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Al dente, Palm Springs, CA

Al dente

4.4
4.4
668 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Al dente Trattoria - A quaint cucina with a decidedly European atmosphere, has served Palm Springs and international clientele for over 25 years.

Al dente proprietor Kendra Riccio and Executive Chef Oscar Cardenas present an extensive menu of pastas with homemade sauces, beef, veal, and fresh seafood entrées for lunch and dinner in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Located on historic Palm Canyon Drive, downtown Palm Springs, within walking distance to major hotels, convention center, shopping and casinos.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 325-1160

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    W. Alejo Road

  • Parking details

    Parking lot in rear of restaurant. Entrance from Alejo RD. Back entrance into Al Dente from parking lot.Street parking on both Alejo RD and in front of Al Dente on N.Palm Canyon DR.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti e Insalata

Add to salad: Shrimp $8 or Chicken $5

  • Mista Italiana$7.75

    Assorted baby field greens lightly dressed in house made balsamic

    • Caesar$9.75

      Romaine lettuce, house made Caesar dressing, croutons and parmesan

      • Polpette di Pomodoro$14.75

        All beef meatballs in a tomato basil sauce

        • Caprese$15.75

          Fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil

          • Tricolore$13.75

            Baby arugula, radicchio and Belgium endive with our house made balsamic dressing

            • Gamberoni Griglia$18.75

              Jumbo shrimp brushed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Perfectly grilled

              Zuppe

              • Zuppa del Giorno$7.75

                Our chef's house made soup of the day

                • Minestrone$8.75

                  "Tuscan Style" garden vegetables in light tomato broth

                  • Pasta e Fagioli (Seasonal Nov-May)$8.75

                    "Seasonal" small pasta, pancetta and cannellini bean soup

                    • Zuppa Cozze e Vongole$16.75

                      Mussels and Manila clams in a red or white broth

                      I Risotto

                      Arborio Rice

                      • Risotto Primavera$21.75

                        Fresh garden vegetables, tomato and basil sauce

                        • Risotto di Gamberoni$28.75

                          Our famous "Pink sauce", a blend of tomato, garlic, cream and brandy with jumbo shrimp

                          Le Paste

                          Choice of Pasta: Linguine, Spaghetti, Fettuccini or Penne (Gluten Free available). Add to any pasta: Shrimp $8, Chicken $5, Italian Sausage $6, or Meatballs 3 for $7

                          • Aglio e Olio$14.75

                            Fresh fragrant garlic and olive oil

                            • Arrabiata, "Angry Style"$16.75

                              Tomato, garlic and crushed red pepper

                              • Bolognese$19.75

                                Tomato and meat sauce slowly cooked with Chianti

                                • Pomodoro e Basilico$16.75

                                  Fresh tomato and basil sauce

                                  • Our Famous "Pink Sauce"$18.75

                                    Velvety tomato, cognac & touch of cream

                                    • Primavera$17.75

                                      Fresh garden vegetables in tomato and basil sauce

                                      • Al Salmone$19.75

                                        Smoked salmon in creamy cognac sauce

                                        • Alle Vongole$25.75

                                          Fresh manila clams, garlic and olive oil in white wine sauce. Red sauce available

                                          • Frutti di Mare$27.75

                                            Calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels in tomato garlic sauce

                                            • Caprese$18.75

                                              Fresh chopped tomato, garlic, buffalo mozzarella and basil

                                              • Pesto$19.75

                                                Fresh basil and herbs, garlic, olive oil, pine nuts, parmesan and a touch of cream (may be ordered without cream)

                                                • Polpette Marinara$21.75

                                                  All beef meatballs in marinara sauce

                                                  • Quattro Formaggio$19.75

                                                    Gorgonzola, Romano, Fontina and Parmesan blended in creamy sauce

                                                    • Carbonara$19.75

                                                      Pancetta (Italian bacon), creamy egg yolk finished with Parmesan

                                                      • Primavera con Pollo$21.75

                                                        Fresh garden vegetables with chopped chicken in light cream sauce

                                                        • Ravioli Ricotta e Spinaci$20.75

                                                          Pasta enveloping fresh ricotta cheese and spinach in tomato basil sauce

                                                          • Ravioli di Aragosta$24.75

                                                            Lobster-filled in "Our Famous Pink Sauce" (tomato, cognac and cream)

                                                            I Secondi

                                                            All entrees served with fresh vegetables and roasted rosemary potatoes OR side of spaghetti Aglio e Olio

                                                            • Pollo Limone$23.75

                                                              Chicken breast with a vibrant lemon butter reduction

                                                              • Pollo Balsamico$23.75

                                                                Chicken breast sautéed in a garlic rosemary balsamic reduction

                                                                • Pollo Funghi$24.75

                                                                  Chicken breast sautéed with fresh mushrooms, white wine and olive oil

                                                                  • Pollo Marsalla$24.75

                                                                    Chicken breast sautéed with marsala wine and mushrooms

                                                                    • Pollo Pizzaiola$25.75

                                                                      Chicken breast sautéed in tomato garlic and oregano sauce

                                                                      • Pollo Parmigiana$26.75

                                                                        Lightly breaded chicken sautéed in tomato, garlic and oregano sauce topped with mozzarella

                                                                        • Bisteca di Manzo$31.75

                                                                          Grilled New York steak seasoned to perfection

                                                                          • Scallopini Piccata$27.75

                                                                            Veal medallions sautéed in lemon butter and capers

                                                                            • Scallopini Marsala$27.75

                                                                              Veal medallions sautéed in red marsala wine sauce and mushrooms

                                                                              • Scallopini Parmigiana$28.75

                                                                                Lightly breaded veal sautéed in tomato, garlic and oregano sauce topped with mozzarella

                                                                                • Gamberoni Griglia$29.75

                                                                                  Jumbo shrimp braised in garlic and olive oil, butterflied and grilled to perfection

                                                                                  • Salmon Filet$30.75

                                                                                    Grilled to perfection

                                                                                    • Pesce del Giorno

                                                                                      Catch of the day

                                                                                      • Market Price

                                                                                    Dolce

                                                                                    • Spumoni$7.75

                                                                                      Layered rum, chocolate, hazelnut, strawberry and pistachio ice cream with cherries

                                                                                      • Dolce del Giorno$9.75

                                                                                        Ask your server for today's selection

                                                                                        • New York Cheesecake$7.75

                                                                                          Made the traditional way, New York style with cream cheese

                                                                                          • Tiramisu "Pick Me Up"$9.75

                                                                                            House made ladyfingers dipped in espresso, layered with mascarpone cheese and cocoa

                                                                                            • Limoncello Truffle$8.75

                                                                                              Lemon gelato with a heart of limoncello, covered in meringue sprinkles

                                                                                              • Canolli Fatti In Casa$9.75

                                                                                                House made cannoli with sweetened ricotta cheese, orange lemon zest and chocolate chips

                                                                                                • Gelato$7.75

                                                                                                  Choice of: chocolate, white chocolate, or cappuccino gelato

                                                                                                  • Sorbetto del Giorno$7.75

                                                                                                    Ask your server for today's selection

                                                                                                    Specialty Cocktails

                                                                                                    • Aperol Spritz$12.00

                                                                                                      Aperol, Prosecco and fresh lemon

                                                                                                      • Pear Martini$12.00

                                                                                                        Grey Goose Pear, Amaretto and fresh lemon

                                                                                                        • Palm Springs Blue$12.00

                                                                                                          Hypnotic Liquor, Absolut and fresh lemon

                                                                                                          • G's Negroni$12.00

                                                                                                            Campari Gin, Tequila, cranberry and lemonade

                                                                                                            • Green Passion$12.00

                                                                                                              Malibu Rum, Midori and pineapple juice

                                                                                                              • Smooth Rider$12.00

                                                                                                                Pama, Ketel One Vodka and cranberry juice

                                                                                                                • Makers Old Fashioned$12.00

                                                                                                                  Makers Mark Whiskey, Soda and muddled orange

                                                                                                                  • The Kennedy$12.00

                                                                                                                    Ketel One Vodka, orange, soda and cranberry

                                                                                                                    Bevande

                                                                                                                    Catadoro Cafe

                                                                                                                    • Espresso$4.75

                                                                                                                      • Double$7.75
                                                                                                                    • Cappuccino$7.75

                                                                                                                      • Double$9.75
                                                                                                                    • Cafe Latte$7.75

                                                                                                                      • San Pellegrino Sparkling

                                                                                                                        • Large Bottle$7.25
                                                                                                                      • San Benedetto Still

                                                                                                                        • Large Bottle$7.25
                                                                                                                      • Soft Drinks$3.75

                                                                                                                        • Juice$3.75

                                                                                                                          Vino

                                                                                                                          House Wine Glass $10 / Bottle $30

                                                                                                                            Rosso

                                                                                                                            • Chianti

                                                                                                                              • Pinot Noir

                                                                                                                                • Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                                                                  Bianco

                                                                                                                                  • Pinot Grigio

                                                                                                                                    • Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                      • Moscato

                                                                                                                                        • Prosecco

                                                                                                                                          Bira

                                                                                                                                            Domestic

                                                                                                                                            $5.50

                                                                                                                                            • Coors Light

                                                                                                                                              • Sierra Nevada

                                                                                                                                                • Lagunitas IPA

                                                                                                                                                  • Buckler's Non-A

                                                                                                                                                    Imported

                                                                                                                                                    $6.50

                                                                                                                                                    • Peroni

                                                                                                                                                      • Blue Moon

                                                                                                                                                        • Corona

                                                                                                                                                          • Negra Modelo

                                                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            What 668 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            4.4
                                                                                                                                                            4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                            • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                              Average tasting meal for the price point.

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                                                                                                                                                              Just OK We had a salad and pasta, so just a simple meal. Salad was OK; pasta sauce mediocre to say the least. Ambiance is nice; waiter very friendly and accommodating. Nice touch: the bread with fresh tomato salsa.

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                                                                                                                                                              Wonderful food and fun service! Excellent martinis!

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                                                                                                                                                              DavidB

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Dinner with friends. Server was great!

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                                                                                                                                                              Table24

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                                                                                                                                                              Great reliable food, service!!

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                                                                                                                                                              Rick404

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                                                                                                                                                              12 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Amateur Italian food. Caprese salad came undressed. The provide oil and cheap balsamic at the table, but it made it worse. Food covered in bad tomato sauce. Service was embarrassingly bad. Had to ask for dirty plates to be cleared and then they did not clear them all. Server brought our check and our bill, non-existent in between. The only good thing about the meal was the bottle of wine (Napa.....odd they would not suggest an Italian) and the spinach. We will not be back.

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Our “go to” place for any occasion or no occasion at all. One of our favorites and never disappoints. Gonzalo was amazing as always.

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                                                                                                                                                              DebraKayM

                                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                                              91 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              91 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Special dinner with husband and mother in law. Amazing as always! Great food, service, cocktails and view. We visit twice a week every time we stay in Palm Springs!

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                                                                                                                                                              bohand

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                                                                                                                                                              98 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              This was our first time back to Al dente in a while. We had the most amazing experience. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the meatballs, the Caesar salad, and shared Aglio e Olio with sausage. It was all beautifully done. We also can't say enough about Gonzalo who waited on our table. He made us feel really special, although he was clearly managing multiple tables. He is a true gem when it comes to customer service.

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                                                                                                                                                              Great outdoor dining, friendly service and fantastic food!

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                                                                                                                                                              AnAccidentInWaiting

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                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                              A solid good but nothing great/remarkable.

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                                                                                                                                                              AlanC

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Come early and sit on their patio. Order anything you like from their menu and it will be very good. Enjoy.

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                                                                                                                                                              HeatherP

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Excellent meal of chicken piccata and chicken parmigiana, sides of roasted potato and spinach. Delicious! Fantastic service, convenient location in Palm Springs, outdoor patio seating.

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 26, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              We make reservations twice a week at Al Dente when vacationing in Palm Springs! Amazing cocktails (recommend pear martini), pasta (numerous options and all delicious) and exceptional service! We highly recommend table 51 for a great view, quiet and private. The staff is very professional, courteous and ensure everyone is taken care!

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Table bread was dry and flavorless. Tomatoes in caprese salad were not ripe and had been refrigerated, lettuce was wilted. Pasta was fine but nothing exceptional. Would not return or recommend. Staff were pleasant. No complaints about service.

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                                                                                                                                                              AquariusTraveler

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              My penne pasta was cooked perfectly al dente just like the name says. Nice bartender too.

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                                                                                                                                                              Farsheed

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 17, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              Great food. Great service. Their Bass fish special was outstanding. The Tiramisu is a must. Enjoyed the service and the quality of the food. Highly recommended.

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                                                                                                                                                              pl13

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 11, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                              We enjoyed our first dining experience with Al Dente. We got there early to enjoy a cocktail. Barbara waited on us and made a great martini and spritz! We were seated by an attentive hostess at a nice outside table. Things went quickly from there! While the service was polite and courteous, we felt like they were trying to get us fed and out as quickly as possible. I had the bolognese and the "Italian Flag" salad. Both were solid. My husband had a special cannelloni with veal. He enjoyed that! We both had a class of house Chianti which went well with both of our meals. I took a cannoli to go. I enjoyed the ricotta filling as it wasn't too sweet, but not the chocolate chips (which it says are sprinkled on top on the menu). We had a nice dinner with a lovely setting. We would go back!

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                                                                                                                                                              San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Ok I understand the restaurants are still trying to get help. So... Service was slow and not very personal. The food was average. Sat outside and the ambiance was nice.

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                                                                                                                                                              San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              We sat on the patio on a beautiful spring evening. The service was fantastic and they accommodated special requests such as Alfredo which is not on the menu. Their birthday tiramusu desert and chocolate cake were fantastic.

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                                                                                                                                                              Jerryj2

                                                                                                                                                              Austin

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Salmon dish with spinach and nicely roasted potatoes seems to be a standard on almost every menu in Palm Springs - Caesar salad was tasty but was presented as a small portion thrown on a plate - the chicken Parmesan portion was on the small side too - service although very friendly missed an opportunity to sell us a bottle of wine because the waiter never checked back after the dinner was served by the runners…

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                                                                                                                                                              AlanZ

                                                                                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                              57 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Wonderful evening.

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                                                                                                                                                              BryanFalls

                                                                                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                              44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Dinner at Al Dente was great. This is one of our go-to places for good Italian food. The service was attentive and quick as well as friendly and fun. The food was delicious. The atmosphere on the patio was wonderful. Looking forward to next time.

                                                                                                                                                            24. AM

                                                                                                                                                              AnneM

                                                                                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Really pretty restaurant and the outside is nice. They were running a bit behind for an outside table but the employees were really sweet. The server was very attentive and kind! The food was pretty good too!

                                                                                                                                                            25. MO

                                                                                                                                                              MOnicaG

                                                                                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Nice atmosphere. Will definitely eat there again. Waiter was delightful.

                                                                                                                                                            26. CB

                                                                                                                                                              CindyB

                                                                                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              The four of us LOVED our pasta dishes which were seasoned perfectly! We all enjoyed the peartinis, bottle of rose, and fabulous cheesecake, as well. We’ve been enjoying Al Dente for many many years and always recommend it to visiting family and friends.

                                                                                                                                                            27. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              I have dined here frequently since moving to Palm Springs in 2015. Once again a totally satisfying experience. Perhaps my favorite Italian restaurant in te valley.

                                                                                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              I came in as a single which isn’t ideal for most restaurants. The hostess was cordial and friendly and seated me even though I was early. The server was also friendly and allowed me to take my time having a cocktail before I ordered. He did not rush to turn the table. The food was exceptional. The server was attentive without being annoying. The only downside was he did not offer the specials and I only learned about them, after I had ordered, by hearing his conversation with another table. I would however, highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                            29. GL

                                                                                                                                                              GinaL

                                                                                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                              299 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              299 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              We had veal Parmesan and veal piccata. It arrived very quickly and piping hot. We both enjoyed it. There was no lag time to get the check. A great experience!

                                                                                                                                                            30. n

                                                                                                                                                              nyfoodie

                                                                                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                              80 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              80 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              Too few servers made for a long wait for drinks. Food plentiful but under seasoned. We had opted for outdoor seating on Open Table but when we arrived, we were told it would be a 20 minute wait unless we sat inside. Servers seemed a bit overwhelmed. So many outstanding Italian restaurants in the Valley. This was meh.

                                                                                                                                                              Al denteResponded on March 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              Hi Pam, We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Apologies about the wait time, we are a little understaffed & working to get more employees to help assist. We do our best to accommodate our guests seating preferences. The weather on Monday became a little tricky earlier in the evening. Regardless, we would love to invite you back for a better experience. We'll be sending you a private message shortly. Hope you'll give us another try for a better experience. -Al dente

                                                                                                                                                            31. S

                                                                                                                                                              Sewit12

                                                                                                                                                              Edmonton

                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Our server was fabulous. He was very busy but managed his work load beautifully. Made a mean martini too! Food is good; everyone at our table was very happy with their meals. We will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                            32. TA

                                                                                                                                                              ThomA

                                                                                                                                                              New England

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              We made a reservation on Open Table and were seated when we arrived. The food was good, but not impressive. The bread was dry and service was slow. My wife left her sweater at the table and the restaurant called us, for which we were grateful.

                                                                                                                                                            33. RS

                                                                                                                                                              RockyS

                                                                                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Our fifth visit-all of which featured great food and service and outdoor seating where we could watch people go by. The only downside was very loud cars and motorcycles driving by on a Saturday evening, which we knew before we came and chose to dine here anyway to enjoy the other benefits of the experience.

                                                                                                                                                            34. RA

                                                                                                                                                              RAsr

                                                                                                                                                              Portland

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                              Nothing special, especially for the price

                                                                                                                                                            35. CM

                                                                                                                                                              ColumbusMom

                                                                                                                                                              Columbus

                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              We spend four nights in PS, and this was our least favorite meal. We ordered a veggie risotto, spinach ravioli, and chicken Marsala. The chicken was pretty good, although we have much better here in Ohio. Ravioli was pretty good. Risotto was dreadful. It had a "red" sauce (odd for risotto) that honestly tasted like canned tomato soup. It was a below average meal, although sitting outside on the patio was nice.

                                                                                                                                                            36. V

                                                                                                                                                              Valuedriven

                                                                                                                                                              Puerto Vallarta

                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Delicious food served quickly.Great value

                                                                                                                                                            37. a

                                                                                                                                                              artfrk

                                                                                                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Our meal was excellent. Our server Scott was the best. Such a nice person. The food was so good. We would come back.

                                                                                                                                                            38. D

                                                                                                                                                              Dinner

                                                                                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                              Excellent service and average food quality. Patio dining on street so traffic can be loud. Price was fair.

                                                                                                                                                            39. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              San Diego

                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                              Great location, service and menu!

                                                                                                                                                            40. OT

                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                              Omaha

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                              Just average indoor dining.

                                                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                            • Screening

                                                                                                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                                            Al dente does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Al dente also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 325-1160.

                                                                                                                                                            Al dente is rated 4.4 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                            Google Map for Al dente

                                                                                                                                                            491 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262

                                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                              W. Alejo Road

                                                                                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                              Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                              Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                              Resort Casual

                                                                                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                              Parking lot in rear of restaurant. Entrance from Alejo RD. Back entrance into Al Dente from parking lot.Street parking on both Alejo RD and in front of Al Dente on N.Palm Canyon DR.

                                                                                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                            • Owned/operated by

                                                                                                                                                              Women

                                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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