I don’t think South Africans know what Al dente means. Last night was the second time in a row I had the most outstanding pasta IN MY LIFE! The pasta Triciana at 4 Fiumi restaurant in Rome’s Piazza Navona is a must have! Al dente means fully cooked but not soft and it is the right way to eat pasta! So the next time my pasta arrives soft and squishy in Cape Town, I’ll be sending it back! Make it al dente!