Dante Ristorante

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$30 and under
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Italian
Dante Restaurant offering delicious, authentic Italian cuisine, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Dante Restaurant is located just minutes from Tysons Corner and Reston Town Center, in the historic Leigh House in Great Falls, VA, a beautifully renovated Victorian mansion. It provides cozy fine dining experience in its seven private dining rooms and a lounge, A full bar and a selection of fine Italian and American wines with more are on hand. On-site free parking is available.
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SteveS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every respect. Outstanding service, superb cuisine and wonderful atmosphere.

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RickR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner out since the pandemic was declared March was at Dante's, for our wedding anniversary. It was great to see the long-time professional staff back! We sat on the porch. They acknowledged our special occasion with chocolate cake. Everything was excellent!

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Barb
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the outdoor seating was magical !!
Felt like we were in a garden in Tuscany !!
Best value and a lovely night !!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary with a night at Dante’s and it was wonderful from start to finish.

Comprehensive Wine List (we had an Italian Pinot Noir) that had many excellent choices. The menu was extensive and offered authentic dishes that once again left us with difficult decisions on what to order. The list of Appetizer’s was appealing and did not disappoint. The Caesar and Spinach salads were great as well. The main courses of Ravioli and Veal Scallopini were outstanding and were served in hearty portions. Desert was a chocolate mousse cake with ‘Happy Anniversary’ adorning the plate...

While I’m sore the staff was as happy to see us as we were to just ‘be out’ eating anywhere, Dante’s was a completely relaxed and attentive example of 1st rate customer service. We thoroughly enjoyed a perfect evening on the patio with good wine and a great meal. Hard to suggest where improvements could be made...we’ll definitely be back.

Nice job from the moment we walked in until we departed.

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ChrisM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant in the suburbs! Who knew. No need to travel to the city to find a top notch place to dine. Food was great. Menu has a wide selection of choices. Everything was delicious.

We were able to talk in a conversational tone easily.

All in all a very nice evening.

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KimD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

There were 6 of us for dinner Saturday night and they put us in a private room upstairs but the table was way too big and they had us all at one end of the table. I found it odd and did not like it. The table was really meant for a party of 12. I asked if we could change to another room with a table for 6 but they were unable to accommodate us. They didn’t make much effort to even try. The staff was friendly but I was put off by the seating and at times felt we were forgotten and had to wave someone down to come and check on us.

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private
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ordered the lamb chops and the dover sole. The lamb chops were mostly gristle with very little meat. The dover sole was not tender and was rather chewy, and certainly was not flakey - almost needed a knife to cut it cleanly. But perhaps the worst part of the meal was the service. It began when we sat for a while with no menus. Then, when we finally got menus, they were simply dropped off - we had to read through the menus on our own to find out the specials for the day. When the waiter returned, we asked how the dover sole is and how fresh it is, and he shrugged and said "we try to have it be fresh" -- so what does that mean we wondered? Bread was delivered to the table without any butter or (EVVO) olive oil, we were left to try and figure out for ourselves that the little black bottle (about 4 inches tall) that was on the table already was perhaps the olive oil intended to be used with the bread -- so we unscrewed the mysterious bottle and took a taste, discovering it was in fact olive oil. Since we did not particularly enjoy the dover sole we decided to take it home -- asking the waiter to pack it up for us which he did. He then returned with the package in a bag, placing it as an entree in front of my girlfriend, disregarding the fact that we wanted to order dessert. She then asked him if he could place the bagged to-go-box on the empty table next door, and he said, yes, YOU can put it on the chair of the table next door, as he walked way unhelpful. Overall a terrible experience.

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vipBarry
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Dante Ristorante. We had proscuito with burrata, tomatoes & pepers, fish soup (clams, mussels, shrimp, rock fish & calamari), veal & ended with sorbet. Our server was Rene who can't be beat. We looked forward to coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated our anniversary at Dante’s this evening, and we were very impressed! When we first entered the restaurant there were two very nice gentlemen who greeted us and offered to take our coats. We were immediately shown to our table, and we were well-looked-after for the rest of the evening. Our waiter was very kind and attentive, and he even went above-and-beyond by writing “Happy Anniversary” on our dessert plate at the end of our dinner. Our meals were absolutely delicious. A variety of breads were brought to the table, and they were all fresh and delicious! We both started with a Caesar salad, and we were offered fresh ground pepper to go with it. I had the homemade agnolotti and requested a different sauce than what is on the menu. Our waiter was able to make that change without a problem, and it was an absolutely delicious dinner. My partner got the ribeye for dinner and he loved it! It was “very tender and cooked well.” Even though our anniversary was on a Monday night, we were certainly not the only people in the dining room. However, the atmosphere was relaxed and perfect for quiet, friendly conversations. Overall a fantastic experience! We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and always very friendly staff.....

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CarstenD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

Highly recommended for food service and overall experience.

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JANICEN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Dante many times and brought many family members and friends. It is always consistent, with service and food. Someone always orders the Fishermans stew. Its always gets raves. I personally like the veal chop and panna cotta. It's a lovely restaurant with a warm ambiance. I like to sit on the first floor; just my preference. Everyone is always welcoming.

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GregR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proposed marriage to my now-fiancee there. Chose Dante's because it may very well be THE most Romantic restaurant in all of the DC area. And oh, the pasta and tiramisu were heavenly.

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vipLinusCello
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. But never refilled water.

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Bill
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! Highly recommended.

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SAS1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 16 diners, the service was impeccable and food delicious. Many were vegetarians in our group. Everyone enjoyed the dining experience @ Dante.

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GeorgeC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipAmyL
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante’s is a great experience. Great food and wine, excellent service and a surprisingly good value.

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vipMarkS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe always does a great job!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and authentic Italian food. Outstanding!

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vipPatrickZ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply OUTSTANDING across all categories!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. However, very average food at a very expensive price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Our group loves the atmosphere at Dante’s and we frequent it often. However, we’ve had the same rude waiter the last three visits and have decided that we will not be returning. The food is great but the waiter ruined the entire experience especially for the guest of honor who was celebrating her 75 birthday. It was especially embarrassing when another waiter poured the birthday girl a glass of wine but he only had about an inch of wine in the bottle. We politely asked if he would add more wine to the glass but he never returned. When we asked the head waiter to complete the pour he gave her a hard time and said “you drank it down”. When we explained what happened he rolled his eyes and proceeded to pour a tiny bit of wine. I was paying for my friends’s lunch so I didn’t want to argue with this ignorant man so I paid the $20 for a glass and 1/4 glass of wine. Another guest, who we ran into outside, said that waiter hates waiting on older women. If that’s true, he doesn’t have to worry about us anymore.
Rosemary Dougherty

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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EricaP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance - small rooms, so dinners are intimate. Food is excellent as is wine selection.

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vipMamaK
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always a lovely meal! It had been a while since we'd eaten there, now we're wondering what kept us away.

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cerfsup
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been patrons of Dante Ristorante since 1989. We feel as if we are a part of the family. Never a disappointing meal. Attentive service and utterly reliable menu. Giuseppe di Benigno is the chef/owner whose enthusiasm for his work illuminates the restored home turned into a unique restaurant. There are many private rooms available. You will not be disappointed!

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CindyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gem - so glad we found it! The ambience is excellent and the food was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

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LauraZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food & service were excellent. We were upstairs in one of the smaller rooms & it was quite noisy. Difficult to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful meal and experience at Dante.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience. Wonderful food and fantastic staff.

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vipRichJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know you are going to enjoy your experience upon driving up to this beautiful mansion. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted by the wonderful, attentive staff. The food and beverages are beautifully presented. Each item tastes as good as it looks. This is a place you will want I try everything on the menu, so plan on many returns. Be sure to block time for your visit, as you do not feel rushed. This is a wonderful, relaxing evening out.

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Cricket
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the experience at Dante. The wait staff is attentive and the food is excellent. The restaurant is divided into small rooms, since it is in a large house. The bar area is very cozy and warm. I like to go there because the staff is nice, the food is great, the parking is ample, the traffic is light. What not to love?

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vipNance
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were excellent. Dante is the best kept secret!

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vipInspectorH
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is top notch for everything. I highly recommend it to all.

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Carol
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went on a Monday evening to celebrate 2 birthdays. Probably at least our 4th trip as a group to Dante's . Quiet adn not crowded that evening. I had Shrimp risotto which was SO good. Good salad, good bread. Service was perfect and the food came quickly. Two of us split the ricotta pistachio cake I couldhave eaten the whole thing and will the next time. Wonderful as always.

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ArtL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a quiet family birthday with good food. It excelled in all our requests. Thanks you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meeting old friends from Argentina

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EricaP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a family meal. Food was excellent and we had our own room for our group of 9.

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Dougitis
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for our anniversary. We were dressed, others we not. Service was attentive yet not overbearing and our waiter caught visual clues without interrupting. They gave us our choice of seating in a place with a beautiful atmosphere. A very pleasant experience.

FAQs

Dante Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 759-3131.

Dante Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

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