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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.
Great Falls, VA 22066
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On special occasions Dante Restaurant offers light jazz on the patio.
Our private parking lot is located directly behind the restaurant.
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dante Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I celebrated our 46th anniversary with a very nice dinner at Dante. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was quiet and good for conversation. Our waiter was friendly but not intrusive; the service was just what we would hope for at an upscale restaurant. Prices make Dante a special occasion restaurant for us, but we will definitely return in the future.
Having separate dining rooms in the mansion-turned restaurant was interesting, but there were too many tables in our dining room. It felt claustrophobic and our dining table and chairs were uncomfortable; the music was virtually non-existent, so we could hear just about everything other diners were discussing. We probably should have left after being seated, but we kept hoping that things would get better and they did not.
The waitress was cordial but not friendly and acted like she did not really need our business. We chose to check out Dante Ristorante due to it being in the top 10 of the OpenTable rating; we will have second thoughts about OpenTable ratings in the future.
The only problem we ever encounter with this restaurant is seat placement. We do not like the upstairs. And, that is where they wanted to put us. It is just not the same dining experience as downstairs. And, as it turned out, there was a small child leaving with parents from upstairs as we left who was quiet vocal. That would not have been a pleasant dining experience! I think I know from now on when I make a reservation to request downstairs only!
We will certainly return to Dante's again. The venue is a lovely converted victorian mansion that has retained as much of the character and charm as possible. Service was very personable and this feels exactly as it should - a family owned and run restaurant where people genuinely care.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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