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Al Dente Ristorante

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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Italian
  • 109 Salem St, Boston MA02113 42.3642607 -71.05553
  • (Btwn Cooper & Parmenter St)
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  • (617) 523-0990
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Shrimp Cocktail    8.95
Vegetable Medley fresh sautéed broccoli, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red and yellow peppers and spinach, in a garlic infused extra-virgin olive oil.   9.95
Shrimp Scampi large shrimp sautéed in olive oil, garlic, diced tomatoes in a white wine garlic butter sauce.   9.95
Broccoli Fritti fresh broccoli, dipped in egg batter, pan-fried and served with a lemon wedge.   8.95
Mussels Marinara fresh pei mussels sautéed in white wine, garlic, and simmered in our classic plum tomato sauce.   10.95
Bruschetta toasted country-style garlic bread with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and extra-virgin olive oil.   8.95
Eggplant Rollatini baby eggplant rolled and stuffed with fresh ricotta, baked and topped with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce   9.95
Lobster Ravioli fresh cheese and lobster ravioli prepared in a light marinara sauce with shrimp, a touch of cream and pecorino romano cheese.   11.95
Shrimp Grand Marnier large shrimp dipped in egg batter, pan-seared and finished in our classic orange liqueur glaze.   12.95

Soups & Salads

Homemade Chicken And Vegetable Soup    6.95
with cheese tortellini   6.95
Caprese Salad beefsteak tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, onion, basil, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper.   9.95
Italian Antipasto prepared to order; a variety of meats, aged provolone and iceberg & romaine lettuce with vegetables.   12.95
Garden Salad    4.75
Caesar Salad fresh romaine lettuce, romano cheese and homemade croutons, tossed in our classic homemade dressing.  8.95(for two) 11.95
House Salad spring mix of baby greens, tomato and onion   5.95
Minestrone homemade italian vegetable soup   6.95
Add To Any Salad: Grilled Chicken $4.95, Grilled Shrimp $6.95


Please Allow A Little Extra Time. All Dishes Cooked To Order. Your Choice Of The Following Pastas: Penne Rigate, Linguine, Fettuccine, Cavatappi (Spiral), Farfalle Fresh Pasta…add $3: Gnocchi, Fusilli, Tri-Color Tortellini If You Don’t See What You Like, Please Ask Your Server.

Bolognese classic tomato sauce simmered with selected ground beef, veal and pork.   14.95
Arrabbiata spicy plum tomato sauce sautéed with pepperoncini.   13.95
Pomodoro traditional tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and white wine.   13.95
A’matriciana a mixture of pancetta (italian bacon), onion, pecorino romano cheese and tomato sauce.   13.95
Alfredo a cream sauce with heavy cream, butter, egg and fresh parmesan cheese   14.95
Vodka Sauce fresh tomato and onion in a zesty marinara sauce with vodka, a touch of red pepper, tossed with heavy cream and pecorino romano cheese.   15.95
Quattro Formaggio our homemade tomato sauce with fresh basil and an assortment of pecorino romano, mozzarella, provolone and ricotta cheeses.   14.95
Pesto a classic genovese sauce of fresh basil, olive oil, pignoli nuts, garlic, cream and pecorino romano cheese.   15.95
Primavera spring vegetables sautéed in a white wine garlic butter sauce or cream sauce, and romano cheese.   15.95
Carbonara a rich sauce of pancetta, butter, black pepper, heavy cream, egg and parmesan cheese.   15.95
Puttanesca a spicy plum tomato sauce, capers, anchovies, white wine and olives.   13.95
Ravioli large ricotta cheese ravioli, in our homemade marinara sauce   14.95
add chicken or sausage   4.95
add veal or shrimp   6.95


Mussels Marinara fresh pei mussels sautéed with white wine, garlic, and simmered in our classic marinara sauce over linguine.   16.95
Shrimp Scampi fresh fusilli pasta with sautéed shrimp in a garlic white wine butter sauce, with fresh diced tomatoes.   17.95
Swordfish fresh swordfish, lightly egg-battered, pan-fried and baked. topped with fresh julienne vegetables in a lemon caper sauce, served over risotto.   21.95
Shrimp, Penne & Broccoli large shrimp sautéed in olive oil and tossed with fresh broccoli florets, penne pasta, and romano cheese in a white wine garlic butter or cream sauce.   17.95
Linguine Ala Vongole fresh countneck and chopped clams sautéed with white wine and garlic with choice of red or white sauce, served over linguine.   17.95
Frutti Di Mare fresh countnecks, pei mussels, shrimp, scallops and chopped clams, white wine, garlic and simmered in our classic marinara sauce served over fettucine   24.95


Veal Marsala veal scallopini sautéed with fresh mushrooms and ham in a marsala wine sauce.   16.95
Veal Parmigiana breaded cutlet pan-fried, baked in our homemade marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese.   17.95
Veal And Eggplant Parmigiana    19.95
Veal Saltimbocca veal scallopini layered with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese, spinach, mushrooms and sage in a white wine garlic butter sauce.   19.95
Veal Valdostona veal scallopini layered with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese with artichoke hearts and mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce.   19.95
Veal Milanese veal scallopini dipped in egg batter, pan-fried and simmered in a white wine lemon butter sauce.   17.95
Veal Sorrentino veal scallopini layered with eggplant, prosciutto and mozzarella cheese in a dry vermouth mushroom sauce.   19.95


All Chicken/Veal Dishes Served Over Choice Of Pasta.

Chicken Marsala boneless chicken scallopini breast sautéed with fresh mushrooms and ham in a marsala wine sauce.   14.95
Chicken Parmigiana boneless breaded cutlet pan-fried, baked in our homemade marinara sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese   15.95
Chicken And Eggplant Parmigiana    17.95
Chicken Cacciatore boneless medallions simmered with red and yellow peppers, sweet onions, fresh mushrooms, white wine and rosemary in a plum tomato sauce.   15.95
Chicken Milanese boneless breast lightly dipped in egg batter, pan-fried and sautéed in white wine lemon butter sauce.   15.95
Chicken, Penne & Broccoli classic boneless medallions, sautéed with fresh broccoli florets, and penne pasta in a white wine garlic butter or cream sauce.   15.95

Kids Corner

French Bread Pizza    7.95
Benevento’s Cheese Pizza    8.95
Ravioli    7.95
Chicken Fingers with side of pasta   9.95
Linguine With Marinara Sauce    6.95

House Specialties

Al Dente Special sautéed scallopini of veal, chicken and shrimp, fresh broccoli florets, mushrooms, red and yellow peppers and artichoke hearts in a white wine garlic butter sauce, served over choice of pasta.   19.95
Gnocchi Al Dente fresh potato gnocchi tossed in a plum tomato sauce with sundried tomatoes, capers, basil, pecorino romano cheese and parmesan cheese, mushrooms and white wine.   16.95
add chicken or sausage   4.95
add veal or shrimp   6.95
Veal Valentino fresh, tender veal stuffed with prosciutto, roasted red pepper, mozzarella cheese and garlic, rolled, breaded and panfried, served in a white wine mushroom pink sauce and roasted red pepper risotto.   23.95
Shrimp And Scallops A La Vodka large shrimp and sea scallops sautéed in olive oil and served with homemade fusilli in our classic vodka sauce.   22.95
Chicken Buona Bocca boneless breast layered with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella, spinach, mushrooms and sage in a white wine butter sauce.   18.95
Lobster Ravioli fresh cheese and lobster ravioli prepared in a light marinara sauce with shrimp, a touch of cream, pecorino romano and parmesan cheese.   19.95
Sea Bass Al Dente chilean sea bass pan seared and baked with sundried tomatoes, capers, mushrooms, fresh herbs and white wine, served over risotto.   27.95
Pork Tenderloin honey walnut crusted pork tenderloin, lightly seasoned, pan-seared, baked in a madeira prune sauce and served with spinach and mashed potatoes   20.95
Shrimp And Calamari Fra Diavalo large shrimp and calamari, sauteed in olive oil, served in a spicy marinara sauce, white wine and served over linguine.   19.95
Seafood Risotto fresh calamari, littleneck clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops sautéed in olive oil, simmered in white wine and garlic, served over risotto   25.95
Chicken Venensia boneless chicken stuffed with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, spinach, roasted red peppers and garlic, rolled and pan-seared, served over roasted red pepper risotto in a gorgonzola cream sauce.   19.95
Eggplant Parmigiana lightly egg-battered and pan-fried, layered with marinara sauce, baked with fresh mozzarella, served over choice of pasta.   14.95

Other Beverages

Soda    2.50
Iced Tea sweetened and unsweetened   2.50
Sparkling Water  sm 3.00lg 5.00
Natural Spring Water  sm 3.00lg 5.00


Peroni    5.75
Heineken    5.75
Heineken Light    5.75
Amstel Light    5.75
Michelob Ultra    5.75
Sam Adams    5.75
Sam Adams Light    5.75
Sam Seasonal    5.75
Coors Light    4.75
Budweiser    4.75
Bud Light    4.75
O’Douls non-alcoholic   5.00

Wines By The Glass

White Wine

Pinot Grigio salvalai   7.00
angelini   8.50
Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay principato   7.00
Chardonnay oak vineyards   6.75
montes   8.50
clos du bois   9.50
Sauvignon Blanc santa ema   7.50
Riesling wente   8.25
White Zinfandel oak vineyards   6.50

Red Wine

Merlot santa ema   7.50
angeline   9.00
Primitivo flaio   7.00
Sangiovese ali di toscana   7.50
Pinot Noir angeline   9.00
Cabernet Sauvignon beringer   7.00
veramonte   9.00
j lohr   12.00
Barbera Di Monferrato marchesi di barolo   9.00
Malbec altos las hormigas   9.00
Chianti antane   7.50
Chionti ruffino   8.00
Valpolicella salvalai   8.00
Zinfandel cline   9.00
Nero D’avola villa tonino   7.50
Syrah wente shorthorn canyon   7.50

Champagne & Sparkling

Sangria (Seasonal) white, red, marsala, triple sec, madeira   8.50


Al Dente Ristorante
109 Salem St
Btwn Cooper & Parmenter St
(617) 523-0990
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