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Al Dente, Washington, DC

Al Dente

4.4
4.4
1303 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Guests can enjoy fresh house-made pasta, fresh fish and meat offerings along with Italian desserts. Al Dente also showcases Neapolitan pizza from the restaurant’s centerpiece oven.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 244-2223
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Catering is by request
  • Neighborhood
    Tenleytown
  • Parking details
    Free parking weeknights after 5:00PM and all day Saturday & Sunday. 50% OFF weekdays before 5:00PM with validation
  • Public transit
    Tenleytown/American University metro stop on the red line and the N2/N4/N6 bus lines.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Kid-friendly

1,303 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My chef friend found the chicken parm only OK but the lanette was really good and a huge amount of food. Pizza is always good there and the star for us is always the zucchini flowers.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok, but calzone apparently is not what it’s expected, more open meatballs?

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  3. Suzsez

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Neither of our main courses were well prepared. My guest’s baked eggplant Parmesan looked like soup, with very little eggplant. My medium rare burger was beyond well done and there was a micro thin piece of cheese on top, qualifying it as a cheese burger in name only. So much for a rare indulgence.

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  4. JenniferK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the outdoor cafe in warm weather, great food & service!

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  5. PrestonT

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great but the noise level is extremely high.

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  6. genes

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always good. Service is also good and attentive.

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  7. Traveler

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding value especially during the daily HH but regular pricing also good. Arugula salad, pasta Alfredo & meatballs are among standouts. Servers knowledgeable, courteous - good attention to detail.

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  8. MariaM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice service. Super friendly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. ChrisC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Thierry is the best. Definitely pay him more. Thierry is the best. Definitely pay him more. Thierry is the best. Definitely pay him more. Thierry is the best. Definitely pay him more. Thierry is the best. Definitely pay him more. Thierry is the best. Definitely pay him more.

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  10. Charles

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good neighborhood Italian food. The 20% service charge is automatically added to the bill We have eaten at this restaurant several times and it is very consistent with excellent pizza

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FAQs

Al Dente does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Al Dente also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 244-2223.

Al Dente is rated 4.4 stars by 1303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Al Dente

3201 New Mexico Ave. Suite E NW, Washington, DC 20016

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tenleytown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking weeknights after 5:00PM and all day Saturday & Sunday. 50% OFF weekdays before 5:00PM with validation
  • Public transit
    Tenleytown/American University metro stop on the red line and the N2/N4/N6 bus lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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