Dante Ristorante Pizzeria
Dante Ristorante Pizzeria

Dante Ristorante Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dantepizzeria.com/
  • Phone: 4029323078x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday 11 am - Close



    Friday/Saturday 11 am - Close



    Sunday 12 pm - Close





    Happy Hour:



    Monday - Friday 4-6:30



    Sunday 12-9





    Half-price wine Thursdays & Sundays

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Nick Strawhecker
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us regarding our mobile, wood-fired pizza oven, The Inferno.
  • Private Party Facilities: Dante is happy to accommodate parties of any size/occasion, including buy-out bookings. For more information please contact the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Nick Strawhecker 4029323078x
  • Entertainment: Bocce Bar - FREE to play
    Bocce is one of the oldest games on earth. Similar to lawn bowling or shuffleboard, it is played on a long court and can be played with two teams of two. Dante has a 40 foot indoor court made of authentic “Bocce Turf” and is one of only a handful of indoor Bocce courts in operation throughout the entire country.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 168th & Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Dante Ristorante Pizzeria
Dante is Omaha’s only restaurant specializing in wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and rustic Italian cuisine, featuring ingredient-driven dishes with fresh produce from local farmers. We are committed to providing our guests an authentic Italian experience, from our all Italian wine list to our menu to our indoor bocce court.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Dante Ristorante Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)neighborhood gem (67)notable wine list (63)great for outdoor dining (47)hot spot (47)special occasion (44)great for lunch (41)good for groups (37)romantic (27)vibrant bar scene (24)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (10)great for brunch (7)Show More
  • Dante's is fresh and fabulous
    TerryR
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Six of us enjoyed dinner at Dante's. The appetizer menu offer a great variety. We had the zucchini Frita which we always have to have and the warm mozzarella with toasted cherry tomatoes and pesto toast. We order extra toasted bread so we have enough for that warm melty cheese. The entree menu offered choices for all people in our party including a vegetarian. All of the meals were full of fresh and fabulous flavors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We partook in the Omaha Restaurant Week menu offerings, and they were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love this food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dante's is one of our favorite restaurants. it has the most amazing pizza but we were thrilled to have the scallopini back on the menu for restaurant week. Our server was a little snobby but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week
    judester
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went for husbands birthday during resturant week. Waitress was not to personable or helpful. Pork dish was not fresh and tough. Appetizer dishes and dessert was good. Restaurant week was better in 2013.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • West O's Finest
    bill
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the best pizza and italian food in Omaha. Period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!
    ddame
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our party of 10 had the best experience at Dante. The table ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and passed them around. They were too good not to share, each plate was outstanding! The cocktail and wine list is superb and the service was spot on. Dante is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Lacking...
    Omahacubfan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was okay, however we ordered a bottle of wine and a single glass was delivered. Also ordered an appetizer and it never was delivered. Had to ask for refills on beverages and for our check. Not what you'd expect from a popular restaurant with a relatively pricey menu.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful from beginning to end
    Pitchmouth
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The staff is friendly and informative. You have to try the ALL "Ryed" UP, amazingly delicious! You can't go wrong with any of their pizzas. I would highly recommend going here if you want a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Delicious traditional pizza and ordering the meatballs is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jobe
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of families absolute favorite restaurants to eat at! We love the charcuterie board with all the delicious meats and cheeses. The Guiseppe pizza is our favorite! Always look forward to a family meal at Dante!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    cngibi
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Dante's is a great place to go for something new and different. We love their pizzas. Great place and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Fails
    JerseyBluesVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have dined now at Dante's almost 100 times. It remains one of the best restaurant's in Omaha. It's not just the Pizza which as a boy from New Jersey can attest to - it is extremely good - but the new courses Chef Nick comes up with never fail to impress. Adam the GM is a wonderful host and always makes us feel welcome. The wait staff are well trained and observant without hovering. Food comes when promised and plates are removed at a reasonable time after you have (BOTH) completed your meal. The way it is supposed to be. Removing one diners plate before others have completed makes that person feel very awkward. A simple thing more waiters should learn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WEST Os BEST
    bill
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When you look around Dante's on any given night you can see that the crowd is made up of people who like locally gown, fresh, made in house (for the most part) true Italian cuisine. Even the Pizza is unique and visually stunning. And the staff while often very busy makes a great effort to be friendly and helpful. My wife and I go there once a weeks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good time for all
    awesomesauce
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    They bathrooms were very clean, as long very nice and friendly. We had a group of 7 and when we got there we didn't have to wait a long time but when we finely sat down they gave us a free appetizer for not having our table ready when we walked in. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    MrMunch
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    For the price, the food wasn't too impressive. Not my favorite type of food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food with local ingredients
    TerryR
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I met friends here to celebrate my recent retirement. We started with a nice crisp white wine, zucchini fritti,and the warm mozzarella appetizer. They were all delicious. The variety of choices from pasta, to pizza, to entree specials worked well for all of us. Dante's does a great job with fresh local ingredients. The menu changes frequently based upon what is in season, and it remains great no matter what is on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect wood fire pizza
    Omahastar
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everything was perfect. Our server was super nice, the pizza was delicious, the wine was great and not too expensive and we got a free sample of dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious little stop
    Foodies541102047VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Dinner at Dante was enjoyable. We stopped in with an open table reservation. Had a drink and an app on the happy hour menu then went to the table outside to dine alfresco. Just lovely. The house wine was great and the service was attentive. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic, Rustic Italian Pastas
    viciouspirate
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The culture of generous hospitality, the depth of options on the clear & accessible menu, the professionalism & attentiveness of the staff, and the caliber of the wine list are all impressive, and the FOOD IS INCREDIBLE. Dante is just stunning. The pizzas at Dante are hands-down the best in Omaha. The pasta dishes are exceptional in every way, each of them perfectly prepared. The gentle complexity of the pastas really makes Dante one of Omaha's finest dining options. And chef Nick Strawhecker has elevated the standard for culinary excellence in the city. You MUST visit to Dante for an exploration for how authentic, rustic Italian food needs to be experienced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Benisimo
    2leftshoes
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We always love going to Dante. Their pizza is true to Neipalitan style and reminds us of our trip to Italy. Love the farm to table and selection of local brews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious brick-oven pizza
    pizzapizza
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We will be stopping here for pizza the next time we head West. The rest of the imaginative and locally-sourced menu looks great, too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Quality/Good Value Fare
    JerseyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Features locally grown fare - we were in town from New Jersey looking for a local restaurant serving Italian fare after several nights of (what else) steak and found Dante via Open Table. It did not disappoint serving a range of pizza options and some limited Italian dinner options. Of note was a special featuring a bottle of wine (Italian red or white) and a pizza for $24! We opted for this and added two appetizers: Zucchini chips and a watermelon dish that both exceeded expectations. The Zucchini chips are a must try (we had two servings!). We finished with two deserts which we shared: the various doughnuts and a roasted peach - both excellent! We'd go back in a New York (Jersey actually) minute! Bill less than $70 - good value!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time...
    Omaha1Diner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We love the food here, but the service is less than desirable. We like to order several dishes to be shared amongst our party. We told the server this, but the food runner just plopped the large salad in front of one of us. We had no plates and no serving utensils. The same thing happened with the pasta entrée and pizza. Server was nice, but not attentive to our needs at all. We have dined here on several occasions, but the friends we brought with us will probably not be back. I was embarrassed as this was my restaurant recommendation. Even on previous dining occasions here, the servers don't seem well trained, seem extremely rushed, and unorganized. Such a shame as the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daily special was truly special
    TerryR
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I took my family to Dante's to celebrate a family birthday. The menu was full of seasonally fresh items. I ordered the whole roasted fish with a lovely garbanzo bean salad. The fish was cooked perfectly. Everyone who sampled it thought it was great. Others in our group had pasta. It was delicious. We shared a salad and some side vegetables. Service was great! We finished the meal with warm doughnuts rolled in crushed pistachios. It was not too sweet and just amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than great pizza
    SteakmanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If you want more than just great pizza, Dante delivers! The F2T menu offers a wide variety of great dining gems. We had a pizza with a duck terrine and entre.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have been going to Dante's for many years and have found the food, service and ambience to be fantastic! However, lately the menu has been very limited for entree's and deserts. Our last visit was the worst! There was nothing on the menu that the four of us wanted to order and we ended up ordering pizza. That being said, the pizza was OKAY but a little burnt. I also noticed that almost everyone must have felt the same as the pizza's were on most tables.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always awesome
    happyRedhead
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We are weekly regulars at Dante's to savor the creative, seasonal, delicious offerings from cocktails, appetizers, pastas, entrees and of course, pizza. The staff are knowledgeable about food and wine plus make an effort to get to know their customers. I've brought friends who were skeptical about the restaurant and walked away fans. Sit at the bar and have Dustin make you a cocktail and ask Adam for wine selections that change often. I look forward to my next dining experience. Here's to Nick and his staff!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante's is fabulous
    TerryR
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a fabulous meal at Dante's. They use the freshest ingredients! The meal started with fried zucchini chips. My friends had pasta dishes that were divine. I had scallops and risotto with summer squash. It was great. We finished the meal with a roasted peach, sautéed cherries, homemade granola, and whipped cream! Yum! Yum! We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    MTScooter
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Their woodfire pizzas are wonderful! We try a different appetizer each time we go and have never been disappointed. Wonderful wine list!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dante's is the best
    wxgirlVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in town. Great specials, great pizza and great wine list. Always good service and a fun place to dine. Now if they would just move closer to where we live they would be perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and true!
    ddthusker
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of our favorites for HH or lunch/supper. Went twice in one week and enjoyed it both times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Local
    SosterVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I loved the fact that the menu shows where they source ingredients. Not only is the food delicious, but by eating here you are also supporting local farmers :) That is a win win for me. We had a group of 9 and absolutely everyone loved what they got. I got the risotto and it was cooked perfectly. Wish we lived in Omaha, we would eat here frequently if we did. An Overland Park, KS location would be great! Our server was also friendly and fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kgirl79
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love the food and the drinks. Our server was OUTSTANDING! We have been here before, but sat outside for the first time. Outside is not very nice - tables too small and unstable. Water glasses drip on your feet because the tables are wire mesh. We will definitely come back....to eat inside. Our table was pushed up against the window, but was the same size as a table for 4 - not even enough room for our group of 3.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our faves!
    ddthusker
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great place to eat and/or do HH. We love it. It is great for families and couples.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ever changing menu
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dante is an easy restaurant to visit regularly as the menu changes and is locally sourced. We love the creativity the kitchen shows and the service is excellent. The staff knows the menu and will let you enjoy the meal at your pace. Truly a great experience and the Chef/owner is often on the floor talking with guests. Keep up the great work! Oh and 1/2 price wine on a Thursday is a nice perk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st timmers
    lauf12
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Definitely enjoyed the experience will definitely return again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great & Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've been to Dante's many times and the wood-fired pizza is consistently awesome and all of the other food has been great until my last dining experience. Pizza was great as usual, but avoid the strawberry salad. It was a huge plate of greens which was nearly inedible. The greens came right out of a ditch with a total of one (1) small strawberry cut into a few pieces. Probably the only reason it was called a strawberry salad was because it did have (very good) strawberry dressing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Love Dante
    Dante
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The service would not be what we would call top notch, but the food is worth it. The hostesses have been kind to us on nights where we have forgotten to make a reservation. Our favorite dishes are the Brussels sprouts, the diavalo pizza. Without a doubt, the farm greens are amazing in their simplicity. If you like spicy, do not neglect to ask for a little chili oil, which can be drizzled on anything. Gluten free crust and pasta is great for those who have dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FoodNation
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I had been to Dante's before and had a great time, but this time, it was awful. When we first met our waitress, she immediately asked what we wanted to drink without introducing herself. It took her about 10 minutes to grab our drinks. We ordered our appetizer and pizza at the same time, and the appetizer came within 6 minutes. Four minutes later, the pizza came out. We felt extremely rushed and were in and out of the restaurant within 30 minutes. We only saw our waitress two times throughout the night. We wouldn't have said anything to anyone but the manager came over and asked how everything was. We told him the food was great but the service was awful. He paid for our pizza and apologized. The dinner ruined a nice birthday dinner.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 73 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 573 reviews are from the Dante Ristorante Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • Patio pasta
    BadBrad
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a pizza and the carbonara (fried egg on top was a little different) along with happy hour ricotta crostini (delicious) and red house wine. All were good. Our service was ok (had to ask for our waiter a couple of times) but we observed exceptional service at another table. A couple with a young child was seated but there were no available high chairs. The staff went to another restaurant to borrow a high chair for them. Dante's is one of the top three Italian restaurants in Omaha.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.