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Al Dente

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Italian restaurant

Carlton, VIC

4.7
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Italian restaurant

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Karen B Feb 27, 2022
Grazie mille Michelle, Andrea & Davide Last night was truly spectacular. You are a very gifted and talented team. I have never enjoyed an evening more than I did last night. The food, the wine, the service was on point. See less
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Jacob Boyd-Skinner Feb 27, 2022
Blown away by the service, attention to detail and complexity of the dishes. This was a truely memorable experience! Thank you Michelle, Andrea, Davide and the rest of the Al Dente Enoteca team for a fantastic evening. We’ll be back!! See less
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Luke Heagerty Feb 27, 2022
Superb Friday dinner. Staff were fantastic and displayed obvious pride in the food and drinks that were served. Clever dishes that demonstrated that Andrea and Davide are continuing to refine their already exceptionally high standard of food. See less
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Alex HD Feb 15, 2022
Lovely Valentine's Day meal this evening. The friendly and attentive service, ambience of the space, and food were all fantastic. Standout dishes were the mussel entree, casoncelli pasta (incredible) semifreddo and milk and honey desserts. Excellent work, will definitely be back. Thanks again! See less
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Nathasha K Feb 09, 2022
Absolutely delicious food and great service. Dishes were creative, and the subtlety of the flavours and the skills of the chef really came through. The Murray cod, spanner crab, oysters, and the latte e miele were mind blowing. See less
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Jason Picknell Jan 25, 2022
Really tasty Modern Italian, family friendly. Try the spinner crab 👍 PS staff were great and air conditioning perfect See less
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Liv CM Dec 27, 2021
An absolutely magnificent dining experience. Andrea, Davide and Michelle have nailed it. Exceptional delicious food, within a warm and welcoming environment. Understanding how this wonderful Enoteca has evolved to what it is, shows the spirit and talent of the team. We will be back thank you for making our Christmas so special x See less
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T S Dec 17, 2021
Beautiful selection of wine. Stunning cocktails. Venue could get busy and there were a few times we had to keep asking for water, however overall attentive service. Entrée were interesting, flavours in scallops with shallots and chilli was too fusiony, would prefer the macadamia to have stood out more. Tuna tartare with carrots, carrot sauce was glossy and beautiful, but when put together the elements did not work together. We were a bit confused. Kingfish crudo was lovely. Overall the entrees might need some fine tuning, our table of guests agreed. Desserts were safe and enjoyable. The absolute highlight was the lobster ravioli for me, my second favourite was truffle spaghetti. Definitely will be back again for more pasta! Overall a lovely experience. See less
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Chris Borzillo Dec 12, 2021
Consistently brilliant and creative fare. A constantly rotating menu with unbelievably creative takes on pasta dishes. The attention to detail and flavour is sublime and only bettered by the friendliness of the service. Your only regret will be staring at your empty plate and wishing there was more. See less
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C T Dec 10, 2021
ordered almost everything on the menu, could not fault any dish. The pastas are DIVINE!! the 1 missing star is due to its TINY TINY portion. for the price we're paying, you could be a little bit more generous. spent almost $800 worth and was still hungry by the end of the night, would have ordered more but the kitchen is on the slow side, was there for three hours. entrees came out, then it was almost an hour wait til the mains came out. didnt want to wait for another hour to order more mains. See less
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AJ Dec 03, 2021
This was one of the BEST dining experiences we have had in 2021! The pastas are to die for. We had the lobster ravioli and the moreton bay bug spaghetti. Both were expertly done. The fish was a little disappointing (on the small side). Come for the pasta. The cocktails special was also very good. The house made bread was also some of the best I’ve ever had. See less
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步雨桐 Nov 19, 2021
Mind-blowingly good. This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Melbourne now. The specials are just so creative and delicious! Just amazing! Great dinning experience! See less
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Store Bought Cool Nov 16, 2021
😙👌 Have had two absolutely exquisite meals here now. Food wise this is one of Melbourne's best kept fine dining secrets (that probably won't stay a secret for long). Service was great. Cocktails excellent. Food was incredible. Minor quibbles. The new wine list was pretty underwhelming. The POS system involves paying at the counter. For fine dining like this I would prefer to pay at the table. Those things aside I would not hesitate to recommend Al Dente for a special occasion or just for food that you'll be talking about for years to come. See less
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Joe Stolarek Jul 18, 2021
Delightful energetic vibe, passionate obliging staff presenting another worthy Melbourne Italian restaurant and handy well-stocked provedore in one outlet . The menu and refreshments also included delightful presentations and flavours . We enjoyed the antipasti including breseola , mortadella, local scallops. Our main courses consisting of a small serve of beef cheek , duck tortellini and spanner crab ravioli (4 of, would have been more satisfying if 5 of or 6 of were presented ) considering $30 approx per main were despite this totally enjoyable . Also the chocolate pudding was a tasty adequate serve. Grazie See less
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Luan Ngo Jul 14, 2021
The meal was very good. Would rate 4.5 stars of I could. Had the scallops and raw fish as starters, and the ravioli and steak as the main. The desserts were a standout here See less
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Does Al Dente offer takeaway?

Yes, Al Dente offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Al Dente located?

Its located at 161-163 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

About Al Dente

Italian restaurant

Contact Details

161-163 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
+61 483 800 861
Opening Days
Al Dente is open 7 days a week ( Monday to Sunday). Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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