Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine

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222 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
"Dante's Fire, Cocktails & Cuisine has a simple philosophy - Food made from food. Executive Chef & Owner Ken Foy's vision of a scratch kitchen creating Fine Food For Everyone, even until 2 in the morning. We also believe that to be a great cocktail you must have fresh ingredients, proper technique, and above all it's got to be so good you'll want another.

We've created a fine food, casual atmosphere that caters to well, everyone. Start with our daily Happy Hour, enjoy live, local music on the weekends, and feel welcome to hang out all night long. "
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We’ve been here several times and this was the first time the food was not outstanding. The Cesare salad dressing was bland. The rest was very good but just not quite up to our other visits. I hope that this was just a one off.

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vipDeborah
Tucson
49 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Waitstaff was very nice. Kitchen seemed more interested in takeout orders than dine in. Bar choices had been reduced from past visits.

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KevinP
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibe, with unique and awesome food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place definitely will go again

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MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good as always. Creative and novel menu makes it always refreshing

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Nonovice
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Made a reservation to celebrate our 38 year anniversary. Walked in and was hollered at from behind the bar to just sit anywhere we wanted. We had never been there before so we thought we would give it a try. Was not impressed at all.

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Jtcep
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Extensive and unique cocktail menu. Food was delicious, this is a great place for just drinks or your entire date night!

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vipHaardrock1141
Phoenix
121 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at Dante's and we will certainly return. The food was very good and the service was excellent. There is a wide variety of food choices with a different special every night.

If you're looking for a moderately priced restaurant with great service, give Dante's a try. I do not think you will be disappointed.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The lighting is too bright and doesn’t add to the ambience

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ronm
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and drinks!

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Spike
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent particularly the lobster bisque, but when your entree of steak consists of a morsel of a filet that resembles a raisin the value just isn’t there. The bartender also wasn’t very friendly and had zero personality aside from his negligence toward his customer’s meal preference.. no mushrooms does not mean many mushrooms. Up the portions and the friendly attitude, and you have yourself a nice establishment!

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Phil
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took my wife to Dante’s fire for Valentine’s Day dinner. She was blown away by the food. The how whole meal was put together beautifully. According to her this was the best Valentine’s Day in 18 years of marriage.

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RockyH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the ambience as we were seated, the waitress, I'm so sorry that I forgot her name was very friendly and worked hard to make sure my fiance got what I asked for. I am not too impressed about the entry way and the fact my reserved table was not ready with my requested special touch. We are not really the kind of people who are wealthy enough to consistantly dine in places as costly as this, so having said that some of the dishes are overpriced, but I will reserve my last comment to say the tacos and jalapeno peppers and my fiance loved her dish as well.

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Holidays
Tucson
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The half price burger night was tasty and a great value. We will be back to try other items on their menu. Our server had a lot of personality but it looked a little chaotic at times.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I will keep it short, per the instructions:

Way too loud. I could barely hear the person I was seated across from.
The door slams when you walk in - its startling and a sign of deferred maintenance.
The service was terrible. The waitress was either poorly trained, or you were understaffed. This was a Friday night, so there is little excuse for that especially for a restaurant this small.
I was excited to try Dante's Fire. I had some of their food at an event and it was great. However, the menu at the restaurant was not exciting. The food was pretty good though - not excellent. There are many better options in the area.

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CSXX
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Across all five in our party, no one liked their food. Server was nice but the kitchen was slow. They ran out of butter to serve with bread, which seemed really strange. Will not go back.

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BrianD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Felt like more of a bar than a restaurant as expected but the food and the service was really great!

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VeanneL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice time. The waitress was great and food was outstanding!

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Londubh
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a good meal.

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vipljwmdphd
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great place to dine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

New Years menu. Busy, first 2 courses were great, dessert suffered. Looks like a DIY painted repurposed fast food restaurant on the inside.

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vipmaderapam
Tucson
72 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was an unexpected but great surprise. We’ve driven past Dante’s for years, but after reading some darn good reviews we gave it a try with another couple. Good choice! Delicious salad, tuna, burgers, pasta. And an very good bar. The atmosphere was also much more cozy than one might expect from the outside. Give it a try!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special date night with my son. Visiting him as he’s stationed in Tucson and wanted a special and unique dining experience which exactly what we got! The atmosphere was eclectic and casual and very welcoming. Food was amazing. My son was able to experience food he hadn’t before which was a pleasant change to his normal fast food excursions. The parking availability had a little to be desired during peak hours but the area is jumpin’ on a Friday night so it was understandable and not enough to demote my rating. We will be back!

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the wait time for our meal was quick. The server Amethyst was friendly talkative and very attentive. She made the night even better. The noise of other customers helped make the place feel alive and welcoming!

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vipbatso57
Tucson
116 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little restaurant and bar. The food is Fantastic, especially the Clam Chowder. The service has always been great. Thank you.

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michellem
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The drinks were great and food was outstanding. Would recommend to friends and will return ourselves.

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PatrickC
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was glad I made a reservation, because it was a popular Friday night. A birthday party and another table of 14 were there.

As usual, Dante's food was great. For the first time, I tried the trout. The chef has chosen good flavors to accompany the fish. It came with lump crab, asparagus, and potatoes with shallots.

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vipkskntucson
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! The facility is a little dated and could use a facelift.

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danaS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Dante's for our anniversary. When I walked in I thought, oh this is just a bar..... Well, I had primarily picked Dante's because they had escargot on the menu. We have been to several upscale places in town with escargot and they failed. Dante's hit a home run. My wife loves escargot and ended up ordering three appetizers of it and took her meal home. Our other guest and I both enjoyed our meals. The service was very good and overall we give the place a high grade.

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Ericw
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations from our server and everything was delicious

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vipDesertjo
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We always like introducing new people to Dante’s Fire because we know it will be a hit. Something for everyone! Service was spot on. The stuffed jalapeños were a good start. We had two pastas, a lamb dip and hamburger. The two newbies had the pasta and cleaned their plates. The lamb sandwich was huge! The burger was good although a bit under cooked. Drinks were delish. Great night at a reasonable price.

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vipljwmdphd
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place to dine.

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JoeK
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We love Dante’s. Always a great meal for the dollar. Highly recommend!

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a not too pricey dinner and a great beverage selection.

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RockS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was delicious! Our wait person was perfect! Kind, knowledgeable, and very attentive. The room needing a bit of ambience, more cafe than dinner club. Portions were generous. Overall, we will come back next time for Happy Hour!

Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine
Responded on September 8, 2019

We look forward to seeing you again! All the best -DF

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chaxeats
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers are really good. I love the jalapeño poppers, which are not fried, like some places. Also, our entrees were terrific. I had the lamb pasta dish, very tasty, done perfectly. My friend had seared ahi tuna which looked delicious. We began with Aperol spritz as a drink to liven up the taste buds and cool off from a hot day, and I later had a Chilean red wine that was very good, though they were out of the wine on their list that I had really wanted. The people working here are terrific, and we're always treated right. I only wish they had one dish that had neither noodles or bread or any carbs at all, other than what you get from vegetables. I'd also like to see the specialty cocktails include two or three options that are not at all sweet. But of course, the bartender will make you just about any drink you order. Happy hour options are very welcome!

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vipAllenFoodie
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante's Fire and Cocktails was a delicious surprise! First, we arrived 1 hour early with a larger party than we made the reservation for. The host bent over backward to accommodate our group of six. The waiter was on top of things. He quickly pointed out the Happy Hour menu and made suggestions for appetizers. The tiger shrimp curry and escargot were first rate! Our group ordered and most of us ordered the mushroom burger. Each order was cooked to specifications and was so yummy! Just what the doctor ordered! My husbands steak was cooked just the way he likes it. He refused to share his brussel sprouts because they were so good! The prices were very reasonable considering the quality of the food. The menu is very creative. There seemed to be something for everyone to enjoy!

Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey there, we're happy that you enjoyed yourselves with us. I love hearing stories such as this! There are also some people on our staff that I know would side with your husband about those brussels sprouts. =D We look forward to seeing you in the future! -DF

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I thought this would be a good place for Birthday or any special occasion. When booking, ofcourse I mentioned my girlfriend’s Birthday. However, when we got there we relized there was no reservation system what so ever in the restaurant (what’s the point of booking on Opentable?); for that reason we did mentioned that in front of our server. And, no response or wishes. As a result, I don’t think the fault belong to the restaurant, i just think we chose a wrong place to celebrate something special.

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vipljwmdphd
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to try items on their new menu. The Potato Pierogis were flavorful, light and a great starter. The Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna was wonderful with unique sides. The Chorizo Sliders and Pappardelle Diablo consisted choices. Kimberley, our server, was friendly and professional. She kept Dinner an enjoyable experience. The cocktails are always the best. Great job!

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Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 382-9255.

Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine is rated 4.4 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

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