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Al Dente is kitsch, but its cheer is undermined by the rectangular dining space it inhabits. Large murals of tomatoes and a lonely olive do their best to add some atmosphere, while blackboards adorned with chalk scrawls of daily specials hang above the open pizza kitchen. Yet in spite of the faux-Italian adornments and low-lighting, Al Dente feels less of a cosy restaurant than it does a sterile dining hall. Food is straightforward, if not a tad uninspiring, but it should be noted that salami is genuine thanks to the hotel’s pork licence (though it was unpardonably bland).
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