Dante Ristorante

4.8
954 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipTheBReview
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the intimate setting and ambiance at Dante Ristorante! It will keep us coming back.

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EmilyN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful time! Our server, Eddie, was excellent and gave us good recommendations. One person in our party ordered the ossobuco and it was out of this world and cooked perfectly. We are already planning our next visit.

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vipPhil
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Food is consistently great, superb list of Italian wines, and impeccable service.

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MeghaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best baby clam linguine I've ever eaten
Highly recommend restaurant

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cjm062170
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, charming setting, can’t believe we had never been - we’ll be back!

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vipBobby
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day at Dante this year and enjoyed the evening completely.

Wine: we weren’t in the mood to have too much, so uncharacteristically we ordered by the glass. My wife had the house Merlot; also not her normal choice but she found it to be full bodied and tasty. I had a glass of house Chianti which went well with my meal.

She had Chicken Parmesan; good on a chilly night and one of her favorites. I was in the mood for pasta so bypassed the Dover Sole which is always good. I was in the mood for something hearty, so had Lasagna. It was perfect.

The tables were set with ample spacing between them and we noticed it was rare for more than one waiter to be in our upstairs room at once. The wait staff was respectful of distancing and our waiter was excellent; attentive and knowledgeable but not overbearing.

A quiet Valentines evening- just what we wanted.

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beyr
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

forks looks dirty and old, food was just okay, chocolate cake delicious; very very pricey for the amount of food and the quality, been there twice but I won't come back

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PaulV2020
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

good quality food, the dining room was quiet because of the inclement weather, the staff was super friendly and helpful.

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oneiron
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding service excellent can't wait to go back.

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Vaylo
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been hard to find a fine dining Italian restaurant in the area but Dante is the best experience we have had since being in Italy. From the nice décor, the extensive menu plus specials to the outstanding service, I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great dining experience. We will definitely return and look forward to the patio opening in March

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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Tuppster
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great food and, service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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Gary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful "old school" family owned Italian restaurant!

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vipdguymon
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place with delicious, classic Italian dishes. Friendly service! Neat historic home setting.

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LynnR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Dante's. It was our first time and it did not disappoint. It is very nice and they really did a great job with social distancing. The waiter was superb. He was very accommodating with special requests. The food was amazing. The minestrone soup was so good. The bread and pasta was amazing too. My son had the Osso Bucco and loved it. We will definitely be going back!

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vipAnitaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Highly recommended it. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service!

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vipMICHEARACOSIA
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nicely decorated for the holidays and good service. Chicken parm not on menu but was made special for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food, service and ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Years Eve dinner! Intimate setting upstairs, only 2 tables in the room. Food was great, as always. We both loved the bacon-wrapped scallops, my Ossobuco was incredibly tender, my wife loved her Veal ravioli. Good wine, nice desserts, can't ask for more!

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vipCarrieS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always feel safe here, whether eating indoors or out. So many little rooms, we have never had to eat with other diners inside. Prompt service and the whole family each has their longtime favourites. We try to eat here once a month, even in COVID times. Always feel welcome.

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lhockman3
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time at Dante’s last night. Service was great and not rushed, food was excellent and was perfect setting for a date night. Sat outside on patio and had heaters to keep us warm. First time there but will definitely go back.

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vipLeslieD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Beautiful open outdoor patio had heaters but they were not powerful enough to completely dispel the 36゚chill!

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BoniV
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, protected from the wind with plenty of heaters. Fantastic food. Highly recommend.

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JoanM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s Birthday

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vipAngeliqueW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so pleased to have found this gem of a restaurant! Everyone is so accommodating and they have amazing outdoor seating options. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and adapt their service to your pace and needs. During the warmer months, there is even live music. And the food—absolutely delicious, especially the homemade veal ravioli, the lentil soup, and the Osso Bucco. Solid wine list with an outstanding house Italian Cabernet Sauvignon—tastes twice as expensive than it actually is! The only bit of constructive feedback we can offer is that desserts can be hit or miss: the crepe brûlée was not good, the tiramisu was solid, and the pistachio torte is amazing! If you order the latter, be sure to get your own slice—you won’t want to share!

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vipCarrieS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

requested a private room for our family of 3 - couldn't have felt more safe. food as always was so very very good.

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Sunshine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional and this is my favorite Italian restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal as always

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XanderF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the ravioli special, it was amazing. I love coming here.

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vipgaila
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, good service, delicious food. Very enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fine Italian dining without the open, family atmosphere of chain Italian. I love family dining, but love an oasis when it’s time for just my wife and me.

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vipLouiseB
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, service and food !

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vipPhantom
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had 2 very delicious meals at Dante's during the past month. They have a lovely outdoor patio with fountains, heaters, large trees to block the wind. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great! Service was good. Atmosphere awesome!

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Yandersen1234
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is beautiful, the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Because of covid19 I realize
That there is minimum capacity in restaurants. And seating is 6 feet or more apart. We were seated at 8 PM on Monday night for our anniversary dinner. Just a few people dining in the whole restaurant. We were seated in a small room with about 25 tables. We were seated about 12 feet from a party of three people. We were the only ones occupying this room. We couldn’t understand why they seated us so close to the other table when the rest of the room, for that matter, the restaurant, was vacant. Our conversations were not private. We did not want to complain, we did enjoy our dinner and impeccable service.

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amandac
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Dante Ristorante. The staff was so professional and made us feel very welcome. We sat outside on their patio which had heaters and stringed lights above; it was quite beautiful and cozy. We have recommended this restaurant to others and we look forward to going back soon.

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vipMamaK
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious as always! The band playing made it even better.

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Traveler25
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service and great ambiance.

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vipRHVA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating has several heaters and wonderful service in spite of being short staffed. Excellent as always.

FAQs

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

Dante Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.