May 16, 2023
il Pastificio Al Dente – sharing their passion for fresh pasta with the rest of London
It was seriously like stepping into the stylish streets of Italy; the décor, the aromas, the menu, the team, the wine, and the atmosphere.
Al Dente is the result of a group of friends with a passion for fresh pasta, and authentic sauces combined together to create tasty dishes, they offer on-site signature Pastificio, freshly made each day and distributed to their other locations. You will find Al Dente in South Kensington which is the flagship restaurant, Fitzrovia and Monument. They also cater to those wishing to enjoy this fresh pasta at home with a highly efficient delivery service. Watch this space Al Dente is growing year-on-year!
We dined in the South Kensington restaurant and enjoyed a delicious feast of superb dishes, presented beautifully, the pasta was of course served al dente. We began with Bruschetta al Pomodoro bread loaded with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil, and garlic, which was amazingly tasty. We also chose the Burrata and Parma ham, we shared both choices and they were perfect.
We had a short break while sipping on a particularly fabulous bottle of Italian prosecco. My partner chose lasagne, and when I tell you he’s extremely fussy, I mean really fussy, he likes it ‘moist’, and it was. I chose a traditional carbonara which was rich and creamy, and the pasta was divine, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a carbonara as much, I highly recommend it, but it was quite a large portion, I probably should have chosen a lighter starter!
We managed to share probably the most famous Italian dessert, Tiramisù, it was presented in a glass jar and was simply stunning.
The price point for dining here is extremely competitive, and the fact that the food is heavenly and team friendly is probably why for a Tuesday evening Al Dente was buzzing!
A: 65 Old Brompton Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 3JS, UK
T: 020 7323 2209
W: Pastificio al Dente.com
Written by Debbie Stone Global Editor for the Luxuria Group