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“Delicious Italian” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al Dente

Al Dente
Ranked #69 of 980 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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81 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

The decor is very welcoming and lovely. The service started out very well, and the food was scrumptious, really high end Italian at moderate prices. The fettuccine carbonara was the best I ever had, and the coconut panna cotta was to die for. Everyone else enjoyed their dishes as well. Towards the end the whole staff filed out for an offsite meeting, leaving only the owner to desk with sdver tables. We never got any drink refills and had to wait a long time for our bill. Not sure what the rucus was, but still enjoyed our visit immensely.

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Vero Beach, FL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great ambiance, and terrific food and service. Put it on your list and you won't be disappointed. We found it by accident walking Old San Juan on a Saturday morning, and came back at around 5:00 PM for dinner. Interesting menue and everything (from salad to dessert) was better than expected. Our server explained everything, and in an unobtrusive way made us feel at home. The owner also stopped by to check on how things were going. We left happy and knowing we had a for sure place to revisit in the future.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank PeopleNormal
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“Great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

The ravioli stuffed with pumkin is out of this world!!!! Don't miss it. Excellent food and service for the price. Outstanding wine selection and unequaled somelier. Highly recommended.

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2 Thank Manuel F
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Confused by all of the great reviews, maybe we just ordered the wrong thing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife and I were excited to eat here, because the restaurant had really good reviews, however we both were extremely unimpressed by our meal. I ordered one of the veal items off of the menu but ended up getting a different one, so that didn't get us started on the right foot. The meals that we did get just didn't have a very good flavor to them. It was also a rather expensive meal.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank VB_Family_5
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Will make you a special dish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Last time we went, we started talking with the manager (the rest. was kind of empty) about the original Italian plates. He offered to make us the traditional plates that weren't on the menu (Ex. Pasta Carbonara with the egg). They were very attentive!

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2 Thank Akira V
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