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About Al Dente Restaurant
Snuggled in the heart of the world famous North End, Al Dente Restaurant lets you feast on a bountiful array of Italian specialties. The outstanding menu, featuring pasta, chicken, veal and seafood, highlights a spectrum of lavish Italian specialties that are sure to please discriminating palates. The open kitchen lets you in on the action behind the superb dishes, and you'll enjoy their lavish fare amid a cozy, casual setting.
Boston, MA 02113
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:45pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 10:45pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parcel 7 garage is within a 5 min walk to our restaurant located at the corner of Sudbury and Congress St; $1.00 for up to 2 hrs; $3.00 for up to 3 hrs; Validation void over 3 hours; Show your server your ticket to validate
Al Dente Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
A great value in the North End. Excellent food with a friendly service staff all at a good price. It's a cozy, warm place. Great for a family outing, getting together with friends, eating after a game, or just grabbing a hardy Italian meal. Lots to choose from. Will return again.
Excellent Italian restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. With so many options in the North End, I will definitely be returning. House-made, fresh pasta (cooked al Dente of course) held the flavorful sauce perfectly. The Veal Saltimboca was perfection, and the gnocchi was light and fluffy, not doughy like at so many restaurants. Very attentive wait staff. Large portions - two of us brought home leftovers. I highly recommend!
I’ve been there dozens of times for business and pleasure and it is always great. From the host out front who always has a quick story, to the experienced waitresses, the personal service is second to none. The dining room is small but the menu is not- homemade pasta great sauces, exceptional veal and delicious shrimp & scallops with vodka sauce over fresh made pasta. Everything is tasty but don’t expect coffee or dessert as they’ve done away with that since there’s many options for that nearby. Go right up the street to the coffee bar.
There are tons of choices in the Northend but this is my favorite!
Very happy with the food! Authentic and large portions. Reservations are an absolute must, we were right on time and still had to wait about 10-15 minutes or so; I can only imagine how long the wait without reservations is on a busy Friday or Saturday night! I got chicken parm with tortellini and my girlfriend got the shrimp & calamari diavolo. The place was jam packed and our food came insanely quick. We were in an out within 50 minutes. It's a little dark and fairly loud but otherwise I definitely recommend Al Dente!
This just became our new favorite North End Restaurant. The homemade pasta was outstanding, cooked perfectly al dente. Generous portions of veal parmesan, shrimp and scallops with vodka sauce, and shrimp marinara (prepared by special request!) arrived to the table hot from the kitchen. Delicious food was complimented by exceptional service and a warm friendly waitstaff!
This place is small, but nice and authentic. Very hard to park close to it, but the walk around the neighborhood is invigorating and interesting. Just allow enough time. The tables are close together, and this would not seem to be a great spot for a large group. The food came out quickly, and it was delicious. Tables were cleared quickly, and our 82-year-old server was a doll. We had a great time.
Am Dente was a place I spotted on this website and as I proceeded to check out the menu my choice was made. Many options for authentic Italian dining. Wine choice was great for my significant other. My overall dining experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for a quick date night in the North End of Boston.
The North End can be imposing. But if you are in Boston, how can you not go? Narrow streets, great smells from every direction. Just go. Take your kids. Order a big pasta. Enjoy a glass of Chianti. Kibbitz with the server. Just go. The food is very good, the experience is excellent.
I went to Al Dente for my birthday dinner with some of my friends and we all had a great time. Everyone was talking about what a great choice of restaurant this throughout our meal. Marge, our waitress, was wonderful and attentive. The food was yummy and flavorful! I am a vegetarian and I had no issue finding food to eat. The restaurant was adorable. I will definitely be going back!
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