Gluten-free pasta and many sauce choices that are gluten free.
Dinner at Al Dente was absolutely delicious. I had the GF gnocchi. Unfortunately, I was horribly sick all night & am still suffering today. I confirmed with both the hostess & server that they use fresh water to cook their GF items, but we came late in the night, & I have a feeling they didn't change the water because our food came out very quickly. I highly recommend this restaurant, but I do not believe it is celiac friendly.
Planned a dinner here for my sisters bachelorette party last summer, since myself and one other sister are gluten free due to Celiac disease and wanted a quality meal that would be safe. Waitress was pleasant but basically seemed to think that gluten free = gluten free pasta, with no thought to contamination, even though I verified that food would be prepared separately. I was sick about 20 minutes after eating and had to spend a majority of the night in the bathroom, between bachelorette activities. Very disappointed, will never go back.
I read the great reviews and thought I would try it. It is a very small place. I was disappointed that the chicken Parm was not gluten free as one other person said. I had gluten free pasta with shrimp -- with a broth type of sauce. Tasty. The gluten free garlic bread she had to go next door to get. It was $7 just for the bread-- thin crust but flavorful. Large portion. Got red bridge beer Good taste. Didn't get sick
I was really impressed with the service at Al Dente. My server was very knowledgeable. Gluten free pasta is cooked in separate water. They also have GF garlic bread which is super delicious. I got the GF pesto pasta and it was very tasty. I would recommend this restaurant to those with celiac disease, gluten allergies and gluten intolerance.
Very accommodating. No GF menu but willing to fix many items for me. Only pasta was penne but has many plates to go with it and had many risotto dishes as well. Staff was friendly and went out of their way to make sure my food was kept separate. Make a reservation though. Place is small. We hit it just right but others had a long wait.
I was told by the doorman that I could choose pasta or pizza. I chose pizza which was ordered from Beneventos next door, which had our waitress running backwards and forwards (obviously same owners). My advice if you want the pizza just go next door. Pizza is very nice.
The food was delicious, but I'm not overly confident that it was prepared in a quality GF environment. The waitress didn't seem very versed in GF. To her GF just meant GF pasta rather than being careful about sauces, breading, cooking surfaces, etc. I didn't have a reaction to the meal. I'm not as sensitive as many, but usually do have some reaction eating out.