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Al Dente

1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5966
+1 732-985-8220
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (6 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
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1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-5966
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a regular Friday at a relatively early time (6:20PM). No problem getting table without reservation. The food was average, nothing separate it from any average Italian restaurant. However the service was slow and not very attentive, given they only had one server and...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent lunch at Al Dente this week. We chose to have our big meal of the day, so basically had dinner. They do have a 3 course lunch special for $19.99, but we ordered off the main menu. The service was great...More

Thank robsmom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place doesn't stand out, given that it's in a strip mall. But don't let that fool you. Inside it's like stepping into Italy. Wow! And the food... from the moment they brought the bread, you knew this place was different. And the kept bringing...More

Thank cable_consultant
Reviewed 3 February 2018

My wife and I love going to this place. But not for what you might think. It is an Italian restaurant. The food is OK. But you can't get a better steak anywhere else for the money. Most of the time it is not even...More

Thank Salvatore F
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Al Dente is one of the finest Italian restaurants in N.J., but few know it. The problem is every Italian restaurant has the same menu, organized into humdrum categories: pasta, veal, chicken, fish, etc. What distinguishes Al Dente from nearly all others is the phenomenal...More

1  Thank MarkRMetuchen
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very good lunch specials but extremely slow service on a rainy Tuesday afternoon. It was also quite noisy.

Thank Robert & Barbar... L
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The food at this restaurant deserves 5 stars but the service is horrible. They had 2 waitresses on a busy Saturday night. They couldn’t handle it. Every review on this restaurant seems to be saying the same thing. Great food poor service. Are they not...More

Thank Mouser8
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We went for my sons birthday He loves the food. It is awesome. Atmosphere old Italian cute but need a little update. Staff is great Dessert is the best finale

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have been coming to this restaurant for 27 years, and until today I would have given it 4 Stars, BUT . . . 4 of us went for a 6PM reservation on a Saturday. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived. The food...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a very exclusive place although the food isn't as good as it was in the past! The interior of this restaurant however is beautiful & makes the place appear so nice nicer!

Thank Lorifurey5655
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Michael B
12 February 2016|
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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
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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
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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