Dante Ristorante

4.6
742 reviews
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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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San Francisco
155 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, well-prepared classic Italian dishes in nicely quiet environment with good service.

I've been coming here when every I have a business trip to Sterling, VA for almost ten years. It has always been great for a quiet discussion with a friend.

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SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

After sitting at the table and waiting almost 90 minutes for dinner, our waiter still couldn't tell us when our food might arrive. We left. Offered to pay for appetizers but told we wouldn't have to, so at least that was good. Very disappointing.

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MM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Dantes for our anniversary dinner, first time there and we’re very happy with the experience. Nice ambience, good food and good service. We will be back.

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w
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9 for a birthday and they gave us a separate room. It was a very nice setting for a special occasion and the food and service were both well done.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner. We had asked to be outside not realizing there was a difference between the “Patio” and Garden. My wife wanted table cloths and something more like the Patio. I was so impressed that they accommodated us with a table upstairs.

Everyone liked every dish. My youngest ordered the linguini with white clam sauce which came with clams on the half shell. While worried whether he’d like fresh clams he loved it. My veal was tender and not overly breaded which I liked, the Tiramisu was heavenly.

The only negative point would be that it’s on a busy corner but had large bushes to block any view of the road but one can still hear the cars. One may want to consider that when booking outside if it bothers you.

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LS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

All in all, the meal was okay given the cost; however, I had higher expectations. The service started out quite good but declined as the restaurant became busier (e.g., self-pouring of wine, no offer of fresh pepper, waiting an extended period of time for the check). I had noted that it was my husband's birthday in the reservation. At restaurants of a similar price point, when we have dined on one of our birthdays, the restaurant has made an extra effort to make he or I feel special. It's not a big deal but another two-top near us received a birthday dessert; we did not. There were many open tables, but we were seated right next to a larger table, and the noise level was a bit high as a result. The food was okay, but I was not overly impressed. It is a unique spot, but the food and the service left some room for improvement.

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M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very Welcoming staff, Great Service, Outstanding Meal!

Very noisy being in the larger end room on the first floor - have previously been in the smaller, more intimate rooms upstairs

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ET
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing environment, we sat out in the adorable garden, amazing good, and great service. Would highly recommend.

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PK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. Second time our group met for lunch there. Staff so friendly and professional. Have outdoor garden but nit warm enough yet. Will definitely return

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience and food are excellent, very good service but way too expensive for the food offered

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dante never disappoints when it comes to Italian food. The chef is always accommodating special requests if it’s not on their menu. We had a wonderful evening. Par

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MZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went there for my wife's birthday. wow thank you for all that you did.
Food was excellent veal chops were just magnificent and mushroom ravioli to die for.
The sauce was light and just right. veal chops was perfect and tasty.
I cook my self but this was beyond our expectation.
Service was just perfect attentive but not annoying.
I recommend it to all.

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j
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service was attentive and friendly, and they had a great and reasonably priced wine list. Dante's always has a feel like you are eating in someone's home, and it is a warm and comfortable place for a top notch Italian meal.

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O
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dante is a great restaurant, a gem for Great Falls. Our appreciation to chef Giuseppe and the great waiters and servers.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends. It was the perfect place. The wait staff were attentive and fun. The food was delicious and well presented. An all around great culinary experience.

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend! Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time to Dante Ristorante in recent months. By coincidence both times we sat at the same table and had the same server, Rene. I guess it speaks for itself that we came back so soon. The food, service, atmosphere and prices are excellent. The place seems to have a loyal following. We would recommend it to others.

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TF
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food, nice atmosphere!!! A very loud party in the room we were seated in, but aside from that the experience was outstanding and I can't wait to go back. Highly recommend a visit to this wonderful establishment.

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A
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our stand-by restaurant for private conversation with excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to dine there!

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BA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Dante's. Food is always excellent. The hospitality is top notch. They remember us and treat us well.

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J
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and accommodations for all...

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never disappoints to eat a wonderful meal at Dante's.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely overall experience! Food was incredible. Such a cute spot for special occasions and date nights

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret!

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GR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,service,and atmosphere. What more do you want? Loved the restaurant and is on our “Favorite “ list

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j
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The focaccia is always a wonderful beginning to an outstanding meal. My lentil soup was so good. The agnolotti incredibly delicious. My husband's chicken parmigiana very good. Always enjoy our meals at Dante. Service is top notch and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Our favorite place to dine.

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LB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ! Thank you so much for seating us upstairs in a very quiet room! : )

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TW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service with comfortable dining rooms

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice mansion turned into a restaurant. Our waiter was very funny and interactive and was able to answer all our questions. The menu had a good selection of different items. The food came out pretty fast and the portion sizes were just right. The free bread selection was all very good and tasted very fresh. I will definitely be returning in the near future.

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l
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

After reading the reviews on Google and here, expectations were high. Lasagne was served lukewarm, cool in the center. Not all that was ordered was served (had to check the check to make sure the item didn't then make its appearance on the bill). Server cut off my companion, turned to me for my order, while my companion was in mid-order for a bottle of wine. Excellent restaurants don't make mistakes, good restaurants make a mistake or two. Even though this restaurant is less than 3 miles from the house, we probably won't be going back.

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JM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great overall experience.

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NH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, quiet restaurant in Great Falls. The two entrees we had were delicious, served by an attentive (but not overly) waitstaff. Dante is a high-end restaurant without the pretense. Definitely recommend it for a nice, relaxing dinner out.

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AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We’ve been here many times and love it; however we came on feb 15th forgetting that it’s Valentine’s Day. There was only 1 vegetarian entree on the menu , though the kitchen was able to provide a few additional items. We were disappointed with the calamari and our food. We will come back on a regular day to eat off the regular menu that we do enjoy

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PK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Had a wonderful opportunity for our book group to have an excellent lunch and spend as much time as we wanted to visit, discuss our book and look forward to next time.

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MA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food. Very quiet, cozy

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HS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to The Dante for years....never fails to deliver...waiter staff exceptional...Steve Schor

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lobster pasta dish, veal, risotto, wine and dessert👍🎉

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S
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Every time I come here, I feel welcomed and know I can except reliably good food with good service. I have been coming here about four times a year for the last eight years and have never had a bad meal.

I always get a quiet table so that I can enjoy the discussions with my friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Political conversations on the upper floor level. Please remind guest that this is a public area.

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PF
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal! The gnocchi and lamb chops were outstanding! We also had the rib eye and ravioli and both were very good.

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