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Al Dente Trattoria

Marina Bay
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8 Raffles Avenue #01-13 Esplanade Mall | Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802, Singapore
+65 6468 4688
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

Visited during grand prix qualifying, and had hoped to see second half of one of the concerts outside. However we missed that as to take just one course of pizza took 90 minutes from arrival to departure. Food was reasonable but if you are there pre-concert, pre-theatre etc, miss this venue out or you will miss your appointment Outdoor seating... More 

1 Thank Hampshire444
Singapore, Singapore
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136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

I have been to Al Dente Trattoria 3 times including one back in 2009 and I am clearly under the impression that the place has evolved quite unfavourably. Food is ok, service is ok...but now I leave the place with the impression this restaurant is not at its best anymore. Given their location and their terrace they could become the... More 

Thank MisterM_TA
Curitiba, PR
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183 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

We ate here before a performance at the Esplanade. Yes it was convenient but quite over-priced for the very average quality and small portions. Someone should tell the chef that it is NOT authentic Italian to put parmesan shavings on EVERYTHING, such as linguine alla vongole. I wouldn't go back.

Thank brandenburg5
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

I was early for lunch and enjoyed a great view of the Marina Bay and Singapore skyline from here (well kept secret). Food was of high standard too. I enjoyed linguini vongole which had a tasty stock base. Price for lunch was about $40 per person: main course, shared dessert and coffee.

1 Thank travellingLeNaLena
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

I went with friends for lunch, we were not given the lunch set menu so had to ask for it, just as one of my friends had been before. Although the place was a quarter full we had to keep asking staff for water, wine, place the order. Our starter was lovely a salad of tomotoes, cheese, rocket. Pizza was... More 

Thank familyplus
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

We advised that we were dining prior to a show at the local theatre and we needed to be finished within 1.5 hours. Service was SLOW and we had to remind them of our orders when following up to find out where our orders were. We were advised when food was being delivered that they were out of some items... More 

Thank stoowii
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

The food is probably quite good at this restaurant but five of the tables we saw were left completely dissatisfied because of the appalling service and lack of knowledge of Italian food. This restaurant is in the Esplanade complex and so people go there to have good food, served on time. If this restaurant doesn't want to do that, will... More 

Thank JJJJ253
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

We came with a group of friends wanting to try out Al Dente's famous dishes as it was Restaurant Week in Singapore. Everything about the place was disappointing - from food to service.

Thank F1Rocks
new zealand
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141 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

very poor service in terms of time or attention (staff just going through the motions). Food was poor. We (4) had a variety of dishes from a pizza to the fish which ranged from OK to very disappointing. Never again. This restaurant will not survive the cut throat Singapore market!

Thank nzbased

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-13 Esplanade Mall | Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Marina Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
  • Phone Number: +65 6468 4688

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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