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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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
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  • 16
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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
super evening!

Our group of 4 was ready for a quiet, tasty meal and Al Dente certainly delivered. All our entrees were delicious and the wine recommended was quite good and fairly priced. The wait staff were extremely friendly. We were happy to have spent our last evening in San Juan at Al Dente.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
janefromtexas
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Spring
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 4 was ready for a quiet, tasty meal and Al Dente certainly delivered. All our entrees were delicious and the wine recommended was quite good and fairly priced. The wait staff were extremely friendly. We were happy to have spent our last evening in San Juan at Al Dente.

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Southold, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate outside and had an overall good experience. Waiter was well versed on The menu. Had caesar salad, chick parm. Both were very good. Couple of concerns. A second bread bowl costs money, no pasta with the chick parm, wines a bit expensive. It was delightful sitting outside. There is a public parking garage across the street. Park there as... More 

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Thank RCS362
Smithfield, Virginia
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After two days of eating local PR food, I was ready for something I knew. We enjoyed outdoor dining on a windy evening. Service was quick and attentive. Was nice to get to know our waiter. Food was delicious and priced about the same as other restaurants around it. So grateful for some comfort food!

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We weren't sure what to expect from an Italian Restaurant in Puerto Rico but everything about this restaurant was great - the food, the service, the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend Al Dente to anyone who is visiting Old San Juan.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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153 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for dinner with another couple. The wine selection was extensive and affordable. Selected a Seghesio Zinfidel that was only $41 and was outstanding (formally in Wine Spectator Top 100). I got the Pollo Parmigiana, Calamari, and Caesar Salad. My wife got the Melenzana Alla Parmigiana, which she loved. The other couple also loved their meals. People were extremely friendly... More 

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Chicago
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food in a intimate friendly atmosphere. There were four of us for a Saturday evening dinner. We sat down around 8:00 and had a leisurely dinner. The chef is in the back preparing every single dish from scratch so if you want to be in and out in an hour do not bother coming here. We all had different... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in San Juan for a week and we checked out restaurants on your website. Saw the reviews for Al Dente and thought it would be interesting to try Italian food in SJ as we're from NYC, where we have some great Italian restaurants. What a nice surprise. We shared a pasta entree as an appetizer and it was wonderful...some... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the strip of touristy restaurants close to the port in San Juan. The main waiter is effusive but was probably not as interested in us when we ordered a house wine! Obviously it is Italian, but better than a pizza/pasta. I really enjoyed the tuna special with risotto. It's not cheap but it is a nice... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner on my birthday and had a great time. The food was excellent and the wine was even better. The restaurant manager came over to our table for a bit and made us feel right at home. Would definitely visit Al Dente again when I am in Puerto Rico.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 friends ready for a lovely night out - unfortunately it turned into very poor service and rude behavior on the owners part. Unless you are a regular, prepare to be ignored and insulted. Orders were placed but not delivered accordingly. Owner and servers were chauvinistic. Food was good , however, overshadowed by uncalled for behavior and no attempt to... More 

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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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?