Al Dente Enoteca

A Carlton restaurant serving Melbourne's food enthusiasts with modern Italian dining

Welcome To
Al Dente, the Modern Italy

Our restaurant has two dining spaces; our main dining room, Enoteca and our second dining room, Sapori. 
The similarities extend to the menu (you can choose from a la carte or our chef’s selection menu) and our warm hospitality. The only difference; the aesthetic of each dining space.


(meaning flavours in Italian)

Our Sapori dining space encompasses the feeling of an authentic Italian trattoria, with crimson red walls and high quality local Australian and imported Italian ingredients lining the shelves. If you enjoy your food enough to bring it home and share with your family, we’ve got plenty of pantry options including our handmade pasta, authentic sauces and lovingly made lasagne. At home dining just got more luxurious. 

“See the possibility, not the problem”

Andrea | Al Dente Chef

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Our Enoteca is the perfect modern, minimalist space. Warmly lit by candlelight, a romantic and more formal feeling envelops the room. Our main dining room brings the Modern Italy to Melbourne, through respect for heritage and tradition, infused with modernity and the multicultural influences of our surrounds.
Al Dente welcomes you to contemporary Italian dining, no matter where in our restaurant your table is set. Reservations can be made via the link above.

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.