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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
DANTE reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (145)special occasion (121)neighborhood gem (99)romantic (88)notable wine list (79)hot spot (65)good for groups (49)vibrant bar scene (25)great for outdoor dining (17)late-night find (17)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Wonderful Experience
    veganfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    a group of us went here for my sister's birthday. The food lived up to all the hype that it got on reviews I had read, we all tried different dishes and all turned out amazing. I am vegan and they were able to accommodate my needs, while still maintaining wonderful flavor combinations. My sister said it was one of the best meals she ever had. Our waitress Katie was so cool, and she gave us great ideas. They also gave my sister a drink on the house and a bday dessert!!!! We cannot wait to come back, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative, unique Cleveland gem
    ClevelandHoneymooner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Really wonderful innovative restaurant. I recommend coming with a person or people who are willing to share - the menu is a lot of small to medium plates. My suggestions: Order the Tuna Tartare appetizer. It is seriously one of the best dishes I've ever had. Order tastings of all 3 pastas. They change from time to time and they are always incredible. Try the polenta. So good. Duck and Mahi Mahi were excellent as well. Our server was fantastic (don't remember her name) and very knowledgeable. The only down side was the pacing - some of the dishes took a while to come out. I have not experienced this in previous visits though - maybe the kitchen was just backed up. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food at DANTE
    SbjmVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Celebrated my husband's birthday at Dante this past weekend. Began with specialty cocktails & wine by the glass. Starters included oysters, goat cheese tart, calamari & shrimp. All were excellent! Oysters were fresh & perfectly briny. Warm goat cheese tart had a balsamic glaze. Calamari & shrimp were cooked perfectly and had a delicious dipping sauce. Next we shared two different polentas & greens. The pork one was our favorite, but both were excellent. Greens were a nice contrast. Had a wonderful bottle of Italian red wine for dinner. Entrees included ribeye, rabbit & ravioli. All were very good, although not quite as amazing as appetizers (maybe we were getting full). Dessert was an almond joy creation & after dinner drinks. Great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service was outstanding!
    Roxy1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Keith was our server and as it was our first time at Dante, he reviewed the menu with us. He also made suggestions of his favorite dishes as well as the popular dishes of other customers. We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Course Meal
    storage42
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I went with 2 other people and we got the 5 Course Meal for $65. The Chef chooses which dishes to serve for each course, but is willing to cater the menu to any of the diners specifications. First dish was tuna tartar, which I had never had before but was delicious. The second was lobster spaghetti. The third was duck. Then a dessert like dish to cleanse the palate. And, finally dessert. Every dish was top of the line. The service was great, attentive and informative. We really couldn't ask for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Cleveland has to offer
    Pete
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I think Dante is the finest chef in Cleveland. All of my guests were satisfied++wit the offerings and the service. I love Dante's Next Door for lunch...innovative and quality. The personnel are well trained and very friendly. The menu is varied, but the emphasis is on quality, both of the food and preparation.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food, excellent staff
    LGmedina79
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had a great start with a excellent bartender making crushable cocktails as he called them:) Then continued with three courses that got better and better. The pasta carbonara was outstanding with the best homemade noddles I have ever had. We have frequented many ohio city and tremont area restaurants and this ranks at the top!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Fantastic Experience
    Tremonster
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I come here often for a quick dinner, special occasions, happy hour, and bring people in for business as well. This place has it all and the food is absolutely incredible. I highly recommend the tasting menu. They are also gluten free friendly, dairy free friendly, & vegan friendly - if there is something you cannot or do not want to eat, Dante will accommodate you with pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yaleguy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My favorite Cleveland restaurant. Always the best ingredients, artfully presented. A complete sensory experience, one I recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal Tasting Menu
    MomOf2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Can't decide with this unusual menu? Can't go wrong letting the chef decide for you. Unusual, but fabulous!!!! Add the wine pairing for an even more incredible experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food with Great Friends!
    BOHwriter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had friends come into town and was able to nab a last minute 6:15 reservation. Food incredible as usual. The new menu had duck which one of the gals tried, it was amazing. Our server was attentive. Very loud in the restaurant. It was difficult to hear the hostess, and the server throughout the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, huge wine list!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent service at DANTE! It made for a special night with some great flavors on the menu. The wine list was so big it was a bit overwhelming, but the server was pretty knowledgeable and helped out with that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting menu with suprising mix
    MVEC
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Meal was excellent and each course was unique and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy With Great Taste
    Enjoysgreatfood
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I found DANTE restaurant to have a well-cooked classy meal. It's a great location to relax and enjoy a sip of nice wine over dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad night
    jerry2014VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great reputation but we caught a bad night. Tha fish appetizer was inedible and the server agreed and removed them I ordered the rib steak.It certainly was not prime. It was chewy and had gristle making it a bad choice. The server acted approritely and took it off the bill and offered a replacement and gave us a lovely dessert. We had a nice $60 red and my wifes pork tenderloin was OK.There were qute a number of youngsters so the noise level was high. We will try again but not soon. I almost never send anything back but for $36 you should get a prime steak.
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  • Service was horrible.
    Cyberpony
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Eric our server did not seem likes his job. Three times we would be asking for something or asking a question and he turn his back to us and walk away. Very uncomfortable expirence. Did not offer suggestions when ask, just gave us a dead pan stare. My husband ordered pasta, and wanted cheese, he walked away and did not return for quite awhile later. He was rude. Very unpleasant experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 100 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1105 reviews are from the DANTE reviews archive.
  • Again, amazing
    Nath
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    That was our second time in Dante. Wee took some friends from outside the country to dinner. Everyone was amazed with Dante. We have a 7 years old, and she also had a great time, in her words "the best pasta she'd ever had"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    ShipskVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Dante consistently delivers delicious and creative food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent
    MoofVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Disappointed! Went at the end of May-- everything 5 star. Went again this week. Some of the same dishes were ordered, but the quality was way down. Chicken dry, ice cream melted, arugula salad had different texture, taste and perhaps even lettuces. Seemed disorganized. Something seemed to be going on in the kitchen and not in a good way. We will not go back for awhile, if ever.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!
    Kathy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our first trip to this Dante Restaurant and though each of his places are different this one shines! Our food, service and overall impression was extremely favorable and we are looking forward to a return trip very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent enjoyable experience
    Steve
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had the "Experience" whic is a pairing of five courses with wine. Food choices are made by the chef. It was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef's Experience was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Chef offers an "experience" where he chooses the food for 5 courses, based on input from the customer for $65pp. It was a special occasion and we enjoyed every course. It was a separate menu for each of us, given our preferences. We were full by the fourth course and brought some food home. Everything was excellent!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ariel
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was a fabulous meal! What a nice and romantic evening at Dante's. We LOVED the food and originality of the dishes.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb again
    funkmastabrizz
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our second time here was as good as the first and our server Sarah was a delight, extremely personable as well as knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. It was an excellent meal from start to finish. We spent a leisurely three hours over the meal and it seemed to fly by. I would heartily recommend trying the Chef's selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It was a perfect dinner. It is rare to be able to say that but Dante was soooo good! I will miss this place. We started with the lobster spring rolls-delicious. We had the papardelle Bolognese-my favorite dish! And for our main entrée we had the miso glazed pork which was cooked perfectly. Dante is an amazing chef and he never disappoints. This night was flawless. Even saw a friend of mine there. Many memories!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HHR
    happyhourrocks
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed our meal, using a gift card. It was our first time at Dante and we enjoyed sampling/sharing 7 different dishes. The best thing ever was the appetizer, MAINE LOBSTER SPRING ROLLS and the "house red" wine! Will def go back. Keith was a very informed, efficient, and delightful server.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shilpa
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I have dined at alot of restuarnats in cleveland and Dante is by far the BEST. Nothing can beat it. The mix of flavors and textures and consistency are culinary magic! Every bite from begining to end is a party in my mouth. The Chef Dante's course tasting menu its most amazing experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Ther were 4 of us. We enjoyed the patio.We then moves inside when it rained. Nice atmosphere. Good food Choices were ok. Would have liked a few more choices.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Dante is always outstanding. The service is wonderful: You can actually enjoy a leisurely meal, unlike some high-end restaurants where servers rush through to get another table. The menu is creative, and the food is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummers
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Good as always. Besides the wobbly table. Server tried to fix it but it didnt help.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jwd9VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Marvelous father's day dinner. Love the porterhouse for two!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night to Remember
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    DANTE is one of my favorite restaurants in the Tremont area. The location and atmosphere is wonderful. Recommend reserving one of the tables that is close to the front window. Menu is set up so you can try many different items. Portions range from tasting, appetizer to entrée size. We had the Tuna Tartar and Maine Lobster Spring Roll to begin. For a salad recommend the Asparagus. Finally for the main course split the Chanterelles Polenta and Linguine. Cannot go wrong with any selection from the menu and all pair well with the wonderful wine list! Will definitely be returning to DANTE. Enjoy.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Best Service in many, many years!
    DanO
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went to Dante for my wife's Bday with my 15 year old son who is a food fanatic. Every food item we ordered was great. The highlight was our server, Keith. This guy knew the menu inside and out and explained things with incredible detail. You could tell he was passionate about food and his job. He was probably the best I have ever encountered in many years of dining at fine restaurants. Do not miss the home made ice cream especially the hot chocolate flavor. Awesome experience but on the pricy side. Will be back for special occasions.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place to eat.
    Reesy334
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Everything about this restaurant is great! Great people, good feel and superb food.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante
    Ladychic
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great tremont landmark. Love the creative food and portion options, artistic ambience and place to be scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    From the hostess to the waiter everyone was so polite and nice! Would definitely come back and recommend to friends/ family! The food was amazing and love that you give the choice of taste, app, dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT NIGHT OUT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    INTIMATE BAR AREA, GREAT WINE LIST, AND THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. THERE WERE SIX OF US AND FOR OF THE SIX WAS THERE FIRST TIME. THEY CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK. THEY HAD A GREAT TIME.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Service was slow, with long gaps between delivery of small plate courses. Lobster spring roles were very good. The Truffled potato and leek soup was good. The Pappardelle was good, but not hot when served. The Linguine Carbonara was boring and the Bhutanese Red Rice was very flat with no "key" flavor. Overall a disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just wow
    Katravler
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A cleveland must. We ordered a la carte and tried various dishes. Amazing flavors. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the Top!
    MoofVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Spectacular in every way! Would hold its own in any city in the world!! Don't miss the chicken!!!!!!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.