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Al Dente

#3,072 of 14,149 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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38 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 79 64
12:00 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:45
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:45
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Stumbled across this little Italian gem while visiting Paris and staying in the Invalides 7th ARR. The food was good, the service was good, and I will Star this place so visit again when in Paris.

Thank Joy L
Rowley, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We discovered this restaurant by accident. Glad we did. The food was excellent. We shared an appetizer of burrata and tomatoes. The menu has a single or "duo" serving portions for appetizers. For the main meal, my wife had a veal dish and I had a ragout which was basically a Bolognese dish.

Thank sfleit
Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Al Dente was a favourite restaurant that we discovered on our trip to Paris 3 years ago - we were looking forward to seeing if they were still there on this trip and if so, if anything had changed. Without going into a lot of detail, they were still there, serving very good food and still very popular with locals... More 

Thank Golfitis12
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

My Mom Ana I ate here twice during our stay in Paris. The food was simply excellent - from the starters to the desserts. The wine list was very good too. The staff were so helpful and kind as well. Highly recommended.

Thank MatthewVancouver_11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We were staying in the area and booked a table in advance, we turned up to the restaurant to find it closed. No email or text to let us know, very disappointing.

1 Thank Emma C
Paris, France
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent evening. Best pasta in town - al dente! The restaurant has a high level of "habitués" - which is a good sign, but which also explains why reservation is highly recommended. My favourites are the linguine alle vongole and, depending on the season, the truffle pizza.

Thank Birgit M
Paris, France
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We've been there because it was the only "italian" restaurant, we're from Italy and we've been really really disapointed... Thats not real italian food its just tourist trap.. I'm not even sure that the Chef is really Italian because I've seen some indian or sri lankan people working in the kitchen... Service terrible, and the Boss should think about it... More 

Thank Flavio E
Water Mill, New York
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Inexpensive delicious pasta and pizza . "Al Dente pasta with shrimp was truly "al dente". Quick service but we lingered for a while without any problems. Young group-not many Americans and fashionable. We stumbled into this fun restaurant. Pizza was great as well. Nice change from upscale French food in terrific neighborhood.

Thank nytours
Fox River Grove, Illinois
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We were staying down the street and came here twice for dinner. Both times the food was delicious. English was a bit rough but we were able to order easily enough even with language difference.

Thank Eric L
Springfield, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

We were guided to this place by the concierge at our hotel as a place to get good Italian food. It was the last night of our week-long vacation in Paris, we had had enough really good French food that we wanted something different. This place was right on the money. The staff was very friendly and willing to speak... More 

Thank Andrew S

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, European, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:45
12:00 - 14:30
19:45 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 48 79 64

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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