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About Dante Ristorante

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.

1148 Walker Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 759-3131

Website:
http://www.danterestaurant.com/

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

Parking Details:
Our private parking lot is located directly behind the restaurant.

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Dante Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Business Meals (13)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Casual (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Live Music (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Decorated well for Christmas.

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and excellent food. I had the veal ravioli and the lamb chops and both were fantastic. Everything about the meal was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a dinner party at the restaurant- it was a really good experience - menu choices were all great - private room and fantastic attentive service -

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance for a birthday celebration! Wonderful, attentive service and really good food. Great value for what you get, as other places charge $5-10 more for the same thing. They really make you feel special.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Beautiful place and great service. Food was ok, rather unremarkable.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. Very elegant and private setting, including small general dining rooms and private rooms.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first visit after having lived in Great Falls for 30 years and we now regret not having gone sooner. Everything was outstanding and we thought the price was very reasonable given the high quality of service and food. We will definitely be returning a few times in 2018.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent. Maybe my favorite restaurant. Love the staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service were both fantastic as usual. She had the rockfisk with crabmeat special and he had the swordfish with a puttanesca-like sauce. Both were very high quality and prepared perfectly.

Only negative was the temperature in the restaurant. It was hot. Like really hot. Must have been close to 80 degrees in there. As a result, we kind of rushed through dinner and got outside to the then very refreshing ~35 degree evening.

Otherwise everything was brilliant. Dante is one of our favorites.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant . Always a good meal and good time. They know us there after our frequent meals. Good place to take guests.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Restaurant was willing to make changes to menu items with no questions asked. Extremely accommodating. Everyone in the party enjoyed their food. Server (never did get his name, but he was from Turkey) was outstanding - very knowledgeable on wines with a fabulous sense of humor. Will be back the next time I visit the area.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was very good, the fish filet special had a lot of bones and that was unfortunate, was mentioned to the responsible person and they gave us a free dessert and an apology , much appreciated
The service was excellent and they remembered us from a previous visit
We made reservation and when we arrived they said we should have mentioned the first floor seating , I was unaware that they had an upper floor. It was imposssible for us to climb stairs as there was an elderly person with us. They accommodated us and all was well.
I just had a feeling of the management not being too happy about it and that was sad.
All in all it is a great restaurant and maybe we came at a wrong day, we hope to try it again and have a better welcome

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always outstanding. Been going to Dantes for 25 years. Never have been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We shared a lovely evening with excellent service and delightful food.. The wine list is very approachable with good values. The homemade pasta was light and cooked perfectly. Overall highly recommended!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One could not ask for better service. When we got there, the dining room we were seated in was nearly empty. Before we had completed our meal the room was filled with patrons but the service remained excellent. The food was delicious and the chef catered every special request made. The venue is cozy and comfortably classy. One could not ask for a better dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My absolute favorite local restaurant. Very quaint and private with excellent food and service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We visit Dante's restaurant fairly frequently and we are always pleased with the food and the ambience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Terrific food and service.Thanks!
Very attentive and kind wait staff.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We started going to Dantes Restaurant
Since the mid 1980's, and just celebrated our 43rd wedding anniv with a dinner on Saturday November 4, 2017

Tags: Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been to Dante many times and have never been disappointed. This was our best visit ever - we were seated in the "purple room" with our best friends for a cozy and private dinner. The service was excellent and the chef willingly tweaked our selections to ensure that everything was exactly as we wanted it. Great experience from beginning to end, despite the all the restaurant's many dining rooms being full.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Dante's for special occasions and tonight was no different. Excellent service, delicious food!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious. Our server was pleasant and helpful. It's a charming restaurant, very simple but elegant. This was a birthday celebration. After dinner the server presented a plate of tiramisu with a candle to the birthday girl. It was a really lovely evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food, wine, and service. We will go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

excellent food and very friendly, professional service.....food came timely and hot.....always graciously welcomed....recommend highly

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dantes was an absolutely outstanding Italian dining experience in Great Falls Virginia. Murat Dogan, our server was absolutely amazing bringing our cocktails, appetizer and entrées at perfectly timed intervals. Chef Guisseppe stopped to chat with us to ask how the entrées and service was which we raved about as much as this review. Dantes is located in a quaint oversize building furnished with an antique flair. It’s worth the trip to Great Falls to enjoy an authentic Italian dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints! The weather was fabulous, so we were happy to dine outside, enjoying the live music. Service is always impeccable, and Atilla always gracious and anticipating one's preferences. My pumpkin ravioli was delicious (I was able to have it as an appetizer), and the salmon dish I had was superb! This is our "go to" restaurant for any special occasion (birthdays and anniversaries here are almost a given if we are in town.), and we enjoy introducing others to this gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a delightful lunch
Sat on the balcony and had a nice view of the patio
We had the lunch special , rockfish or swordfish with vegetables
Fish was cooked perfectly
We had a nice bottle of Italian wine, wine selection is nice
Staff was attentive and friendly

We will return for sure, a wonderful Italian restaurant

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had an early reservation and sat outside on the patio. We let the waiter know that we were on a tight schedule and ordered - the food was just wonderful and they were very nice about helping us leave on time. The wine, oh the wine! It was so nice with our meal, it was a great recommend by the waiter. We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very nice family run restaurant with great service and carefully prepared fresh food. Particularly appreciated being seated in a thoughtful way. We'll be going back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

DANTE'S IS ALWAYS REMARKABLE. WE SAT OUTSIDE, UNDERNEATH THE TWINKLING LIGHTS.
FOOD IS AMAZING, WHICH COULD ONLY BE EXPECTED!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious like always

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent traditional sumptuous Italian dishes that live up to my travels to Italy. I had the best lasagna I have had with crepe layers. I was also impressed by fine dining staples of the past like beautiful chargers and fresh rose bouquets at every table. They clearly care about making it a special evening.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

I go to Dante's at least twice a year, usually for birthday celebrations. Love the food, the waiters are always great and it justifies the trip (I live in Lincoln, VA,)

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We've been to Dante's several times and love the food and ambiance. Service had always been excellent in the past. The waiter we had tonight, however, had an attitude which started when we did not order drinks (our friends don't drink). After dinner, on the way back to the table as I was returning from the restroom, I asked the waiter for separate checks. He said I could give him two credit cards. I told him I wanted separate checks as our friends did not order appetizers and we did. He gave me grief about it until I finally said that every other restaurant accommodates the request. We'll be back but we'll make sure not to have this waiter.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great meal and service as usual!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My family and I enjoyed A wonderful Italian meal there recently . The service was outstanding, the food was delectable, and the ambience was lovely ! The outdoor dining area is beautiful and spacious . We can't wait to go there again to celebrate a special occasion!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was very good and very Italian. We particularly enjoyed the private room we were given, beautifully paneled and dignified, perfect for an 83rd-birthday celebration. The staff was welcoming and, on the whole, attentive, though the competition with another large party made it a bit slower than it might otherwise have been. We will definitely return for other family events.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Organic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent, as always! Food was fantastic, ambiance great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Enjoyed the patio. Not too crowded nor was the live music too loud. It was a bit buggy, but that's not unexpected. The food was good and the service was even better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Awesome experience! Food was very good and service amazing. The wine list was extraoridinary! The staff was terrific!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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