Al Dente

Restaurant description

From the relaxed, friendly atmosphere to the fresh, delicious food, Al Dente Italian Restaurant is the place to come to in Edinburgh for the real Italian Food experience.

What we like

  • To start we recommend Scrigno di prosciutto e caprino  
    Warm Puff pastry tart filled with chopped tomatoes, goat cheese and parma ham
  • You don't miss Risotto di asparagi mantecato al parmiggiano  Classic Italian risotto with fresh asparagus and parmesan cheese ... or with finely chopped courgette and unshelled prawns 
  • Very good is the Scottadito di maiale con salsa al gorgonzola e miele  Oven baked pork cutlet with gorgonzola and honey. Served with mash potatoes and vegetables.
  • Among the desserts taste the Torta di ricotta e nutella


To know more

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What to do and see around

Easter Road Stadium

How to reach us


Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC £ 16.50
A chunky, chewy red with lashings of dense fruit, backed up by full, but soft tannins and a long finish.

Merlot £ 13.50
Soft, well rounded and medium dry with red cherry fruit and a velvety finish

Chianti DOCG £ 18.60
A full flavored, earthy wine with heaps of sunshine oozing out of it, plenty of fruit with a
delicious dry finish

Rosso Piceno £ 18.90
Well balanced wine resulting from a selected blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese. Ruby red with
tinges of garnet, this wine offer a bouquet of jammy fruits, spice and aromatic herbs.

Cannonau £ 27.50
Ruby red with Purple reflection, glossy and transparent, with an excellent
persistence. On the palate is dry, full bodied and warm with and effortless
balance of tannins.

Ripasso valpolicella DOC £ 27.80
This is a wine made by a unique process where the valpolicella 
is fermented on the lees of Amarone. The result is a warm, full bodied, elegant wine with lingering 
flavours of dark red and black fruit, soft tannins, complexity and depth.

Copertino D.O.C. Riserva £ 28.30
This wine has been obtained from Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera grapes.
It has an intense aroma with scent of ripened fruits and spices.
It is perfect with pasta, seasoned cheese, game and grilled and braised meat.

Barolo Luigi Oddero 2005 £ 34.40
Brilliant color with warmer tinges developing over time. 
Unmistakable bouquet, very pleasant, intense yet ethereal,
at time spiced, with aromas of truffles, liquorices and dried flowers.




Sole di Puglia Chardonnay £ 14.80
Easy young wines, to be drunk while young and perfectly match able with food and daily meals.

Trebbiano d’abruzzo £ 16.50
A dry white wine with a fruity aroma and crisp refreshing taste. The wine is well balanced overall.

Frascati  £ 17.90
A dry delightful wine. Intense, crisp and fresh, this wine shows clean citrus fruit flavours with a
slight nuttiness on the palate.

Sauvignon Blanc £ 17.50
Bright straw yellow with gold and green reflections with a green apple and elderflower bouquet. 
Dry and full bodied on the palate with a velvety finish.

Malvasia Bianca £ 18.30
Straw yellow colour, intense and delicate aroma. The taste is silky and velvety with a bounty of 
fresh fruits and light almond notes throughout.

Chardonnay Santa Caterina £ 18.60
A light straw coloured wine, delicately scented, aromatic and elegant on the palate.

Ciro’ Bianco £ 18.90
Ancient native grape grown near the Jonian Sea. It boasts a complex aroma of white flowers 
and ripe tropical fruit. The taste is fresh and Mediterranean with a charming mineral finish

Falanghina £ 19.90
It offers a rich and intense aroma of fruit with hints of apple, pineapple, quince and pear.
It is fresh and clean in the mouth with good structure and a floral finish.

Gavi DOCG £ 20.80
Lively, crisp wine with bags of fruit flavour, apple and pineapple plus suave finish Very well-balanced
between ripe fruit and lemony acidity. Hints of spice and intense flavours make this ideal with fish dishes

Vernaccia di San Gimignano £ 20.50
It offers a rich and intense aroma of fruit with hints of apple, pineapple, quince and pear. It is fresh and
clean in the mouth with good structure and a floral finish.




Ferrari Rose' DOC £ 38.00
Fragrant, flowery nose with just a touch of berry fruit is balanced by a
delicate flavour in the mouth with a hint of almonds on the finish

Prosecco villa cornaro extra dry £ 22.00
A lively, slightly yeasty touch with a delicious rounded finish and a good length.

Ferrari Maximum Brut DOC £ 38.00
Ferrari F.lli Lunelli A lovely delicate flavour with distinctively
biscuity tones on the palate and a warm but crisp finish

Bardolino Chiaretto DOC £ 16.59
It is left to ferment with the skins for just a single night. A true Garda wine, Chiaretto
is distinguished by its colour and delicate structure





Opening times

Open: Monday to Saturday: 5.30 to 10.30 pm

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 12noon and 2pm

Close on: Sun


Address: 139 Easter Road Edinburgh EH7 5QA

Telephone number: 0131 - 6521 932

Email: [email protected]

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