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309 Calle Recinto Surjzckhzxk, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787/723-7303
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Ranked #43 of 646 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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Restaurant details
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant and loved it. We had just returned from Italy weeks before and found the food here exceptional. The atmosphere is quaint and the service was very good. The Owner was extremely friendly. We would recommend this restaurant highly

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place. Very affordable lunches that are delicious. Attentive service and great for conversation. I must eat here every time I am in San Juan.

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Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Food was just average Italian. Calamari a bit tough. Lots of wait staff standing around. Not good for restaurant, but good for us.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were on a cruise and it was our first trip to San Juan. We happened upon Al Dente while we were exploring and shopping. The restaurant is small, but the service is fantastic and the food is even better! The pasta carbonara is to die for! I still can't believe I found my favorite Italian restaurant, by accident, in... More 

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Phila PA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had an Excellent dinner at Al Dente. The service and atmosphere were top notch. Good menu selection. Their Rice Balls where exceptionally good !!! If I closed my eyes, I would have thought I was in Italy. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. I would most defienetly recommend Al Dente.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not too impressed with the food at this restaurant. I was expecting good Italian food, but I was disappointed.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We sat at a sidewalk table on a busy San Juan street. Service by Jerry was excellent. Food was very good but not excellent. Calamari fritti were done just right although the coating was uninspiring. My seafood pasta was nicely cooked although the sauce was ordinary. My wife's veal chop on risotto was very good, although the risotto (tomato not... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

San Juan was one of our ports on a recent cruise, along with 6 other cruise ships! With that said, Old San Juan was bustling with visitors all looking for an "authentic" Puerto Rican Meal. With wait times at all the restaurants the ships suggested being 2 to 3 hours, we window shopped for our meal. We came across Al... More 

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Carp, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our family decided to eat at this location as we were really hungry and the menu looked appealing. All in all we enjoyed our food. It is a classical Italian menu, well prepared, tasty. We were all satisfied with our selections. We ate outside; it was busy but not overly noisy. The one down side was the slow service. It... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I shared Christmas Eve dinner at this beautiful restaurant. The food was excellent and the staff extremely friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was lovely. We shared veal stuffed tortlini and a cesear salad. It was plenty for both of us. Dessert was a vanilla custard with a marsala sauce. It tasted like ice cream. Absolutely amazing. We... 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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