Innovation-meets-tradition at new Italian restaurant

A well-seasoned group of Sicilian and Neapolitan restaurant professionals have combined their talents and skills to deliver an Italian dining destination beyond compare.

Located in the trend-forward community of University Heights, Al Dente recently opened on December 8th. They specialize in offering traditional Italian recipes with a modern twist, and the talented team will focus on bringing new flavors to the table, with a mix of reimagined and traditional Italian dishes to give guests a taste of home.

Al Dente’s unique offerings will include specialties using wild game meat like wild boar sausage and braised duck, plus entrees such as Elk Chops and Oxtail Ravioli. Their classic homemade pasta is made in-house, using only the finest organic ingredients. Other unique menu items include Truffle Gnocchi and Vongole Al Prezzemolo (clams in a white wine garlic and olive oil sauce), to name a few. Their food promises to be both rich in Italian history and robust with innovative flavor combinations.

From the team that brought you Rusticucina and the newly-opened Zama in the Gaslamp, Al Dente will be open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. They are located on Park Blvd. and Howard Ave. in University Heights and are looking forward to serving the local community with refreshing Italian specialties, for an extraordinarily unique dining experience.

For more information, visit their website at

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