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Vlaamse Kaai 52, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
03 2370990
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
Al Dente

The menu is limited to pasta (but with a name like Al Dente I guess that's to be expected). Service is very good. Pasta Vongole isn't that bad actually. You get plenty vongole and pasta is cooked well (not al dente as the name suggests, but I don't like it medium raw anyways). Prices are high for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2013
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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We wanted to try to a new Italian place in Antwerp last night and had thought Al Dente might be something nice as its a nice setting & well located, but the overal result left us feeling light in the wallets and grateful that we had known each other for years......otherwise the pure amount of mustard gas that was created... More 

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Antwerp
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Naming your restaurant Al Dente, the least you could do is serving the pasta al dente and not overcookd. Pasta seemed pre cooked and untasteful, only ate the toppings and the bread Take a steak if you go there

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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The menu is limited to pasta (but with a name like Al Dente I guess that's to be expected). Service is very good. Pasta Vongole isn't that bad actually. You get plenty vongole and pasta is cooked well (not al dente as the name suggests, but I don't like it medium raw anyways). Prices are high for what you get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Spaghetti was not drained, very watery, not enough staff on, those staff that were on were very friendly but run off their feet. Would have been a good experience if the price was 1/3 less

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

After many years I thought I'd try it again but it has not improved a bit.... The pastas are very mediocre, maybe acceptable for someone who's never been to Italy but very disappointing for someone liking real Italian food. Service matches the food: quite bad. I won't come again.

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Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I heard from colleagues that this should be a nice place to eat. Nevertheless me and my girlfriend did not enjoy our evening out very much. The reception is very friendly, just as the staff in general. The menu is very limited to pasta dishes, which is not a problem if the pasta would have been great. We had scampi... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

everytime a great place to go with friends. Pasta vonghole is delish ! cosy & relatively cheap for the neighbourhood

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

nice pasta restaurant, good price, high quality ingredients, service is correct make sure to book a table in advance! ps: the pasta all' amatriciana is my favorite!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

The card was promising, but the service was bad. We came at noon, the restaurant was getting full of people, there was a good smell all around, but nobody was eating yet. No ambiance music neither. We got the card and waited at least 20 minutes, but nobody came to take our order. People who got the chance to order,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

good price, good quality, fast service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vlaamse Kaai 52, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: 03 2370990

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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