Al Dente Restaurant
Penne Rigate, Farfalle (Bowtie), Linguine, Angel Hair, Cavatappi (Spiral), Fettucini.
Large ricotta cheese ravioli, in our homemade marinara sauce.
Fresh cheese and lobster ravioli prepared in a light marinara sauce with shrimp, a touch of cream and pecorino romano cheese.
Angela, the server was incredible as was the food!!!
This was the first night of Boston being all open and I think maybe the kitchen was overwhelmed. Food wasn't as good as in the past. Willing to give them the benefit of the doubt first night with everyone inside and full!!
We return often for a great tasting meal every time!! Make a reservation!!
Pasta was bland.
Food was outstanding. Service was wonderful. Eating at 8PM outside with no heaters was miserable.
The food is outstanding the atmosphere is a bit to be desired. Angela our waitress was top notch we enjoyed her sitting with us and talking History. We live 30 mins outside of Boston and don’t know everything about the north end so it was great that we learned something while eating a fantastic meal.
Definitely will visit again!
Celebrating everyone in family being completely vaccinated against Covid!
The food was great and the portions were generous. It was a lovely lunch on the outdoor "patio".
Can't say enough about Al Dente! Love everything about it. The food is unbelievable. The only restaurant I go to in the North End.
Food was really tasty! Welcome was not so great. We arrived at 6:38 for our 6:45 outdoor reservation and the host was grumpy that we were late for our 6:30 indoor reservation. When I showed our confirmation email, he said that they don't do reservations on the quarter hour and that open table made a mistake. Either way Al Dente or Open table need to sort out the miscommunication. We wound up eating inside and the food was very yummy! Just not a great start to our first indoor dining experience since the pandemic.
Food was excellent. Love that they validate parking. Will definitely return.
Great to be back. Delicious food and great service with precautions in place.
Hopped down to Boston for a night out. We made reservations at Al Dente for dinner. It's a quaint spot in North End that reminded us of some of our favorite spots on our last trip to Italy. It looks like the whole family is working there, even Nana. The service is great and portions are large. People Are friendly and happy, and the music selection was fantastic.
We started with caprese salad which was fresh and delicious. The mozzarella was so creamy and rich.
Hubby had linguine with clams for dinner and it was absolutely perfect. Pasta was al dente in a light white wine sauce. I had the veal valentino and oh my gosh!! Tender veal, mozzarella, mushrooms, roasted red peppers in a pink sauce. So delicious! We had a beautiful Sangiovese wine with dinner. I will be happy when the Covid partitions come down, but I understand the current need in such a small place. We will definitely be back.
Food was delicious and the servers were quick and kind - we will be back again!
Amazing! The food is to die for.
Service was fantastic! Appetizer of fried calamari was just average. Grilled fig salad was delicious and main entree of sausage and broccoli rabe was amazing!!
Awesome meal,as always. Favorite place to eat . Highly recommend
This was a covid lunch with family - a first in a year. The food was all excellent. Linguine with clams was perfectly al dente - rate in my experience. And despite the great food, the waitress was even better. Bravo al denta!!
It was a very nice dinner out for our family. The food was very good, and the service was great. Angela was fun and a really good server!!! It was tight in there but it is listed as a small place. Everyone enjoyed their dinners and cocktails!!!
We went for lunch and was seated right away. The feed here is delicious. Made to order. We had bread to start with butter. I had the gnocchi al dente and my husband had linguini Alfredo with chicken.
Our server was very attentive and answered any questions we had. There was enough food to take some home. We finished the meal with a shot of limoncello. I loved it. Would return.
Gnocchi was the bomb! Huge portions and very fresh. Can't wait to return...
The best. Lovely time as always!
Great staff and amazing food. Would definitely reccomend this place.
You can’t beat this place for food and service. It’s old North Emd. We came back to Boston from Charlotte for the week and this was a must visit!
We had Ang as our server and she was phenomenal. Made us feel right at home. Our glasses were always full and she made sure we were taken care of the entire time. Thank you Ang!!
Al Dente exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were big. The staff made you feel at home, and they took great measures for coronavirus. Will definitely return for some good Italian food.
Felt like we were on a date with the other table because they were connected, barely any table space.
Bday party had to wait for 40 min
Food was amazing and our server was great. Portions are massive!
absolutely amazing experience. best pasta i have ever had!!!
4 of us dined out and had a great evening. Lisa was our server and she was exceptional. No rush and we took our time. Appetizers and dinner was great. Restaurant is small so there will always be some energy and volume.
Joanne was amazing! 10/10 would come back!
They put us in a corner and I was sat face to face with a glade air freshener plugged into the wall. All I could smell was chemicals pointed at my face, not the food.
Food was ok, not the best, healthy portion sizes.
The waitress gave us the check right after we finished dinner, didn't ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. I thought that was a bit rude.
Always grew at food. People complain about the atmosphere and service. It's the north end. Get use to it or go back to the olive garden
Perfect night in the north end!
Everything was delicious!!! The favorite was the scallop & shrimp dish on homemade fusilli with a vodka sauce, OMG!
Food was amazing with huge portions for the price. Make a reservation! Waitress Joanna was friendly, kind and helpful. Everyone loved their meals and I would go back again.
We had lobster ravioli, spaghetti wjth meat sauce a meatball and and Italian sasuage, a dish with scallops in it and the caprese salad.
Super small place and tables are tightly packed.
No changing table in restroom for baby/toddler
Not very handicap accessible so as my child gets older I might not be able to take her here anymore
LOVED our waitress. Food was delish. Had a reservation and they were able to take us early.
Had a very good experience - I had been here once before and really enjoyed it. The arrabiata is amazing for anyone who loves spicy food!
We had such a lovely dinner at Al Dente! We were greeted at the door by name of the reservation and brought to a cute little table against the wall. The place was busy! But still extremely enjoyable. The food was outstanding!!! The service was great!
Al Dente Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Al Dente Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-0990.
Al Dente Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2653 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.