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Al Dente

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309 Calle Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
12:00 pm - 10:30 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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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 :)

Thank catydrex
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!!

Thank luvleerenee2016
Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank mimi1228
Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Mrcreackers
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is friendly and great. Go there all the time. Sat outside and loved it. Help out this business which has been here for 26 years!

Thank Rosa0463
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Went for a business meeting on a Friday afternoon for lunch. The service was good and attentive. We had a spinach salad to share as appetizer. Bacon bits were nice and crispy. They had lunch specials but we had to ask for them. I had the baked penne pasta with italian sausages. It was very good. Tasty with enough cheese... More 

Thank Merlin318
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I have to acknowledge I'm no food expert and that Italian food is not my favorite but I have to admit this place is good. The restaurant is very accesible whether by car (two parking lots are across the street), if you are staying in Old San Juan or even for lunch if you are on a cruise. At the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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242 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This is one of Puerto Rico's best Italian restaurants located in Old San Juan. They have a great Montepulciano win, reasonably priced at $32 with an excellent rating made by Farnese. The rigatoni and meatballs is a classic that continues to be very good, and the baked penne was delicious. For a weekday at noon there were just a few... More 

Thank Alfredo8074
Christiansted, St. Croix
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We have been eating here for maybe ten or more years. Italian perfection in the middle of Old San Juan. A wonderful respite from Puerto Rican food.

Thank cjbaking
Monroe, New Jersey
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205 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My husband and I were looking for a late lunch after arriving in Old San Juan. We wanted to eat outside, but it was drizzling, so went inside. What a delightful experience! Soft jazz music was playing; painting of a local artist covered the walls. The staff was friendly. I ordered the spinach chicken salad. My husband ordered sausage and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, 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 Recinto Sur, San Juan 00901, 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?