Al Dente Restaurant
Food was delicious, we had the pumpkin ravioli and chicken parm.
I have been coming up annually with a group of college friends for many years! This year, we had 9 people and everyone left full and happy! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. For party's over 4 I would make a reservation as it is a small place.
Delicious pasta and gluten free gnocchi!
We went for an early lunch and it was wonderful! We will be back and it is very quiet if you go before 12 noon. Big bowls of pasta and we finished them!
Al Dente is our "go to" restaurant in the North End,
never disappoints. Greeted at the front door by
a lovely gentlemen, had a great waitress, Joanna.
A pleasure to spend my money there.
Al Dente was by far the best meal we had in Boston! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend Al Dente to anyone traveling to Boston.
We had a great meal and service!
Wonderful food with experienced, friendly waitress.
Food was authentic with fresh made pasta. Prices are reasonable. Ambiance was great felt like I was in my grandmother’s kitchen. Highly recommend this restaurant and looking forward to retuning.
Great food - great service
Terrible. We had to wait 40 minutes for our table even with our reservation. We were then moved from our table without even being asked if that would be okay. The food came out and it was terrible. The bread is supermarket quality with packets of lukewarm butter, the Caesar salad was bland, and the pasta was not good at all. AVIOD!
My Wife and I walk in and turn around and walk out the noise level was over the top It reminded me of high school cafeteria this was our anniversary and this was not the place to be.
sorry the food might have been great but we were not going to stick around to find out!
The food was fine, but came out so quick and we couldn’t even enjoy our wine and bread before the food came out. The host was brusk and a little rude to us when we arrived early to our reservation. The food was nothing special, and we were rushed to eat and pay so that they could turn over the table. I will not be returning to Al Dente.
Cozy North End restaurant with great value, high quality food. Gluten free options available.
The place was packed but we got in on time for our reservation. Gluten free options were numerous and our waitress was incredibly helpful. Would return in a heartbeat!
Excellent as always! We especially love when Angela waits on us. My friend had the shrimp scampi and I had chicken parm. Delicious as always!
This place is simply the best Italian in the North End! Every time Im in town I come with customers or meet friends who live in the area. Food is to die for and the people are great. It’s everything you would want in an Italian restaurant.
Great food and great service! Definitely recommend upgrading to the homemade pasta - it's perfect!
Food was good. The restaurant is "cozy", not particularly comfortable for larger people. The server must have been having an off day since she took a long time to take care of is, was confused about the order, was dropping stuff such as knives
Always perfect Italian food and Hospitality.
I made a reservation on open table and received a confirmation # and a call confirming from the restaurant on Saturday the day I was going. When we got there they did not have the reservation. I did have my confirmation number with me but we just had to wait to be seated. My reservation was for 8:00- PM on Saturday the 19th under Helaine Hyzen.
Somone dropped the ball on this.
Show up JUST before your reservation time because you will wait until that exact time but be taken in right when you’re scheduled. The food is outstanding and the staff was top notch. Our waitress was so fun & friendly. Another nice touch was that the gentleman who took us inside came over at one point and referred to me by my name to ask me how everything was. Small detail, and all it took was the check my reservation name and what table I was seated at... but that was a really nice thing. Made you feel you were a regular there even on your first visit.
The food, the service and the atmosphere was out of this world!
Food was very good and friendly service. Will go back next time I’m in Boston.
Al Dente is fabulous. Service is great!
We had a group of Ten for a business meal and everyone had a wonderful time.
I would highly recommend it.
Totally satisfied. We took Amtrak to Boston for lunch and made reservations with Al Dente Making and changing times on the web site was simple. The food was very tasty and a very LARGE portion even for lunch. I can not immagine what dinnr portions would be. It was a great birthday lunch that we plan to go back for again!!!
We found this restaurant on Foursquare and decided to check it out based on reviews there. It's a very small space so be prepared to get close to your neighbors. The food was very good and you get a lot so either come hungry or share something. The prices were a little high for me, but comparable to everything else in the area so I guess it was fine. At least you got a lot of food for your money.
Another great dinner experience. Our waitress was wonderful and very entertaining. The food is fantastic.
Great food. Good value. Hard to get in make a reservation
Our favorite place on the north side of Boston. We go there whenever we are in Boston
Always a great evening. Lisa is the best
Solid. Good food in little Italy
I’d never been before, but will definitely be back!
We love al dente! I bring all my Boston visitors here for an authentic north end experience!
While the restaurant is small and casual, it is big on service and quality of food. Everything we ate was flavourful and plentiful. The shrimp and scallop vodka sauce pasta I had would have fed two people. The eggplant/ricotta appetizer was amazing. Joanna our waitress was a gem; she is a wonderful, experienced server. Try it out!
Visiting Boston we wanted to dine at an authentic Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Al Dente did not disappoint. We had great service with Joanna (JoJo) and everything we ordered was delivered at the right temperature and extremely tasty. So glad we chose to eat there! Definitely recommend.
This was my first time and the place was bustling - full house and a little tough to hear at times, but that is expected. The bruschetta and entree of chicken Milanese were fantastic. The angel pasta with pesto sauce however lacked flavor and is the only reason the rating is not a5. I would definitely try it again.
Great spot and all 5 of us enjoyed our meal vodka sauce was excellent.
The food was amazing, very tasty and huge portions. The waitress was very cold and short however, having conversations with other staff while taking our orders and being pushy around time taken to order, etc. It is also very dark in the restaurant, almost to an uncomfortable degree. Overall, would definitely recommend but service needs to be improved.
Very very veryyyyy good food. Restaurant is small and causal. No liquor license so they just have beer and wine. Did I say food is great?? 😉 This might be my favorite place in the North End. They are also very accommodating to food changes and adjustments based on allergies and stuff.