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Cafe Al Dente - CLOSED

907 Main Street, Vancouver, WA
360-696-3463
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

24 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Florence
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Zsolt and Sherri Barabas are running The Bay View Bistro in Florence, OR. Located inside the Best Western Pier Point Inn!! Come visit them. Hours are 4-10PM dalily and worth the drive. The food is excellent and the service is unbeatable.

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Vancouver, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We order lasagna,they come cold inside. That tells me that they are frozen, not fresh and if i pay for a fresh made food that what i want!! If i want frozen i can go to a grocery store and get them from there with less money....Not going there again.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This local cafe is run by a kind super couple. The Italian food is quite tasty from the tomato basil soup to the Italian bread to the pasta entrees. Our group ordered a little of everything. I had lasagna and it is one of the best I had ever had. The gals that had tomato basil soup raved about it.... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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102 reviews 102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My wife & I decided to go out on the spur of the moment (did call first to make sure we could get a table). We were so happy we picked Cafe al Dente. We shared the Caprese Salad to start; fantastic! My wife called it the best she's had anywhere in the world & I would agree with her... More

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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We were loooking for a nicer dinner the other night and found it at Al Dente. It's always a nice experience. We tried the bolognese and the lamb shank. I had the bolognese with fettucine and it was very good and the pasta was cooked perfectly. The lamb shank was excellent; fell right off the bone and had great flavor.... More

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Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I liked the flavor of the Ravioli, salads were delicious, and the suggestion of parmesan cheese instead of the feta in the spinach salad by the waitress was appreciated. The tomato sauce could use a bit more flavor, less pasty taste. Overall, the meal was delicious, tasty and it was great to find a family owned restaurant like this in... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Make sure you check the bottle if you order wine. If its not what you ordered it should be free. The food is good, but not fantastic. This place should try harder.

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Vancouver, WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times and are thrilled that it is still having success. So many small restaurants come and go, but this one has earned it's success with consistency. We always get the tomato bisque when we go. It is fantastic!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We went here based on a google search and wanting to stay in Vancouver. The food was wonderful, service very friendly. Try the artichoke heart appetizer and their house salad was delicious. WIll go back for sure.

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Seattle, Wa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Small restaurant in the old town center of Vancouver. We enjoy Italian food, and saw that it had a very good rating in Trip Advisor. So we took a chance. Very glad we did. Food was outstanding. service was top notch. Many of the patrons were regulars, but we were treated with the same friendly service as they were. Doesn't... More

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