Dante Ristorante

4.8
1026 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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PamB
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Hidden gem in Great Falls. They always have amazing food, a friendly staff, and a great experience.

PJ
vipPJay
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante Ristorante (actually Giuseppe's) is a long-time fixture in the Great Falls dining scene. We have dined there for nearly 20 years and especially cherish the garden in summer with a jazz trio playing. The menu doesn't change much over time, but that's because all the entries are winners. I'm especially partial to the Dover sole.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Arrived about six w reservations. Seated quickly. Server attentive. Food delicious.,service was slow through the meal.

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vipPamela
Miami
249 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Quite possibly the Worst dining experience ever. When seated a waiter came over to take our drink order once delivered he asked us what we wanted to order. We asked if we might enjoy our drink first and the waiter came back three times to Rudely ask us to order. Once we ordered our food was delivered to the table in less than 5 minutes. It was obviously precooked and microwaved as it was steaming hot. It was virtually tasteless. After it was delivered we never saw the waiter again until he delivered the check. Would not recommend this place and would rate zero stars to that were an option.

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Fairfax
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of Italian dishes in the setting of an old mansion. The service was excellent - professional and friendly. The price was very reasonable for the quality of the dinner and the service.

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vipCountdown
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Lovely outdoor setting. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it every time … all year round. 👍👍😍

AM
vipAndrewM
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food - a little overpriced in my opinion. Great outdoor seating.

MM
MarinaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice place, cute and comfortable. Nice selection of specials. Affordable wine list. Pasta was a bit overcooked to my taste but still pretty tasty. Can recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary blend of warmth and professionalism on every dimension. One of the best kept secrets of the Northern Virginia/Washington DC scene.

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WilliamL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always!

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vipPamela
Miami
249 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First visit to Dante. Weather was beautiful and we’re excited to dine in the outdoor patio. Regrettably we were seated on Walker Road side which was noisy. The jazz band on the patio was quite good but muffled. The server was a standout. Very attentive and helpful. The food was very ordinary although reasonably priced. The salads tasted premade and the fish was very basic. The ambience and the waiter was a distraction from the cuisine. Overall it was a good experience.

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amyc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always, Food was amazing, service awesome and overall ambiance just perfect! Love sitting outside, their courtyard is so beautiful!

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect for Anniversary. Service - Food - Ambience just right.

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Gerard
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , even better service
Will be back very soon

LG
LindaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful!

NE
vipNEILR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in the beautiful patio. Great evening.

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PatrickD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is on same level as L'Auberge Chez Francois - only difference is this is Italian. Extremely happy.

LT
LoveToEat
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with a jazz trio and excellent Italian cuisine!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a date night and it was great! The outdoor patio was very nice, the live band was awesome, and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining combined with consistently good food!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Interesting menu. Quality cooking. Service was a little spotty, especially around getting the check and getting it right.

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Momof2daughters
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic dinner! We celebrated our anniversary!

JA
vipJosephineA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like this gem of a restaurant. Love the premises, which boast serenity and coziness.
The patio is reminiscent of a European scene. The restaurant is elegant and well appointed. Food is very tasty, and I like the fact that the portions are not huge so you can actually finish all your food and not feel bloated. Appreciate the chef getting my well-done lamb chops right the first time around... and they were well seasoned too! I have been a guest at this restaurant a few times over the last few years, and I am never disappointed!

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FranK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The ambience is fantastic.

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PaulineH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. So pretty too!

LM
LeslieM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience dining in a large courtyard. A broad menu selection that should please just about anyone.

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LindaV
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner on the outside patio on a lovely evening. There was some really nice music played but it made it a bit hard to hear our conversation. The service was excellent. Two of us didn't care too much for our entrees - the the other two were excellent. The restaurant very graciously didn't charge for these entrees. We will be going back again soon.

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EuropeanFoodies
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance on the terrace for dinner. Food was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Argentina
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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JamesR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary at Dante's recently. Good wine selection, excellent lamb, husband had the seafood special of the day and they served a complimentary dessert. Service as perfect - attentive but not overbearing.

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Catt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best neighborhood gem for any event or just a night out!

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vipjljinmich
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Dante's. While the weather did not cooperate and we were unable to sit outside and enjoy the patio dining and music, it was still a great evening. My wife and I both had the rockfish, but with a side of pasta, and it was excellent. One of our "go to" places in Northern Virginia.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great as usual. Consteuction across the street was making it a little dusty.

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vipDanaF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic outside patio with tiny lights and flowing fountains. Excellent food, wine and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipVKlipper
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a beautiful night and the three piece combo was the perfect addition. They offered a few gluten free options for my daughter-in-law, which worked out well. Everyone else had seafood and it was great. So nice to be able to return to one of our favorite restaurants!

BH
vipBurtH
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dante was always an excellent restaurant, but since they've expanded their outdoor seating it is one of the most attractive dining venues in the area! Prices are reasonable, and service is great!

AM
vipAMS1
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Dante quite a few times and always enjoy every aspect of the restaurant

GR
GaryR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and atmosphere.
Our favorite Italian gourmet Restaurant and well worth the price

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 1026 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.