Al Dente Ristorante Italiano
39 Main Street North, Markham, ON, L3P 1X3
Markham’s best Italian dining secret is finally revealed…
|Cuisine Type |||Italian|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining|
|Amenities |||Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Scarborough Southwest|
|Getting There |||Markham Go Train Station|
|Cross Street |||Markham Road & Hwy 7|
|Mon – Sun 11:30AM- 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 11, 2008
Where do foodies go when they crave mouthwatering Italian dishes ranging from eclectic to traditional? To Al Dente Ristorante Italiano of course! This easygoing hotspot is the place to satisfy all your cravings. From an innovative menu to a happening vivacious scene, Al Dente is your one-stop destination for a truly unique dinning experience.
Perfect Patio Nights
Al Dente’s small but selective menu is delicately prepared by an impeccable kitchen. Every dish is artistically transformed into a mini masterpiece to take your meal from ordinary to extraordinary. Your typical Italian favourites share space with eye-catching specialties such as baked snails sautéed with garlic and field mushrooms, and steamed P.E.I mussels in a pernod cream sauce. Not to be missed is the eggplant parmiagana which features layer upon layer of eggplant, fontina cheese, and fresh tomato basil sauce. Perfect for sharing on those warm nights on the patio is the signature appetizer platter. An assortment of calamari, goat cheese, bocconcini, marinated grilled veggies, tiger shrimp, and prosciutto is sure to satisfy even the most discerning diners.
The Sizzling Strip
A small main menu focuses on homemade pastas made from scratch. Not to be missed is the cappellini pasta tossed with chicken strips, roasted peppers and pine nuts in a pesto rose sauce. Seafood lovers can’t stop raving about the linguine alla marinara. Massive tiger shrimp, fresh calamari, and savory mussels are loaded with roasted garlic in a white wine tomato sauce. Your typical chicken gets jazzed up when flambéed with frangelico, garnished with toasted almonds, and served with a lingonberry cream sauce. A visit to Al Dente wouldn’t be complete without devouring the 10oz grilled striploin served with Madagascar peppercorn sauce with brandy. Word has it that regulars flock from as far as the Niagara region to surrender to the striploin.