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Cafe al Dente - CLOSED

2 Spring St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1404
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible7%
Feb 18, 2015
“A lost treasure”
Jul 18, 2014
“They claim to serve Italian Food!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
2 Spring St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1404
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am so sad that this restaurant is no longer open. The food was consistently good and the portions were huge. Never had a bad meal there.

Thank J C
Reviewed July 18, 2014

How can you go wrong with a fresh salad? Well that's what I said when my order arrived at the table, and my salad was wilting and my tomatoes were slimy and my cucumbers were dried out, like as if it sat in a fridge...More

Thank Katrina T
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was a great italian place but it closed after many years in business. I think it closed because the seating area in the back was not in compliance with some town regulations. We miss it!!

1  Thank Cindy G
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I regret to write a negative review, but after such a disappointing meal at Café al Dente and with our stomachs still churning and upset the morning after, it's perhaps one that the owner might see and make a few changes. First, you walk in,...More

1  Thank Jeanot1945
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Had a great meal there. Phil, the owner was very attentive and the service was great. All of the pasta dishes are great. The shrimp bisque was fantastic , loaded with flavor.

Thank Knight C
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We go there a few times a year. I like the seafood Fra Diavolo medium hot. Fish has also been good. My teenage daughter likes the pasta. Most entrees come with a salad.

Thank dans660
Reviewed February 5, 2013

My family and i come here frequently and always enjoy the food. The only thing that stops us from coming more frequently is that the prices on the pasta dishes are a bit high. If I want a basic Italian pasta dish like penne a...More

Thank Milo O
Reviewed November 20, 2012

The atmosphere in homey and the food is outrageously good. The menu contains many classic Italian favorites but also some delicious dishes with a twist. The pignoli nut crusted shrimp with vodka sauce over pasta was incredible. My favorite dish is a seasonal dish that...More

Thank jdonaggio
Reviewed August 6, 2012

If you go there, try the roasted red pepper ravioli - the sauce trio (marinara, pesto, cream) with the pignoli nuts are delicious. Comes with a great side salad - could almost be a meal in itself!

Thank janedalice
Reviewed June 30, 2012

I have eaten dozens of times at al Dente and the food has always been excellent with large portions. I usually get the same waiter and it's like visiting a friend for dinner since he always jokes with me about usually ordering the same meal....More

Thank billburke
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  • Address: 2 Spring St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1404
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Oyster Bay
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