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Al Dente

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309 Calle Del Recinto S, San Juan 00901-1988, Puerto Rico
+1 787-723-7303
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bulverde, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food great service, beautiful restaurant the waiter was very helpful in helping us with our choices for meals family own a must stop if you're hungry

Thank Texan602013
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprised to find such an outstanding Italian restaurant outside of Italy, New York or Chicago. Everything we ordered was outstanding! Started with some Tapas at the bar and they were so delicious we decided to have dinner there. Fantastically creative wine list. Couldn't have asked for better service and very reasonable prices. Will definitely be returning next time we're... More 

Thank ERCFoster
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Awesome place. Great people and awesome food. The Lasagna was awesome. Their wine list is pretty good.

Thank R S
Salvador, BA
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What a delicious real Italian food. My husband and I went to this restaurant two nights of of 3 while in San Juan. The carbonara and the veal sorrentino are to die for. We also enjoyed the service a lot. Thank you Nickie, Jose Antonio and Carlos for the special treatment we have got. That's a pity this restaurant is... More 

Thank VaniaBrazil
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had dinner here and ate outside. It was great. Our server Jerry was very helpful and attentive. Nice place to go for a fancier choice while not breaking the bank!

Thank 547careyf
Stow, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food was great. I personally got the lasagna, that I meant to share, but I accidentally ate all of it!! This being our first trip to Old San Juan. Our waiter Jerry was a great help in telling us what to see. He went as far as getting a map of Old San Juan and circling everything we talked... More 

Thank Brad D
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was our first 'non' Puerto Rican restaurant and I was happy we found it! Delicious menu with daily specials. The Caesar salad was flavorful and with a lot of fresh parmesan. The jambalaya made with risotto and the pumpkin filled ravioli with minced beef and a light sauce was great. The wait staff was very attentive and efficient. Nice... More 

Thank Holly D
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on Sat night. Ordered one of the chef's specials, seared tuna over risotto. The food was bland, had no flavor. Highly disappointed as this was the night's special. My friend ordered the pumpkin ravioli and found it to be average. The actual ravioli was good but the sauce was not that great. Dessert and service were very... More 

Thank Anider
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We were a family of four. You can enjoy an excellent food and drinking some wine in a good and relax environment of music. Very good service and the price are comfortable. Located in the old San Juan, next to the cruise ships port.

Thank Carmelo S
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I visit this restaurant for the 1st time (quick trip to San Juan and the theater), it was recommended to me by a friend. I was not disappointed, the place is great. We arrive around 7pm Saturday night and the place was not crowed (people started getting in after 8pm). The food was awesome at an affordable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?