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“A wonderful surprise”

Al Dente Pizza Pasta Grill
Ranked #8 of 264 Restaurants in Brantford
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Grill, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We were staying in Brantford on a mini golf vacation and checked on Tripadvisor for a dinner locale. We decided to try Al Dente and were so glad we did. The Neopolitan Pizza was excellent - many in our party declared it the best they had ever had. The same was said of the coconut cheesecake which was a big hit. Servings are very large. Two of us had the special dinner which included our delicious pizza, a caesar salad and a piece of cheeecake - tremendous value for $26.95. We are all from the Toronto area where we are spoiled by a huge choice of Italian restaurants but agreed that we would go out of our way to visit Al Dente again.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Woodbridge, Canada
2 reviews
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“Great food, great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Had a great quiet dinner with the wife. Nice ambiance, nice decor, pleasant staff, good wine selection, pasta was made fresh, very flavourful. Awesome desserts too.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Pete V
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Brantford, Canada
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good Meeting Place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Last Friday afternoon we missed lunch while travelling and stopped late afternoon (4:45 p.m.) for early dinner, they were open but what staff was there was in the kitchen, after searching out a waitress we were directed to any seat, shortly after she returned to take our drink order. It wasn't long before locals arrived in pairs or singly and were greeted by name - they went directly to the bar for a drink or to have a drink while waiting to pick up phoned in food orders. We decided on Ray's special for that day - stuffed veal chop, I started my meal with spinach salad with goat cheese, hubby had escargots - both appetizers were O.K. but nothing to rave about. The stuffed veal chop was huge, looked like a piece of prime rib, it was breaded and baked and was a little dry, the roasted rosemary potatoes were overcooked and the asparagus which also was roasted was only so,so. The best part of the meal was the fresh bread which is served with marinara sauce. The price was middle of the road, you get what you pay for......................If I lived closer maybe I would try the carry out service.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Leta T
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ordered out Catering for our Team staying in Hampton Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Good Food!!!!!
Delivered Hot!!!!!
Fed 35 people well with leftovers
Price was fair
Ray was great to deal with

thanks for looking after us Ray!!!!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank RichHaynes
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Burlington, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Just Fine”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Our food was just fine & our server was friendly. Perhaps next time were in Brantford we'll be back. The outdoor area looks like it would be nice in the summer. Too bad it overlooks a busy main road.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Michael R
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