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[[File:AlDente's-GTA4-exterior.png|thumb|right|Al Dente's restaurant in [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]].]]
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{{Infobox business
[[File:AlDente's-GTA4-logo.png|thumb|200px|left|Al Dente's logo]]
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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]]
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|reference = [[wp:Olive Garden|Olive Garden]]<br>[http://www.alfresco-restaurant.co.uk/ Al Fresco's]}}
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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.}}
   
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'''Al Dente's''' is an [[Italy|Italian]] restaurant chain featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
{{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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==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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[[File:Aldente's-poster-GTAIV.jpg|thumb|150px|Advertisement poster.]]
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According to a GTA IV [[Radio Stations in 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 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 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.
   
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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They are one of the official sponsors of the [[CNT]] program [[I'm Rich]].
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==Influence==
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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.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
* Burlesque and Hematite Street, [[Triangle Building]], [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
* Frankfort Ave and Iron Street, [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]]
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* [[Frankfort Avenue]] and [[Iron Street]], [[The Triangle]], Algonquin.
* Columbus Ave and Amethyst Street, [[The Exchange]], [[Algonquin]]
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* [[Columbus Avenue]] and [[Amethyst Street]], [[The Exchange]], Algonquin.
* Albany Ave and Calcium Street, [[The Exchange]], [[Algonquin]] (highlighted in the Grand Theft Auto IV manual)
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* [[Albany Avenue]] and [[Calcium Street]], The Exchange, Algonquin. (highlighted in the Grand Theft Auto IV manual)
* Tudor Street and Saratoga Ave, The [[Big Willis Mall]], [[Willis]], [[Dukes]]
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<gallery position="center">
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AlDente-GTAIV-Willis.png|[[Big Willis Mall]], [[Tudor Street]] and [[Saratoga Avenue]], [[Willis]], [[Dukes]].
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AlDente's-GTA4-exterior.png|[[Triangle Building]], [[Burlesque]] and [[Hematite Street]], [[The Triangle]], [[Algonquin]].
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</gallery>
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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<gallery position="center">
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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 14:26, April 23, 2016

"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".

Aldente&#039;s-poster-GTAIV

Advertisement poster.

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.

They are one of the official sponsors of the CNT program I'm Rich.

InfluenceEdit

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.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

Grand Theft Auto 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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