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Dante Ristorante

4.6
611 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 759-3131
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giuseppe Di Benigno
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Private party facilities
Dante Restaurant offers private dining rooms to accommodate from 6 to 50 guests.
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Private party contact
Giuseppe Di Benigno: (703) 759-3131
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Our private parking lot is located directly behind the restaurant.
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Entertainment
On special occasions Dante Restaurant offers light jazz on the patio.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 611 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We ate outside on what might be the most perfect weather evening of the year for doing so. Service was wonderfully attentive and our waiter had a great sense of humor. Personable and professional. The pappardelle Bolognese with wild boar ragu was one of the best I've tasted. 4 people split two entree portions for a first course. And I think we were all sorry we just didn't get them for our mains as well!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This was my first experience at Dantes and we will be back. The food and services were great. The staff were attentive to our needs with lots of suggestions. We sat outside on a warm night and while it was loud, we were able to conduct our business conversations with ease.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and we had a room reserved for 16 people. The wait staff did a fantastic job getting everyone into the private room and serving drinks before dinner. We ordered off the menu, and once again the staff was incredible and all 16 meals arrived together! The food was excellent and the setting terrific. I would recommend Dante to anyone who was looking for a great meal and a great time.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food and great wait staff!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loved our first experience at Dante’s. We sat outside on a perfect spring evening and enjoyed the light opera in the background with sound of the fountain next to us. I had the linguini with lobster and my spouse had the rockfish special. Both were great. We also enjoyed the cannoli and tiramisu which were not heavy. I really enjoyed our dinner there and will look forward to other nights.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First visit. Very enjoyable. Good service. Excellent food. Elegant.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Guest in town. We loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a favorite with great, consistent good food and, ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was a lovely restaurant. The ambiance is wonderful, noise level good. There were 4 of us. Each of us ordered something different and we were all pleased with our selections.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant, consistently excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and service. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

As always, we had a lovely experience at Dante’s. The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and they went the extra mile to make my mom’s birthday a special one. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was a wonderful and delicious evening. Been s while since we were there and it is maintaining its traditional excellence.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The rockfish special was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

This is my all time favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia, maybe in any state. The atmosphere is a 10+ in an old house, beautifully set. When the weather permits, a perfect place for outdoor dining. The food is Italian and as good as I've had in Italy. Don't expect pizza and beer, this is fine dining where the eggplant is fantastic and the lasagne is not like anything you have ever had, made with delicate crepes not noodles. I hate to give this place a 10+ review because I want to keep it just the way it is without getting overwhelmed. Best time to go is for lunch during the week. Dinner is also awesome but busy!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Dante Ristorante stands out in this area as the most relaxing and comfortable fine food restaurant among a host of otherwise fine restaurants. People want to get away from the vexing issues of every day life when they dine out. Dante Ristorante accomplishes that.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

One of the best Italian meals I had. We found ourselves in a room of about 7 tables to which none were taken all night except for ours. Not sure if that was a slow night or my "quiet table" request, but it was great to have a quiet evening and lots of privacy-especially on a first date.

The staff was attentive, but not too much and gave us just the amount of time between meals without ever feeling rushed or like they forgot about us.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

THIS PLACE IS ALWAYS GREAT. We have been here many times, and will continue to go.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Thank you for the good food and great service yesterday! I will be back!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good restaurant with nice service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Superb, and excellent atmosphere. Incredible food, authentic and so tasty. Elegant setting, went for Valentine's dau

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I love the quaint dining area upstairs ... and the food was great!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The service and atmosphere was excellent, however, the food was bland and boring.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We go regularly. Always enjoy. I asked for a veal dish they did not have on the menu and they made it for me. It was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A wonderful Valentine's lunch ... delicious food, friendly and attentive service and a warm, beautiful decor. 💝

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious and elegant dinner on a Friday evening. She had the lobster Cleopatra and I had the veal chop. The veal chop was the best veal chop I had ever had, which explains why they are so famous. My wife loved her lobster Cleopatra. The lobster bisque is excellent, as is the tiramisu. My highest recommendation!!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Dante Ristorante was housed in what looked like a former mansion. So that was different. Once inside the hostess seated us in less than five minutes (and when I said my name in response to the reservation request he was expecting me and my fiancée!).

The server was very nice and orderly. The food was very good, as I had the fettuccini and my fiancée had the swordfish. The desserts were delicious, as well.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends, as the place was cozy, easy to get to, and was very good.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food and private rooms to eat in. Good service and great dessert.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The waiter did not know much about the wine list, and some of our food was better than others. We generally have really good meals here, so hopefully this was a fluke!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

So glad we dined at Dante’s. It’s been too long since we were there! We enjoyed the yummy food and delicious bread! The swordfish was excellent and my friend enjoyed the crab, avacado and tomato tower.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Found restaurant by accident but have since enjoyed three meals there. Food and service both excellent. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent dinners: swordfish, wild boar and rockfish with crabmeat + $30 bottle of Italian Pinot Noir plus 1 coffee, 1 tea and 1 cappucuno. Bill was $125. Very Attentive service.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service, great meal in a very charming environment.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We had such an awesome experience. The restaurant looks beautiful from the outside, not to mention the outstanding ambiance inside fit for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent restaurant. We really enjoyed our dinner!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I brought another couple here for dinner. We had been here before, they had
not. All of us really enjoyed our meal. This is a lovely restaurant to sit back, relax and have a
great meal. We all will definitely be coming back. The only complaint was the $12.00 charge my
friend had for a drink she ordered, which I think was not on the drink menu, which, therefore,
did not have a set charge. We did not say anything but it does fall in the category of not being
really fair to the customer. Next time we will come right out and ask what the cost is. Not to sound cheap, but fair is fair.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food, great wine recommendations, service was very attentive, would go back and highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Good job. Keep up the good work. My wife and I had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Had a lovely lunch on a recent bitter cold day in January. Service was friendly, food very good, atmosphere inviting and elegant. Would definitely return.

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