DANTE

4.8
2762 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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PaulS
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Mark, did a great job serving the delectable meals. The lobster salad was amazing as were the cocktails and entrees. Our table ordered the steak, grouper, scallops and the bolognese. All were amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great from start to finish- would highly recommend it!

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Christopher our waiter may have also been the best server I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. This place is a must go in Cleveland!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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vipPaige
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, as was the service. We went for our father’s birthday and he really enjoyed everything. The wine list is stellar.

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DGrn1
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Loud!! Made the somewhat slow progression of courses feel interminable

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PawanH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food, service and ambiance were great. The server's recommendation of wine was excellent. We love this place and will visit again.

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vipFred
Atlantic City
39 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent meal served by a very attentive waiter: calimari/shrimp appetizer was tender and tasty, mushroom soup, to die for and the Florida grouper was prepared perfectly. Atmosphere was very energetic. Pricey.

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vipKarenH
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the tasting menu! Amazing service by Christopher made the evening extra special. A+!

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vipTkilkenny
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of five, seated early as our table was ready.
Shared apps were delicious: crispy calamari, butternut squash risotto, but especially the tuna tartare (we ordered another for dessert it was so good!)
Pasta was perfect with the carbonara and bolognese both attracting attention from the entire table.
We had the duck and the ribeye which were both perfectly cooked. The black forbidden rice was a nice textural contrast to the duck.
Wine list is extensive but had some reasonably priced bottles. Our server picked a Bordeaux that everyone loved. We also ordered a Tempranillo that was fantastic.
Overall a fantastic dining experience for about $80 per person.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Staff was rude, unknowledgeable, unfriendly, and it took far too long to bring out our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a really nice place but holy moly it’s dark in there. Im all for low lighting but eating dinner with a cell phone flashlight in your face because the table next to you can’t read their menus was a bit annoying. The food was good (I wasn’t blown away like I thought I’d be from the reviews) the server was amazing. Just turn the lighting up a bit so I can see my food. Signed-a 35 year old with good eyesight.

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vipPayPhone
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about Dante - we keep coming back for the excellent tasting menus with wine pairing - a three hour indulgence of your taste buds - creative blending of different tastes perfectly matched with wine. I'll have ten guitar picks in no time!!!

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Abcd
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu with wine pairing was phenomenal, the service was even better. They change the menu every Friday so definitely will be back!

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viplightning
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh menu items, great and attentive wait staff and beautiful atmosphere! Plan to return soon!

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vipAmiraI
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris at the bar, is absolutely incredible! My husband and I will return soon and frequently 👌🏽

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galadad
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous as always, of particular note was the mushroom soup that was stellar. Overall, the autumn menu is spectacular. Get there before it changes.

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JSun
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, the servers are awesome, and the setting is great. That's why we go.

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vipLinda
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was superb! The shrimp ravioli was sumptuous but light and the rest of our meal was excellent. Great crowd on a Thursday night, so glad to see everyone back post COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner, we ordered the porterhouse for 2 and it was amazing! My husband said it was the best steak he’s ever had in Cleveland!

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vipCharlesZ
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting menu. Wine pairing was excellent. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

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vipZCar
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We have been big fans of this restaurant -- usually, nothing but great things to say about the food, drinks, and the service. However, we had a terrible experience on Saturday night both in terms of the food and the service-- while the appetizers were good, our main courses were terrible -- the carbonara and Ragu were both gummy and bland -- not sure if they had been microwaved or what happened. Our server, upon seeing barely touched food, said nothing, didn't inquire and simply whisked away the full dishes. This was not surprising at that point in the night since we had a hard time getting his attention throughout our time there. Very disappointing.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and outstanding food. The ambiance of the restaurant is supreme!

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VickieDoodle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a splendid evening. Our waiter was exceptional. The tasting menu way to go. Will absolutely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was awesome!

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viphelenzt
Cleveland
106 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner with our family! Dante never disappoints and this evening was no different. Our server, Chris, was terrific: attentive but not intrusive, helpful with the menu but not overbearing. We opted for the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing, and both were outstanding. As a former wine store owner I was impressed with the wine pairing choices! We will definitely keep Dante in our list of favorite Cleveland restaurants!

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NataliM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My husband and I are both vegan and this is our second time eating here as vegan. This first time was much better but this time around our pasta noodles were hard/undercooked for our second course and our fourth course of the micro vegetables were flavorless. All other courses were very good and the service was excellent. So all and all it was “meh.”

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TomM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My favorite restaurant with the five course tasting entree, preparation and presentation was superb.

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vipTreadwell
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Usually the food is outstanding, last night it was average. In particular, the pasta for both the carbonara and ragu was gummy and all stuck together. Have to assume Dante himself was not there cooking.

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DebiR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Dante. The food was some of the best we’ve ever had and the service was superb! We’d recommend dink g here to anyone looking for a nice date night.

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OmarK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah man! I can write a book about Dante. Let’s start with the ambience. It’ll feel like you took a trip somewhere without leaving Cleveland. The staff are incredibly welcoming. Everyone was so attentive. Okay, food time. I ordered the tasting portion of the Shrimp Ravioli. It was amazing. It was perfectly sour and lemony. For my main course, I ordered the Angus Beef Ribeye. I asked for medium and got a perfect medium. The vegetables that came with it were really good too. My friend ordered the Vegan Lasagna and loved it. It had cashew paste and was a delight. Overall, this was a much needed great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced the blind tasting

Every course was creative and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We did the tasting option and it was so good! My friend did the regular one and I did the vegetarian one . The only problem was the the servers didn’t know much about the vegetarian options. They would serve us, tell my friend what she had and then stumble through explaining what I was being served. I had to ask every time and they would essentially make something up. Not really acceptable for a restaurant of Dante’s caliber but the food was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christopher was exceptional. We loved the interaction and banter he provides. As a server it’s so important to engage with your guests and he thrived at that.

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lesk
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service was 5 star. I recommend the tasting menu.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was wonderful! The food was outstanding and so was the service. A little pricy, but totally worth it

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the five course tasting menu. The first course was a cevice that was excellent. Second course was homemade pasta with mussels that was truly first class. The best course was a sea bass with pear purée that was done to perfection. The main course was a nice sirloin steak but that was more standard than exceptional. The dessert was mixed; one of us received a vanilla creme that was average. The second dessert was a chocolate cake that was simply disappointing and not in line with the rest of the courses.
Overall the dishes were good or great, the dessert would have been much better with a simple panna cotta or a little bit of sorbet.
We finished with espresso that was made very well. Overall still an excellent meal with unnecessary bumps in the road.

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vipKandK
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic meal. Wine list was great. The porterhouse for two was one of the best steaks I’ve had in a long time. Well done all around

FAQs

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

DANTE is rated 4.8 stars by 2762 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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