Enjoy Italian cuisine in a very unique setting. Located on the ground floor of an old heritage building, Al Dente offers high ceilings clad in beautiful authentic plaster work, frescoes lining the walls, and rich curtains hanging from above old wooden windows. Al Dente is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful dining escape combined with excellent service in an intriguing atmosphere. Al Dente, one of the finest restaurants in town, is divided into three separate rooms, with round tables in an appealing setting that includes old and new lanterns. Full of local characters and popular among the fashionable older crowd, one would likely find a few politicians dining discretely in the corners. Al Dente has been around for a decade, quite an accomplishment for a restaurant in Beirut. Serving great home-made pasta and fine risottos, complemented by a decent international wine list, this restaurant is calm and collected, with top-notch services.