Al Dente Enoteca

Serving locals and food enthusiasts with at-home and approachable fine dining across Melbourne

Welcome To
Al Dente

We’d love for you to be a part of our journey, whether you prefer enjoying great food at home, or love a curated dining experience in our restaurant.


(meaning flavours in Italian)

Stop by our Sapori for an authentic Italian trattoria lunch or dinner, or to stock your pantry with high quality local Australian and imported Italian ingredients including our handmade pasta, authentic sauces and lovingly made lasagne.

To book, click the link above.

“See the possibility, not the problem”

Andrea | Al Dente Chef

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If you’d love a dining experience in our elegant restaurant, visit our Enoteca next time you feel like treating yourself to an innovative contemporary Italian dining adventure alongside a locally focused, bespoke wine list.

At-Home Dining

If you prefer a quality meal at home, without the fuss of preparing it all yourself, we’re here to lend a helping hand. We’re always busy kneading, rolling, filling and folding our signature egg-yolk rich pasta dough, cushioning creative flavours between the sheets of pasta, ready for you to prepare at home. 

We release a weekly menu via our partner platform, Cookaborough, via email, for you to browse through our products, ready to be delivered to your door each week on a Saturday.

Weekly specials, signature mainstays, and our favourite flavours of Italy and Australia are always available. 

"You can talk about wine and food with everyone. When everything is good, this is the best place in the world."

Davide | Al Dente Chef

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Dine With Us

Curious to see what’s inspiring our chefs lately? 

Take a look at our seasonal offering and reserve your table!

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How Al Dente

Our story is one about belief, passion and hard work.
We started Al Dente during a global pandemic which changed every aspect of life to the core; a time when nothing was taken for granted, but we kept working hard towards our dreams.

We’re building our community, our Al Dente family, here in Carlton.

Functions & Events

We’d love to cater for your special celebration, whether in our space, at an external location, or in the comfort of your own home.

We understand that no two events are the same; that’s why we’re dedicated to bringing your vision to life. Our expert events coordinating team are flexible, creative and passionate, ready to make your next special occasion an incredible one.