• 109 Salem St. Boston, MA 02113
  • 617-523-0990

Authentic Italian Cuisine from all the Regions of Italy!

Snuggled in the heart of the world famous North End, Al Dente Restaurant lets you feast on a bountiful array of Italian specialties.

The outstanding menu, featuring pasta, chicken, veal and seafood, highlights a spectrum of lavish Italian specialties that are sure to please discriminating palates. The open kitchen lets you in on the action behind the superb dishes, and you’ll enjoy their lavish fare amid a cozy, casual setting.



-Owner Joe Bono



North End Favorites


AlDente gift certificates are the perfect gift for both friends and family.


AlDente has a huge selection of wine from across the globe.


We cater to all types of functions, large or small.

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Nikki R

The service was great- this place is super cute, open and small. I had a Caprese salad, my son had ravioli and husband had the Paul Revere pizza. The pizza’s crust is super thin- but I love that. The wait staff is attentive- I don’t know if the other people just had a bad moment but everyone here is running around, we were checked on several times, waters were refilled. I would definitely come back here. My salad was perfect and my son loved his ravioli.

Elle B

Great service, atmosphere, servers are very attentive, food is amazing. My friends and I went to have lunch and every one of use enjoyed what we ordered. Very clean facility too with wide open windows that make u feel like you’re sitting outside though you’re indoors.

Scott G

My husband and I had lunch here with our two grandsons, 14 and 10, on the day of the Tall Ships Parade in Boston. It was very busy but the hostess found a place for us and we ordered not long after (I agree that the tables are very small – but we managed). Our two grandsons thought the pepperoni pizza was the best they ever ate. And my husband and I shared the fig salad first (nice portions even split and delicious!) and each had the Littleneck Clams with Pasta in White Wine sauce – fabulous. The bread selection was yummy with delicious olive oil. The room is bright with floor to ceiling windows that open and although packed, we could talk without yelling. We will be back again very soon!

Ed M.

This restaurant is off to a good start. Their menu offers a wide variety of dishes just like your Italian mother made. I could taste the freshness in each spoon of sauce.

The service was friendly and attentive. I read the previous review and was surprised to see such a contrast. My waiter was helpful and offered good perspective on food preparation and what dishes complemented each-other.

On this particularly hot day we were seated downstairs which is the coolest room in all of Boston. Thank goodness for AC.

I think this is well-worth trying. You won’t be disappointed.