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Al Dente

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309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
787/723-7303
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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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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first 'non' Puerto Rican restaurant and I was happy we found it! Delicious menu with daily specials. The Caesar salad was flavorful and with a lot of fresh parmesan. The jambalaya made with risotto and the pumpkin filled ravioli with minced beef and a light sauce was great. The wait staff was very attentive and efficient. Nice... More 

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Miami
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner on Sat night. Ordered one of the chef's specials, seared tuna over risotto. The food was bland, had no flavor. Highly disappointed as this was the night's special. My friend ordered the pumpkin ravioli and found it to be average. The actual ravioli was good but the sauce was not that great. Dessert and service were very... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family of four. You can enjoy an excellent food and drinking some wine in a good and relax environment of music. Very good service and the price are comfortable. Located in the old San Juan, next to the cruise ships port.

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PR
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visit this restaurant for the 1st time (quick trip to San Juan and the theater), it was recommended to me by a friend. I was not disappointed, the place is great. We arrive around 7pm Saturday night and the place was not crowed (people started getting in after 8pm). The food was awesome at an affordable... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Went for a business lunch for our boss that it's retiring. Our party of 12 was accommodated promptly. Because it was lunch the place was not packed. Very friendly service. The manager was always around making sure that everything was doing ok. For starters the arancinis and the sausages where delicious. As for second course, I had the pumpkin filled... More 

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Cortland, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is an amazing little gem hidden in Old San Juan. They had excellent service and amazing food. We started with the most amazing bruschetta and for dinner I had the linguini carbonara and my husband had the veal tortellini. We could not get enough. It was a shame there was no room left for desert because they looked good.... More 

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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I had never tasted a Pasta Carbonara like the one I had in Al Dente. This pasta was by far the best I've ever had. It's rich flavors, creamy texture and perfect portion delighted me! Had great food and a great time with my husband friends/family :)

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Thank catydrex
Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The food, the service, the wine - everything was perfect. The bread pudding for desert was to die for. And we tried a bottle of Recanati wine from Israel, it was delicious. Highly recommend this place!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Excellent place to eat. We hd lunch and were veery well taken care of. Paid very good attention to food allergies. Fried risotto balls for appetizers were crisp and delicious.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Not my wife's in my first choice however what I wonderful surprise. Al Dente we where told was the oldest Italian restaurant in Old Town San Juan. It did not disappoint when it came to the level of quality and flavour in the dishes that they serve. And on top of it all it has a wonderful warm Italian contemporary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 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?