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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).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

Friday & Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(617) 497-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dante de Magistris
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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.
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Private party contact
Kelly Early: (617) 497-4219
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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.
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Parking details
The best option for parking is across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria. Parking at the Galleria is $4/vehicle.
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Public transit
Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
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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 to ask about specific spaces and dates, and/or to receive our reception, passed appetizer, sit down and buffet style menus.
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


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What 1135 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

What a wonderful place! The food was excellent and the location and view are fantastic. We will definitely be back!

3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was a Sunday evening and perhaps they had a some inexperienced waiters. They seemed young, insecure and tentative. They tried but they clearly need more practice. Also, the choice of music was annoying and the noise from a private party made it even worse. We have enjoyed this restaurant in the past and the view and location are appealing.

5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent food and service. Fairly small menu, but fair variety. Well presented food.
Recommend the salmon and risotto.

4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very nice place, the food was delicious and the ambiance is perfect for a private conversation. Wait staff are very good too.

2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Service incredibly slow, though place was not busy. Repeated attempts ordering a bottle of wine from wine list only to be told choices unavailable after long wait and offered a more expensive choices Finally gave up.

5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent Salmon from Denmark! Loved the big pour of wine and the $2.00 appetizers at the bar. You can’t have a better view of Boston than from Cambridge. Can’t wait for the outdoor patio to open!

4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great View and good food. Attentive staff. Enjoyed when we visited Cambridge

4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is simply delicious. We went for family Easter lunch and enjoyed the Easter menu. We ordered two appetizer size of pastas, both of them beyond expectations. The lamb was baked to perfection with the fat melt in the mouth.

4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Meal was excellent. Food was creative and the blending of different ingredients and tastes worked well. Service was not up to snuff. The waiter was preoccupied with friends who were dining and did not pay attention to our table. He did not ask if we would like a second drink and we had to hail him for coffee to finish the meal. Very satisfied with the food and the overall surroundings. We were staying at the hotel and it was convenient. We would definitely eat there again but, I would hope the service is more attentive next time.

3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The arancini was delicious and the salmon was perfectly cooked.

What was not good was that when we ordered "gnocci" we were served pasta, and the "lemon risotto" was nicely flavored white rice. Each one tasted good enough, but don't say gnocci or risotto if it is not.

4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A very nice Italian meal with a great view.

5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have gone to Dante many times and are always satisfied.

5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great views of Boston. Food and service is top notch. Love the $2 appetizer selection before 6pm. Thank You.

3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Ridiculously overpriced. $28 for Spaghetti Carbonara, mid size portion. What a joke

I liked the Calamari starter though. Good value there. Strange

5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstanding food. Great service. Incredible dinner!

1.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The kitchen "forgot" about us halfway through Christmas Eve Dinner. We came to Dante specifically for "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." After waiting for 35 minutes between courses, my guest needed to leave. He is a physician on call snd needed to check the ER he covers. I explained to the Captain, paid & tipped 18% and asked to have out desserts to go. Then the waited tried to force to stay to explain to someone why he (the waiter) was not at fault. When I repeated that both the captain & the waiter agreed to have our desserts to go, I was called "rude and impatient." We left - over $200 poorer - no dessert, no entree, no parking validation (the dowdy cashier refused to validate our parking ticket). Merry Effing Christmas. .

2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The waiter was alternately unaware of us and unhelpful. Our meatball appetizer was served cold. I'm pretty sure that the case of tummy flu I experienced in the middle of the night was the result of undercooked chicken. Great location, but the current operation is underachieving.

5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Our waiter was outstanding. The music fit the atmosphere. Food was perfect.

5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Special birthday celebration for my son's 20th! Our waiter was professional and friendly. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Hotel is a personal favorite, very nice to have a signature restaurant to dine. Would recommend for great bar scene or special gathering!

5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing server from brazil

5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing views and amazing service! Ask for Rashid! He was absolutely accommodating and made us feel welcome!

5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a great time at Dante. It was our first time back there in almost 10 years. The food was just as good as the first time we visited. I'd definitely go back and highly recommend Dante.

4.0Dined on October 9, 2017

We were married at the Royal Sonesta and go back each year for our anniversary dinner. We had a lovely meal with very good service. There was a very large group dining at the hotel which made for a crowded and noisy room that night. I assume it also prevented us from getting a nice table with a view. -- we were in the corner to accommodate the large group. Dante is a very nice restaurant with friendly staff, and it is a favorite tradition for us to go there.

3.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Our waiter was inattentive and seemed slow to understand questions. He disappeared for most of the evening and forgot to bring part of our order. Fortunately we were able to flag another waiter who helped us.

5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Dining with a view of the Charles River, sitting on the terrace was fabulous.
The wait staff was excellent, discrete & very accommodating
All the dishes met or exceeded our expectations.

1.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Went to test it out to hold an event there. Food was awful. Calamari was so lemony you were not sure what you were eating. Meatballs ok. 2 got hanger steak so salty you could not eat it. One got char he said worse he ever had. I got chicken melinase chicken ok toppings horrible. We split the sides all bad. Snap peas, eggplant and broccoli.
Staff was ok at best and not one person ever asked how our food was.
Needless to say I will not be going back.

3.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Very disappointed that the menu on OpenTable was not remotely similar to the dinner menu available. However the food we had was good. The restaurant was nearly empty but hostess decided to sit a large and loud group next to our table, which was not good for ambiance or for a romantic dinner.

5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

The staff was very accommodating. We wanted to be seated at a quiet table. Food was good but a bit pricey. We liked the half order options.

4.0Dined on August 21, 2017

Decent food. Decent service. Great river view.

4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

The staff were lovely here, all very friendly and hospitable. We had a table right by the edge as we had requested which was lovely although all the tables were nice, we enjoyed a nice view of the waterfront at night. It was the perfect ambience. Really nice outdoor patio. The food was delicious and not overly expensive. Everyone who served us was so pleasant and this made the whole evening even better. I cannot fault this restaurant, I would return and definitely recommend to family , friends and colleagues. Fantastic dining experience in Cambridge, Boston.

3.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Food and service were both good. Some food prices were fair, others were a bit high for the serving size.

4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was great. I had the pork rib appetizer as my entree. It was a small portion but really delicious.

1.0Dined on July 21, 2017

I don't usually write bad reviews but there is no way this is a 4.1 Zagat's restaurant. We had no server so the woman who seated us took the order. Had to ask for bread. Appetizers (3) Were not only unremarkable, two were just bad. We ordered one dish each. My ravioli - $34 - was undercooked & tasteless. We all acknowledged it was a mistake after we asked politely after an hour where our food was. Did not even offer us anything to eat or drink on the house for our inconvenience. I was actually upset about the whole experience. Heed the bad reviews & stay away.

2.0Dined on July 14, 2017

I was disappointed upon returning to Dante last week. The server was a very sweet person, but despite numerous people coming to take orders and duplicate the inquiries of other servers, it took 30 minutes to get our cocktails and quite a long time to be served dinner. The food was so/so - not particularly well seasoned. The Bolognese sauce was uninspired. Usually there is more than one type of meat included but this one didn't taste like it. The peach cake seemed to missing its peaches. Not a great experience overall and I've always liked this restaurant.

3.0Dined on July 14, 2017

We didn't love it. Food wasn't great. Service not very attentive. The waiter took our glasses away mid meal and didn't ask if we'd like another

3.0Dined on June 28, 2017

I was disappointed because when I made the reservation I was hoping to be seated in the patio but instead we were seated inside because of a 'private party' outside. I wish I knew about this because I would have cancelled or changed my reservation. The food is ok and expensive.

1.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Took 40 minutes for someone to come over with water and silverware. After I complained that no one had to greeted us - the host came over and took our order for wine/app. We still never got the normal bread plate and it took another 20 minutes for the wine bottle to arrive. No waiter/waitress ever approached us for the 2 hours we were there. Worst dining experience I've ever received in Boston. I've worked in food service and this was despicable service

3.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Service was not great. Our main course arrived within minutes of the appetizers and made the business discussion a bit awkward.

5.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Great spot! Gluten free options. Great quality food.

2.0Dined on May 23, 2017

My roast chicken "under a brick" (which should mean moist) was very dry, overcooked, and the portion was small. It was really bad.

My friends who had pasta were happy with their choices.


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