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The Al Dente

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Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 202 440
Today
20:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Al Dente is an excellent restaurant for romantic dinners and high society gatherings. The decor is very dramatic and the atmosphere is very regal. The tables are set with such attention to detail it reminded me of the old days when place settings were done by the ruler. The prices are high but the quality of food is excellent, the... More 

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Thank Ann C
Lebanon
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186 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Nice location and nice interior. The restaurant is in an old lebanese home with all the traditional tiles. The food is really great! We ordered: The portobello mushroom and goat cheese which was delicious, the ravioli with ricotta which was very tasty, and the three tomatoes spaghettis which was the best i have ever tried!

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Thank Nay_Mouawad
Paris, France
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

one of the best italien restaurant in beirut , where u can feel the italien spirit and elegancy... food are exceptional as price are too

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Thank gioeliass
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Nice and cosy restaurant with excellent Italian food, from the starter till the dessert (amazing the spaghetti three tomatoes and the homemade tiramisu).

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Thank rco75
Rolle, Switzerland
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Excellent Italian food, in an old house in the Ashrafieh area in old Beirut. A posh restaurant with good maintanence of food and of the place itself. Elegant and refined for fine dining. Never fails to make you feel regret when inviting friends there for the first time. I always go there for special invitations.

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Southlake, Texas
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Waking into the restaurant is like going home very historic building ,nice atmosphere it looks and feels like fine dining ,the food was good and service is good it took awhile to get the food but worth the Waite. I'll be back !!!

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Thank JudgeFarhat
Beirut
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

A superb experience having dinner there. The elegance ,the refinement and all the serenity you will find all together in this very special restaurant. You will never regret this experience. A fine place for a fine dinner.

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Thank mourade575
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

my first experience was 15 years ago, i visited this place recently and i was not surprised to see that they have maintained the same great taste, service and attitude. keep it up guys

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Thank Fouadhamade
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

one of the best italians in beirut. excellent very comfortable interior. may be a bit pricey - particularly the wine list. won't find better capellini alle vongole in italy. reservation needed

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Thank BHW57
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

This restaurant served the best pasta we've had and that will make us return. However service was very slow and both red wines 'by the glass' were awful. The French one un drinkable leaving a very oily film on the glass . For a top restaurant these two issues ie slow service and poor wine shouldn't occur.

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Thank Lyanjaisha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100 - US$500
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
20:00 - 23:30
Saturday
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 202 440

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