Precauciones de seguridad
- Superficies desinfectadas entre cada uso
- Limpieza profunda diaria de zonas comunes
- Se ofrece un menú digital, desechable o desinfectado.
- Desinfectante o toallas limpiadoras para clientes
- Cantidad limitada de comensales ubicados en la mesa
- Respeto del distanciamiento en zonas comunes
- Espacio adicional entre mesas
- El personal de piso utiliza mascarillas
- Los comensales deben utilizar mascarillas a menos que estén comiendo o bebiendo
- El personal enfermo tiene prohibido el acceso al lugar de trabajo
Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Egg, and Bacon
Second Course: Three Pasta Dishes
Grainy Mustard Dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano
Friday night. Had reservations. Still long wait. Another couple came after us and was seated before us. No hostess on duty to monitor reservations and seating. Server was pleasant but not attentive. Food comes, asks if everything ok and leaves. I had a request after sampling and would asked her but she was not around. Food was good but not outstanding. Popular spot with lots of customers and takeouts.
We had a great lunch date. Food was delicious and service was very smooth. We’re new in the neighborhood and it was our first visit, we’ll be back!
We had a terrible experience at Al Dente. Our food took 1 hour and 45 minutes to come out, with no explanation from the staff. The service was poor (our server actively avoided meeting eye contact with us when we tried to inquire about where the food was). Manager was there, but his from customers and did not address the issues. The food, when it finally came, was disappointing. Things were unevenly heated (microwaved, perhaps??) and just were not good. Will not return.
GREAT food and FANTASTIC service! We will definitely be coming back soon!
Food was mediocre and the restaurant week menu's value was abysmal . The place was full of screaming college kids and the cacio e pepe I had was not, in fact, cacio e pepe (it was a cream sauce). I expected more :(
In efforts to support local businesses during COVID-19 and Restaurant Week, my Son and I decided to visit Al Dente. Our excitement was slowly diffused once we waited at the door to be seated for nearly ten minutes even though we had reservations. Not to mention, several of the staff saw us standing at the booth without enough care or concern to greet us or let the Host know we were there. Only when I decided to inquire with a staff member about the normal procedures is when the Host/possible Manager decided to give us attention. When I told him we needed some assistance, he asked was we Uber Drivers. REALLY?! What service allows kids to deliver food. As I looked around, I realized we were the only two individuals that were not Caucasian or Hispanic. So then it felt like I was being racially stereotyped. I would have left then but my son and I was too ready to eat and traveled from Woodbridge- we we're not leaving! Pushing pass an extremely disappointing start, we did dine on some pretty decent food. Unfortunately service was still proving not to be so good. Even though my son and I made the best of it we'll never go back! If you're African-American and NOT working for a delivery service BEWARE!
Nice bright space, service was attentive, and the food very good.
Outdoor dining for lunch on election results day was the perfect respite for any Saturday. We usually pick Al Dente for inside dinner dining, but lunch worked out very well. We had salads to start that were really good, but much to big as a first course; we recommend you order them as a solo dish. Our main course was the veggie/cheese omelet for each of us, which we both highly recommend. We declined the potatoes as a nod to our diets, so cannot comment. We had such a lovely time, we will certainly return to the outdoor seating of this neighborhood fave. PS: The bubbly was perfect!
An excellent meal. Outside patio has nice ambiance.
Fun to go for happy hour and remain - heaters work
I really liked this restaurant! This was my first time eating there. I thought they did a great job with safety protocols related to COVID-19; even though we were eating outside, we were very far away from other patrons. The pizza is delicious and reasonably priced. The pasta is handmade, but it is very expensive, particularly for lunch.
Nice neighborhood restaurant. Attempted brunch with friends - a la carte menu was uninspired and overpriced. Chose Family Style menu instead. Very limited choices, but enough courses to make a rainy day in COVID season fun. "Jonny," our server went along with the jokes and kept smiling.
Sat outside during Pandemic time. Cool, but we were dressed for it. Would be nice if the got more heat lamps. They appeared to have only one. Food and service were both good, but not outstanding like our visit a few weeks ago.
Lots of well spaced outdoor tables. They’re taking this seriously.
This was my second venture eating outside during the pandemic. Al Dente (and its neighbor Chef Geoff's) have large terraces set back from the street that gives them a tremendous advantage for outside dining, especially during the pandemic. I arrived with a friend at two fifteen for a late lunch and we were the only ones there, though Chef Geoff's tables, with its casual American offerings, were mostly full. I ordered my usual branzino and a glass of pinot grigio. The branzino was a bit overcooked, though the accompanying pesto made it more palatable. The bed of sauteed spinach was fine. My dining companion did not care for his eggplant or zucchini blossoms, but I did not try them. The staff were gracious and the food came out quickly. It was quiet and relaxing, with an umbrella overhead. The prices are rather high for what was offered for mains, in my opinion, and they are offered all day, no variation depending upon timing. Would I go back? yes, for the terrace, mostly. But I was disappointed with the fish, which I'd had last fall/winter with better experience.
The best pizza in DC, and the salad and stuffed zucchini blossoms were fantastic. Great martinis...mastered to perfection and an superb wine list.
Terrific as always! Very good food at reasonable prices. A great neighborhood favorite.
Big disappointment! Roberto Donna no longer there!
Great food, service a little slow
Excellent food with all of our dishes, very nice (COVID-compliant) outdoor seating, and a fantastic waiter. It all added up to a great dining experience.
I always like Al Dente. It always has excellent food and service. Now with the pandemic they have accommodated people outdoors and it is quiet and the tables are properly distanced. I recommend it for lunch, drinks, or dinner and always tell people about it. From the first time I have eaten there until just the other day, I have never been disappointed by the food or service.
Please continue to do what you are doing.
good food, good service, good ambiance. A little on expensive side, but worth it.
The pizza was good, but the rest of the food was mediocre (eggplant parm, chicken parm, fried calamari). The service could have been better. The server was a nice guy and doing his best, but we didn't get the level of attention we had expected. Overall it was a disappointing first visit to this restaurant.
What a delightful restaurant, a real gem for our area. We have been fans for years, and always look forward to returning. The menu is innovative while also including old favorites, and everything is just wonderfully prepared. Always delicious. Their patio seating is wonderful now, and should be so for many months to come. Don't miss Al Dente!
We always enjoy going to Al Dente, and this time during restaurant week was no exception. The Aperol spritz was one of the best that I have had, and the tomato sauce that came with the chicken parmigiana was divine! We also appreciated the well-spaced tables.
Blue Windex is not a disinfectant and should not be used to sanitize tables! Don't reuse paper menus as it is disgusting in a time of COVID. And If I point out to my server that my menu was obviously used before (wrinkled with a grease spot), he should immediately bring me a new one (which he didn't). If a party walks in and asks for a table but some aren't wearing masks, it is your responsibility to ask them to put them on, especially when they are standing right next us seated at a table. Our date night was less than positive because of these failures.
The food was just ok. the calamari appetizer was cooked well but extremely bland. We both through the dipping sauce was terrible To sour. Not sure what it was. We also had the fried ricotta stuffed zucchini blossoms and they were excellent.
I personally prefer butter with my bread. They served whipped ricotta with olive oil. I would prefer they ask.
I had the seafood pasta but there were no clams in it as advertised. Kinda skimpy on the seafood. The tomato sauce was very sour for my preference. The sourness hid any other seasoning they might have put in it. I guess there is a fine line between al dente and hard pasta. I am a cook and I think it was a little hard for my taste.
My wife had the salmon with crab filled mashed potatoes. It was tasty although the salmon was overcooked unfortunately.
We went here for restaurant week-- mainly due to the fried zucchini flowers stuffed with Ricotta. The choices for appetizers and entrees are extensive. The outdoor seating area is great. Service was good overall- impeccable from the waiter focused on refilling drinks and clearing plates, so-so from the waiter who took the orders and brought out the food (sometimes someone from the kitchen brought the food out).
Details on our order:
The fried zucchini flowers stuffed with Ricotta were fantastic. The baked eggplant Parmesan and Gnocchi- Housemade Pork Sausage Ragu Gnocchi were a bit disappointing because the sauce was too liquidy and a bit flavorless and there was less eggplant than desired (but very good cheese). The salmon was good and there was a lot of crab meat in the smashed potatoes, but I would recommend the lemon vinaigrette on the side. The house made gelato was fine but nothing special.
Good place for an outside meal on the patio. Tables are well-spaced. Our waitress was excellent and accommodating. Food, as always, was quite good. Fresh salads, excellent pasta and pizza.
for outside dining a real find - great service, comfortable seating
This was our second visit to Al Dente in the past couple of months during the Covid period. We have had delicious meals in the past few years. During the first recent visit we understood that the kitchen had just reopened and it needed time to adjust. Still, the pizza lacked any flavor and tasted like a boxed pizza. Yesterday, we shared the beet, arugula salad with salmon and the cheese burger platter. In general, our dinner yesterday was not up to par with our past dining experience in the past few years.The salmon was dry and the greens and beet felt like a packaged product. The cheeseburger was tasty, but felt this was not an important dish that celebrates Al Dente. Drinks and wine were good. The server was friendly and efficient and assisted in our wine selection.
We hope to visit Al Dente in the future once we hear that the food is back up to the par with the passion that it once had.
The food is always excellent.
Our experience was terrific with excellent service and the option of sitting outside in comfortably. I do certainly recommend Al Dente as a very special Italian restaurant.
Good service; excellent food; pleasant surroundings. A great place to eat!
Great to be back after all this time!!
Wanted to try out a new place and also had limited options during these times as restaurants began to open for patio/outside dining. It was a beautiful day- menu is very limited, did not see anything on the menu that I would’ve typically ordered. This place is Italian at core. I requested a custom basic Alfredo pasta with chicken shrimp and spinach ft. Fettuccine noodles and the chef was able to accommodate. The portion size was amazing and dish was full of flavor. I also ordered the spinach salad with shrimp...with a little extra dressing, it would’ve been great. A friend had the steak entree and said it was excellent. Would definitely visit again for a quick outside dining And get the same custom dish if I were in the area. Don’t think I would ever go for the inside dining experience, not many menu options. Service was absolutely amazing- waiter and staff were all friendly, quick and attentive! 10 stars for service!
The safety precautions among the servers were excellent.
Outdoor patio lunch.
Chef Roberto presents the most authentic Italian cuisine on the east coast.
Al Dente is a neighborhood restaurant that serves up a good variety of Italian food. They concentrate on doing a few things well. That keeps me coming back!
Service was inattentive. Every request was received with difficulty. My date is allergic to shellfish and changing the accompaniment of the salmon to spinach was made to seem difficult, though I have done that many times.
Al Dente ofrece entrega a domicilio en asociación con Caviar, Postmates y Uber Eats. Al Dente también ofrece comida para llevar que puedes pedir llamando al restaurante al (202) 244-2223.
Al Dente tiene una calificación de 4.4 estrellas de 1034 comensales de OpenTable.
Sí, generalmente puedes reservar en este restaurante eligiendo la fecha, la hora y el tamaño de grupo en OpenTable. Debido a las restricciones locales, puede que este restaurante no acepte reservaciones en este momento.