Join us and sample some delicious pasta and other traditional Italian dishes. We will be serving a selection of salads, Italian specialities such as aubergine parmigiana, and traditional favourites such as steak sandwiches with modern, tasty additions.

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WHO WE ARE

ABOUT AL DENTE

'Al dente' is an authentic Italian pasta restaurant located on St Giles St, Norwich. Dedicated to offering fresh food, the pasta bar and kitchen serves exciting interpretations of traditional Italian dishes. You can expect to see your favourite classic pasta dishes, with unique, tasty twists. By incorporating typical Italian ingredients and recipes, you can expect dishes that both reflect modern Italian gastronomy while still using flavours you know and love.

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Breakfast Menu

BRUNCH

A good breakfast sets you up for the rest of the day. Our breakfast menu will include savoury favourites made from fresh local ingredients such as sausage, bacon, eggs and ciabatta. To accompany our great breakfast menu, fresh Italian coffee with be served. Expect choices from classic coffee to frothy lattes.

Lunch Menu

LUNCH

Our lunch menu will feature classic Italian dishes with signature Al Dente tweaks. Whether youโ€™re just popping in for a light bite, or a filling lunch, thereโ€™s something on the menu for you. Alongside our heartier dishes such as Arancini, traditional Italian salads will be available for those wanting something a little lighter.

Pasta Restaurant

PASTA BAR

The shining star of Al Dente is our pasta bar. Hailing from Italy and having spent years studying consumer desires in the Italian food market, we understand a thing or two about Italian food. All classic pasta dishes you know and love will be available, but they will be presented in a playful and unique style.

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SNACKS

For those who donโ€™t fancy a full meal, our selection of snacks and antipasti will hit the spot. Cured meats, cheese, olives and more. Meet some friends, have some of delicious wine, and enjoy our vast selection of snacks. Italian food is to be enjoyed with good company, and our restaurant provides the perfect setting.

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TO THE BITE

THE LUNCH MENU

Join us for lunch and sample some of our delicious non-pasta dishes. We will be serving a selection of salads, Italian specialities such as aubergine parmigiana, and traditional favourites such as steak sandwiches with modern, tasty additions.

CAESAR SALAD

ยฃ8.95

Baby gems, ciabatta croutons, olives, homemade Caesar dressing, free range chicken breast, crispy pancetta.

AUBERGINE PARMIGIANA

ยฃ7.95

Layered aubergines, homemade tomato and basil sauce, parmesan cheese.

ARANCINE

ยฃ7.50

Crispy breaded Risotto balls with a heart of beef ragout served with salad.

CANNELLINI SALAD

ยฃ8.50

Cannellini beans, red tuna, red onions, olives, tomatoes, mixed leaves.

STEAK CIABATTA

ยฃ8.50

6oz rare rump, al denteโ€™s tomato and chilli jam, rocket and provolone cheese.

ITALIAN BOARD

ยฃ8.50

Speck, salami, olives, provolone, caponata, mozzarella, tomato and chilli jam, focaccia bread.

AL DENTE'S TOMATO SOUP

ยฃ4.50

Served with bread.

PASTA SALAD OF THE DAY

ยฃ5.50

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OUR WONDERFUL REVIEWS

TESTIMONIALS

Great Menu Choice

"Amazing! Really friendly service, great menu choice and the fresh pasta bar...yum! You really could taste the freshness. The drinks are really well priced and a good selection. All in all delicious and great service."

Becky Stafford

Food Was Amazing!

"The food was amazing! All made from scratch with high quality ingredients. I cannot stop thinking about it and will have to go again soon! I would highly recommend to anyone who loves good Italian food."

Sara Kolber

A Little Gem

"What a little gem of a place! Gorgeous food, brilliant service and reasonable prices aswell. Will definitely be returning."

Melanie Lansdell

Great Pasta

"Had a lovely early lunch well worth checking out if you haven't already! Great pasta, and they even cooked us a bespoke breakfast"

Andy Clegg

Absolutely Superb

"Authentic Italian menu cooked fresh to order. Absolutely superb and wonderful service - Our third visit and we cant fault it... Thank you!"

Michelle Wastell

Fresh and Authentic

"Very cosy setting and extremely tasty, fresh and authentic Italian food - the lasagne in particular was amazing (and great coffee too!) - we look forward to coming back soon to try the brunch menu!"

Rachel Dance
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THE PASTA BAR

NEWS & EVENTS

Read our posts for a behind-the-scenes insight into the inner workings of Al Dente. Weโ€™ll share recipes, how-to guides and information about the restaurant. Stay up to date with us by reading our blog.

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