We have been in the restaurant business since 1991. we opened at the current location in July 2000 – we wanted a restaurant where customers could feel at home and enjoy good food at reasonable prices. café al dente does not claim to offer fast food; most of our menu items are prepared when your order is placed. we want you to sit back and relax while we prepare your food as quickly as quality permits.
thanks for dining with us!
the dwyer’s, leonard, jacqueline, joelle & eric
Lasagna some of the best we've ever had. Owner is always present and working hard. Nice to support a business owner.
- Shelly P.
Great spot to grab some food and drinks. Staff is super nice and the food was excellent! The patio is really nice and the vibe in that part of the city is really good.
- Andrew D.
My boyfriend and I wanted Italian, but didn't want to go to a chain. I am so glad we read the reviews here on yelp! Sure, the food is 100% authentic, but it is delicious, and priced very reasonably. I thought the portion sizes were just right. We will definitely be coming back!
- Sunny W.
I love it. Shannon and Christina are great servers and the food is magnificent. I am not even a Italian eater and I have eaten there pretty religiously. Very Convenient and a great atmosphere.
- The Landings
as a river market resident, Cafe Al Dente is a great option to have when you're too lazy to make dinner but are desiring a close, inexpensive bite to eat. I can only speak to their sandwiches as thats all i ever get, but they are delicious. I have tried several different ones and have never had one i didn't like. Their brie and spinach artichoke dip is SOO GOOD. we get it every time and practically lick the dip bowl clean. I have always found the staff to be friendly and accomodating. And I can always get behind supporting a good local business. Glad to have it in my neighborhood!
- Jamie V.