Dante Ristorante

4.8
927 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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vipCarrieS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
3 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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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.

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vipGramcrackers
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor space in the back that can be acceptable without entering the restaurant.

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Areapen
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have always enjoyed coming to Dante's because of the delicious Italian food and the ambience of the restaurant. It was a real pleasure to return during the pandemic to find how they had transformed their outdoor space to allow such a lovely outdoor dining experience.
The service remains warm and solicitous.
Highly recommend !

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HeatherT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a wonderful experience at Dante's. Excellent, professional customer service and the food was outstanding. We had a thoroughly delightful time. Would highly recommend.

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Chris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going here since 2006 for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and new yrs. It’s a great place with awesome food. The owner/cook is super nice and the whole staff is very friendly. Highly recommended.

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vipLouiseB
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining experience !

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vipmich
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on Dante's patio. It was a beautiful evening and things couldn't have been nicer. The food was excellent as was the wine, and the service was just right. We've dined at Dante many times, but this was the best.

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EricB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner on the patio with a live Jazz band playing. Service was exceptionally attentive.

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vipBill
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch - especially after not eating out for 6 months. Very comfortable outdoors. Great service and, as always, outstanding food. The crabmeat and avocado salad is superb. Thanks to the Dante staff.

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Schness
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, ambience and service!

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vipjljinmich
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with friends. Always a great experience at Dantes

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vipBurtH
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had lunch on their new, beautiful patio in front of the restaurant. They have well spaced umbrella tables, fountains and heaters. They’ve even strung lights above the whole area. Should be magical at night!

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vipCLKM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just okay. Outdoor dining was lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great place to go under Covid.

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vipLanceA
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outside seating makes for a wonderful evening in today’s world environment! They were courteous and we were seated immediately! The food was good. The service was okay. The price point vice the level of food quality was slightly lacking. However, given the current work situation...I respect that they are open and serving. We will be back. I would highly recommend this place. I just hope the price and food value become on par!. The live music made this evening much better. Thank you

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BarryF
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Dante Ristorante. The server, Renee was terrific. He anticipated our every need. We shared caprese salad, prosciuto with melon, and then had agnolotti and fish soup. What a meal. We highly recommend Dante and can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with a college roommate and this was perfect for a quiet lunch on their porch. Food was yummy and the service was terrific. Once Covid is over, would love to try dining in their gorgeous restaurant!

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Barb
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , beautiful setting , friendly staff and well priced!

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vipBarryM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dante Ristorante is always a lovely experience. They have beautiful outside dining on the patio as well as nice cozy rooms inside. The food is delicious, wait staff friendly and capable. A real gem in the Great Falls area.

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MarilynA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to go for any occasion. Food and ambiance always wonderful.

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TomW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Chicken Parmesan goes with pasta. They seem to be in the habit of putting mashed potatoes and carrots and broccoli with many of the dishes that would have pasta everywhere else. They brought me some pasta as requested any Normas bowl of some type of linguine that clearly had been cooked a long time before with a really dismal tomato sauce it was watery.The waiter was dropping things all over the place including a huge crash when he put a plate of pasta down on the edge of a tray but that wasn’t enough he had to drop our credit cards and several other items. Not sure what he was up to but he was not on point As evidenced when he had to go back for clarification on the specials a couple of times. Yet another example of how much pandemic dining sucks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipdebB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise visit from out of town family, need for outdoor dining. The evening could not have been more pleasant. Great distancing, seating up on the veranda. We always feel welcome at Dante's. They go the extra mile to make an ordinary evening out turn into something truly special.

Another pleasant surprise was the live jazz band that performed in the lovely garden. It was not too loud, great music and just right to make everything even more terrific. Unlike some restaurants that seem to have compromised on food quality during the pandemic, Dante's is just as excellent as ever.

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vipJeff
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful evening on the patio, there was a jazz band playing which was a nice surprise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful...we love this restaurant

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DanielD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and personal attention make this restaurant great. Menu has a wide variety of fine choices.

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KatherineN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious service in a beautiful outdoor patio garden. Delicious food well portioned from a very extensive menu.

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StefReston
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent patio area, very friendly staff, and the food was delicious! Thank you!

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 927 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.