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We booked many months ago to get into Al Dente for a meal prior to running the Edinburgh Marathon. We were not disappointed, it was a wonderful meal. Very busy restaurant, a little gem tucked away from the city centre. Fabulous food, great service, friendly too. Would highly recommend it to anyone.
Al dente is small but appealing. The menu is a pleasant diversion from the standard Italian menu, the food was beautifully cooked and the staff were very helpful, with a personal chat with the owner thrown in. We will be going back.
Another lovely meal in Al Dente. Food fresh and delicious. Lovely wine, all very reasonably priced. As always, warmly welcomed too. You couldn’t ask for more!
Very good food, and pleasant staff. We could hear speaking Italian in the kitchen, which made us feel like we were in Italy, it was lovely. Chef came to ask us if our food was okay as well! Will defo go back :)
What a discovery!!! This little gem is situated on Easter Road, not exactly in the centre, but it is well worth the travel. They offer authentic Italian dishes (mostly starters and pastas) made with passion and love. The quality is extremely high and every dish tasted wonderful. I am Italian and I have tried several Italian restaurants in town, and in my opinion, Al Dente offers the best pastas in Edinburgh. The service is also very good. The owner is the host of the restaurant and he clearly cares about it, as he goes around tables talking to customers and asking their opinions on the dishes. I highly recommend this place. Will go back for sure.
Fantastic way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent. Even though we had 3 courses, we left with smiles on our faces, feeling pleasantly full, but not overfull. We were made to feel special. Just the right time left between courses. We had an expensive bottle of wine, but it was well worth it. Al Dente is a little gem in Easter Road, and far exceeded our expectations. Although we were only visiting Edinburgh, we would love to return next year when we're in Edinburgh again.
We had a wonderful meal at Al Dente last night. Excellent attention to detail and catered for my gluten intolerant guest by offering a personalised range of choices. Very attentive service and welcoming atmosphere made for a very enjoyable dining experience. Will definitely return soon and recommend to everyone.
We were given a warm welcome to this cosy little restaurant. The specials were all explained and some fresh fish dishes added also. The menu was so tempting with a good variety . Nothing was a trouble, a real desire to give you a great meal. We were given a little plate of amaretto biscuits with our coffe and also a chilled limoncello . No rushing. Most attentive and friendly. A family business which is well worth a visit. I am sure we will return.
Al Dente was recommended to us by an Italian friend, so our hopes were high. It didn't disappoint. It's a small, homely environment with good friendlly service. Great (and reasonably priced) wine. Generous portions and fresh great-tasting food. Will definitely visit again.
We were a little hesitant because it does not look like much on the outside, but the food is absolutely delicious. We ordered the veal ravioli (special at the time), ricotta and spinach cannelloni, and gnocchi in a pesto sauce (originally a tomato/mozzarella, but they accommodated my request for pesto instead). All were amazing and came out hot! The staff were also very friendly and did not rush us. Best Italian food we had in Scotland. Great eats for a reasonably priced menu!!