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
102 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)good for groups (48)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (38)great for lunch (25)kid-friendly (22)romantic (22)great for brunch (13)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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.
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    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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    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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  • 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
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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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    • 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
    • Food
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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
    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
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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.
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    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
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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
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    • 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
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    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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  • 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
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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!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • 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
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    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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    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!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    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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    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.
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    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
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    • 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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  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.