DANTE

4.7
2722 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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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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seanc
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the great food and great service. We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. One of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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vipSarahW
Toledo
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Dante’s!!! Our favorite restaurant in Cleveland! The food is always amazing and the service is top notch!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try the five course chef’s menu with wine pairings. Each course was a surprise, and they were all absolutely wonderful. This was our anniversary dinner, and the entire staff treated us beautifully. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They paid as much attention to the vegetarian dishes as the other option. We will be going again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Food was unforgettable as was Christopher our server!

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CarrollC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pricey and worth it. Waiter was friendly and outstanding.

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vipBarbaraK
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always, was superb. We had especially nice service because a member of our party was celebrating a birthday. All in all, a wonderful evening!

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Sunnybal4
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The atmosphere is upbeat and sophisticated. We both chose the tasting menu - he had the wine pairings with his. It was phenomenal. The tastings were generous and perfectly balanced. Our server Chris was great - he chose perfect wine pairings. The timing of the courses was spot on. In short we were blown away. Make reservations and go!!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband's and my 3rd time visiting Dante's. We will be planning to check out the sushi restaurant in the near future.

The service was outstanding and they accommodated our needs. I don't typically drink alcohol but they got me a moxtail that was simply amazing.

We celebrated our 22nd anniversary with outstanding food and excellent service. We will definitely encourage others to check it out too.

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toms
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were seated in an isolated part of the restaurant; service was slow, the seafood was full of cracked shell shards. I expect better for this kind of money. The drinks were the only positive. Overall the experience was poor. We won't be going back.

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TCLIII
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience, excellent food and service. Definitely go with the tasting menu with wine pairing, you won’t be disappointed.

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Suparna
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Hands down best restaurant in the CLE.

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blueskyboater
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The vegetable lasagna was delicious. My friend has the redfish and said it was delicious. The ambiance was lovely and I recommend this restaurant highly.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose the 5 course tasting experience with the wine pairings. Food was delicious and the wine pours were were very generous. The food was a little pricey but the experience was well worth it! We will definitely be back!

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rosemarythyme
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was slow in getting to table. Fairly limited menu. Good flavors. Not much vegetables with main course. Server pleasant but not that helpful in understanding menu.

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PeteM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience is good. It's a cool place. The service was good but the food just average, especially for the price. Specifically, the calamari was so salty we couldn't finish it. The salmon was good but the asparagus sidewalk was supposed to be in a crispy wrap and it was cold and soggy. I know it gets high ratings and I know Dante is on the cutting edge of food in CLE but we probably won't be back. It's probably worth trying at least once though.

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vipJcm2
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thank you for an excellent dinner Dante and Staff.

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vipFoodLover
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I understand that anyplace can be a hit or miss, this was certainly a miss.
We arrived on time but waited 60 minutes for our appetizers and another hour after that for the main entrees to arrive. When my steak finally did arrive, it was overcooked. The only reason I did not send it back was I was unsure as to how much longer it would take to get re-fired. Aside from my steak (which was still tender and flavorful) the other meals were excellent.

We had also ordered a bottle of champagne (about $120) but ended up pouring some of it ourselves.

The waiter was basically inattentive (did not check on us, didn't keep the glasses full, didn't explain why there was a delay) and one could say that the kitchen was slammed (they were), but not when we arrived.

There were a number of other things that happened during dinner that gave us a poor experience.

When I spoke to the manager he was mortified and asked if we could return so that he could make it up to us but, alas, we were flying out the next day.

To be fair - we didn't bring much of this up until we were done, so a recovery during the meal wasn't possible. But considering the hype and the prices, recovery should not have been necessary. I also don't like not recommending an establishment, especially in today's atmosphere, but I am not sure that I would return or recommend.

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vipilovefood
Cleveland
47 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal and service. We were there to celebrate a teen birthday and were well taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was a disappointing experience at Dante. My boyfriend and I chose this place based on the excellent reviews, the food was mediocre at best.

We ordered “creamy” blue crab soup and cold vegetable rolls for appetizers, the soup was extremely watery and had the consistency of a broth, not at all creamy, the vegetable rolls were underwhelming. Oh and did I mention we waited for over half an hour for those tiny portions of food?

After appetizers, here comes another 45 mins wait for our entrees. We ordered vegan lasagna and fish. They were alright but not worth the price.

The lasagna portion was large but did not compensate for the extended wait times and the disinterested waitress.

We originally planned to order dessert to finish the meal but decided to leave instead based on our terrible experience.

It was quite odd since they have an abundance of waiters and waitress that kept walking by all the tables with seemingly no intention to check on the customers.

Overall, we left right after we finished our entrees and felt like the part two hours were an experience not worth remembering. Perhaps our experience was out of ordinary for the typical Dante experience, however, we would not recommend it.

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vipBgreen2460
Cleveland
64 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been there in a while. We forgot how good Dante is. Service was absolutely fantastic. Food is unreal. Many thanks.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would 100% recommend this for a special night out. We had The Experience tasting paired with wine and it was amazing! Scott was our waiter and was extremely nice with a great deal of knowledge from both the food to the wine. We are from PA and are so glad we found this place for our 1st Anniversary. It is on the more expensive side, but the quality of food is phenomenal.

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vipMalgal
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Took a long time for our entrees. Ended up being there for over 3 hours

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This has always been our favorite restaurant in CLE. We’ve celebrated our last 4 or 5 anniversaries here, and this was the occasion for this most recent visit. As usual, the food was excellent and we were able to sit outside on a beautiful evening.

Our only negative was that this time we were forced to both have to do the tasting menu if one of us wanted too. My wife always chooses the tasting menu; however, in the past, I have been able to order courses off of the regular menu to pace concurrently with her tasting courses. This was a definite letdown as it always seemed to put Dante over so many other restaurants by meeting the wishes and desires of customers.

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Lana
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice classy restaurant. Food was amazing. My waitress was very helpful with accommodating my dietary needs without having to ask a million questions. Great ambiance for my date!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.. we sat in the back room which was quiet so we were able to talk without yelling!

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RonS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic as always

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vipBhodisAlpha
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner last night was out of this world!! Thank you Chris for being a great server and making our anniversary special! I used OpenTable to book my reservation and put in the comments it was our 13th anniversary, Dante's did the rest! Everyone greeted us with congratulations, we were put in a special room that was a vault, and the food was so good! We did the tasting menus paired with wine, so worth the experience! My wife has Celiac's, and they were very accommodating and had gluten free options for her. We will be going back to Dante's!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic bolognese and very nice server.

JA
JoAnn
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb and Bolognese were both delicious. Fabulous wine list. Ice cream flight was amazing as was our server Chris. Never felt rushed.

JA
JoeA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome establishment. Very friendly staff. Decor is beautiful and charming. Valet right near the door. Food is fantastico!!!
Go dine here!

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Italia2929
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at Dante, and we were celebrating our anniversary. We had fantastic service, and everything that we ordered was delicious! Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience, and for impeccable service from Christopher! Highly recommend the Lobster, roasted beet and goat cheese gratin, and the PB cheesecake! Dante is my new favorite restaurant in the Cleveland area! Will be returning very soon!

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RachelG
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five course chefs tasting with wine pairing never is a disappointment. Chris did an excellent job with service and pairing.

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vipBruceG
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Poor service, food not too good and overpriced.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food best I have had in some time, would recommend it to anyone who wants a great meal

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PBBV
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very loud, S-L-OW service, strange dessert

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viplightning
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. More vegan options would be nice! Will return soon!!

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Deby
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu is so fun

FAQs

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

DANTE is rated 4.7 stars by 2722 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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