Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown
Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown

Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://aldenteitaliana.com/
  • Phone: (856) 437-6593
  • 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
96 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (40)special occasion (32)great for lunch (22)romantic (17)kid-friendly (15)great for brunch (13)hot spot (6)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Good food, bad service
    Luckysmom
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food is wonderful, but service was dreadful. We ordered an appetizer, which was served in a timely manner. But our server never brought our soup and salad. After sitting for a while with the empty appetizer plate, someone brought us intermezzo. We knew then the soup and salad were toast. When we finally saw the waiter, we told him and said he would bring them. We told him to forget the soup, since our entrees were on the horizon, but to bring the salad. After waiting another 10 minutes, yet another person brought the salad. At this point, we had our entrees, so I asked for the salad to be boxed. The person who had brought it told me to enjoy it and he would make a fresh one for me to take home. Naturally, that never happened. And when I asked our original server to box the untouched salad I was served, as well as my leftover entree, just the entree arrived, brought out by a bus person. She looked puzzled when I mentioned the salad; the server said he would get it, and brought out a tiny container that in no way could hold the salad I had been served. We skipped dessert; and the server only apologized for the "lapse." I think an offer of an espresso, or a small percentage off the check would have been a better idea. I enjoy the food at Al Dente, but seriously will think twice before returning. I have to drive by many Italian restaurants to get there; why do so for bad service?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently great
    Maggie
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Met old friends for lunch. I had previously been here for dinner several times. The lunch menu and service were just as good. We will be back. My friend from Philly said it was worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went Downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We have gone to Al Dente's several times over the pass few years and I am sorry to say it has gone downhill. We arrived at 5:15 pm and several of the items my husband ordered they didn't have. They ran out. Our waitress, I don't know if she was new but she never offered us any condiments and even forgot to bring out items we ordered. I remember when Al Dente's first opened, the chef would come around see how your meal was and now I feel is they don't care. All I can say is were extremely disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great food, fantastic service, expansive menu. 2nd visit...this one is a keeper!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!
    MikeMc
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If you are looking for some really good Italian cuisine, this is a great place to try at reasonable prices. And BYOB allows you to bring some wine or other drinks and save money to spend on appetizers or dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every Time!
    RoblVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Consistent, outstanding selections and quality of food; service; comfortable; doesn't get any better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sgbglaVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We have been here many times and always enjoy the food. This time we celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our best visit here
    MoorestownDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We usually are very happy with Al Dente, but this time, it was far from the best visit we'd had. Our server was not very attentive at all - concerning given that we went in for an early dinner and the restaurant was not very busy! They were "out of marsala" (at 5:15!), which was disappointing. The replacement meal was the veal in white wine sauce - under-seasoned and not very inspired. And we ordered dessert to go, only to find the server gave us the wrong flavor of gelato once we got home. I hope our next visit is back up to par - we usually have great meals here!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How did I miss this!
    ErltonDiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Have driven past this restaurant hundreds of times on my way to and from the Moorestown Mall but never knew it was there. The food is exceptional with quick and friendly service. A great atmosphere with BYOB so be sure to pick up your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage on your way. I Will definite be dining with them again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as Usual
    Weliasd
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My daughter chose Al Dente Italiana for her birthday dinner. The food and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent overall
    Joseph
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was excellent. Service was prompt, courteous and helpful. Atmosphere was casual and very relaxing. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Apetite
    BonApetite
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Have dined at Al Dente on several occasions. Service and food are consistently great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    BillyD
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Love this place. Very underrated. Hand prepared food that is spectacular. If you have not eaten here you are missing out. One of the top five dining spots in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peggy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    the feedback from our party of four/ excellent salad,soup, bread and main entrée. The food is home made and made to order but the desserts weren't. I could go without dessert but the others ladies must have and found the selection not as tempting as the wonderful menu of entrees. With all the specialty bakeries around, maybe choose one to supply just a few tempting selections. ( coffee was also excellent)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good First Experience
    Bayview
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Table was ready, server was excellent friendly and engaging with suggestions. The menu had a nice variety and everyone in our party was satisfied with their choices. The pasta was delicious and done perfectly and the seafood, beef and chicken meals were all tender and delicious as well. The sauces ordered were varied and everyone enjoyed the entrées. The dessert tray selections made for a difficult decision and no one was disappointed in their selections. The chocolate cake was amazing. Everyone in our party agreed that they would return to this restaurant. Good food and enjoyed the atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday lunch
    buckstop3p
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Went to Al Dente to celebrate a birthday lunch. Our group was a total of 8 people. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding! They had a soup special which was egg drop spinach and chicken....it was amazing. The scallop salad, shrimp caesar salad, chicken park and pasta with crab were all very good! Being a BYOB, you can be sure to have a wine you enjoy. We will be returning to celebrate other birthdays!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meatballs are very good
    BigH
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The meatballs are very good, the bread with dipping oil is very good and so is the gilado is a treat. However the spaghetti, the pizza and the grilled romaine was not very good. I don't agree with the overall rating given to this Resturant especially in comparison to the other italian resturants in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Winner!
    Racey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and a perfect BYO! Nice size portions! If you get an appetizer, you will need to box a portion of your dinner! Whoever I bring, they love the atmosphere, the food and tell me they always wanted to try this place! They love it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Eat!!!
    Francesca
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We came in with a group of 10 for a work birthday luncheon. The staff was prepared for our arrival considering that we placed our reservation the morning of. We had 2 staff members handle our table, therefore the food was delivered quickly and efficiently. In addition, the food was excellent and the prices were great! I definitely recommend Al Dente for any occasion. I am adding them to my list of great places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for special am disappointed
    Deb910
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Waiter was great, very helpful. Especially went for the new "seafood lasagna" written up in South Jersey Magazine. Stated in magazine it would be added to the menu full time. Big surprise, it wasn't. Was very disappointed I was unable to try it. Was told I could come back on the weekend, problem is that day was my birthday, not the weekend. Appetizer was good, main course was okay, had the ravioli with short ribs and it was loaded with pieces of fat. Husband had carbonara and loved it. Had issues with the salt shakers, nothing coming out and all the staff shake and say "see it works" and there is nothing on their hands... Water told us customer complain all the time about the shakers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Hotspot
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Came here to celebrate my mom's birthday. We were provided with exceptional service and delicious food. I recommend the crab cakes. And I'm very impressed with the prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beware of Spicy Sauce
    DgootyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been here many times and always have good meals and good service. Friends we have taken also rate it highly. Everything here is good and if you don't see something on the menu just ask, they will most likely make it for you. Beware of their spicy sauce, it is very spicy. If you enjoy spicy food you will love the tomato sauce, my neighbor did even though it was almost too spicy for him. Anyway on this visit we forgot to heed my own warning and ordered the tomato pie flat bread. Wow! Bring me gelato stat!!. We could not finish the flat bread due to the spiciness, but everything else we had was top notch. If you like spicy you will love this, otherwise stay away, there are plenty of other good things to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deceiving from the outside
    SpecialOccassionDine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have to admit, I drove by Al Dente so many times...whether it was after being at World Spa or Hallmark, I just never thought of Al Dente as more then it's neighbors like five guys and jersey mikes. Boy was I wrong!! I am glad that I saw them on OpenTable. First - this restaurant is not at the mall, but rather across in EastGate Square. As soon as we walked in the door I was pleasant surprises - there is beautiful woodwork and an open chef area like at Seasons52, plus they are a BYOB. Our server was delightful, a nice young gentleman who knew the menu and also had a love for italian food. Prices: nothing over $30, and portion size was appropriate for price, and the food was so delicious! When friends comes to visit we're taking them here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Homemade and fresh!
    MsbtxVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Homemade and fresh---what more could we want? Light, delicious pasta. I had the lasagne--perfectly prepared, but enought for at least two people to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cooked to Order
    SnippyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Love this BYOB....Food is prepared just the way you want it....The tomato gravy is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 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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  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    SnippyVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BYOB near Moorestown Mall
    MrDineVIP
    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
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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.
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    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
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    • 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
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  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 488 reviews are from the Al Dente Italiana - Moorestown reviews archive.