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Al Dente

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-7303
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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West boylston
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was our tip to Art who Loves Italian food! Excellent service from MULTIPLE waiters Ate inside as weather looked like rain. Many choices. LAgsna was excellent but NO sides offered. Appetizer was excellent! ? rice balls in suace? Two of 4 at our table had sides with their dinner Might be good to offer salad with LAgsna Bread was... More 

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service and food were amazing! We were eating outside when it started pouring rain and they immediately relocated us inside. Service was attentive and the food was incredible. We spent the same or more on other San Juan restaurants that were inferior to this one.

Thank BethAV
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was not up to par with the price. I had Fetuccine al pesto, it was cold and the pasta was cut. For being the oldest Italian restaurant in Old San Juan it does not live up to its claim. I worst spent money on food.

Thank Jakeline R
Lawrence, New York
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my family here for dinner on our most recent trip to San Juan. The food was good for the most part but didn't come out hot enough. Service could have been better but the dessert was very good and almost saved the meal. I will give them another chance on our next trip because I think they are worth... More 

Thank Russell F
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food,great service, good ambience but pricey We ordered for vegeterian food here, tried out the pumpkin soup which had an unforgetable delicious taste. It was a little pricey though.

Thank Anambitioustraveler
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner the food was good. The thing we really enjoyed was the arancini. But the service is kind of slow and then before we even finished the meal they were rushing us and wanted to clean plates even we still had some on the plates.

Thank Katerina S
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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222 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place you go when you want a sure thing and are not in the mood for exploring. The pastas are as good as other restaurants in Old San Juan, the service is better and the owner is quick with a smile and very helpful. Located in a crowded strip of restaurants in Old San Juan, the place... More 

Thank Manuelq57
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice decor , average food. The Salmon was dry , a shoe sole ... came with SAMPLES of vegetables. Poor selection of appetizers. Never again.

Thank Alon C
Austin, TX
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. Had the short pasta with cheese and sauce. Changed the pasta to spaghetti. Yummy! Husband had jambalaya risotto. Great. Service was good too!

Thank travelinterest
Andover, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw an ad for this restaurant on the TV while we were in San Juan. I asked people at the hotel about it and they said it was excellent. They have both inside and outside dining. We prefer to eat inside, but the majority of the people ate outside. They had a very varied menu. There was definitely something... More 

Thank Carlotta M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-723-7303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?