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“Well run friendly and high quality restuarant”

Al Dente Restaurant
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Ranked #305 of 2,609 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $34
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Leith
Description: Secreted away on one of the quieter stretches of Easter Road is a sparkling jewel of Italian dining – Al Dente is quite simply glorious. The walls are covered with pictures of Italian movie stars and picturesque vistas and these evocative images, along with the tiled floor and simple wooden tables, imbue Al Dente with the earthy simplicity of old Italy. But do not be fooled by this rustic interior or the attractively affordable prices; this restaurant offers the finest food and the friendliest service. A roast pepper overflows with fat grains of arborio rice, subtle but vibrant flavours elevating homely fare to five-star standards. A similar trick is played with immaculately presented mains such as porcini mushroom risotto and chicken breast stuffed with asparagus and parmesan. The set lunch is fantastic value; that diners can enjoy two courses of locally sourced, seasonal food, beautifully cooked for only £7.50 seems almost preposterous, if wonderfully so.High point: Beautiful, affordable foodLow point: The shop front is not as welcoming as the staff within
Reviewed August 8, 2013

I visited Al Dente with my mother and sister and enjoyed the experience. the food is high quality, and the service excellent I wouldn't estate to recommend it.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This little restaurant is well worth a visit. The menu is small but every dish was interesting, different and delicious. Service was great, the atmosphere was nice and quiet and the price was reasonable. Definitely recommend if you wish to try more authentic Italian food than most.

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Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

i am quite fussy about food and i throughougly enjoyed my dinner here. the food was cooked to perfection and the service was perfectly attentive without being too much. myself and my boyfriend went there on a date and we both agreed it was by far the best food we have had in a long time. the menu is authentic so dont expect what a typical bog standard italian would have -pizzas and parma ham with melon. its our new favourite restaurant!

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Thank Laura C
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Friends suggested this little Italian restaurant which we hadn't heard of. What a treat - delicious, genuine Italian food served by a friendly waitress who enjoyed our attempts to converse with her in Italian! They were a little short staffed when we were there, but that didn't really matter and certainly didn't affect the quality of the food. We will certainly be returning.

Thank hjaneb7
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We invited nine friends and family for a celebration meal and what a fabulous night had by all.
True Italian traditional cuisine all the dishes were cooked to perfection and was served efficiently all at the same time.
Thanks to the chef for delicious food also the waiter for the first class service
And Graziano for making it a memorable night to remember perfect choice of wines.

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Thank Rudy S
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