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: 8003699663x
  • 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
61 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (34)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (14)good for groups (11)late-night find (7)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Good dinner, but not what was reqst
    RSBDiner
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    Milpitas
    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
  • Fantastic Mid-Week Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    My husband and I were lucky enough to get a couple of nights off unexpectedly mid-week. We decided to spend 2 night at Foxwoods and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Al Dente. Our server (a big Yankee fan like us!) and the manager were simply wonderful. They made us feel as if we were having dinner at the home of a friend. The food, wine and company were fantastic!! We will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good restaurant
    rock7627
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Enjoyed the evening very much. Thet made a dish that was not on the menu for my wife and she loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definition of Upscale
    KTTT
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great Food - Great Drinks and WIne list - nothing disappointed. Everything we ordered from Appetizer to main courses were all that we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    teresaVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had a nice dinner. The service was beyond outstanding. It was personable and responsive. I will repeat next time I am at Foxwoods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiningDuo
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Disappointed with Al Dente. Long wait for wait staff following being seated even though restaurant was relatively empty. Long wait for second drink order. Wife's dinner was over-cooked and sent back with her second dinner arriving when I was almost finished. My salmon was the evening's special even though I ordered the menu version...but I did not point that out for fear that our meal would never end! A poor comparison to David Burke Prime next store which we ate at the night before which was fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    bps145
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We are group of 4 looking for a nice dinner before a concert. While I understand the restaurant was crowded, it took a very long time for our food to arrive and the waitress was no where to be seen. When the food arrived, two of the entrees were cold and the third, salmon was raw. Only one of the entrees was up to par. On a positive note the manager was very accomodating. He apologized and took care of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Surprise Find
    luvtoeatVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This was our first time dining at Al Dente. I am happy to report the food was excellent, the service was terrific and the brunch was also very good. When I booked the restaurant, I was skeptical, but after trying their eggplant, the brunch and the their bread...we will be back! Great food! Choose this restaurant when at Foxwoods for Italian food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Maryann
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were there on a Thursday night. Didn't need a reservation as it was pretty quiet at the casino. Food was very good and they had a special 1/2 off any bottle of wine. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • shrimp n salmon special
    CocoSmoothj
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Enjoyed it thoroughly. Great portion. A little slow on the service side. In addition, I requested a special bday dessert and it was not addressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kor
    Kory
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I'd and service was excellent. Cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful birthday dinner
    Mickey
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was very pleased w the service at Al Dente. They were very accommodating. Initially we had reservations for 6 and it expanded to 8, but it was no issue at all - thankfully because the food was amazing and I would have been upset to have no been able to dine there for my birthday. Their martinis are delicious! And the servers were all presentable and professional, even though we were rowdy. Great place to have a nice dinner w friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Mich
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Staff was exceptional food was great! Best place to celebrate something special!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino reviews archive.
  • The best Italian Restaurant in Town
    ccubed
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We really enjoyed our visit again to Al Dente. We make it a point to visit at least once each time we visit Foxwoods. We enjoy the ambiance, the wait staff and the overall feeling of family there. The menu is always great and generous. If one wants a nice Italian restaurant in a nostalgic setting this is the one!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies & gentlemen- not really hip
    foodislove
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This is probably good for an over priced ladies lunch, or maybe the over 65 set. I may have not ordered correctly, but this menu doesn't fit my preferences. The salmon was over cooked for my taste, but the greens beneath them were very nice. With David Burke right next store, I would always choose that if available.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine experience
    MarciGVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Every year I have to come to Foxwoods for an industry trade show. The highlight of my trip is to dine at CraftSteak, but much to our dismay, we found out it had closed. On a whim and based on good reviews, we decided to try Al Dente. We were very pleasantly surprised. I can't say that the meal was "memorable," but the service was excellent, they were extremely accommodating and the food was very good. I would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • al dente is excellente
    vanessa
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner at Al Dente. The appetizers, pasta fagioli was good, not great, there was an odd taste that I did not recognize and it did not add anything good to the soup. The Caesar salad was one of the best ever. Ribeye steak was cooked just perfectly. had the special Cavatelli dish. Delicious! Tossed with braised veal, asparagus, peas and a mushroom ragu with mascarpone. So very good. The cappucino was very good and the coffee gelato and lemon sorbetto were both good pleasing desserts. The waiter and his helper were very nice and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.