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Dante Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1136 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Dante Restaurant offering delicious, authentic Italian cuisine, celebrates its 31st 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 759-3131

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Di Benigno

  • Private party facilities

    Dante Restaurant offers private dining rooms to accommodate from 6 to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Giuseppe Di Benigno: (703) 759-3131

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Parking details

    Our private parking lot is located directly behind the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    On special occasions Dante Restaurant offers light jazz on the patio.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,136 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Special Occasion

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Italian

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. S

    Schness

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the great service, food & ambiance at Dante’s!
  2. SO

    SharonO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect / excellent food, great service, good music, etc - couldn’t be better
  3. K

    Kitrider

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves the friendly atmosphere and alfresco dining. My scallops and bucatini were done to perfection! Our little gem in great falls!
  4. c

    calypso

    Washington DC

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Didn't want to write a review for fear other will find this hidden gem. Patio was perfect with music in the evening. Our waiter Zach was excellent. Food matched the service (the boar ragu and home made pasta outstanding).
  5. OF

    OntheFly

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Falls, VA is so lucky to have this dining paradise. Yesterday we were able to sit outside. The dining experience is always dependable and staff always welcoming. It feels as if we were eating in Positano, Napoli, or Rome. Inside is slightly more formal than outside, of course. Prego, Dante Ristorante!
  6. J

    Joanne

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Consistently very good. The outdoor seating and music adds a nice touch! Portions are plentiful. They have a great wine list too.
  7. BE

    BEK10716

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance - as usual.
  8. CM

    CarolM

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect.
  9. KN

    KazN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner! The service, the beautiful white linens-and the food, so delicious!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff - thank you!
  11. SS

    StaceyS

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food
  12. c

    cerfsup

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at Dante Ristorante for 30 years (since they opened) and have never had a bad experience. Menu is reliable. Service is attentive. Owner Giuseppe is welcoming and a first class chef. We see many frequent repeat diners over the years. Overall, you will not find a more reliable, friendly and caring restaurant. We take advantage of their corkage arrangement but they have a fine wine list with a very practical range of choices, including some top of the line Italian wines like Solaia.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner Great service, food and ambiance
  14. 5

    5056green

    Shreveport

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was great but the room we were placed in was unbearably hot & humid making for an uncomfortable evening.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent time with wonderful food, service, and ambiance.
  16. JL

    JimL

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Dante Restarante are amazing. They made our annivesary seem so special. They put the dessert on the house and glazed the plate with 'Happy Anniversary'. We could not have been happier with the staff, or our waiter Rene.
  17. D

    Dana

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous food and ambiance on the back patio with live guitar music. Just wonderful
  18. JH

    JanetH

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lively, on every level!
  19. M

    Matthew

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal and amazing service.
  20. LY

    LiliY

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place, great food. Both my husband and I love this restaurant.
  21. D

    Dinnerout

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal with the highest quality service!!!! It was so nice to have that level of service again. The server timed the meal and nothing was rushed!!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Dante’s
  23. M

    Maureen

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has been a favorite spot for meeting friends for many years. We especially enjoy their outdoor dining areas with lovely landscaping, a fountain feature, and a great trio of musicians whose music is perfect for an enjoyable al fresco evening.
  24. MR

    MarieR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to Renee and the staff for a wonderful Birthday celebration! Marie Russell
  25. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An excellent place to eat outside. Great food, great ambience, great service, great friends to enjoy it with. A perfect evening
  26. DW

    DavidW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant with both good food and service. It also has a nice ambiance with a very nice patio outside with a fountain and several dining rooms inside.
  27. LA

    LeighAnnC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambience - individual rooms provide character
  28. NC

    NedC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a special dinner at Dante's Ristorante last evening. The meal was presented at a leisurely pace which is exactly what we wanted. The service was unobtrusive and correct. The food was amazing. My wife had the lasagna and it was very good. I went for the amazing Osso Bucco over risotto. Both dishes came out of the kitchen steaming hot and neither one showed signs of being held under a warmer. Dante's is a gem.
  29. MZ

    MoryZ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the only restaurant we go to for special our events. (Birthdays, anniversaries) it is consistent, flavorful, and calculated! It is always joyful. We also go there just because it is beautiful in mid spring through fall, to sit outside and enjoy the live music and the cozy garden.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swordfish was perfectly done. Service was great. Nice evening
  31. P

    Patti

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, and especially the service was outstanding!
  32. PA

    PatriciaA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and truly delicious food. Excellent service by Jorge, the host and the waitstaff. Will definitely return.
  33. CP

    ColleenP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. We will return soon!
  34. GB

    GlennB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. Good place for special occasion.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dante’s is an absolutely incredible location. Go here.
  36. R

    Rick

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jorge provided exceptional service to me and my wife. From the bread, to the bacon wrapped scallops in lobster sauce, to the wine and dessert, everything was top notch.
  37. KK

    KarenandKevin

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a great experience. service is friendly, personal, and efficient. Great menu and always willing to make adjustments when requested. Our go-to restaurant for excellent service, food and ambiance.
  38. G

    Glenn

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent. The service is great and it was very easy to park close to the restaurant.
  39. AC

    ACook

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and food was amazing. Best service that I have in a really long time. Also perfect place for a romantic dinner, the noise level was quiet and we were greeted immediately upon arrival and when seated at the table.
  40. ST

    StevenT

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food was very good. The only item that could have been better was the pasta. The sauce was very good but the pasta was overcooked.

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 1136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Dante Ristorante

1148 Walker Road Great Falls, VA 22066

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Our private parking lot is located directly behind the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giuseppe Di Benigno

  • Entertainment

    On special occasions Dante Restaurant offers light jazz on the patio.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 759-3131

  • Private party facilities

    Dante Restaurant offers private dining rooms to accommodate from 6 to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Giuseppe Di Benigno: (703) 759-3131

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