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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Good for a Date (26)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Cozy (21)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Casual (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service, great meal in a very charming environment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent restaurant. We really enjoyed our dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our 2nd. New Year's here and we enjoyed it very much. Food was excellent as was the service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love this place. The staff are very professional and friendly. The food was great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Decorated well for Christmas.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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 4, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·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 1, 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 November 30, 2017

Excellent. Maybe my favorite restaurant. Love the staff.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 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 25, 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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vip
 (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 18, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 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 10, 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 10, 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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