About us

OUR TEAM:

Monica Ratti & Valentina Vergottini : Co-owners & Pasta Artists

Monica & Valentina, born and raised in Italy, learned the ART of HOMEMADE PASTA from their grandmas who wisely donated their precious secrets and many authentic recipes. Inspired by their Italian families gathered around a table, they are in love with bringing people together.

OUR STORY:

Al Dente LLC is a project born from the love to bringing people together building special moments.

We don’t remember how old we were when we started to make Homemade Pasta with our “nonne” in Italy, but it’s become a sort of obsession. It’s a kind of ritual, a passion, a relaxing activity for us and our whole families.  There’s nothing quite like the taste, of course, but there’s also something addicting about the pasta-making process itself. It’s all-consuming yet meditative; you get lost in the act.”

So this is how, very simple, AL DENTE was born. With passion. With love. With traditions.

We get you knead, laugh and eat as you were in Italy.

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MEET VALENTINA

Free spirit, Dream Alchemist, Food designer, Pasta addicted

Hometown: Milano

Favorite dish: LINGUINE WITH LOBSTER

“I hope the people remember “Al dente” for the Passion about good food, for the Mediterranean sense, for the sensuality, for our honesty to the life.”

– Valentina

MEET MONICA

Practical spirit, Boss Lady, Food designer, Pasta addicted

Hometown: Mirandola (Modena)

Favorite dish: SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA

“Living abroad makes the connection to my country even more strong. About Italy I love the conviviality, the traditions, the good food, the importance of the simple things in life. That’s what “Al dente” is and that’s what I want our customers to breathe.”

– Monica