Al Dente

Food & Drink
3939 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618 3939 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago Directions
+17739427771
This place has not been rated by customers.
84% of 172 customers recommended
This place is closed.

Want something similar? See related deals

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Italian, Mexican, French, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $30-$50
  • Cuisine
    American, Italian, Mexican, French, Cafe
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Show More
  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Show Less

Tips

69 Tips
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
on the steak tartare, i was a little thrown off by the little bits of fat. I usually don't see that in other steak tartares. the flavor was great though.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
Great food start to finish! The specials were fantastic.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
Great food
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
Incredible food and great presentation
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
Keep doing what your're doing! We are so lucky to have such a fabulous restaurant in Old Irving Park!
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
The owners were very rude and told me they didn't need my business. I have never been treated so badly at a restaurant before. They lacked class. I will not be going to their place of business again.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
Poor service and waitress was not knowledgable about menu noisy because of to many children food was good but prices to high
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
Our food was less than average - not very authentic Italian food. The bread was not fresh. The gnocci was plain, dry and not good. Overall - disappointing.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
The host sitting at the front desk needs to work on his customer facing/relations skills. Granted a lot of people that came into the restaurant needed to use thier Groupon that expired that evening, however that doesn't excuse his rude behaviour. There happened to be a lot of empty tables yet he continued to turn guests away and made me wait a half hour for the six o'clock reservation to show or not show. Half hour???? Typically it's fifteen minutes and then a restuarant gives away our table, especially when there are guests waiting to eat. This experience was truely disappointing, so much that I haven't decided whether or not I'll go back.
Was this helpful?
Verified
Report | 4 years ago
Food was just OK and expensive for portion size. Sides for pork chop could have included a potato. Sides for Gnocchi seemed to overdue small amount of gnocchi.
Was this helpful?

From Our Editors

The Chicago Sun Times has described Al Dente's founder, chef Javier Perez, as "the James Brown of the kitchen, which is to say he might just be the hardest-working dude in chow business." Perez did not earn this moniker overnight, however. In 1990, after moving to Chicago from Mexico City, he got his first job in the restaurant business as a dishwasher at Tuttaposto, under the James-Beard-Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano. After cutting his culinary teeth on fresh Italian dishes and moving up through the kitchen ranks, he then went on to hone his cooking skills in the kitchens of high-profile Chicago restaurants including MK Restaurant and Michelin-starred Spiaggia, finally rising to sous chef at Cibo Matto at the Wit.

Since co-founding Al Dente with his wife of 23 years, Maria, Perez has not rested on his hard-earned culinary laurels. Instead, he continues to experiment with seasonal ingredients when crafting his rotating menu of Italian, French, and Mexican inspired cuisine. Perez adds a twist to traditional spaghetti with his wild-boar ragout and brings out the savory, fresh flavors of watermelon with feta cheese, parsley, mint, and citrus vinaigrette.

Avocado-hued walls and brown-linen napkins create an earthy atmosphere in the dining room to complement the fresh produce featured in the dishes. Alternatively, patrons may opt to sip bottles of wine toted from home on the outdoor patio.

Explore Nearby
Al Dente

Groupon has verified that the customer actually visited Al Dente.