Dante Ristorante

4.8
966 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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vipDavidS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante’s is always a perfect destination for a wonderful meal. Staff is superior.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The outdoor seating is beautiful. Service and food were good.

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vipTenabetsy
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Dante’s! It’s our special place to dine.

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JoanneK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary restaurant! Food was absolutely delicious-freshest ingredients, highest quality and just as if we were in the finest restaurant in Italy. Service is outstanding-waiters are very knowledgeable and you are taken great care of on anything you need. We had an issue with my father's ability to walk far(or up the stairs) and the whole staff could not have been more accommodating--arranging for us to have a nice table where he could get to-but even more--making sure it was a special night for us. Excellent ambiance! This is my absolute favorite restaurant and it is great for a special occasion--but that should be every week!

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VegetarianFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice classy place. Good menu options. Wish the sauce on the agnolotti was more flavorful.

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vipKathy
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter weekend celebration

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FranA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for my daughters 16th birthday. Food was great! Had the calamari and a crab and avocado appetizer! Calamari great. The crab/avocado appetizer was good but needed more. Had lamb, rockfish, lobster linguine and spinach/veal ravioli.
All great....

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vipRyan
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Dante for our first meal inside a restaurant since the pandemic began over a year ago. The staff was wonderfully welcoming and attentive. The tables are set with well over 6' distancing.
The food and service were truly outstanding. Because it was my partner Carol's birthday, they treated us with a tiramisu - with candle.
Love Dante, will return!

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Barb
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante's was fantastic ! The food is delicious and really fresh and healthy. The Dover Sole was exceptional as was the arugula salad. And the food is well priced. Truly a great value! We sat outside as it was a warm spring night . The heaters were perfect and the atmosphere is just beautiful. The friendly and accommodating staff made for a lovely evening .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual

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Vaylo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Dante Ristorante a month ago and when we needed a place to celebrate a special event, this was the first place we considered. Once again, it did not fail and Eddy took great care of it. Now the patio is open offering diversity in seating options. highly recommended

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KrisJ
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

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LoveToEat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Italian food from the calamari fritti to the tiramisu and everything in between. Great outdoor dining as well as intimate spaces indoors. Sometimes they even have a jazz trio playing on the outdoor patio. On my last visit, we had grilled swordfish, veal ravioli, lamb chops, gamberoni fritti, and, of course, coffee and tiramisu all around. One of the top Italian restaurants in the region.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite dining spots. Lovely outdoor venue — feels intimate and safe

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Tanya
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great authentic Italian place - highly recommend giving them a try!

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vipDanaC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and charming restaurant. This is beautiful restaurant in great falls. In nice weather it has great outdoor dining. The food is delicious. I love the chicken Parm. The bread is warm and delicious caprese salad. Wonderful waiter service as well.

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vipTheBReview
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EricB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. Table service is attentive, polite and detail-oriented. Our dinners were without fault.

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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
9 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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vipMICHELELOST
Washington DC
54 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.

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 966 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.