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Al Dente Ristorante Italiano is now located at Atria-Smallville in Iloilo City.

Al Dente Ristorante Italiano in Iloilo

Al Dente Ristorante Italiano has become Iloilo’s comfort food through the years. This Iloilo restaurant keeps bringing the best on your plate so it has become well-loved.

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Al Dente Ristorante Italiano has become Iloilo’s comfort food through the years. This Iloilo restaurant keeps bringing the best on your plate so it has become well-loved.

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Cheese pizza with arugula.

Al Dente Ristorante Italiano New Location

From their home for almost two decades, Al Dente Ristorante Italiano has moved to their new location at the Atria-Smallville area. It is relatively a new commercial development in Iloilo City with a bustling nightlife and interesting food choices.

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Slow cooked beef brisket. The serving is for one but this may be shared by two. So tender and flavorful!

Well-Loved Iloilo Restaurant

If you are thinking about Iloilo restaurants, almost always, you will surely remember one name — AL DENTE RISTORANTE ITALIANO. That is because for 18 years, Al Dente has served good old-time favorite Italian dishes to the people of Iloilo.

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Our well-done steak.

Through the years, they have developed new entries and their menu is very extensive, catering to probably every craving that you might have. And well, it also helped that I often heard their ad playing on the radio. That is some brand recall.

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Carbonara cooked the traditional Italian way — no cream. Lovet!

I remember way back in the 1990s, my first job is into production and we had events in Iloilo held at Sarabia Manor Hotel. My colleagues and I would often dine here. I would remember having their pasta almost always and I felt happy dining there.

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Spaghetti bolognese.

A couple of years ago, when I traveled to Iloilo for an event at Sarabia, I also ate at Al Dente.

Yummy Food, Reasonable Prices

Al Dente now has a very nice and classy restaurant and the food is still superb, has big servings, and beautiful arrangements. And the prices remain very reasonable. They have a good selection of wines and beers, too. Plus, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Salad with grilled chicken breasts.

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Italian baby back ribs in barbecue sauce served with mashed potatoes and onion rings. You may opt to have rice with this.

Our family had one meal each but we had to sample each other’s food because they all look scrumptious. And they are all so good. My tummy is growling as I am writing this, remembering our food experience there.

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Our family at the new Al Dente Ristorante Italiano.

Check out the rest of our meal there.

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Italian cheese sticks served with pomodoro sauce.

Special mention to their pizzas with a very crunchy thin crust. We were talking for a long while already and there was still some pizza left. After like an hour or so, I still ate a slice of pizza and I was surprised that the crust was still crunchy. Of course, it was no longer hot but the crust is still surprisingly good.

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Chicken inasal pizza on thin crust that is so crunchy to the bite.

Since this is her longest-running restaurant, Al Dente might as well be considered as the baby of  Chef Pauline Banusing. The main kitchen and commissary are here at the restaurant and she takes prides is crafting customized catering services to her clients.

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Chocolate cake ala mode drizzled with caramel syrup for dessert.

Moreover, she goes all out in catering, up to designing how the table would look like. And the results are Instagram-worthy–not run of the mill arrangements.

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Back ribs.

Contact Information

Al Dente Ristorante Italiano & Catering Services
Atria-Smallville Area, Boardwalk Avenue,
Iloilo City, Philippines | For reservations, call (0917) 710 3313
Open daily from 11:00AM – 10:00PM

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The new Al Dente Ristorante Italiano at Atria-Smallville.

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