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Al Dente

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309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-7303
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our recent cruise we met my sister and her husband in San Juan and after site seeing stopped at Al Dente. This was our second or third trip to the restaurant as we have been to San Juan a few times. Once again Al Dente didn't disappoint. Service and food were all great.

1 Thank Jfotogiz1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I finally had the opportunity to visit this restaurant. We loved the cozy atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service excellent. We recommend it 100%.

Thank Irsamir P
Princeton, Illinois
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpectedly great Italian Restaurant. It was unexpected because it is in a very touristy area just a few blocks from where the cruise ships dock. We were in Puerto Rico for 6 nights and the Puerto Rican diet of pork, plantains, beans and rice, while good, should not be eaten every meal. We ate here for two... More 

Thank Jim C
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop in your trip to old San Juan. Delicious appetizers and meal. Sample the arancini, better order to 2 or you fight with your friends for them. the carbonara was outstanding, so was the salmon. If you like italian food this is the place. You can also bring you own wine. On the down side the service was... More 

Thank luis g
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited Old San Juan every year for the past 7 years and have always stopped at Al Dente for lunch. This year we dined on Baked penne pasta and tortellini with bacon, both great choices Wait staff was attentive but not overbearing Although it is a 30 mile drive from our condo, we will visit... More 

Thank Fred S
San Juan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch with 2 colleagues. The service was very good as was the food. I had the lasagna and did not regret the choice. There is a good selection of lunch specials, well worth it. The ambiance is nice. The only thing is not sitting at the sofas. I found them low and a bit uncomfortable and had to... More 

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Fogelsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice Italian restaurant. Big and low price wine list. Pleasant facility; v. good service; I had the tortellini a la pana- excellent; others had the lasagna- very good; pumpkin raviolli - very good; they offer a early bird, lower price menu from 4-7pm M-Th.

Thank JNA2012
Austin, Texas
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service, however the portion sizes were rather modest for an Italian pasta dish. So if you're hungry, make you you get a starter and or a Secondi! Only downside to eating here, if you want to sit outside, you get the constant noise from the multi-story car park right across the street

Thank MikePrz78
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Italian option after days of Spanish food. Great homemade pasta. Fettuccine Alfredo was great & hub had the gnocchi. Also had some apps all were good. I had the champagne mojito- amazing!

Thank Michelle J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

A group of us stumbled upon Al Dente while strolling the streets of Old San Juan one afternoon while looking for a place to grab quick drink. It as an amazing find and we ended up staying much longer than expected. Everything about the establishment, from the decor to the food, to the hospitality was first rate. One of the... More 

Thank Brian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-7303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?