It’s very hard to fault Al Dente when it comes to authentic Italian food. Situated right in the heart of Glasgow City Centre on Stockwell Street, this may not be the first place you think of to get truly traditional Italian fare – but it will be the first one you recommend to anybody once you’ve enjoyed a meal here. Run by a pair with decades of combined experience running an exclusive Italian restaurant on the Isle of Capri and former Merchant City favourite La Piazzetta, Al Dente is a place you can be sure of getting authentic traditional food done to the highest restaurant standards. The hearty pastas and proper Italian pizzas are safe bets, or you could try one of Al Dente’s fabulous fresh seafood specialties, though whatever you choose you’ll be in for a treat and a great experience in Al Dente’s atmospheric Stockwell Street setting!
Excellent food in a very good atmosphere and prices were very Reasonable. Staff very attentive and service was excellent. That's why we keep going there......and lamb chops were delicious...yummy.
We had a lovely meal in Al Dente. Really good food and the staff were lovely. Very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back there.
We had a very nice meal at Al Dente on Sat night from their early evening menu. It was good value with our 2 course meal for four with tea or coffee, a bottle of wine and a round of drinks for £90. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back again.
Good location close to city centre. Nice warm restaurant and attentive staff. Delicious food from the lunch menu - homemade minestrone soup, pork escalopes with mushrooms, served with broccoli and potatoes. Excellent.
Great, authentic Italian restaurant in Central Glasgow. Food is excellent, Chef and house wines are Abruzzesi, staff are amazing friendly, led by Leonardo il Toscano - what's not to like? We'll be back again. A presto e grazie mille.
The menu looks way better than the food actually is. I had the ansjovis and salmon starter, which was too greasy, swimming in olive oil. My partner had the mixed antipasto, on the menu it said to be assorted cured meat with grilled and marinated veggies, but it as only with a bit of lettuce, 1 baby tomato, 1 grilled artisjoke and 1 sundried tomato. Everything was clearly storebought, which was dissappointing. The main was a bit better, although the sage-and-buttersauce on my agnolotti had split. My partner enjoyed the pennette amatriciana. Service was okay. We were the only customers, probably because we were there during the match Schotland - England.
They were still hoovering when we arrived and they weren't aware if our booking but later found it. The Italian singing waiter was entertaining and I enjoyed my pizza but the price if the fish and steak dishes were very expensive for a casual pizzeria, mostly around £20, then extra for side dishes.
Pleasant attentive service appropriate for restaurant style. Restaurant was perhaps a little bare in decor but could be described as authentic Italian. Good choice on menu
The food was ok , the service was fine but the place was quite cold. The he.ating needs to be on for a while before guests arrive