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Al Dente

1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5966
+1 732-985-8220
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit in January was exceptional, excellent service and food quality, loved the veal parm and the antipasto. We returned again in April and had a very different experience, our waitress was not friendly, I think the work snippy fits. We were the first...More

Thank sharronsibley
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I love this place, the food and wine is really the main event and both have always been exceptional for each of my three visits. I usually go for the specials and each time has been some of the best Italian food I've ever had....More

Thank Howard61revisited
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Been twice now and both were great. Friendly service who are comfortable with the large bevy of daily specials. I've gone with specials both time. The ravioli with tenderloin was absolutely amazing. The short run ragout was very good as well. Cozy atmosphere inside, though...More

Thank Keglon
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal at this little independent in a strip center next to a bowling alley and Chinese takeout. The interior is very nice. We were seated in the tiny bar area. The waitstaff was genial and knowledgeable. Mozzarella and tomato were very good....More

Thank Texzilla H
Reviewed 15 November 2016

While the food is good, the service and attitude of the manager is very unprofessional. After waiting 45 minutes for dinner in an unheated dining room, we informed the manager we needed to leave (she knew we were time sensitive when we made the reservation)....More

1  Thank aylgo
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I am in Piscataway four times a year for a Mah Jongg tournament at a nearby hotel, and always look forward to dinner here with my friends. This time, not so much. Service was inattentive, manager was rude and not accommodating, and the restaurant was...More

1  Thank Vshifrin
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I hope it was just a rough night. Service was sketchy at best. Seemed to be understaffed. Everyone was professional and polite but waiting ten minutes for a drink order to be filled in such a small place is just unacceptable. My husband ordered a...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This italian restaurant is located in a strip mall... but dont let that fool you, this place is great. They have an decent wine list, and prompt service. Started with bruschetta which was delicious!! Also started with a mixed green salad, very good too! We...More

Thank njanimallover8
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were visiting from out of town and looking for a place to have dinner. This is a great restaurant. Feels cozy. The drinks and food was very good. Not pricey at all. Will dine here again.

Thank DavidLINY
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is - hands down - our favorite restaurant in central NJ. We go for virtually every special event. The atmosphere is cozy, the service like family and the food, oh the food, is simply consistently outstanding. Our family strategizes so that we can share...More

Thank richard l
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Michael B
how far to the rac ?
12 February 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Lew M | Reviewed this property |
The RAC is less than 2 miles from Al Dente. Al Dente is on the corner of Stelton and Ethel Roads,. Go down Ethel and the RAC is directly in front of you.
Cathie J
Is there a bar?
27 June 2015|
Response from SMS1628 | Reviewed this property |
Yes,they have a bar in the back of the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5966
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Piscataway
  • Phone Number: +1 732-985-8220
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