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About Permanently Closed - Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.

350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Southern

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Rt 2 and 214

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(800) 369-9663

Website:
http://www.foxwoods.com/

Entertainment:
Check Foxwoods.com for some great upcoming shows.

Parking Details:
Located on the mezzanine/
restaurant level of the Grand Pequot
Tower.

Executive Chef:
Edward Allen

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Chef's Table once a month. Join us for a five course journey paired with wine.

Al Dente - Foxwoods Resort Casino - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (165)
Romantic (138)
Fit for Foodies (78)
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Good for Groups (77)
Notable Wine List (75)
Late-night Find (26)
Hot Spot (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Our server (I think her name was Nancy) was fantastic! The food was yummy. Everyone in our party of 7 was very satisfied.
My only complaint would be that our reservation was at 8pm and we didn't get seated until 8:30. We are a laid back group so it didn't let it damper our experience. I would dine here again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great place with great food and atmosphere! Very sad it closed on Sunday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Excellent Italian food. Highly recommend the Veal Parm but everything else at our table was excellent as well

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was delicious! All of our entrees were visually pleasing. All the food was tasty and cooked just right. There was enough to share, too!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our meal was wonderful and our waitstaff of Julie and Julio were wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service was extremely S L O W!! Waitstaff said they were short-handed..
unexceptional for the price..
took ONE HOUR to get
Our entree

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience5
service1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Al Dente is my favorite Italian Restaurant. I go there for all my special occasions, birthday, anniversary, New Years Eve etc. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was very good but it took forever for our food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Al Dente was great as always; it like visiting an old friend. I was sadden at being told it will close its doors on June 4th; leaving us with o void when we visit Foxwoods.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very well prepared classic Italian cuisine. As with most "formal" restaurants at Foxwoods, pricing is higher than what you might expect to pay at a "freestanding" restaurant, but everything served was very good. We dined on a Thursday night and were able to take advantage of 1/2 priced bottles of somewhat overpriced wine.

It was a bit curious that in spite of the fact that we were one of 3 or 4 tables occupied in the entire restaurant (which unquestionably accommodates at least a couple hundred diners), we sat at our table for more than 10 minutes before our waiter came to us, and that was only after my wife made eye contact with him. That being said, from then on, the service was very accommodating and professional.

Tags: Business Meals
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was very good but the service was not. The restaurant was almost empty, they only had two large tables filled with people yet we waited for ten minutes until someone came to take our drink order at which point I asked if we could get some water and it took them another 10 mins to bring our drinks, still no water so we had to ask again. That should be the very first thing that makes you feel that your table is being serviced. Otherwise it is a nice restaurant and the food was very yummy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was delicious! The service was good and we very much enjoyed our dining experience.

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

My favorite restaurant at Foxwoods. Excellent food and service. Unfortunately we were told that they will be closing for good on June 5th.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Best meal we have had at Foxwoods in a long time! Great value and the cuisine was delicious.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We have dined at your restaurant many times, We had a total of 11 people for a Birthday celebration. Food as always was excellent. Our waitress was ok. Say hello to Josephine .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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food5
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service3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

well we have been going tjere for 25 yearsitialian food
this resturaunt will always have special meaning.
that being said Monday night perhaps, wasntthier best night. As
I have indicated in my reveiw. No problem.
The GRAPPA was FANTASTIC..........Cant wait till the next time. Bye

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The staff was very nice ,, however I had the chicken francaise and there was barely any sauce very dry ,, my husband got the steak with lobster tail ,, the steak was good but the lobster literally smelled awful ( very fishy ) was not fresh and that plate was 51$ ,,

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Place was dead on a Friday night at 8. Took roughly 15 minutes to have order taken. Servers seem un interested and bored. Food average. Decor dated and oddly the music was on volume 1 so it was eerily quiet. Wouldn't return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Very unhappy with the food and service. Will not frequent this restaurant again. They were unable to assist with food allergies and unwilling to cook anything that was not already prepared from the morning, although the restaurant was quite empty. At the price of the meal, I would expect that the chef could cook a piece of chicken fresh rather than just telling you it was already prepared from the morning. After waiting approximately 20 minutes for the waiter to return to take a secondary order option of salmon, I was disappointed to have the dinner arrive that was raw in the middle. The waiter delivered each course with the apology that I couldn't eat it rather than informing me prior so I could make another choice. Very poor service and very very disappointing. Will continue to frequent David Burke and Al Strada when visiting Foxwoods.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

food was deliscious ..service was great enviroment was great. Only bummer I didn't get my 100 points on my rewards card for signing into open table but that is not on al dente.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Both meals were excellent. Server was attentive and informed. Arrived early for reservation, but was seated in 10 minutes .

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Food was HORRIBLE. AVOID this place

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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We have eaten at Al Dente almost every visit to Foxwoods over the last 15 - 20 years, it was my Aunt's favorite place. Slowly but surely like the rest of Foxwoods, the place has gone down hill. I ordered the Penne El Forno and was served an oily, cheesy mess of pasta with sausage and eggplant that had literally run through (there was very little in the dish) all for the very reasonable (cough cough) price of $23.00. It used to be that you would get bread and excellent olive oil along with parmagianno regianno cheese - now you get dried out foccaccia bread with okay olive oil and cheese if you pay additional for it. After polling the table, the overall consensus is the meals (there were 9 of us) were okay - not one stood out! There are better dining options but beware, as I said, nothing is the same here and it shows.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Our meal was delicious and lived up to everything we had hoped. The restaurant ambience was great - quiet and cozy, with some background music going. However, our server Gary was one of the worst servers I have ever encountered. He had zero personality, was grumpy, and when we asked for something, he just grunted at us. The bus boy was more attentive and had a better personality than our waiter.

Besides the bad server, our food was fantastic and we enjoyed our meals and the company.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We celebrated my spouse birthday, the whole crew, and everyone had their great choice. nice atmosphere, great service and delicious food. will visit again!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The calamari was out of this world! Phenomenal taste by far the best tasting we have had and we come from Boston which is known for good seafood. The wine also was very good. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Very pricey for amount of portions we received. Table location was the best either

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was delicious and plentiful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was delicious. Service was a little slow, but they were busy on a Saturday night.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Just had salads and appetizers as we had a limited time there but ther was an excellent selection of both and we were very impressed with the flavors of the foods

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Great italian restaurant with fantastic staff! Beautiful dining area with a great prefix menu. Specialty drinks are also diverse and very good! :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Everything about this dining experience was superb. My husband and I had the calamari to start which was perfectly fried and had a fabulous lemon aoli. We had the rigatoni bolognese which was about the best we ever had and the fish special with lemon risotto and grilled asparagus. Julia our server was great. They had Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc on the wine menu- my favorite! Would definitely come back when we visit Foxwoods again!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Business Dinner for party of ten. Server was excellent. Nice selection of specials. Food was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

GOOD FOOD, GREAT SERVICE. AN OVERALL GOOD TIME. I WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE TO OTHERWISE.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was are 1st time there the food was excellent, the waiter was ok but never came back after someone else delivered our food!! It was New Year's Eve but the service was very slow!! But I'll try a 2nd time .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We have been here many times and it is one of our favorite restaurants. We stop in often on our trips from New Jersey to Boston. The food is always wonderful and we just love Gary, our waiter of choice. And the chocolate mousse is fabulous!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Very dis-organized a 6:15 reservation turned into a 6:45 reservation

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We had a 6 pm reservation and tickets for an 8pm show. We were seated at 6:20 pm only after going up to ask the hostess twice when we would be seated. We would have had plenty of time however our waitress did not appear for 15 min to take our drink order. Then drinks never came. When she finally appeared with the drinks she told us our order had been lost. We wondered how our food order would be treated. Food did not arrive until 7:20 and we had to eat quick so we could hike all the way over to the theater. This place needs to get their act together. People are not going to spend 30 dollars an entrée for a dinner they have to wolf down. I had never been to this restaurant before and will NOT be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The food was delicious. We dine out a frequently and appreciate the attention to detail and passion the staff has for their patrons, the ambiance and the food. The service was excellent. The water glass was always full due to repeated attention by staff. Order was timely and food was delivered very quick. Our reservations were for 5:15 pm after an afternoon theater show.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Impeccable service and the food was outstanding.

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