The Bottom Line
- good food, creative menu
- nice atmosphere, casual setting
- extensive beer and wine list
- free parking in the garage
- the extensive menu can be overwhelming
- Address: 3201 New Mexico Ave. Suite E, NW Washington, DC 20016
- Phone: (202) 244-2223
- Hours: Open daily from 11:30am to midnight
- Prices: Appetizers $6-12, Pizza $10-15, Entrées $12-$19
Guide Review - Al Dente Restaurant Review - Washington DC
The focal point of the restaurant is the 800-pound pizza oven, set off with black and white tiles. The seating surrounds the oven, creating intimate spaces. The exhibition kitchen is set apart from the main dining room by a sculptural wall of orange panels, which provide a nice transition while allowing diners to see the action in the open kitchen. Al Dente can accommodate up to 116-seated guests in the main dining room; 12 seats at the bar; 12 seats around the pizza oven and eight seats in the open exhibition kitchen complete with dining bar. An outdoor patio is also available during the spring and summer months (weather permitting) with seating for 30.
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Reviewed May 2012 - Prices are subject to change