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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Our Menu

BREAKFAST EATS

BRUNCH MENU

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.

English Breakfast Ciabatta

£6.50

Rustic ciabatta, pork sausage, smoked pancetta, 2 free range fried eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Frittata Roll

£7.50

Italian style minted omelette, mozzarella, courgettes, sundried tomatoes, rocket and parmesan, toasted sourdough.

Fritatta Caprese

£6.95

Italian style omelette with basil and oregano, fiordilatte mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, served with fresh leaves salad.

Frittata Valdaostana

£6.95

Italian style omelette with ham and provolone cheese, served with mixed leaves salad.

Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Tuna

£8.50

Served on toasted sourdough, rocket pesto and lemon dressing.

Egg Milanese

£6.50

Toasted sourdough, grilled asparagus, free range fried eggs, parmesan, served with mixed leaves salad.

Al Dente Baked Egg Florentine

£7.50

Wilted garlic spinach, mustard béchamel, pecorino cheese, free range eggs, toasted sourdough.

Croque Gorgonzola

£7.50

Toasted white bread sandwich with Gorgonzola béchamel and parma ham, served with mix leaf salad.

Orange and Almond Pancakes

£5.50

With an orange and Amaretto marmalade.

Fruit French Toast

£6.50

Classic French toast with seasonal fruit and homemade berry jam.

LIGHTER BITES

LUNCH MENU

Whether you’re just popping in for a light bite, or a filling lunch, there’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.

Caesar Salad

£8.95

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

Aubergine Parmigiana

£7.95

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

Arancine

£7.50

2 Crispy breaded Risotto balls, one with a heart of beef ragu’, 1 with a heart of spinach and mushrooms, served with salad

Vegetarian Ciabatta

£8.50

Grilled courgettes, aubergines and peppers, rocket pesto, provolone cheese, served with tomato salad

Steak Ciabatta

£8.50

6oz rare rump, Al dente’s tomato and chilli jam, rocket and Caciocavallo cheese.

Italian Board

£8.95

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

Al Dente's Tomato Soup

£4.50

Served with bread.

Chicken Pizzaiola

£12.50

Breaded chicken breast topped with our signature tomato sauce and mozzarella, served with leaf salad

Pasta Salad of the Day

£5.50

SERVED FROM 11.30AM

PASTA BAR

Make your own new favourite dish with our extensive choices of pasta, sauces and toppings. Or, choose a traditional favourite pasta dish. Get creative!

CHOOSE YOUR PASTA

rigatoni
RIGATONI
Spaghetti
SPAGHETTI
tagliatelle
FRESH EGG TAGLITELLE
Caserecce Pasta
CASERECCE
Tortelloni Spinach and ricotta
TORTELLONI SPINACH & RICOTTA

+ £2.00

Linguine
LINGUINE
Wholemeal spaghetti
WHOLEMEAL SPAGHETTI

+ £1.00

CHOOSE YOUR TOPPINGS

King Prawns

£2.50

Smoked Salmon

£2.00

Chicken breast

£2.00

Red Tuna

£2.00

Pancetta

£1.50

Grilled Aubergines and Courgettes

£2.00

Mozzarella

£2.00

Meatballs

£3.20

Burrata (cow’s creamy mozzarella)

£2.50

CHOOSE YOUR SAUCE

Ragu’ Bolognese

£6.95

Al Dente Tomato Sauce

£4.95

Pesto Genovese (fresh basil, parmesan, peanut olive oil)

£5.95

Creamy Mushrooms and Speck

£7.50

Primavera (courgettes, cherry tomatoes, garlic and EVO oil)

£6.50

Al Dente’s Carbonara

£6.50

Arrabiata (tomato sauce boosted with fresh chilli and garlic)

£5.95

Al Salmone (smoked salmon, spring onions and tomatoes)

£7.50

4 Formaggi (an indulgent blend of 4 finest Italian cheeses)

£6.95

Pesto Siciliano (basil, tomatoes, garlic, pecorino, almond)

£5.95

spaghetti bolognese
Pasta Menu Norwich
SERVED FROM 11.30AM

PASTA SPECIALS

Rigatoni al Tonno: With Sicilian Red Tuna, Olives, Mint, our Tomato Sauce, then covered in Toasted Crumbs.

Pasta al Forno: Pasta bake with Beef Ragout, Aubergines and Parmesan.

Busiate: Durum Wheat handmade pasta with King Prawns, Courgettes and Almond Pesto.

Aubergines Ravioli: Served with our signature Tomato Sauce and Sicilian Ricotta Salata.

Lasagne: The classic way, just like Mama makes it.

See Our Sample Evening Specials Menu

SERVED FROM 11.30AM

LITTLE BITES - BOCCONCINI

Classic Caprese (the classic mozzarella, tomato and basil salad dressed with Extra virgin olive oil) £4.50

Caprese crumble (a baked caprese with olives and a crumbly bread topping) £4.50

Small antipasto board (a snack-sized antipasti board) £4.50

Small cheese board and tomato and chilli jam (a snack-sized selection of Italian cheeses served with tomato and chilli jam) £4.50

Caponata (a Sicilian salad made of aubergines, olives, onions and capers dressed with tomato sauce)

Classic tomato bruschetta (classic tomato and onions topping served on toasted sourdough) £4.50

Polpette e provolone (Al Dente beef meatballs with tomato sauce and melted provolone cheese) £4.50

Burrata e Prosciutto (a unique creamy mozzarella served with parma ham) £5.90

Pasta Snacks Norwich
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THE PERFECT ADDITIONS

SIDES & BREADS

Sides

Mixed Leaf salad £2.50

Rocket salad with parmesan, sunkissed tomatoes and balsamic £3.50

Tomato and Red onions salad with vinaigrette £4.00

Grilled Vegetables with mint and garlic dressing £4.95

Caponata (a Sicilian salad made of aubergines, olives, onions and capers dressed with tomato sauce) V £4.50

Breads

Garlic ciabatta Bread £2.00

Garlic Ciabatta bread with Mozzarella £2.50

Bread and Olive oil £2.00

Homemade rosemary focaccia, olives and sundried tomatoes £4.50

MON-FRI 5-6.30PM

EARLY BIRD

Early Bird Menu now available. Perfect for a pre-dinner or cinema treat, or a filling after-school meal.

2 Courses £11.95, or 3 courses £13.95.

See example menu.

Food Allergies and Intolerances

All of our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Not all ingredients are included in our descriptions. For any dietary requirements please ask a member of staff

*This menu is available Mon-Fri 5pm-6.30pm, not available in conjunction with any other offers.

KIDS MENU

BAMBINI

Let your little ones make their favourite dish with our extensive choices of pasta, sauces and toppings. Get creative! All dishes £6.00. This includes salad + pasta + fruit juice.

CHOOSE YOUR PASTA

rigatoni
RIGATONI
Spaghetti
SPAGHETTI
lasagna
LASAGNE

Served with salad or garlic bread £5.00

CHOOSE YOUR SAUCE

Bolognese
Al Dente Tomato Sauce
Pesto
4 Formaggi

CHOOSE YOUR TOPPING

Meatballs
Pancetta
Chicken breast
Tuna