Dante Ristorante

4.6
724 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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TF
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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BA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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A
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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J
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
3 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
22 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
1 review
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
155 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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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Italian food! Best in the area.

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GS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a good time and great food. I like that the servers are friendly, not stuffy.

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o
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Bad attention, the maître very rude and harassing to make our order and to finish our dinner.
I think I will not return since the food is nothing special either.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice night with wife and friends. We live a half mile away as are so pleased.

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LP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I went to Dante's Restaurant to celebrate my birthday and were very pleased. The ambiance is great and the service was outstanding!

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RC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! great service, ambiance, and food

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TK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, love the house setup and a very romantic place!! Service (Shawn) was fantastic. Thank you!!

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C
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once more, every aspect of the Dante experience was oustanding.
Special applause for the staff!

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J
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food & service!

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AB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely evening at Dante. We had a group of 14 in a private room and had great service.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the service is spectacular and the food to match.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal server

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as usual.

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WS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! We really like the ambience

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r
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Dante is Typically crowded because it is one of few restaurants in Great Falls. But the owners have not invested in a decent chef so the good is mediocre. The Servi could be much better too if experienced managers were available to teach the wait staff proper serving etiquette. But the owners probably see no need because the place is crowded on weekends and the prices are much higher than the food quality warrants. The buoys quaint and the ambience is the best part of the Dante experience. It’s too bad the owners don’t see the need for improvement but they are making money and the needed improvements may not improve the bottom line by much since the menu is already over priced. Not much room to raise prices for improved quality.

Several mistakes during our last visit including serving linguini con vongole without a proper clam fork. The size (very small) and quantity of the clams (about two dozen) suggested that the majority of the clams should have been pre- shelled with a couple still in their shells for decoration. Eating the little clams without a clam fork was an unpleasant experience that detracted from the rest of the dish which was not spectacular snd was over priced.

The server removed plates while we were still eating and also removed the check hurriedly before we were ready to leave. The room we were in was being cleaned while we had desert and coffee. Not very elegant! Ritz Carlton prices for Dennis quality.

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BA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a magical place for a holiday dinner. The food was outstanding, cooked perfectly and served hot to our table of 10. The menu was extensive but not overwhelming. The private dining room was warm, cozy and beautifully decorated. Our server was extremely friendly, upbeat and made us feel very welcome. She handcrafted our cocktails and did not miss a beat to make sure our experience was 5 star. The restaurant has several separate dining areas which are very nicely decorated and provides a very upscale experience. I do not write reviews unless it is a place which checks all the boxes for an excellent dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant. It was all lit up for Christmas and was so festive! The service was outstanding! The food was not as great. The appetizer and salad was delicious but the lobster stuffed with crab had undercooked lobster so I did not eat it and the potatoes on the plate would have been awesome if they were hot. They were barely lukewarm so I did not eat them either. This could have been a very good dinner if the food was better.

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