About Dante

Boston's beloved star chef Dante de Magistris presents classic Italian
cuisine with a twist at his eponymous hot spot. Enjoy food that's playful
yet familiar in a sophisticated space that evokes the serenity of the
Mediterranean, featuring magnificent views of the Charles River and Boston's
skyline. dante has a little something
for everyone. Whether you're looking to sample the chef's latest creation or one of his classic fresh pastas, you're sure to discover an experience you won't soon forget! Boasting distinctive cocktails, an extensive wine list,seasonal patio dining, dante is the perfect spot to refresh your mind,
restore your spirit, and reinvigorate your taste buds. "Best Upscale
Italian, 2011" -Boston Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine says: “one of
Boston’s cool new restaurants” for it’s “airy, minimalist room with views of
the Boston skyline and its superb cucina (haute cuisine, Italian style).

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
DINNER MENU
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Monday - Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Friday & Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 497-4200

Website:
http://www.restaurantdante.com/

Catering:
dante caters any event, from business luncheons to weddings. Also ask about our special Private Chef Dinners, have chef Dante de Magistris cook exclusively for you and your guests in the comfort of your home.

Parking Details:
The best option for parking is across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria. Parking at the Galleria is $4/vehicle.

Public Transit:
Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College

Executive Chef:
Dante de Magistris

Private Party Facilities:
Facilities: From business dinners and luncheons to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings dante’s dynamic layout can accommodate any event of up to 250 guests.

Restaurant Dante consists of eight different areas that flow seamlessly together, each with its own unique flair: two separate dining rooms, two bars, two lounges, a private balcony for parties of up to 26 guests, and a large outdoor patio overlooking the Charles River and Boston’s skyline. Our team will work closely with you to craft an event that reflects your needs and expectations.

Private Party Contact:
Kelly Early: (617) 497-4219

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
dante accommodates events for every occasion and every size group. Multiple event spaces allow cocktail style receptions, sit down dinners, brunches and lunches. Contact Kelly at 617-497-4219 or events@restaurantdante.com to ask about specific spaces and dates, and/or to receive our reception, passed appetizer, sit down and buffet style menus.

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM

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Dante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.8

value

3.2

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The restaurant is in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. We were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent food and service. Beautiful views of the Charles River. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2016

I've been here a few times and I've always left completely satisfied with my experience. The food and service is fantastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2016

Food was very disappointing osso bucco tasted like diner food. No subtlety with a thick sauce and not much of it. The lobster pasta was tasteless. Not sure what happened here but I can tell you we will never come back. A shame because the setting is beautiful. On a positive note the martini and arranccini were very good

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Restaurant experience was very good but food not exceptional .

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 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2016

The wait staff worked very hard. We were quite impressed! The wait was long (but it was Marathon Sunday) and the food was great. There was an error with my order so the manager comped our bill. Parking was pricey in the hotel garage (but it seems to be everywhere). I would probably visit again.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2016

I took some coworkers out to dinner at Dante and it did not disappoint. The food was great and we were impressed with the wine list. Try the tuna gnocchi it's amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Food was fine and so was the service. The place lacked ambiance...I so love the
Belmont location - is it possible that the food tastes better in Belmont, because
the restaurant is just so lovely???

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Service excellent and our daughter is vegan so our server took extra care to speak with chef and make sure everything was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2016

I definately would recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

The food was superb. And the wine list extensive. Also was able to have a California Brewed IPA with my brunch. Was definately a good place to eat. And their beer selection is also arranged to compliment most if not all the entrees.

Next visit to Boston will definately include a stop at Dante

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Great service. Nice atmosphere. Good wine and drink selection. Very good appetizers. Entrees average. Dessert very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Visited Dante for the second time in about 6 months. The food and service are great! First time, it was warm and we sat outside. Last time we went at night in March so sat inside. View is great to for sitting outside in warm weather and also great any time of year to get a night time view of Boston from the Cambridge side of the Charles River.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2016

The food was great and the $1 oysters at the bar were a great start. The arancicni app was the best I have ever had. The lamb chops were a huge hit as well as the bolognese. Then to end a great meal, I would go back just to have the unbelievable rum cake!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Warning! We chose this restaurant in part because of the menu posted on Open Table. When we got to the restaurant its menu bore no resemblance to what was posted. Beyond that the food was decent and the service attentive. Also, the view of Boston across the Charles at night can't be beaten.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Everything was prepared excellently. Not a bad word to say!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was wonderful and service was consistently courteous, even on a busy Valentine's Day evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Overall, food was very good. Arancini and Bolognese were the best items we had. Octopus was perfectly cooked but needed a bit more dressing up. Cut of the day (bavette steak) was very well seasoned but terribly chewy.

Cocktails were spectacular, as were the tap and wine lists.

Excellent service and a beautiful view of the Charles. Good date spot.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2016

The Arancini is a must!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The food was good except my salmon was under cooked. The side veggies were delicious. Music was great. Had fun dancing. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2015

We were celebrating our son's birthday. Of course we ate too much! It was all so delicious. Our fabulous waitress was Aline and she exceeded all expectations. Extremely attentive, friendly, efficient, and helpful. Thank you so much! We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2015

We love this place. Not only is the view spectacular, but the food is excellent. The service is fast, but not rushed. Our server knew the regular menu and the specials well and had some items to recommend. I had the Arctic char (which was perfectly cooked and seasoned) and my husband had the bolognese (which was excellent). We love the atmosphere, although there was a noisy group there at the beginning of our meal. After they left, it was quite pleasant! We have been here a couple of times and will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Dante never fails to deliver. Best Arancini this side of the Atlantic. The pastas are amazing.
Save room for dessert. Fabulous service staff. Will return often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Dante never disappoints but is best enjoyed in the summer when the outdoor terrace overlooking the Charles and Beacon Hill is open. The duck is wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2015

We had an early reservation to visit a friend who was home for Thanksgiving and was leaving early Sunday; we enjoyed a nice quiet time before dinner in the bar- ginger martinis were great. At dinner no complaints- bread was great, all meals, Rack of Lamb, the Arctic Char and the Duck Ragu were cooked perfectly. So nice to have a window seat overlooking the Charles and wonderful conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Delicious! Loved the butternut squash soup -- it stayed hot the whole time I was enjoying it. So pleased that the vegetarian meal had everything (except the turkey). The helpings were generous, each dish was delectable. The apple and pumpkin pies were tasty. Only the ricotta pie seemed a bit dry. Loved the sparkling water; the decaf coffee was a bit strong. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and attentive. The staff were wonderful. The service was good and the ambiance was warm and pleasant. Thank you for coming up with such a wonderful holiday dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 20, 2015

If you are staying at the Sonesta and aren't up for venturing out, Dante's is a nice alternative. Service was great, food nicely prepared and reasonably priced.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2015

Good food, very good service, but the hostess said "goodnight, ladies" as we were leaving, which always rubs me and my husband the wrong way. You're in Cambridge, land of many long-haired guys. Wise up, girlfriend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Just average food at above average prices. There are too many great restaurants in the area to ever return...

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2015

I like ambiance but this was just too dark at night. Limited menu and basil is in almost everything. A lemony basil that (if it was basil) tasted like cilantro in some dishes. Waiter and service was very good. It is in the Sonesta hotel which was a surprise. Wasn't exactly what we were looking for in a restaurant. But by hotel standards it was an interesting menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Twenty two years ago, my husband and I were married at the Royal Sonesta, and always have dinner at the hotel on our anniversary. Dinner, drinks and service were excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2015

I had the cod and it was superb. Soft and mouth-watering. Our waiter was delightful and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2015

The food is excellent and a varied wine list. Unfortunately even though it was a quiet night in the restaurant, the service was slow and waiter inattentive. very long wait between courses in fact so long that we thought they forgot to put in our order but we could never find our waiter to check with him that in fact the order had been placed. lots of wait staff hanging around the bar but they never looked our way so could not flag anyone down and had to get up to get anyone's attention when we needed something. Be warned - validated parking ticket still will cost you $ 12.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 25, 2015

Great view of the Charles river in a very classy atmosphere. Service was friendly and efficient. All our dishes were very good to excellent. Drinks were good.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Wonderful, light, and moist meatballs, exquisite arancini with truffled honey, creative and delicious peach with candied pistachios and gorgonzola, and fantastic duck ragu. Everything was amazing. Can't wait to go back and try more. After we'd stuffed our faces, our terrific waiter told us the desserts were equally spectacular. Next time we'll need to save room!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 19, 2015

The food was good, the service great, the view on the Patio wonderful, and the weather perfect. What more could one ask for on a celebratory evening out?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2015

My new go to for great food with a fantastic view of the Charles and the city.
Our server Lydia made a fun night even more special. Highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2015

The service was great!
The food, loved it!
The view, beautiful!

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on September 11, 2015

This was the first time I had eaten at Dante's. I visited with a colleague because they had a large gluten free menu and he was looking for a place nearby that could accommodate his food allergy. Not only was the gluten free menu fantastic, the regular menu was equally as impressive. We both ordered the Duck Ragu, which was offered with both regular and gluten-free options. They also have a nice wine list including a few exclusive Italian wines, from which we ordered as well. The food and wine were excellent, as was the service. The wait staff was attentive, friendly, and engaging, and the owner/chef personally came to our table to make sure the gluten free request was satisfied. I will definitely be going back to enjoy more of the menu choices, great service, and beautiful view of the Charles river from the patio.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Food was great, but service sunday night was sub-par. Waitress way too chatty, lots of loose ends, all plates delivered to the wrong people in a party of 3, a napkin removed and never returned. One side dish never arrived at all. In opentable instructions i asked for a birthday candle in oneo f hte desserts, that didn't happen.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2015

My wife and I chose Dante's mainly because of the outside dining, I had been told that the food was average and the prices were a little high. We made our reservation for 7:45 and the hostess found us a table on the patio deck. She knew it was our Anniversary and said "I'll find you the best table for the special occasion". This table was against the outer wall of the restaurant with my wife's view of the city and my view of a door. It was a Sunday night and first come first serve so you take what you can get. Our waiter introduced himself and asked what we wanted to drink, my wife and I don't drink alcohol so we ordered a soda and water. This seemed to annoy our waiter and from that point on he was distant memory. Our appetizers came out immediately and we were pleased with both taste and proptness. Our food came out about an hour later, at the 45 minute mark the ghost as he is affectionately known to us came over and commented on our food not being out yet and quickly disappeared again. We tried to order more soda but no luck. Our food was as decribed average. We had planned to cheat a little but decided to pass and go to another restaurant for dessert. Our waiter, who had spent the entire night, trying to get an older couple to buy a bottle of wine gave us the bill and failed to mention that they validate parking at the front desk. All in all a very unpleasant experience on what should have been a beautiful night. I can forgive everything except for the service. The place was less than a quarter full and the waiter just didn't seem to care about the two casually dressed patrons out to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. We eat out often and I always find something nice about where ever we go so here is something nice, the view was spectacular at least for my wife.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Excellent food with an amazing view

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