Hand-crafted menu by Executive Chef

Roberto Donna

Roberto Donna

Executive CHEF

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OUR EXECUTIVE CHEFCooking best meals for you! Washington’s most famous Italian chef going back to 1984, Roberto Donna is a James Beard winner and twice DC “Chef of the Year”. Owner of some 20 restaurants over the years, he is best known for his award-winning Galileo restaurants and I Matti, a ground-breaking trattoria in 1980’s Adams Morgan. From Torino (Turin) in Northern Italy, Chef Donna’s current cuisine spans Southern and all regions of his beloved country.

MODERN, URBAN, ITALIAN TRATTORIAWe hope to see you soon! Guests can enjoy fresh house-made pasta, risotto, fresh fish and meat offerings along with Italian desserts and a selection of gelato. Al Dente also showcases Neapolitan pizza from the restaurant’s centerpiece oven.  A boutique selection of Italian wines available by the bottle or glass.


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11:30AM - 9PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 10PM
Reservation number: (202) 244 2223

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