Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino
Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino

Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.foxwoods.com/
  • Phone: (800) 369-9663
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Edward Allen
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Check Foxwoods.com for some great upcoming shows.
  • Special Events: Chef's Table once a month. Join us for a five course journey paired with wine.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 2 and 214
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Located on the mezzanine/
    restaurant level of the Grand Pequot
    Tower.
A word from Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino
Italian cuisine is a very passionate cuisine that prides itself on cultivating the freshest ingredients to shine through. Our goal at Al Dente is to provide you with that passion and freshness along with excellent, knowledgeable service, from a menu that brings our own unique preparations to some of Italy's classic dishes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)romantic (27)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (13)good for groups (11)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was very much overpriced for the quality that you get. They need to lower their prices to match the quality. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the service or the restaurant itself, just the food is not worth $30-$50 a plate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sectacular!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Delicious food! Very friendly staff! Would go back in a heart beat! We live in RI and would travel the distance just to be able to enjoy the experience again! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    audtwitch
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Brought my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday. We enjoyed three courses, a bottle of wine and a delicious dessert with a candle. Our server Nancy was fantastic! Thank you so much. It was a special evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JudyLee
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Was disappointed Open Table had to send me a note saying I had not been there. We made a reservation, but was not too pleased with the greeting when we arrived. Hostess didn't seem to care much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner
    grandma3
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was our first visit to Al Dente. It was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was lovely with nice soft music playing. The waitress, Stephanie, was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was wonderful and came out hot. Very nice wine list. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food and Great Atmosphere
    AmyLC
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    You certainly get what you pay for here - the food is absolutely outstanding - and the service is what is expected of that price range, nothing short of excellent. We had a great time, enjoyed some great ambiance and some amazing food and I would recommend it to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot before a show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We arrived at 645pm to give us enough time to eat/drink/relax before a 9pm comedy show at FOX. The food was delicious,--I had shrimp with corn risotto and my husband had scallops over pasta. Our server Kevin was knowledgeable and made the dinner very enjoyable. We were done by 815 so after a delicious chocolate martini dessert. It was a bit pricey but not as much as the other restaurants at Fox woods. With a bottle of wine, a shared dessert and shared salad it was $122 before tip. The only thing I didn't like was the heavy chairs--being a short person I felt a bit uncomfortable with a deep, low seat, and my seat kept getting hit by people walking by.-the room was a bit crowded
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had the best time ever at for Foxwood Casino. Aldente's was one of many stops we made that weekend. The food, service and staff were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Solid Italian at Foxwoods. More upscale of the two Italians at the Foxwood Resort complex. Good food but nothing exceptional.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal!
    Bella1973
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent refined food, great friendly service, BIG portions, very classic chic ambiance. Would go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice anniversary
    Loveitalianfood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The hubby and I had a wonderful time. they have a two for seventy five deal. Plus we bought a bottle of wine on the side $36. A little expensive. But still reasonable for that special occasion. They also made a special features and wrote happy anniversary on a chocolate bar above our desserts. My hubby had the ricotta pie he didnt care for too much and I had the three layer chocolate mousse. It was divine!The service was impeccable! Overall we enjoyed ourselves besides some noisy neighbor's and little pricey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner for our 8-year old.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Al Dente is my daughter's favorite restaurant. She has impeccable taste at her age!! There was a party of 6 of us. The Caesar salads were perfect, as were the appetizers, entrees, and wine. EVERYONE at the table was thrilled with all aspects of their meal. The server was attentive, pleasant, and courteous. When we arrived for our reservation, the hostess was very pleasant. I mentioned that it was my daughter's birthday. She then alerted our server to bring my daughter a special birthday dessert, which was a total surprise! It was the perfect dining experience for all of us. We dine out often, and this is one of our (few) favorites....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner!
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a wonderful anniversary dinner here last Saturday night. We were brought to a table that sat directly under a light that made us feel like we were sitting under a spotlight. We asked to move and were accommodated. Lighting is definitely off in the restaurant. That is my only complaint! From a mozzarella appetizer to our main course of fillet and lobster and veal chop we had no complaints at all. Our server had been employed there for 22 years and was awesome! We highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We are never disappointed when we choose to dine at Al Dante's. The food is always outstanding as well as the selection of food. Somehow you need to save room for desert because you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mario
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Dinner at Al Dente was very good - both food and service. Also surprised to see that wine is half price on Thursdays.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • rainbow
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Dinner was excellent! Wait staff was attentive and helpful in making choices. One of my favorites at Foxwoods!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disppointed Entree
    donnastone
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My meal was excellent. My husband's "Ribeye was not up to expectations that we would expect from Al Dente "Cut was Tough" . We told our waiter about the entree. He said would pass it to the Manager & the chef. We were disappointed that neither one approached to us, since there were only 7 or 8 tables in the restaurant. Thank You.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food/Poor service
    Foxwoods
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The only reason I gave 2 stars on the service was due to the pleasant server who filled our water glasses and greeted us. The food was exceptional but our server was rude, not attentive and had a miserable attitude. I work in the service industry and I can understand having an off day but your job is to put that aside and take care of your customers. T.I.P.S. (To insure proper service). My wife and I still tipped 20% but we were extremely disappointed in the service. Great food though!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mostly wonderful
    Mmj2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday. She ordered scallops wrapped in bacon with risotto. Both the scallops and risotto were excellent, and yet the portion of bacon used to wrap the scallop was scant, and there were only three scallops for a meal that cost in the $40 range. I had the rib-eye steak, which was was flavorful but a bit fatty and somewhat overcooked (medium when medium-rare was ordered). The waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and relaxed. He kindly informed us of a half-priced bottle of wine when we asked about that general type of wine, for example. To sum it up, the food was mostly excellent, there should be more than three scallops in a $40 dinner, and let them know if you are in a hurry because things can move very slowly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casino Gem
    Cityeats
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service was impeccable. The menu had something for everyone and the specials were even better. Making a selection was a tough decision, so I guess we'll have to go back so I can try the others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was a little worried because I read reviews that were not kind. My experience was excellent. Food was delicious and service was superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For those not looking for fine dining @ the Casino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was average to good. Pork loin was prepared perfectly. Nothing to say this was outstanding, but good food for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner, but not what was reqst
    RSBDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was good, Service was good, seating was poor based on the reservation done way in advance for a very special event.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 star everything
    JayR
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food is delicious, even the regular Italian pastas, and with creative specials so you keep finding new favorites. Service is gracious, friendly, never intrusive. If you love Italian, Al Dente will not disappoint. On the pricey side, but not out of line with the other upscale resort restaurants. Just wish it was open every day of the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is much better than service
    Jepchamp
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband and I were seated and waited a very long time for the waiter to come over; we told the very nice bus boy that nobody had come to our table. Our waiter was at a table for 6, who came in after we did, but apparently he knew them and was chatting. He did show up and apologize (after the busboy spoke to him). He ended up bringing my husband the wrong entree and implied that this was what my husband had ordered. Went back and then admitted he'd grabbed the wrong plate from the kitchen. We again had to wait a long time to get the check. The food is good, but I wouldn't call it great. With better service, it would have been a much better experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Wonderful Time!
    Bobby
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary quietly at Al Dente. We were greeted by a welcoming matradee and hostess. As we were being lead to our seats, we were asked if it was a special occasion and when we confirmed it was, we were seated in one of the two corner half round booths. We already felt special. Our waiter, Gary, was quick to visit and from then on, it was one delight after another. The food was delicious, and we were able to improvise and adjust our dinner request. It was all highlighted by an extraordinary Chianti and a great surprise after dinner. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would love to eat there everyday
    Walter915
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great service from the host down to the entire waiter staff. Best risotto I have ever had and I eat at a lot if Italian restaurants in NYC where I live.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SLO-SLO
    BenDover
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    SLOW MAKE THAT VERY SLOW SERVICE. FOOD IS OK NOTHING GREAT
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and atmosphere
    Bobbi
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have been to Al Dente on many occasions and this time was no different. As with all Foxwoods restaurants, the service was excellent. All of the food was wonderful. Between the group of us we had everything from risotto to veal, all delicious. I will return again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My friends and I had a lovely dinner at the restaurant. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The food was delicious. The mixed drinks were strong. The restaurant was dimly lit and quiet. Ambience would be nice for a romantic dinner for two as well. Not a great place if you are a loud and rowdy group. Did not have to wait long for anything. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    k2p1965VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a reservation because we were going to a show at Foxwoods and figured you can't go wrong with Italian, I guess I was wrong. Food was only fair (would much rather go to Federal Hill or North End, better food and cheaper). Our Server took our drink order, we ordered dinner when he dropped off the drinks and I said I would like to order a glass of wine when our dinner arrived but we never saw him again until 5-10 minutes or so after we finished eating he came over to see if we wanted dessert (several empty tables in our area so not a crazy, packed night). Too bad as we probably would have each had another drink with dinner and stayed for coffee and dessert if the service was better. I'm sure there are better places at Foxwoods to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian at Foxwoods
    McdonowilVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food and service with a great menu. Several gluten free menu items a So.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 30 reviews are from the Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino reviews archive.
  • Small portions
    Alan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The restaurant food was delicious. Presentation, service, was great until plates arrived. Found the potion size way too small for the prices on this menu
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bachelorette Party Dinner
    AmyS
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We ate dinner here for my best friend's bachelorette party. We had reservations for 7 people at 7 PM on a Saturday night and were sat shortly after that. We were a little bit secluded from the main dining area which was nice as it was pretty packed and we had our own little area. Our waiter was helpful but a little hard to find at times. Our dinners also took a long time to come out, but the food was hot and DELICIOUS. I had also called earlier in the week to arrange a special dessert to be brought out to the bride-to-be. I pulled our waiter aside to remind him and he knew nothing about it but was happy to accommodate my request. The prices were very reasonable and the food was great. Overall, it was a great pick for a special event.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Gluten-Free Options!
    gf502
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The gluten-free chicken and broccoli with garlic cream sauce was delicious. One of the best gluten-free pasta dishes I've had. Will definitely be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is the point of a reservation?
    Doug
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very disappointing return to Al Dente, where clearly the staff has been cut down to bone minimum. We arrived for our 7:45 reservation only to sit in a hallway for over 30 minutes before we were sat in a half empty dining room. My friend and I reviewed the menu and sat and sat and sat. Finally we were acknowledged by our waiter. Informed they were out of several menu items, of which we had both selected. Its so disappointing to watch service just fade away all over Foxwoods, including a long time staple Al Dente.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian food
    MilpitasVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were very glad we tried this, despite being a bit skeptical about a casino-hotel restaurant. Service was exquisite, food was terrific. Atmosphere is very old school - perfect lighting (not too dark, not too light), Sinatra and Tony Bennett songs in the background. Good wine list, reasonably priced for up-scale dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian restaruant
    Bsully
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Nice atmosphere, good italian food selection. I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    jessiicay
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were looking for a place at Foxwoods that was not too expensive and I'm so glad we ended up here! The price was right and the food is great. They were able to accommodate our larger party of 6 with very short notice. Also, the bread is seriously the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Acceptable dining
    Leigh
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My daughter and I went out for dinner. I needed to have gluten free cuisine. The menu only mentions gluten free pasta, but I was informed there may be other dishes they could make. I had veal marsala with mashed potatoes and broccolini. It wasn't bad. It would have been nice to talk to the chef.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate