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Food Blogger Amanda Biddle Features Al Dente’s Squid Ink Fettuccine

We were so excited to meet talented food blogger, cook, writer, and photographer Amanda Biddle at the Fancy Food Show in NYC! Her gorgeous food blog, Striped Spatula is full of great recipes and helpful resources. She whipped up an incredibly delicious looking dish with one of our bestsellers: Squid Ink Fettuccine. Check it out […]

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Al Dente Pasta has a new look!

We have redesigned the labels for our Al Dente Pasta classics!  Our current graphic designer, Sarah Renken, collaborated with Susan Lawlor, the talented graphic designer that designed our labels over 30 years ago!  We thought this collaboration would be a wonderful way to celebrate our 35th year of business. We absolutely LOVE the how they put a […]

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35 Years of Pasta, Passion & Perseverance

The year was 1981, and in the world of pasta, the times they were-a-changin’. Almost overnight, Americans went from thinking of pasta as “spaghetti and meatballs” to seeking an array of shapes, flavors and recipes.  This was also the year that Monique and Dennis Deschaine started Al Dente Pasta Company with the $6,000 they borrowed […]

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Gluten Free Living Magazine features our GF pasta!

We are thrilled to have our Gluten Free Spinach Pasta Spirals featured in Gluten-Free Living magazine!  The great taste, texture and three minute cooking time make this pasta a dream come true for Gluten Free pasta lovers! Our GF pastas are Kosher, Vegan, non-GMO and certified Gluten Free! “Sometimes it’s easy being green.  Whether you’re […]

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Rachael Ray Says Yay!

“Delicious noodles that just happen to be gluten free? Now that’s Amore!” Al Dente Gluten Free Pasta gets the thumbs up in the January 2016 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray! It  wasn’t easy figuring out how to make gluten free pasta that met all of our criteria. First of all, it had to […]

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Business in FocusAl Dente Pasta dans les nouvelles

We had a blast working with a great Canadian publication this past summer who were interested in writing an article about us.  They really captured the history and evolution of of Al Dente Pasta Company. Hope you enjoy it!   Nous avons bien aimer notre travaille avec une grande publication canadienne l’été dernier qui étaient […]

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Al Dente Carba-Nada Egg Fettuccine

Carba-Nada Store Locator

Here is an “incomplete list” of stores which carry our Carba-Nada Pasta.  Unfortunately, it is hard for us to have an up-to-date list when it is often distributors who supply our retailers and we often don’t know the stores they deliver to. That’s why we appreciate it if you email us at to report […]

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Al Dente hits a home run with their new Gluten Free Pasta

Store Locator for Gluten Free Gluten Free Retail Stores

“Where can I get your new Gluten Free Pasta”  is the question everyone is asking! Here is our most recent list but will need your help in keeping it updated. If you see it in a store not yet on our list, then please send to It brings us great joy that anyone who […]

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montreal, je t’aime!

How often do people get the chance to purchase great products directly from a specialty food distributor and for 30% below retail price! That’s what happens every year in December, right before the holidays. Favuzzi, our wonderful distributor in Montreal, has been hosting these events for a few years.  This time, I got to attend. […]

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Fine Stores, Fine People-in Montreal!

To say that I was treated well in Montreal is an understatement! To say that our pasta is treated well is also an understatement! From the minute that I was picked up at my friend’s home and chauffeured by some of the nicest people to the many fine stores which carry Al Dente, I was […]

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behind the scenes

Al Dente visitors witness family (husband, wife and sister) working side-by-side with loyal, long-time employees who are all true pasta experts. This proud legacy provides the inherent promise of homemade texture, quick cooking time and locally-sourced, American ingredients with every bag of Al Dente Pasta. We have a great team of employees who have been […]

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farmraiser fun

Tessa Belanger describes her impressions of Al Dente Pasta on the Farmraiser Blog…. “In Whitmore Lake, MI, just across the street from the lake, is a wonderland for pasta lovers. Al Dente is a small company, with big offerings. In 1981, Al Dente rolled out their first sheets of pasta dough and the high quality […]

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