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Dante Ristorante

4.6
595 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 595 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Deech (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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vipsicdsf (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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Lv2eat (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good restaurant with nice service.

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ThomasH 
5.0  Dined 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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ML05 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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DennisR (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipNYCdine (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipHonorableMention (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food. Great service.

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JohnJoon (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipMICHETEXAS (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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vipYummy (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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RonaldR (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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Jord (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service, great meal in a very charming environment.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent restaurant. We really enjoyed our dinner!

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vip2WineAndDine (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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LindaV (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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WalkerJ (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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GoodFoodLover (Washington DC)
2.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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