DANTE
DANTE

DANTE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantdante.us/
  • Phone: 2162741200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dante Boccuzzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: DANTE restaurant can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private party room seats comfortably 20 people. In warmer months the outside garden patio can be utilized in conjunction with the private room.
  • Private Party Contact: Monica Ferrari 9176605334x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Literary
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer self parking, and valet service.
A word from DANTE
Enjoy Michelin-starred chef Dante Boccuzzi"s signature restaurant DANTE. Located in a historic bank building in Tremont, DANTE restaurant has become one of Cleveland's premier dining spots. The decor features designs and works of art from local artists. Guests may choose from an a la Carte Menu or a Chef's Tasting Menu. Experience the excitement of dining in the kitchen as Chef Dante prepares and serves you a multiple course tasting menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
DANTE reviews from OpenTable diners
192 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (140)special occasion (115)neighborhood gem (93)romantic (87)notable wine list (80)hot spot (58)good for groups (47)great for outdoor dining (23)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (16)scenic view (4)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very pleasant evening out
    The2ofus
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I had reservations for a late evening dinner and were received warmly and shown to our table with just a few moments wait. The hostess acknowledged the special request I had left on the reservation form, which I appreciated. Service was friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. We will certainly retain Dante on the list of places to return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta, Pasta, Pasta
    Fireman11
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Hand made fresh pasta used in very unique ways that make your taste buds sing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food; Expensive Drinks
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I thought overall the food was very good, drinks were a little pricey.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • italy comes to cleveland
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    enjoyed a fabulous meal at the chef's table. Beautiful and delizioso tasting menu that takes you through a menagerie of culinary sensations and flavors. Having been to the best of restaurants in NYC and Milan and Rome, and elsewhere, this one rates at the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • A wonderful experience!
    Pink16Flamingo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    An excellent menu of items presented in such a way that you were able to try several of them. The food was excellent and we had great fun in a terrific atmosphere. Service was exceptional. Dante is not just a restaurant, it is an experience!! You should try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    MelissaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We arrived a bit early and were seated right away. The restaurant had just opened so it was very quiet. We decided on the 5 course Chef's choice with wine because it was hard to decide what to eat! We were not rushed through our meal, which allowed us to digest and relax before the next course. The Chef did a wonderful job of choosing meals for each of us based on what we did not like. The only issue is the noise level. The restaurant is inside an old bank, so as the tables filled up the noise level got so loud we had a problem hearing each other by the end of the meal. Otherwise, it was outstanding! We would definitely plan to visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average for the price
    mark
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We found the food to be rather uninteresting. My wife had the salmon and I had the steak. Both were rather bland tasting. They were prepared well, and the presentation was nice on the plate. It's just that there was nothing memorable about the taste. Expensive for the experience.
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  • Food quality is very uneven.
    HavinFun
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It's a hit or miss proposition with the food. The appetizers were wonderful but my beef entrée was flavorless.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food And service
    Foodwinelvr123
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a great experience here with excellent cuisine and very romantic atmosphere- great wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife had the salmon which she said was very good. I had the scallops with pork belly which I thought was okay. The interior I felt definitely needed a makeover. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    kath
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was excellent. Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed it and it was just a fun environment to be in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dante is by far the best restaurant
    Laudee46VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Dante. Everything about Dante is first class, the employees, ambiance and food are all exceptional, and we just love it every time we go. We have been going every year for our birthdays, however, this time we went for our half birthdays because we couldn't wait! I would highly recommend this restaurant to any one who appreciates fine dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dawn
    eviltwinfawn
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent evening at Dante, great food and great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!!!
    nick
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every bite was better than the next. And prices were just right. New Yorkers approve!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great tasting menu best dinning experience in cleveland in the past few years highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but we won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dante's was not at all what we expected. The highlight was the fabulous bartender who was friendly and efficient. We waited 15 minutes for our table to be ready which wasn't a big deal because we weren't in a hurry. Once seated, our server, who was very nice, told us it was easier for the kitchen if we ordered everything at once, instead of ordering our first course and then deciding on a second course. We were hoping to enjoy our cocktails and then order. We dine out a lot at high end restaurants and my husband had a hard time finding a bottle of wine at a reasonable price. He said it was one of the most over-priced lists. We liked the originality of the menu and the different course size option. The food was very good.
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  • fantastic
    Fred
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Lobster Spring Rolls with the honeydew were unbelievable. Everything that was supposed to go right did--the ribeye was cooked exactly to order, the tasting dishes were hot and brought at the right time. Service was fantastic as one would expect at a restaurant of this caliber.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pattygardener
    pattygardenerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chef Dante is a highly credentialled chef, having cooked with Charlie Palmer, among others. Perhaps our expectations were too high, and perhaps we should have ordered the tasting menu. But we ordered one of the few entrees available from the menu. We unanimously agreed that the food was OK, but just OK, nothing special.
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  • food great, service excellent
    lkwdgayman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I went to Dante with a foodie friend from Australia and we were both very impressed. She has worked as a chef on high-end yachts all over the world and is very particular about service. Dante is the only American restaurant that impressed her on this trip. We did the tasting menu paired with wines. The food was elegant, creative and ample. The wines were fantastic and a great variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finally!
    TerriM
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We'd been waiting to try for quite some time and our experience didn't disappoint. Loved both entrees - duck and rabbit. The highlight was the pasta tastings we each got. Loved that you had the three options to order the pasta, tasting size (ample), appetizer or meal. I'd go back for the pasta alone.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Cleveland
    MatthewtheConciergeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    By far the best restaurant in Cleveland. I have been here several times and I can not say enough great things about it. The service, the food, the ambiance. Exceptional. Never had a bad meal here. They offer the largest wine menu and bourbon menu of any restaurant I have been too downtown. They offer a tasting menu for many of their pasta dishes. If you do not want the entire entree, you can order a small portion of it and they fit well as appatizers. I recommend the Ribeye as well as the Salmon. The Bolognes is the best I have ever had. It may be a little off the beaten path of Downtown, but it is well worth the 5 minute drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing.
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Bad service. Were out of several things on the menu.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding annversary here and we Couldn't have been happier. We tried so many difference delicious items off the menu and with each amazing bite we fell more and more in love with this restaurant! The staff was courteous, friendly and accommodating and the food....there really aren't words to describe now incredible the food was. Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be back
    Dontevergohere
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The best part of our experience here was the hostess, bright, sweet and helpful. Service was awful, food marginal, at best. And management did nothing to really see that it would be better! It was our 30 wedding anniversary and it was memorable, only in terms that years from now we will say, "remember that awful place we had our 30th anniversary, what was it called again?" Sorry to say even though the food was comped, the wait(over an hour) for the food, the inattentive staff, and hardly any air conditioning on the humid night, made for the most awful night. My wife and I were extremely disappointed Won't be back or recommend this establishment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best meal I've had in Cleveland in 20 years! Being a chef it's hard to enjoy dining out but this was the ultimate! From taste to presentation to service. They had it all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dante was wonderful once again! My girlfriends had the scallops, Mahican mahi and chicken dinner it was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dante
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was not our first visit to Dante. The atmosphere was vibrant and the food was excellent. A great spot to eat in Tremont.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal in years
    MrBoyer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had the 5 course tasting dinner and my wife had the duck. I don't normally order duck but it was included as one of my courses. it was outstanding. The service could not have been better. We have eaten at lots of highly rated restaurants all over the world. Few have met or exceeded our expectations. Dante did.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again outstanding!
    HappyinMacedonia
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have dined at Dante's numerous times and have been disappointed one time ( I guess everyone is entitled to a bad day now and then). Dante is a genius with his combination of flavors; he puts items together that simply blend and compliment each other. I was concerned when he began opening other restaurants fearing the quality and uniqueness of dishes would dissipate, fortunately it has not happened. We have dined in Tremont and in Akron and both are outstanding; please do not ever change your approach to providing a unique dining experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious find!
    Stacee31707
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a gift certificate so I took my sister as a "Bon Voyage" dinner before she moves to Florida... Service was great! Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Décor was beautiful! Gorgeous glass chandelier is a must see, and an old bank vault with a table for dining would make for a great special occasion splurge! I would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Overall Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything about Dante surpassed the high expectations others had set for it. The service was both attentive and informative yet friendly and casual, balancing the overall elegance and comfort that Dante encapsulates so well. To say the food was delicious would be an understatement, but once again the true success was in its ability to be impressive yet not intimidating. I'd definitely recommend Dante to anyone who enjoys creative and wonderful food, yet gets turned off by overly fancy or self-conscious dining.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    MMCC
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Eating at Dante is an experience. The menu options are utterly delightful and will have you salivating from the start. The food presentation is exquisite and it was truly a place where I felt I could go back several times and have a extremely different culinary adventure with each trip.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Continues to be one of Cleveland's very best restaurants and provides good value. The pasta and soups are particularly outstanding and so are the wine and cocktail offerings.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, and fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A lot goes into making a good restaurant, and Dante seems to have it all figured out. It was not what I would call quiet, but we easily talked across the table without shouting. I would describe the atmosphere as vibrant, fun, and sophisticated. The food, presentation and service were all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as usual
    alwaysexploring
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    there is never a "risk" in going to Dantes for a meal. It is fabulous from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4diners
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our first time at Dante's and definitely won't be the last! Our waiter Michael was fantastic and the food was outstanding!! Can't wait to come back with friends.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New venue
    diningWfriends
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took a couple that have never been there before and they experienced an outstanding meal. They liked the idea of the tasting, sampling, etc with their meal. This way they could mix and match entre's. I have been their before and I always have experienced great ambiance and great tasting meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste everything
    Captlori
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was a great experience for a group of five since we could order just about everything and all share the various dishes
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • service way too slow
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was really good, but the service was incredibly slow which very much took away from the overall experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Dissatisfied
    Luvfancyfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Apps (calamari and shrimp and the tuna tartar) were awesome, but second and third (linguine carbonara and ribeye) course were a complete let down!
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    fit for foodies
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