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Aldente Pasta

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491 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5602
+1 760-325-1160
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12:00 - 22:00
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Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 22:00
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always judge an Italian restaurant by their spaghetti bolognese, if they can get that right then the rest of the menu will be good. At this restaurant the pasta was cooked well but the bolognese was very wet with more tomato than meat. No taste other than washed out tomato. I think the waiters know the quality of the... More 

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Thank issywiggy
Paris, IL
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203 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were seated rather promptly on a Wednesday evening. Service was good and we enjoyed our pasta and chicken dishes. The salads were simply outstanding. The white chocolate Gelato left a little to be desired.

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Thank Barbara and Dav... D
Brighton, Colorado, United States
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are restaurants and then there is THIS restaurant. Aldente must be the best that we've ever had. Not only the best Italian dishes, the best service and the best location... and that's a lot of BEST. . . but, it's true. You've got to try it. Get a reservation and make it outside... start with Barbara at the bar...

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Thank Larry B
Olympia, Washington
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339 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Palm Springs people like to dine outside. In many places, including this one, you are seated right next to the street and sidewalk. We opted to dine inside where we had wonderful ambiance and no traffic noise. Parking was very difficult to find. There is a small lot behind the restaurant. I liked the fact that you have a... More 

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Ellington, Connecticut
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've enjoyed three different occasions for lunch where one of us had the super delicious Porcini Mushroom pasta and the other one of us had the quarto cheese pasta. The Porcini pasta is out of the world...and you feel like you could just never stop eating it. We enjoy the al fresco sitting and the service is always quick and... More 

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Thank dickjacques
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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652 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was a very nice dinner. We arrived early and sat outside on a perfect Palm Springs evening. It turned out to be great Italian! We started with a classic Caprese salad. We both ordered Spaghetti Bolognese, my companion added sausage to his. It was remarkably good. The sauce was perfectly seasoned and not to thick or thin. The pasta... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We have been going to Aldente for about 5 years now, but have about given up on it. You never know what you are goiong to get in the form of service. The last time, about two months ago, was terrible. We had to beg to give our order, had to ask for bread, had to ask for the wine... More 

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Thank PalmDeano
Bellevue
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616 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed a very good experience at Al Dente, with perfectly prepared pasta dishes. I had Porcini mushrooms with penne pasta -- a very tasty preparation served piping hot fresh from the kitchen. I split a Caesar salad which was also fresh, cold and delicious. Portions are substantial. We skipped dessert because we were simply too full. Service... More 

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Thank mshbnyehud
Newnan, Georgia
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My wife & I and friends visited this restaurant prior to a production of Evita at the Palm Canyon theatre. It's very close if you're taking in a play there! Outside & inside seating is available, but even though the weather was great, we chose inside seating because of the traffic noise directly outside. We really enjoyed the food. I... More 

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Thank Dennis R
Libertyville, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nice outdoor seating with a good menu and great tasting food well prepared. Good service and people watching. Enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-5602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-1160
Description
Al dente Trattoria Toscana - A quaint cucina with a decidedly European atmosphere,has served Palm Springs and an international clientele for over 20 years A cozy patio with twinkling lights is great for people-watching. Everything is homemade with the freshest of ingredients beginning with flavorful antipasti, salads and a variety of soups. Your pasta course features an incredible array of sauces with a Tuscan flair, such as a simple Aglio e Olio - fresh garlic and olive oil - to the succulent Frutti di Mare - calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels in tomato sauce, or Quatro Formaggio, a four-cheese sauce to die for! Entrées are carefully prepared and beautifully presented with nightly specials to augment menu items, such as Pollo Funghi - chicken breast sautéed with fresh mushrooms, Bistecca di Manzo - grilled steak, or Gamberone Griglia - jumbo shrimp on grill.

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