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“AMAZING FOOD & SERVICE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Dente

Al Dente
309 Calle Recinto Surjzckhzxk, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
787/723-7303
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Ranked #19 of 578 restaurants in San Juan
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
New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“AMAZING FOOD & SERVICE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband ate outside. Great atmosphere, amazing service, and very attentive. Gave us great recommendations for sight seeing in the area. We ordered chicken parm and fettucine carbonara- both were excellent, and better than what we have in NYC. Would go back in a second. The owner and servers were so helpful and accommodating.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
NEW YORK CITY
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Awesome Italian Restaurant in Old San Juan !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Decided to have Lunch at this incredible Italian restaurant. My local friends suggested me to visit this place and we were more than happy. Our waiter Jerry was just very nice and to the point. The owner was also present and greeted us and help us select our wine.

The ambiance is very nice and interior is decorated to perfection ( gives a very romantic vibe )

We ordered some great appetizers and I ordered a pesto pasta for my main course which was just fantastic. The desert was also very well made !!!

I will surely recommend my friends to visit this place.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It doesn't get better than this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Leaving New Jersey on a cruise to San Juan and never realizing that we would be experiencing an incredible Italian Dinner, with perfect service from a waiter named Jerry all this in San Juan at a Restaurant called Al Dente. We highly recommend this restaurant for excellent Italian cuisine, excellent service, nice wine list and a visit from Chef Billy!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile


Loved the ambiance and friendly staff. Our waiter Enrique was very knowledgeable ,made excellent food and wine recommendations.
This is a restaurant that I will certainly recommend to my friends.

Visited December 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place- beautiful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

From the moment I sat down at the table I knew things were going to be great once Sharon introduced herself as my waitress. Not only was she excellent and attentive but she was beautiful and charming as well. She suggested that I get the creme brûlée and I did- thank god because it was the best I ever ate in my life. Thanks for making my experience one to remember.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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