Dante Ristorante

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$30 and under
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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.
What 912 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipGramcrackers
Washington DC
13 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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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
13 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
2 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
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, ambience and service!

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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
17 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!

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vipTenabetsy
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite consistently wonderful trusted special restaurant. Never disappoints!
Terrific food , ambiance, service!

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vipMoni
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had Outdoor band.

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ThomasD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Dante's for special occasions and it never disappoints. The outdoor patio with live jazz music is wonderful, weather permitting.

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GerryM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor setting. well spaced tables. Excellent service and food.

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DrewS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their attention to providing excellent service and outstanding meals makes Dante's our go to restaurant.

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NoVaGS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and outdoor seating area with live jazz band! Service was a bit slower than usual, but the atmosphere was relaxing so we didn't mind. One entree wasn't quite what we ordered, but since it took so long to get our meals, we opted not to mention it. No offer to refill our water or if we wanted more wine - might have opted for both. But overall, very enjoyable!

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
159 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Worth the drive from Georgetown, DC to Great Falls, VA. Both entrees were super and delivered together at the correct temperature. Salad was crisp and well dressed. Appetizer, calamari, was a real treat with a nicely seasoned red sauce for dipping. Excellent priced wines on the wine list, I had a great Montepulciano. Get away from the hassles of the city and spend the night dining in a true Italian style.

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vipJLRG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe and comfortable on the patio and the live music was understated and lovely.

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BarryF
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Dante Ristorante. We shared tomato/mozzarella, beet salad, agnolotti, and seafood soup. All were great tasting. Our server, Rene, was terrific. He was warm and personable anticipating our every need. We strongly recommend Dante as a go to place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently superb service by terrific folks; wonderful ambiance; food and drinks never disappoint. My favorite restaurant experience in the DC-Virginia-Maryland region.

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ladylunch
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch on the porch.this is one of the best venues in the area for outside dining.

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Tuppster
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent food and service!

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TamaraF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was delicious, and the service was excellent. We have been here several times, and it is always wonderful.

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vipSavannahS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️ Great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! We will be back soon.

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 912 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.