such an impact and is why I must give this review. The food was delicious and had a nice presentation with... More 

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Thompsons Station, TN
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185 reviews 185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We ate here the other night with guests and had an enjoyable evening. We started with shared appetizers (Risotto Balls, and Cheese Antipasti) both very good. The wine selection is pretty extensive and isn't overpriced. The entree selections are varied. Ask the waiter for suggestions. We finished with delicious desserts. All in all a nice evening.

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

To be completely honest, I had never been to a restaurant anywhere close to fine-dinning. Decided to go out with a friend to try something new in Old San Juan and ended up here. It has a nice simple ambiance and the staff and owner are very attentive. We felt a little awkward being in a place like this where... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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

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
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143 reviews 143 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?