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Al Dente

#2,383 of 13,470 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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38 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
01 45 48 79 64
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

My Mom Ana I ate here twice during our stay in Paris. The food was simply excellent - from the starters to the desserts. The wine list was very good too. The staff were so helpful and kind as well. Highly recommended.

Thank MatthewVancouver_11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were staying in the area and booked a table in advance, we turned up to the restaurant to find it closed. No email or text to let us know, very disappointing.

1 Thank Emma C
Paris, France
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent evening. Best pasta in town - al dente! The restaurant has a high level of "habitués" - which is a good sign, but which also explains why reservation is highly recommended. My favourites are the linguine alle vongole and, depending on the season, the truffle pizza.

Thank Birgit M
Paris, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We've been there because it was the only "italian" restaurant, we're from Italy and we've been really really disapointed... Thats not real italian food its just tourist trap.. I'm not even sure that the Chef is really Italian because I've seen some indian or sri lankan people working in the kitchen... Service terrible, and the Boss should think about it... More 

Thank Flavio E
Water Mill, New York
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Inexpensive delicious pasta and pizza . "Al Dente pasta with shrimp was truly "al dente". Quick service but we lingered for a while without any problems. Young group-not many Americans and fashionable. We stumbled into this fun restaurant. Pizza was great as well. Nice change from upscale French food in terrific neighborhood.

Thank nytours
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were staying down the street and came here twice for dinner. Both times the food was delicious. English was a bit rough but we were able to order easily enough even with language difference.

Thank Eric L
Springfield, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were guided to this place by the concierge at our hotel as a place to get good Italian food. It was the last night of our week-long vacation in Paris, we had had enough really good French food that we wanted something different. This place was right on the money. The staff was very friendly and willing to speak... More 

Thank Andrew S
Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very lively Italian restaurant, with excellent pizza as well as fresh salads and creative pasta dishes. Friendly service makes the experience a delight.

Thank LA1289
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We love this place- we are visiting from Chicago for the month and love this restaurant! We have visited the restaurant a few times with our 8 year old daughter. She loves the pizza and we love everything else!! The staff has been very welcoming and the pasta dishes are fresh and delicious! Go if you can!

Thank Chicago610
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic risotto, pasta and pizza! We have been here several times. Great food and great service. If you are looking for great Italian in Paris, Al Dente is a great bet!

Thank Matthew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: 01 45 48 79 64

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

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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