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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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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.1

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (6)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Waterfront (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Tapas (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Fun (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Decent food. Decent service. Great river view.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Toledo)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Casual, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great spot! Gluten free options. Great quality food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

They were a bit understaffed for a day that they have a lot of graduation parties but everything was good! The food was amazing!!!! And since we weren't in a hurry, we didn't care much about the server not coming to the table too often, was just enough for us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Extremely slow service

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Food was good as usual, but dinner was rushed and the service was horrible.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Great table on the outside deck. Shared appetizers are really good. Arctic Char was delicious. Service was OK but it was a busy night.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Was excited to try this place based on reviews. Service was very inexperienced and disorganized. We had 4 different people coming to our table. Food was average. Sone of the appetizers were good but the carbonara was terrible and desert was nothing exiting. It's inside the royal sonesta so average over priced hotel food. It does look to have a nice patio when the weather is nice.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The view was beautiful - lovely warm evening on the patio overlooking the Charles. The food and cocktails were good but not outstanding. The service, however, was not good at all. Everyone was quite friendly, but the place seemed disorganized. I had made an online reservation early in the day for a dinnertime reservation and requested a table on the patio. When we arrived, we were told the patio was full. I protested and a minute later the hostess came back saying she had a table on the patio (there were actually several ones empty on the patio). We were seated for about fifteen minutes and had only had a busboy come by to pour water. I eventually had to flag down a server to ask her if she knew who our server should be. Someone arrived and took a drink order, and then someone else came by to see if we had been served. A third person came later to take our order. Another friendly person, but she didn't write down our order. Yes, it is impressive when a waiter can commit an order to memory...but she ended up getting the order wrong. And so it continued....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The service was terrible. Our server left its for at least 20 minutes. I had to go to the bar to ask about her whereabouts. The food was okay. The pasta was not even al dente. It needed another minute in the boiling water. The sauce was good though but nothing spectacular. My Arctic char was flavorful but was served skin side up which was unappetizing.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Everything looked nice and the staff was great but the flavor just wasn't there. Was not worth the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Good food and nice view overlooking the river and downtown Boston, but the bar was noisy and the service just OK.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Visited for Restaurant Week, had an excellent meal at a very great value. It was a Monday night so it was pretty quiet, but the wait staff was excellent and did a great job of explaining dishes that we were not so familiar with. The view is great, I definitely think I will visit again once the weather the gets warmer to be able to sit out on the patio. This place is great and I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Went for restaurant week and the menu offerings were great. Went with two others and we were all very happy with the choices and the food served. It was a Sunday evening, so it was fairly quiet.
Some of the dishes were a little salty for my taste. I am someone who does not use much salt in my day-to-day cooking so I may be a little more sensitive than others.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food was outstanding. I really enjoyed the carnbonara. The wine list was great and had some hard to find wines on it. The atmosphere was elegant and it was nice to look over the Charles River at Boston. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Within walking to the Boston Museum of Science. Great service with a limited menu.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Bread was amazing. Pasta was delish, although a bit too aldente for my taste.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Dante is one of my most favorite restaurants in the greater Kendall Square area. The terrace in the warm weather is hard to beat. The food and service are always excellent. There's reasonable space between tables.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We ending up sitting at the bar, great food, lovely bartender, thank you for a lovely evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Soup was not hot more like warm. All entrees were just warm and so was the coffee.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice place with good food, I would just recommend them to control the heat a little better, so it's not so humid inside when people are eating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great service, the food was good, but the desserts were amazing. Great after party for New Year's Eve.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went to Dante for New Year's Eve, since they advertised a special party. They offered their regular menu, with the addition of a DJ and dancing after 10:30. The food was great, and our server very good. The music and dancing were more for a younger crowd than we are, but we still had a fun and festive New Year's eve. I was surprised that there were no little party favors like hats or horns or balloons; there was really no attempt at special decoration. Also there was a champagne toast at midnight, supposedly, but most people did not seem to get any - including us ;(

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