Al Dente

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Al Dente opened in 1998 and since then has been treating diners with lavish Italian dishes in opulent surroundings. The restaurant feel is one of fine dining luxury. Don’t come looking for budget pastas or a slice of pizza – this is an Italian from the fancier end of the market. The food is arranged by Bergamo chef Nicola Offredi, who mixes classic Italian staples with high end cooking, to create some of the most delectable dishes in town.

You’ll find a good variety to choose from and a couple of dishes that truly stand out from the rest. These include the sogliola di Dover alla griglia (Dover sole off the grill) and the risotto, which is blended with dry Martini to create a really memorable dish. It may be true that the Dover sole will cost more than a meal for two at competing restaurants but for quality and experience of this type you have to pay the extra. While we’re often fans of an outdoor terrace at Al Dente we reckon the best tables are in the romantic dining room with its high ceilings, low lighting and excellent service this should be on your proposal list. 

By: James Haines-Young

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Venue name: Al Dente
Contact:
Address: Albergo Hotel
Abdel Wahab El Inglizi Street
Achrafieh
Beirut

Opening hours: Sun-Fri 1pm-2am; kitchen closes at 11.30pm; Sat 8pm-11.30pm
Price: Meal for two with wine LL180,000
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