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About DANTE

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.

2247 Professor Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
Literary

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 274-1200

Website:
http://dante.danteboccuzzi.com/

Catering:
DANTE restaurant is ready to cater any occasion and party size. For more information please call us at 216.274.1200 or email stephanie@danteboccuzzi.com

Parking Details:
Valet Service.

Executive Chef:
Dante Boccuzzi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Cooking classes, technique classes, wine dinners.
For more information please call us at 216.274.1200 or email monica@danteboccuzzi.com.

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DANTE Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (31)
Romantic (29)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Tasting Menu (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Cozy (15)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Seasonal (4)
Vegan (4)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Nice restaurant. Not too crowded but still a little noisy. Great food. Good service.

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 (London)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Pasta and risotto outstanding; main courses overly salty and scallops were burnt.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were there on a pretty quiet night. The service was very attentive and hospitable as always. We were there not too long ago but the menu was so good, we hurried back to try the things we weren't able to order before the menu changes for fall. There was one appetizer that we didn't love and it was graciously and quickly replaced with one that we did. The servers suggestions were on point. We will be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I thought the food was extremely underwhelming. The pasta was over salted, the duck breast was underseasoned, and the flavors didn’t marry as well as I hoped they would.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was a great dining experience. Excellent service too. Highly recommend Dante's for any special occasion.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went for our anniversary for dinner. I had put that note in our reservation request and we were treated to a glass of champagne. I had the chicken and my husband had the duck - both were excellent. Also tried the black bean risotto and it was awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have been visiting Dante for several years now. It has always been my favorite place to celebrate my birthday or our annuversary. We usually get the same thing, the tasting menu, and have always ordered different dishes. We loved the food and the ability to trade dishes just in case there was an item we may not have cared for. The dishes were always superb, always creative and well worth it. This time, we were told they didn't do different menus but try to accommodate us, even though we have ordered this way for years. My pasta course was very underdone and had no flavor at all. My husband's steak was overcooked and as we both had the same main course which we were told was filet, was a pretty chewy cut for a filet. Overall, the food was okay. Unfortunately, 'just okay' is not acceptable when you are spending 100.00 for one meal. We appreciate all of the wonderful meals prior to last night but will spend our special occasions elsewhere from now on.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Server was great! Food excellent. A little to much noise. Overall, great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I always am made to feel like an "honored" guest. Carol, Michael and Phil are AWESOME! Thank you SO much!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We love Dante! We visited this time to celebrate our anniversary and everything was wonderful, as usual. Service was excellent. Appetizers of calamari and tuna tartare were delicious. The pork belly polenta was so good! Entrees were excellent, although we ate too much ahead of time to finish them. Nice wine by the glass and cocktails. Dante is one of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland and we look forward to coming back!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

awesome night out/ meal with an OUTSTANDING server(Jackie) She had total command of the menu, wine list , the whole nine yards! Just a touch pricey but was made up for in quality of everything. Special wine list just so you know.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My wife and I went to Dante for our 25th wedding anniversary. When I made the reservation on OpenTable I added a note that this was our 25th wedding anniversary and we would like as private a seating accommodation as was possible. Upon arriving we were seated cafeteria style on a long bench with other patrons so close as to make any private conversation impossible. I assumed this was the best they had due to heavy patronage. When we finished dinner my wife went to the ladies room prior to leaving. Upon returning to the table she commented to me that there were a number of empty tables in the back of the restaurant that would have been perfect for our dinner. Obviously the staff did not pay attention to the simple request I made. The food was very good and the wait staff were polished and professional. I would probably return for an average night out but never for a special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I tried the tomato pasta which lacked adequate seasoning. It tasted like straight carbs but I liked the concept of it being fresh and pressed with real tomatoes. However, garlic, salt, pepper etc could have better been incorporated. My main dish consisted of the butter poached lobster. Unfortunately the lobster was over cooked, like rubber band tough, overcooked. The white asparagus left a little to be desired, maybe an actual pasta in it's place would have worked better topped with some micro greens. The garlic mashed potato puree was astonishing! All in all, I am glad I finally got the opportunity to check the place out, the wait staff was great! (shoutout to waiter serving the tables in the cabin room toward the glass door around 8pm 6/9/2017). I hope to return soon and pick back up were we left off Chef Dante -Trent Johnson

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was my first trip to Dante and it was wonderful. We took a client there for a business dinner and the service was spectacular. The meal was timed perfectly, we had drinks, apps, entrees and desert. They had run out of one of the desserts we ordered and we told them it was no problem but they brought us out another dessert on the house. Great experience! Delicious drinks, amazing food. I will absolutely be back! AGAIN AND AGAIN!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Dante was good, not great. I had to laugh, because they give you a guitar pick at the end of the meal. If you collect ten of them, you get a discount on a future visit. I found myself having a hard time imagining collecting another one, much less ten of them.

That being said, the appetizers and small plates (pasta course) were very good - in the upper echelon. The entrees, drinks and bread were disappointing (Taking into consideration that someone had specifically recommended Dante for their drinks!)

I didn't feel ripped off, but I didn't see any reason to come back either. I will likely try one of the other upscale Tremont restaurants next time I am looking for a fine dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food but inattentive service. Also, the meal took far too long. We were there for 3 1/2 hours, with indifferent pacing between courses.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Dante's is a culinary extravaganza! The choices are so varied and unusual. You can also order in small - med. or large portions. We had a five course meal and each course was amazing!!! Highly recommend the Bolognese and homemade pasta! Service exceptional and the VAULT so special! Can't wait to return!

Tags: Disabled Access, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Simply the best restaurant in Cleveland. The food is outstanding, huge wine selection, service is great. We love going to Dante.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

A terrific restaurant, excellent food, knowledgeable staff and fun

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent experience. A not to miss if you are visiting Cleveland.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Sarah was an excellent server. Her knowledge of the menu and ability to spout off wine pairing recommendations without giving it a second thought was very impressive. My husband enjoyed talking with her about gin and her personality made the evening more fun!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We went for my girlfriend's birthday dinner. We had a great experience. Our waiter, I believe his name was Daniel, was fantastic. Really did a good job of making the experience very special for my girlfriend. He explained the menu perfectly and the food was fantastic. Very full and satisfied leaving there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Beautiful and very unique as it used to be an old bank. However, once we were seated, we were ignored by the entire wait staff until my husband finally went and complained. Once we complained after 25 min of waiting things got rolling and the manager was our primary server. They did end up comping our drinks and gave us free desert.

As far as food, oysters and risotto were delicious. The lamb was so salty you couldn't eat it and the deserts were actually disgusting. Shocking because I love desert and I was really grossed out.

Not worth the hype.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A meal at Dante never fails to please! Service and food quality always leave us promising to come back for more!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Everything was outstanding. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

My experience at Dante was in one word--amazing! My family and I went out for my father's birthday and we did the 5-course tasting menu with the wine pairings. Each dish was phenomenal (minus the escargot which I just don't care for--not their fault!) Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine choices, and each one complimented the dishes perfectly. There was a bit of a delay in the kitchen with one or two of our courses, but the server poured us an extra glass of wine while we waited. I actually didn't mind the wait--gave me more time to prepare for the next course! We we given the Salmon Tartar, Crab w/ pasta, Scallops w/ roasted eggplant, New York Strip steak, and the desserts were Cheesecake, Chocolate and Blueberry mousse, and a fig tartlett. If you like seafood, wine, and Tremont, this is the place for you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Tomato pasta with squash was excellent. Duck was tasty but tough. Beet salad only average.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food was amazing and the service and ambiance was par for the course!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We always get a good meal here. The main room can be a bit loud and busy, which is great if you like that. The service is always great here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always excellent. Have been eating here for years and food and service have been consistently excellent. Always on our go to list are tuna tartare and the pasta Bolognese; pasta as well as some other dishes can be ordered in various portion sizes which is a great feature. Fish is always fresh and nicely prepared and presented. Servers are knowledgeable and efficient; great wine list at all price points; if server doesn't know answers about wine, they get help from someone who does. We dined once in the kitchen with a party of 7, and it was a truly memorable experience. Bravo - one of the top 5 of fine dining eateries in Cleveland.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Drinks were over priced. $8 for a 12 oz. Great Lakes Steady Rollin Session IPA was extremely over priced. Food was good. Service was great.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Tuna tartare, Bolognese, Sesame Chicken, Lobster

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Incredible service and the food was delicious! I look forward to another dinner at this special place in Cleveland! We never felt rushed. The outdoor dining was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Always amazing!! Chef keeps it fresh and interesting. The best Restaurant in Cleveland!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Dante was the perfect place to go for my birthday celebration! Great food, service, and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service and atmosphere was outstanding, as well as the carbonara. I planned to take my boyfriend here for his birthday and, of course, I booked it through Open Table and noted it. I was definitely not expecting it but our server brought out an amazing slice of cake, on the house. Very impressed.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Overall a nice evening. Was offered a quiet spot to enjoy our night up front (was our wedding anniversary though we didn't announce) though perhaps a little less ambient. The waiter was quite attentive mostly but was for some reason a while before taking our drink order. Definitely 5 mins past due. The appetizer calamari and the fettucine we thought was cooked perfectly. The sea scallops were a little overcooked, which can appreciate is easy to do, but for the entree price point especially was a little disappointing. Feel like this restaurant is overpriced for the consistency in level of service and food. We did feedback to the chef. Comping the app would have considered appropriate service but was not offered. We still enjoyed our evening but would likely return for a more casual dining experience to enjoy a pasta dish which was excellent.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We went to Dante for a milestone birthday in the family. I put that info in the Open Table notes and we were thrilled to be seated at the table located in the old bank vault! It made for a fun and slightly more intimate evening. Our server was great. He was there when needed, didn't rush us in making decisions, but offered ideas when asked.

The food was also delicious. Between the three of us we shared 2 tasting sizes of pasta, as well as appetizers, all of which were wonderful. Then we each had an entree; My husband had the scallops, I had salmon, and our daughter had the papardelle with bolognese sauce. She chose the appetizer size (after having all those tastings and appetizers) and that was definitely the right choice for her. The scallops were buttery and the salmon tender. The roasted strawberry parfait and the marscapone cheesecake were delicious as well.

I would definitely recommend Dante to anyone looking for a fine dining experience with a more casual atmosphere. It was a wonderful evening all around.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We ordered the 5 course meal. This is the second time we have ordered this and it was amazing. Blew away our expectations. We have no food restrictions so it's easy for us to go in blindly and be surprised by what creations they set before us. The service was on point. We will definitely be back.

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