Cafe Al Dente Italian Rstrnt

★★★☆☆
  • 907 Main Street

    Vancouver, WA 98660

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  • 360-696-3463

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Tue-Wed: 11am-3pm, Thu-Fri: 11am-9pm, Sat: 4pm-9pm

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The meals that they have in here is as authentic Italian as it can get. I love the sauces that they have in here, not that very oily and enough to make your day.

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★★★★★

The meals that they have in here is as authentic Italian as it can get. I love the sauces that they have in here, not that very oily and enough to make your day.

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We nevergoing there again.I eat very dry old chicken and my friend eat some of the frozen lasanga.

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★☆☆☆☆

We nevergoing there again.I eat very dry old chicken and my friend eat some of the frozen lasanga.

Pros: free parking

Cons: old dry food

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I consider myself a ??foodie? and I love a quaint little place to have a good meal?Caf Al Dente is not the place. I can get over the scotch tape posters on the glass, the Christmas wreath hanging in April; I can get over the green carpet, the tacky art on the walls, I can get over the fishbowl where you drop in your business cards or even the 70??s style lounge music?what I can??t get over is the food. On the internet I thought this place was going to be our hidden gem?what I got was gummy gnocchi. My goodness the gnocchi was horrible?homemade sure?bland light tomato sauce yes, gummy and at times raw dough?yes. Add on to that?a boring wine selection and warm wine to boot (red wine should have a slight coolness to it?it frustrates me when wine is served above room temperature) In addition, the lobster risotto was boring (I thought the lemon wedge on top would have added so much?guess I was wrong!) The sauce was watery and the risotto was inconsistent (some grains were hard while others were mushy). La Bottegga down the street on Main Street is wonderful or Tommy O??s! I think Downtown Vancouver has a ways to go?but I??m confident it??ll get there.

I??m sorry if this review is harsh (I??m just one person?try it yourself) but I really couldn't finish my food. On the up side?the waitress was wonderful. I couldn??t ask for better service! I??m a stickler for detail?but you need to start off with good food?then work on the rest!

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★☆☆☆☆

I consider myself a ??foodie? and I love a quaint little place to have a good meal?Caf Al Dente is not the place. I can get over the scotch tape posters on the glass, the Christmas wreath hanging in April; I can get over the green carpet, the tacky art on the walls, I can get over the fishbowl where you drop in your business cards or even the 70??s style lounge music?what I can??t get over is the food. On the internet I thought this place was going to be our hidden gem?what I got was gummy gnocchi. My goodness the gnocchi was horrible?homemade sure?bland light tomato sauce yes, gummy and at times raw dough?yes. Add on to that?a boring wine selection and warm wine to boot (red wine should have a slight coolness to it?it frustrates me when wine is served above room temperature) In addition, the lobster risotto was boring (I thought the lemon wedge on top would have added so much?guess I was wrong!) The sauce was watery and the risotto was inconsistent (some grains were hard while others were mushy). La Bottegga down the street on Main Street is wonderful or Tommy O??s! I think Downtown Vancouver has a ways to go?but I??m confident it??ll get there.

I??m sorry if this review is harsh (I??m just one person?try it yourself) but I really couldn't finish my food. On the up side?the waitress was wonderful. I couldn??t ask for better service! I??m a stickler for detail?but you need to start off with good food?then work on the rest!

Pros: Service

Cons: Food and decor

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Great staff. Great services. Great location. I took my family here from out of town and we had a good time. Nothing to "impressive" but nothing to be negative about either.

3
★★★☆☆

Great staff. Great services. Great location. I took my family here from out of town and we had a good time. Nothing to "impressive" but nothing to be negative about either.

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my husband and i recently tried cafe al dente for dinner...i had been for lunch and enjoyed the food a few monthes back. the best part of the meal was the tomato soup and the dessert(which is brought in from what i have been told) my lasagna was old and cold, my hubands chicken, dry and chewy...its a sad experience when you know you can do better at home for considerably less money. i would think this place might be safe if youre eating a freshly prepared special- as i had eaten on my visit there for lunch. clearly they know how to make a lovely tomato soup...i know we wont be eating there again any time soon, i am sorry to say...

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★☆☆☆☆

my husband and i recently tried cafe al dente for dinner...i had been for lunch and enjoyed the food a few monthes back. the best part of the meal was the tomato soup and the dessert(which is brought in from what i have been told) my lasagna was old and cold, my hubands chicken, dry and chewy...its a sad experience when you know you can do better at home for considerably less money. i would think this place might be safe if youre eating a freshly prepared special- as i had eaten on my visit there for lunch. clearly they know how to make a lovely tomato soup...i know we wont be eating there again any time soon, i am sorry to say...

Pros: desserts, wines

Cons: menu items on a week night...icky, old and cold

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A co-worker and I tried this place on 10/9/08 for lunch. We walked 8 blocks there and got waited on right away as it was early. The place filled up quickly. We ordered the special and a salad which came in a reasonable amount of time. The food was very good and the bread excellent. It then took 20 minutes to get our check. We walked quickly back to work but were still very late. I understand people get busy but getting your check should be an automatic thing, not something you have to ask for multiple times. In the end we had to go up to the counter to get the bill. We would like to go again, but figuring in our lost income, that makes it pretty spendy.

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★★★☆☆

A co-worker and I tried this place on 10/9/08 for lunch. We walked 8 blocks there and got waited on right away as it was early. The place filled up quickly. We ordered the special and a salad which came in a reasonable amount of time. The food was very good and the bread excellent. It then took 20 minutes to get our check. We walked quickly back to work but were still very late. I understand people get busy but getting your check should be an automatic thing, not something you have to ask for multiple times. In the end we had to go up to the counter to get the bill. We would like to go again, but figuring in our lost income, that makes it pretty spendy.

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Cafe al Dente is the perfect little Italian experience, from the homemade pasta and sauces to the wonderful wines. I can?t say enough. I?ve tasted the Chicken Fettuccine, Chicken Marcela a variety of homemade soups including Cream of Asparagus and Tomato Bisque everything is very authentic and extremely enchanting. Your taste buds will never forget and will always want more. The atmosphere is pleasant; Sherri the working owner makes you feel as if you?ve walked right into their kitchen. Remember to take your appetite Cafe al Dente has huge portions. Seriously I had to think twice about writing this review. I kind of wanted to keep it Vancouver?s little secret. But it wouldn?t be fair. Go and enjoy!!!!

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★★★★★

Cafe al Dente is the perfect little Italian experience, from the homemade pasta and sauces to the wonderful wines. I can?t say enough. I?ve tasted the Chicken Fettuccine, Chicken Marcela a variety of homemade soups including Cream of Asparagus and Tomato Bisque everything is very authentic and extremely enchanting. Your taste buds will never forget and will always want more. The atmosphere is pleasant; Sherri the working owner makes you feel as if you?ve walked right into their kitchen. Remember to take your appetite Cafe al Dente has huge portions. Seriously I had to think twice about writing this review. I kind of wanted to keep it Vancouver?s little secret. But it wouldn?t be fair. Go and enjoy!!!!

Pros: Pricing, Homemade, Wine List and Service

Cons: Can't think of one!!! Seriously

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I have eaten at many so-called Italian restaurants here in the Metro area. I have eaten in many Italian homes. The first time I ate here I knew that I was not going to have to keep looking for a great Italian restaurant. The menu and specials are not your everyday fare, this is no Olive Garden.

I recommended Cafe Al Dente to an attorney client of mine and he wanted linguine with olive oil sauce and clams. I called the restaurant and was told that if my client could wait for a couple of days they would order fresh clams. Not only did they prepare a great pasta dish but they prepared steamers for my client and his guest, another attorney.

The appetizers are delicious, the breads, soups and salads crafted with care as if each portion is the only one that matters. The entrees will leave you full but craving more. The desserts are near exotic in stature.

A short drive to downtown Vancouver will result in a dining experience that has no comparison for miles around.

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at many so-called Italian restaurants here in the Metro area. I have eaten in many Italian homes. The first time I ate here I knew that I was not going to have to keep looking for a great Italian restaurant. The menu and specials are not your everyday fare, this is no Olive Garden.

I recommended Cafe Al Dente to an attorney client of mine and he wanted linguine with olive oil sauce and clams. I called the restaurant and was told that if my client could wait for a couple of days they would order fresh clams. Not only did they prepare a great pasta dish but they prepared steamers for my client and his guest, another attorney.

The appetizers are delicious, the breads, soups and salads crafted with care as if each portion is the only one that matters. The entrees will leave you full but craving more. The desserts are near exotic in stature.

A short drive to downtown Vancouver will result in a dining experience that has no comparison for miles around.

Pros: Ambience, Parking, Service, Value, Quality

Cons: None

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Great food , great service , nice atmosphere. They did a great job remodelling this old place to give us vancouverites a nice place to eat out at. Very nice wine selection also.

5
★★★★★

Great food , great service , nice atmosphere. They did a great job remodelling this old place to give us vancouverites a nice place to eat out at. Very nice wine selection also.

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