DANTE

4.8
2577 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy Michelin-starred chef Dante Boccuzzi"s signature restaurant DANTE. Located in a historic bank building in Tremont, DANTE restaurant has become one of Cleveland's premier dining spots. The decor features designs and works of art from local artists. Guests may choose from an a la Carte Menu or a Chef's Tasting Menu. Experience the excitement of dining in the kitchen as Chef Dante prepares and serves you a multiple course tasting menu.
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JenniferW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and an anniversary at Dante last weekend. My husband and I had been there before (celebrating an anniversary two years ago) and thought it would be a great place to take my mom for her birthday dinner. I admit, I was hesitant to take our group of six out of town to a public restaurant in the middle of a pandemic, but I felt like the staff at Dante took all of the necessary precautions and were very diligent about cleaning and social distancing. The addition of the plexi-glass barriers between tables added to the sense of security.

We arrived about an hour and a half before our reservation, thinking that perhaps we could find a spot at the bar (we visited a nearby bar, but it was very cold and loud, so we thought we'd head to Dante early). They actually had our table ready for us anyway, and so we simply began out meal earlier than we'd expected. We asked if it would be okay to take our time, or if there might be other parties waiting for our spot, and the staff encouraged us to take our time, so we did. It was such a lovely experieicne!

We very much enjoyed the selection of cured meats (I especially liked one of the components that tasted just like German potato salad!) For our meals, our group ordered pasta, scallops, steaks and lobster. Everyone liked the dishes they selected, and we all were fans of the dessert sampler platter.

Our waiter, Derrick, was attentive and knowledgable and just all around, a pleasant and friendly person.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now my 7th time to Dante. The tasting menu and service never disappoint. My guest was thoroughly impressed.

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BartB
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good people, attempting to create a good vibe during difficult (nearly impossible) times.

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vipBubba
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and food in the midst of the pandemic.....menu remains the same...choices are many....

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed everything. Our server was awesome as was our food. Noise level way to loud for fine dining.

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JosephN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of all the fine dining restaurants I’ve been to in the past couple of years, this one really stands out and I must say is one of the best. Their menu was original, with tastes and ingredients you just don’t find anywhere. Overall, this restaurant has gone into my top five.....Good job!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Dante’s as our first “date night” since the pandemic started, and the reason was to experience the 5-course tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was outstanding! The lineup was:
1. Tuna tartar with pickled radish and red pepper with a salsa verde and rice crisp
2. (Maybe my fave) Fresh linguine with pancetta, squash, in a chèvre sauce
3. Scallops w fingerling potato, candied celery root, button mushroom over a lobster bisque
4. Strip steak Med rare w a veal demi glas and puréed celery root (with some other veggies that I can't remember)
5. Lemon sorbet, strawberry, grape and green apple
6. Chocolate mousse on a dark chocolate cake, with espresso and dark chocolate ice cream, topped with a Baileys truffle, with a dark chocolate Madeline and Creme fresh and dark chocolate covered espresso beans on the side

I don’t recall all the wine pairings but they all were excellent in quality and how they complemented the meal portion.

The service was great - very formal yet friendly, not stuffy, and very precise.

We will certainly be back soon!

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vipJeff
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dante never disappoints. The food and service are fantastic. Its one of the best restaurants in Cleveland.

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vipBlakeD
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante was amazing as always. The food was fantastic and the staff is incredible. It is our favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to Dante, and it never disappoints! The tasting menu was outstanding. It was diverse, eclectic, and extremely flavorful. Service was first class! I will definitely be back!

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NancyM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I've been out to celebrate in over 2 months. Definitely worth the wait. It was a great experience. Loved everything about it. Dante is such a creative chef.

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DonnieO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome. Chef Dante was nice to talk to. And food was fabulous. My wife and I were there for our anniversary and enjoyed the whole night.

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vipMorphious
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Fall menu is another winner for Dante.
Update on a lot of favorites.

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vipPennyG
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

food and service just so-so. it's been better and I was disappointed.

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VenueSlueth
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed perusing the extensive wine list. Our waiter was good, even though he was clearly overstretched with too many tables. The food was excellent.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary, staff was courteous and helpful, food was awesome !

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my third time at Dante and it NEVER disappoints. The tasting menu with wine pairings is unbelievable and a must when going to Dante.

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vipAftershow
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal!

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GARYN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made the evening. He was very thorough and took us thru the menu and caught a mistake in my coffee. He was an A+++++

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vipJayC
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting menu and wine pairings. Service is very efficient.

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AngelaF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful, energetic waiter. Also a great personality.

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vipBarbaraK
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Excellent as always. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killer food, the pastas were rich and bursting with flavor. Cocktails were perfect, just enough bite with unique compliments. And the service was top notch, very knowledgeable of the menu and made the meal about you. Very enjoyable birthday dinner. Highly recommend.

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osu03alum
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making Jen’s birthday so special!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

My husband and I went to Dante to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. We decided to indulge in the 7 course Chef's tasting. We sat down at 6:10pm. Received complimentary champagne for our anniversary which was very lovely and a kind gesture. Our waiter was very sweet and prompt. We ordered a drink and the 7 course meal within a few minutes of him checking on us. Drinks came fast. The meal did not. Now I understand with a 7 course meal you want enough time to digest and prepare for the next course. But we waited 30 minutes between each course, none of which were filling enough to need the 30 minute break. Apologies were made a few times for the delay, which was appreciated. But to spend $350 on a dinner that took 3.5 hours to eat and left us hungry enough to want to stop at Taco Bell on the way home is not at all the value we were hoping for at Dante. Their other food may be good so I won't totally not recommend going there, just do NOT do the chef tasting - it is not at all worth the money.

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JIMf
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dante oils go toe to toe with any chef in Manhattan and win. Best food we’ve ever had.

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vipToulouse
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter was home from graduate school. We had a lovely dinner. All 4 of us enjoyed the tasting menu and it was delicious. Thanks for such a nice evening. Our service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress just wasn't very attentive. Everyone else was. Food was very good atmosphere was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little glitch with the seating- waited 30 minutes for our table. However the rest of the evening was wonderful. Good food, service and atmosphere. The patio is very pretty.

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KWJ1
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Plenty of distance between tables outside for COVID. Will definitely return!

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BrendanMurphy416
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great atmosphere and delicious food. Tried the calamari and a pasta dish and was highly impressed. I'll be back for sure

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AngelaM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!!! Carbonara pasta was the best I’ve ever had!!!

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ThomasW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at Dante Saturday evening. Service, food presentation and taste was excellent. Great selection of meal choice, we had the pasta dish and duck and both were properly cooked and seasoned. The room was setup for social distancing and all wait staff were appropriately masked.

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vipmnfrr
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar setup with plexiglass dividers adds to security and doesn't take away from the gracious and historic look of the bar. Bar service is friendly and efficient, wine list is interesting and varied, food is fresh, innovative and always delicious, and the service is casual and friendly, but impeccable and professional. Continues to be one of our favorite places to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, amazing food. The staff was extremely helpful and made you feel special from the moment you walk in the door.

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vipMorphious
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as usual, impeccable service, lovely patio seating

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vipNateF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place it is in my top 3 in CLE

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vipJeff
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the fixed course and it was one of the best dinners I've had. The food quality is excellent and creative. Service was excellent. What a pleasant surprise to find this in Cleveland.

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mleslie35
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dante’s is a wonderful place for a special meal. The wait staff were attentive and the food was excellent.

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vipguyt
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ceases to amaze. Top 3-4 restaurants in CLE.

FAQs

DANTE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 274-1200.

DANTE is rated 4.8 stars by 2577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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