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309 Calle Recinto Surjzckhzxk, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787/723-7303
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Ranked #36 of 628 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dinner for 2 on Dec 23. Waiters asked quickly several times if we were ready to order - so I was expecting an equally fast delivery of the food (not). Appetizer (charcuterie plate - should be fast and easy) took over 30 minutes to arrive. The mains took an hour and 10 minutes....more on that later. We ordered a 40... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Al Dente was great!!! The food and drinks were delicious and the service was wonderful. The wait staff was extremely attentive. It's a great location, too. We didn't sit outside, but I'm sure it would be great to sit outside and people watch. Great restaurant and I highly recommend it to anyone in Old San Juan for dinner.

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We happened to stop in on our way through the restaurant alley, lol, was there on December 5th for lunch, ( YUMMY) and then again on December 13th for diner while in Old San Juan on a shore day between a back to back cruise,. And capped the whole vacation off with a diner there on December 20th. need I... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sitting in the sidewalk is good to watch people, lots of people walk at all times. My food was just warms and the service was slow. The atmosphere is very good, a mix of locals and tourists.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great experience. We really appreciated all the service and the food, Fettuccine Carbonara was delicious.

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went for lunch and the service was perfection. Very friendly and helpful waiter who pointed out sites we could visit later in the day. The food was so delicious - I had the linquine pesto with chicken and it was truly wonderful. My husband had the chicken parmagian and he literally ate it in minutes. And my 7 year... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Context matters when reviewing a restaurant. I have eaten Italian food in more than a dozen countries and in more than 100 cities. The food at Al Dente is exceptional. The service is very, very good with the entire staff checking on your every need. The ambiance is good and the location is right near the cruise ship docks and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant is centrally located in old San Juan. It has outdoor seating and indoor seating. The pasta is made fresh every day. If I could eat a bowl of the Carbonara every day, I would be a very happy person. Good wine recommendations, but only "house" wine by the glass. The deserts are works of art that are made... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This "jewel of a restaurant"is a wonderful addition to my list of places I consider worthy of an excellent rating. Let me explain why, The ambiance is charming and comfortable. Everything around you is sparkling clean and pleasing to look at. The service from start to finish was attentive to our every need. Nice! The food was deliciously prepared and... More 

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Lisle, IL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited this restaurant the day after Thanksgiving 2014. We arrived about 10 minutes before noon, tried the front door but it was locked, so we figured it would open at noon. Before we could walk away, the manager opened the door, told us to come in out of the heat and he would seat us right away. This was... More 

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Additional Information about Al Dente

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

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