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[[File:AlDente's-GTA4-exterior.png|thumb|right|Al Dente's restaurant in [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]].]]
 
[[File:AlDente's-GTA4-logo.png|thumb|200px|left|Al Dente's logo]]
 
   
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{{Infobox business
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|name = Al Dente's
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|image =AlDente's-GTA4-logo.png
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|type = Restaurant
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|taglines = ''"All the mamma mia you can eat"''
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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|locations = [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]<br>[[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]}}
   
{{Template:Quote|Heavily processed food, deep-frozen in huge warehouses, just like mama never used to make it.|GTA IV Manual Description}}
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{{Quote|Heavily processed food, deep-frozen in huge warehouses, just like mama never used to make it.|GTA IV Manual Description.}}
   
'''Al Dente's''' is an Italian restaurant chain advertised in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. The restaurant has several locations around the city, but the player cannot visit any location. Al Dente's slogan is "All the mamma mia you can eat" and serves "authentic" (heavily processed and deep-frozen) Italian cuisine the American way with large portions that are "tasteless and unhealthy". The restaurant is likely a spoof of the [[wp:Olive Garden|Olive Garden]] as both companies use a green colored cursive script and a symbolism of Italian cuisine in their logos. It could also be a spoof of [http://www.alfresco-restaurant.co.uk/ Al Fresco's] as both companys are Italian. A man in a radio commercial states that Al Dente's restaurants are conveniently located near strip malls, much like any real-life casual dining chain.
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'''Al Dente's''' is an [[Italy|Italian]] restaurant chain featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
Al Dente's is one of only a handful of businesses advertised on the radio that appears in-game in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. Its chain of restaurants is predominantly dotted within [[Algonquin]], with the Al Dente's signage, represented by a fork and pasta, present on each restaurant.
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==Description==
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The restaurant has several locations around [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] and [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], but the player cannot visit any location. Al Dente's serves "authentic" (heavily processed and deep-frozen) Italian cuisine the American way, with is large portions that are "tasteless and unhealthy".
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The restaurant is likely a spoof of the [[wp:Olive Garden|Olive Garden]], as both companies use a green colored cursive script and a symbolism of Italian cuisine in their logos. It could also be a spoof of [http://www.alfresco-restaurant.co.uk/ Al Fresco's] as both companies are Italian and share a similar name. According to a GTA IV radio commercial, Al Dente's restaurants are conveniently located near strip malls, much like any real-life casual dining chain.
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Al Dente's is one of only a handful of businesses advertised on the radio that appears in-game in [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. Its chain of restaurants is predominantly dotted within [[Algonquin]], with the Al Dente's signage, represented by a fork and pasta, present on each restaurant.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
* Burlesque and Hematite Street, [[Triangle Building]], [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]]
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===GTA IV===
* Frankfort Ave and Iron Street, [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]]
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* [[Burlesque]] and [[Hematite Street]], [[Triangle Building]], [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]]
* Columbus Ave and Amethyst Street, [[The Exchange]], [[Algonquin]]
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* [[Frankfort Ave]] and [[Iron Street]], [[The Triangle]], Algonquin
* Albany Ave and Calcium Street, [[The Exchange]], [[Algonquin]] (highlighted in the Grand Theft Auto IV manual)
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* [[Columbus Ave]] and [[Amethyst Street]], [[The Exchange]], Algonquin
* Tudor Street and Saratoga Ave, The [[Big Willis Mall]], [[Willis]], [[Dukes]]
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* [[Albany Ave]] and [[Calcium Street]], The Exchange, Algonquin (highlighted in the Grand Theft Auto IV manual)
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<gallery>
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AlDente-GTAIV-Willis.png|[[Tudor Street]] and [[Saratoga Avenue]], [[Big Willis Mall]], [[Willis]], [[Dukes]]
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AlDente's-GTA4-exterior.png|[[Burlesque]] and [[Hematite Street]], [[Triangle Building]], [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]].
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Aldente's-poster-GTAIV.jpg|Advertisement poster
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</gallery>
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===GTA V===
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<gallery>
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AlDentes-VespucciCanals-GTAV.png|[[Aguja Street]] and [[Magellan Avenue]], [[Vespucci Canals]]
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AlDentes-VespucciBeach-GTAV.png|[[Magellan Avenue]] and [[Sandcastle Way]], [[Vespucci Beach]]
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AlDentes-GTAV-Burton2.jpg|[[Hawick Avenue]], [[Burton]]
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Al-Dente-del-perro-LS-GTAV.jpg|[[Prosperity Street Promenade]], [[Del Perro]]
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</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
* The term "[[wikt:al dente|al dente]]" refers to pasta cooked so as to be firm but not hard.
 
* The term "[[wikt:al dente|al dente]]" refers to pasta cooked so as to be firm but not hard.
* [[Liberty City Hardcore|L.C.H.C]] DJ [[Jimmy Gestapo]] rants about how Al Dente's made him puke on his guitar player's foot and goes on to say "Why do we fuck up other country's foods?"
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* [[Liberty City Hardcore|L.C.H.C]] DJ [[Jimmy Gestapo]] rants about how Al Dente's made him puke on his guitar player's foot and goes on to say "Why do we funk up other country's foods?"
   
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Latest revision as of 11:40, August 11, 2015

"Heavily processed food, deep-frozen in huge warehouses, just like mama never used to make it."
―GTA IV Manual Description.

Al Dente's is an Italian restaurant chain featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

DescriptionEdit

The restaurant has several locations around Liberty City and Los Santos, but the player cannot visit any location. Al Dente's serves "authentic" (heavily processed and deep-frozen) Italian cuisine the American way, with is large portions that are "tasteless and unhealthy".

The restaurant is likely a spoof of the Olive Garden, as both companies use a green colored cursive script and a symbolism of Italian cuisine in their logos. It could also be a spoof of Al Fresco's as both companies are Italian and share a similar name. According to a GTA IV radio commercial, Al Dente's restaurants are conveniently located near strip malls, much like any real-life casual dining chain.

Al Dente's is one of only a handful of businesses advertised on the radio that appears in-game in Liberty City. Its chain of restaurants is predominantly dotted within Algonquin, with the Al Dente's signage, represented by a fork and pasta, present on each restaurant.

LocationsEdit

GTA IVEdit

GTA VEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The term "al dente" refers to pasta cooked so as to be firm but not hard.
  • L.C.H.C DJ Jimmy Gestapo rants about how Al Dente's made him puke on his guitar player's foot and goes on to say "Why do we funk up other country's foods?"

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