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ul. Kupa 12, Krakow 31-057, Poland
+48 12 422 17 18
12:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

So we went here based on all your recommendations and it's changed names!!! Was walking around best part of 30 mins looking for al dente then turns out it's called karcizma or something like that. We sat there awkwardly being the only people there then left!!! Wouldn't go back as the short haired lady didn't seem very helpful and seemed... More 

2 Thank Laura C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely food lovely interior when me and girlfriend walked in we were the only ones there but more followed. Opted for the spaghetti which was delicious although they didn't have any lasagne or tiramasu which is on the menu only reason not 5 stars. Lovely service and will be back when I return to krakow

Thank Stephen Mageck C
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I have heard that this restaurant has changed their name but has the same owners and overall menu with more diverse options. I was only a week in Poland but this was one of the best restaurants I had been to. The decor was definitely the most chic, it reminded me of the hip, upscale restaurants in Los Angeles. The... More 

1 Thank CignoNero
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Fantastic meal at our favourite Italian restaurant. Excellent food and superb service. The restaurant has just been renovated. Exquisite. We will be back.

Thank Randi S
Krakow, Poland
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My wife and I visit this restaurant regularly, sometimes for the lunch special and sometimes for dinner. The food is always excellent and the pasta always lives up to the name of the restaurant. I was surprised and dismayed to read Lorraine F's review, as in our experience the staff (and the owner!) has always been polite, friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Richard E
Oslo, Norway
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Wonderful authentic italian food. Modern, quite dark interior. The restaurant seemed to attract many italians, which is always a good sign :). It deserves a much higher rating on Tripadvisor.

Thank ks_moe
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us during our visit to Krakow. After getting directions from the tourist information we found the restaurant and tried to make a reservation. It was 12 noon when we arrived and the glass entrance door wouldn't open. A member of staff standing at the bar area could see us trying to get in but just... More 

7 Thank Lorraine F
Magda M, Właściciel at Al Dente, responded to this review

Dear Lorraine I am the owner of the restaurant and I would like to comment your opinion. I am very disappointed reading such bad opinion and I can not agree with it ! I think it is a kind of misunderstanding. It is not possible that the door was closed because if somebody (staff) is inside the door are always... More 

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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Ate here on a Friday evening and was impressed by 3 things-the presentation of the restaurant, the presentation of the food and most importantly the quality of the food. Unlike many restaurants in Kazimierz which seem to place reliance on the tourist trade turnover so aren't concerned with ensuring you return this restaurant felt like it was making a real... More 

1 Thank SashaIreland
Krakow, Poland
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Until now I was in Al Dente two times. I can really recommend it, especially if you like to enjoy meals in Italian style. Delicious food from starters and home made bread , by selection of main menu, until great wines, grappa and espresso. Now after renovation the space has very elegant style and keeps relaxed mood. What is also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Kupa 12, Krakow 31-057, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow>  > Kazimierz
  • Neighbourhood: Kazimierz
  • Phone Number: +48 12 422 17 18
"Al dente" offre una vasta scelta di piatti della tradizione italiana, tra i quali - specialita sarde!
Siamo orgogliosi di offrire ai nostri stimati clienti una vasta gamma di paste. Coloro che non sono amanti della pasta possono scegliere tra i piatti principali: salumi dai sapori raffinati, pesce fresco e frutti di mare. Ogni settimana da Giovedi invitato per il pesce fresco e frutti di mare.

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