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“Sooooo DELICIOUS”
Review of Al Dente

Al Dente
Ranked #81 of 1,036 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sooooo DELICIOUS”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

The atmosphere was wonderful! Beautiful little restaurant with authentic Puerto Rican art displayed proudly throughout the dining room. The artist turned out to be the owners wife! Such a great ambience, which was only surpassed by the food! Good lord, it was outstanding! Great service, great food, great experience! Don't miss this place!

  • Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Italian food in town!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We had great pasta and wine, and enjoyed every bit of our dinner. The owner was very friendly and got us a table very quickly, despite a busy night. Service could be faster but I think it is a Puerto Rican culture to be honest. Will be back for the food if we have the chance !

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Lisa_Seow
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“off night ?”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

went based on reviews , nice atmosphere , friendly host and waiters yet extremely slow inattentive service. Once food finally arrived it was very mediocre , maybe we are spoiled with good Italian food living in the NY area however this was so disappointing after reading good reviews. No creativity , very plain . Wife's pasta dish arrived ice cold and crusted over , sent it back , it returned a few minutes later looking worse . Son's veal dish was dry and overcooked . This was after waiting a really long time and asking 2x . wine by the glass was barely 3oz , over priced and poor quality
sorry to say but this place needs some help

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank JosephD60763
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service - good value for the money”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Last day of our 7 days stat in San Juan we found Al Dente, where seated at a nice table outside. Started off with a very good wine that was very reasonably priced for the quality we got. We had a three meal course that was outstanding ! Good value for the money.

The service was very friendly and always with a smile. The waiter was attentive at all times and showed interest in his guests.

If we ever returns to San Juan we will definitely dine at Al Dente again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Flemming M
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“even nicer than expected”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Beautiful surroundings, excellent service, great timing, comfortable, classy, good food, great wine, great beer and we were catered to by several very friendly, helpful, exceptionally hospitable staff. We truly had a wonderful time in every way. They all went out of their way to make us feel special. Thank you.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Lenore M
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