Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown
Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown

Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://aldenteitaliana.com/
  • Phone: 8564376593
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: For special occasions of all types, think of Al Dente. For a more intimate gathering of friends and family, our semi-private dining area is the perfect setting. For bigger parties, our main dining room can accommodate up to 152 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandy Landis 8669452505
  • Entertainment: At al Dente Italiana, the entertainment comes from having an expedition view of the kitchen while experiencing a cozy atmosphere and homestyle Italian dishes.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in the mall's public lot.
A word from Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown
Welcome to Al Dente Italiana, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine served in an elegant style setting. We take pride in offering our guests a casual dining experience for exceptional value. Join us for homemade, high quality, full course meals made from scratch with fresh and local ingredients.

Every one of our exquisite, mouthwatering entrees featured on our menu include our signature crusty bread and soup or fresh salad, topped off with a small sampling to cleanse the palate of homemade sorbetto. In addition we offer al Dente All You Can Eat signature house salad with soup and Tuscan bread. For our young guests we offer a delectable children's menu.


Al Dente Italiana, we invite you to experience our warm embracing hospitality and outstanding personalized service while experiencing authentic Italian cuisine, "the way it was meant to be."
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Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (55)neighborhood gem (53)special occasion (46)fit for foodies (44)great for lunch (30)romantic (25)kid-friendly (24)great for brunch (19)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Al Dente Dining
    Maddy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We dine here regularly and its always an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Unfortunately service very poor this visit. Never had a problem with service there before. Numerous requests before water was brought to the table. Entrees delivered before salads.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Mack1631
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Once again, another fabulous meal. My girlfriend had the seafood lasagna special and raved about it! The sausage and bean soup is out of this world. Overall, Al Dente knocks it out of the park once again. I rarely give 5 stars but well deserved.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what we were looking for
    Rangernut
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service very polite and responsive, while the food was delicious. We were not rushed and enjoyed taking our time to eat, drink and talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family friendly Italian dining
    MicahBVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Somewhere between fast food Passierello's and Vetri's Osteria is Al Dente, a friendly sit down with a wide variety of dishes from pizza to pasta to main dishes. Add byob and touches like warm bread and an intermezzo of lemon gelato, you can't beat it. They have the best kids menu anywhere. And various promotions on given nights. The place is a fit from casual lunch to formal dinners. And the service is usually excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nocookingtonight
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very Good, glad we finally went there. Will definitely go back. Enjoyed everything. Italian cozy restaurant in an updated atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant Restaurant
    SpiroVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience. Food was absolutely delicious and it was apparent that it was made fresh to order. Save room for dessert because they have home made gelato and it is very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Expectations
    EatslittleVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Al Dente delivers good food and great service virtually every time we go there. The intermezzo is a nice plus.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian restaurant
    JerseyGirlCooksVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Really good Italian food with inexpensive prices. I love that it is BYOB. The food was very fresh and they have a good variety of homemade pastas. It is definitely a place I will visit often as the service was excellent also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Snippy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Love the scratch kitchen....can get what you want any way you want it...since it is a BYOB, you can bring your favorite bottle of wine
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB near Moorestown Mall
    MrDine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    If you want an excellent lunch after shopping, the food is awesome, the owner / manager has always treated us as special. The deserts are excellent, especially their sorbet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    MissamiVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I needed to take a client our for lunch and found this restaurant using the Open Table ap. For a strip mall Italian restaurant, I really didn't know what to expect. Other reviews were largely positive, so we gave it a try and were pleasantly surprised. The lunch menu offered a nice sample of starters, entree salads, sandwiches, pastas and other dishes, and all were reasonably-priced. Our server couldn't have been any more pleasant or attentive without being at all intrusive. We ordered the toasted gnocchi appetizer to share among the four of us; it was delicious. Each of us had something different to eat, and everyone enjoyed their selections very much.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable, food could be better
    Delbert
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Service and ambiance was good, food served quickly, the place seemed clean. We did notice some fruitfly type of bugs, but nothing extreme. At our dinner, the pork chop was overcooked for medium-well done, steak was undercooked for medium - otherwise, everything was tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Al Dente is a hidden gem in Moorestown. Best Brunch in South Jersey!! Love the BYOB!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We're back again!
    Paul
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful food! This restaurant is a gem in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish
    Sherjh
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was my 2nd time, and my friends' 1st time. They loved it and will be back, as will I. The food is fresh, fresh, fresh and flavorful, cooked to order so some sauces/pasta, etc can be swapped out for your preference. Our server Kenny (Kevin?, forgive me) was friendly and attentive without being bothersome. They make their own Gelato so save room for dessert (Good Tiramisu, too). Wish I lived closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Local Italian Restaurant
    mshelter
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Everyone in our party was happy with their orders. Portions were generous. Prices are realistic and BYOB is a plus. Our server Neal was super friendly and attentive, which made our dining experience even more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Moorestown Restaurant
    AllieRVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Al dente is by far the best restaurant in moorestown! Excellent food, all made in a scratch kitchen (in house). Freshly made pasta really does make a difference! It's also a byob, so it's a great place to go for reasonable priced meals as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent repeatedly!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    As an owner of my own Italian restaurant, I am a tough critic. But I gave been to Al Dente twice and both times had wonderful meals and service. Excellent service! Very hard to come by-especially twice! And everyone-both times, including myself, loved the pasta choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My family recently went to Al Dente for dinner. The food was cooked very well and temperature was perfect. The service was fast and efficient. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always amazing
    Bellezaeterna
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food & atmosphere will NEVER disappoint! Especially with their homemade cannoli gelato!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Fresh
    connielou
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Everything was fresh made, no complaints, atmosphere a bit like an upgraded 70's Dennys. Great Gelato and sorbet
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I would have given a better overall rating, but the food was hit or miss at our table. Some of us had excellent quality and portions, while others not so much. We'll return, but some of us would choose different items off the menu. The service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Excellence
    BYOBlover
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were incredibly surprised by the excellent food & service at Al Dente!!! Everything was perfect, from the entrees (we had the filet & scallop entrees) to the great service by Vinny, our waiter. Bonus!! It's a BYOB!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Return
    Cherylpd1
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    A great place for an always good meal and conversation. Never a let down!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once upon a time we enjoyed it here
    Yelper
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our server took our drink orders promptly. She brought the drinks right away BUT water should be served with ice, iced tea should have the sugar bowl accompany the beverage. It took 10 minutes to have her bring the sugar/splenda. Our appetizer came right out, no bread/olive oil served. Our salads came out, still no bread or olive oil served. We asked for bread we got bread by the time we finished our salads. Our entrees came out. Not what we ordered. Since they took back the one entree to remake, we asked for more bread (wow, that second loaf came quickly). Meals were the highlight of the evening! However, the service was terrible and this is the second time we ate here where the service sucked but the food good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once Again - Very Consistent
    RoblVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our server Vinnie - extraordinary! You cannot find better anywhere! The Chef - Ibrahim - watches over every plate with emotion! Thank you once again for a memorable dining experience....... Rob and Beth Levin
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Al Dente Restaurant
    Maddy
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I eat there frequently because we love everything about it. The food is great and the service is excellent. It has the feel of a cozy setting
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    JLOP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I had dinner here with a bunch of friends about a month ago. Food was good, but small portions (salmon and rosoto - no veggie with it). Came back here with a date - both of us were highly disappointed. Food was cold, my date's veal was tough. The soup was the highlight of the meal for me - bean. Very good. Just a very small portion. Bread was kinda stale too. Waiter - eh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed bag
    3degrees
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Have been to Al Dente several times now and find it inconsistent in quality. The appetizer,(baked gnocchi) was flavorful and worthwhile. The main courses were bland and not flavorful at all. The dishes were not up to par with a good Italian restaurant. Her veal had melted cheese over it, but the cheese had no flavor which is tough for mozzerella that is quality. Unfortunately central/south Jersey doesn't have many really good Italian restaurants despite many in the north. Pasta is homemade and fresh. Meats are quality. So the ingredients are generally good or fresh. It is the sauces that lack the seasoning, herbs and flavor one associates with Italian food. Service was very slow despite fewer customers than normal (Monday). OK and
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  • Good local surprise
    Raymond
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was excellent. Portions was good. I thought the service was good, but my wife commented on how she felt the waitress sounded as if she belonged in an diner. And prices are good, affordable enough to become a go to spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful evening
    readingmom
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place is a favorite of mine, and I brought someone who had never been before with me this evening. She loved it! The food was fresh, our server attentive without being intrusive, and our hostess welcoming and funny. I really like the flexibility - potatoes instead of pasta with a meal was no problem. An enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AL Dente a frequent dining spot
    BonApetite
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We have been to Al Dente several times and the food is great as is the staff and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    Cboylan
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I was all set to really love this restaurant. The hosts and waiters was very good. The food was disappointing. Overall the food was bland - even the gelato. The bread was wonderful. The house salad was okay but the balsamic dressing was tasty. The chicken marsala (there was no veal available) was also very bland. I added salt (which I usually never do in a restaurant) as well as cheese (again not standard for me). The pistachio was not green and I even wondered if I got served the wrong gelato but again the taste was so bland I couldn't be sure what it was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better and better
    supersus
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    7th or 8th visit Bring friends who come back with other friends Generous servings with inviting presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is a monthly stop for me. Every experience has been great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food is always top notch and the service is spot on. Great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saturdaynights
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Have always enjoyed our experience at Al Dente Italiana and if ever we had a small problem it was resolved immediately by management. On many occasions we have brought friends here at our recommendation and they have expressed their satisfaction as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian food
    MToffelVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have gone here a handful of times since this place opened, and each time has been a pleasant experience. The waitstaff is always friendly and the food is consistently good. This latest meal we had here I ordered the Papardelle Romana (sp?) which was wonderful and so fresh. The portion was large enough that I packed up the leftovers for lunch the day, so I would say it is a good value for the price. The only thing I didn't enjoy this time, was that I ordered the Maryland Crab soup as my starter choice, and it was just not that great. Not to my taste. Though I could have said something to our waitress and I'm sure she would have brought me something else, I never did. The bread here is also worth noting - it's awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Meal
    Cherylpd1
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We've been to Al Dente several times. We have never experience anything other than a great meal, service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.