Restaurateur Soo Chyung, owner and operator of Yuki Arashi and A Wok Away, has opened Al Dente Trattoria e Bar, his newest restaurant offering under the Soo Chyung Restaurant Group umbrella. Located at 136 Heber Avenue, on the corner of Swede Alley and in historical Main Street Park City, the restaurant, which opened its doors just before Christmas 2011, offers fine Italian cuisine and an expansive bar menu.
The Al Dente menu showcases authentic Italian cuisine through a collection of starters, soups, pizzas, pastas, entrees, and desserts. Menu items include pastas such as Linguine alla Diavola and Duck Confit Ravioli, and entrees like Lamb Scottadito and Veal Piccata. Menu pricing ranges from $20-42. The wine list and cocktail menu are as equally impressive, with a total of 50 wines and various signature drinks.
The design of Al Dente is warm and intimate, yet sleek. Chyung’s interpretation of the Tuscan countryside’s rustic, heavy feel is modernized by furniture with clean lines – the ideal balance to the more traditional Italian elements including an exquisite stone bar.
A Park City resident for over 20 years, Chyung recognized a need for more Italian fare on Main Street many years ago. Chyung is no newcomer to the Park City restaurant scene, as he spent many years working in and establishing some of the most memorable eateries. His first restaurant endeavors were the Grind and Squeeze Café, Burgies, and Wok on Main, followed by Yuki Arashi, a Main Street tapas and sushi bar which opened in 2007, and A Wok Away, offering Chinese takeout from the Prospector neighborhood which opened February 2011. By creating Al Dente, he hopes to attract Park City locals and visitors alike, looking for both a fine dining experience and vivid bar scene.
Al Dente Trattoria e Bar is open for dinner service daily from 5-10pm. Reservations can be made by calling (435) 200-0260 or visiting OpenTable.