Al Dente
Nishi-Shinjuku: Italian
Al Dente (Nishi-Shinjuku: Italian)
Al Dente
Open 11am-9pm (LO; Sun -7:30pm) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

This long-running pasta specialist is a favorite of many resident and visiting Italians in Tokyo. In addition to tomato- and cream-based pasta sauces, Al Dente serves up Japanese variations featuring spicy mentaiko (cod roe with red peppers), plump, flavorful shrimp and strips of nori seaweed.

Most pastas range from Y1000-1800 in price, and spaghetti portions come in four different sizes.

Shinjuku-ku, Nishi-Shinjuku 1-25-1, Shinjuku Center Bldg. BMF.
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