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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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Chef Dante's 5 and 7 course tasting menu.
Full menu will be available as well.

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DANTE Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Creative Cuisine (30)
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Good for a Date (30)
Romantic (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Tasting Menu (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Hot Spot (16)
Cozy (16)
Business Meals (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vegan (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place to celebrate our friends 50th birthday! We were seated in the vault which was a nice touch to the celebration. Our waiter, David, was very knowledgeable! The food was amazing and we loved the tasting portion size available.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic restaurant. We went twice in 1 week!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dante is so awesome! Tasting 9 courses was amazing

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The only negative is the noise level. Very hard to talk with dinner companions.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I can’t begin to tell you how disappointed I was in this experience. It started with being seated.
We were seated in the front of the restaurant right by the door/ bar area. I asked to be moved and was told very sharply “no we have a large party” and the wait would be 45 minutes even though we had reservations. The area we were seated in would be better as a “waiting area/ extension” of the bar. It was loud And freezing! Every time the front door opened a cold breeze came in. Most people in this area ate dinner with their coats on. It was so cold and loud I couldn’t wait to leave. I had originally planned on enjoying the “tasting menu” but as cold as I was I didn’t want to be there that long. The waiter was very inattentive and didn’t even come over to ask how our dinner was. I would’ve liked another beverage but didn’t have anyone to place the order with. Overall a very very disappointing experience.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went there for our wedding anniversary and it was phenomenal. Highly recommend the pork belly polenta and duo of duck. The calamari was very tender as well.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Service was the best. The waiter knew what he was talking about .

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Dante’s is my favorite restaurant. The food is very good, and the service is exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best Duck I've ever had! The pumpkin pecan gratin was incredible

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Exceptional service: knowledgeable about food and wine menus, attentive, responsive.
I was made to feel welcomed and treated as a special guest.
Food is consistently good, flavorful and expertly prepared. Good to see the chef/owner actually in the kitchen tending to details.
Menu is varied and offers many interesting food options along with portion options.
Still a great Cleveland restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We loved everything we ordered ——the Chinese cabbage soup and miso soups were great ; the brussel sprouts ; the mussels ; and our main courses of salmon and Branzino were fabulous . The environment is great . My only criticism was the delay in main course preparation. But we had a wonderful time .

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Super service, as always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic! Had 5 course dinner. Even the busboy, Rafael was wonderful!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

DANTE came as a recommendation from a coworker as I was in the Cleveland area for a wedding. It was perfect for dinner, drinks & desert! The staff was amazing and very attentive. We got a tour of the restaurant from the Hostess, and ended up spending the rest of the evening at the the Live Music Bar CODA. Great experience all around!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I wanted to treat my brother (visiting from out of town) to a special place for his birthday. Dante was my choice, and it did not disappoint. I had had a very good experience there several years ago and ever since had been looking for a reason to return. All of the courses we had--the soup, risotto, entree, and dessert--were excellent. My only reason for rating the food "very good" is that the entree should have been somewhat warmer when delivered to the table; at least it should not have cooled off as quickly as it did. The service was satisfactory, but I found it annoying that, on checking back on us, the wait person said, "How are the entrees? Fantastic, right?" That was completely out of place at a restaurant of this calibre--and, I might add, at these prices. Just the same, I hope to have a reason to go back at least a third time.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I visited DANTE for the first time to celebrate two special occasions and we were blown away. The food is varied, complex, and just plain delicious. We started with the mussels appetizer with crab meat and it was so good we cleaned the bowl. The duo of duck entree was a hit with my boyfriend and my salmon with the butternut squash risotto was incredible. The salmon was cooked beautifully--a slight crust on the outside but moist on the inside. The portion size was also generous enough for leftovers, which tasted just as amazing the next day as it did the night before. We'll definitely be back in the future to try the tasting menus, since there are a number of dishes we still want to try. Go and you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great taster meal, great service, great food, and great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Second time here. First was a business dinner this time with my wife before we went to a show at Playhouse Square and to celebrate my promotion at work. Everything from food to service to atmosphere was awesome. My wife did a 5 course tasting with wine pairing which she loved. I highly recommend the steak and sausage bolognese. Awesome neighborhood (Tremont) too. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dante always exceeds expectations! The menu changes regularly which keeps it seasonal and interesting, yet you can find your favorites on the menu. Excellent wine listing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 23, 2017

New menu was fantastic. Loved the tuna tartare and duck. The beet salad was amazing.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Michaels an awesome server

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were in Cleveland for the first time and picked Dante for my birthday dinner, based on the reviews I found. We thought it was one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and Jackie was an awesome server. She was helpful and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Would highly recommend Dante for a memorable dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I ate dinner here before heading to the playhouse district for a show. The service was prompt, attentive and friendly. We went with the 5 course tasting menu paired with wines. To say we were pleased would be an understatement. Each course was perfectly prepared and presented. The wines paired with each course were in my opinion expertly selected and complemented each respective course amazingly well. Our server explained and presented each course and wine selection in a way that certainly enhanced the overall experience. If you are looking for great food and wine I would highly recommend you give Dante’s a visit. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and atmosphere!!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of the best meals I've ever eating! Expected it to be good, but not this good. Our server was also fabulous and very attentive, but not too attentive. will definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had such a fabulous meal here, the menu offers a lovely variety but is not overwhelming, very fresh. We enjoyed the pasta and the duck. Started with a great charcuterie board to share.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food was delicious - certainly not inexpensive, however, it was really tasty. Our server (Danny) was EXCELLENT. He was the perfect balance of attentive and unobtrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings, was absolutely worth it. None of the courses were on the regular menu. My wife is not big on meat so we requested a pescatarian tasting. Creativity, variety, wine pairings (more than enough), all top notch. Started with a crab and shrimp ceviche, then squid ink pasta topped with lobster, followed by trout, then either seasonal salmon (wife) or pork (me) and finished with coconut-cashew cake dessert and chocolate cake ganache. Our waitress was also fabulous, attentive, friendly, etc.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Jackie guided us through a wine pairing tasting with unusual options that expanded our wine knowledge. We will remember excellent service along with excellent food for our 27th anniversary trip from Chicago.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As usual, food was extremely good, we did the 7 course chef tasting, which was well balanced and diverse. Plating was exceptional as well. The wife and I had a hard time existing on a favorite because every course was fantastic. I always think pasta when I think of Dante, but there is much more. I believe we had 3 seafood dishes, which had great flavor and are light enough to not fill you up along the way. Dessert was the largest most filling course, which worked fine, since it was the end. Left full and satisfied, will be taking some friends there soon.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Could be my new favorite restaurant! Testing menu with wine was outstanding and server so very knowledgeable about the pairings. Menu items available in various sizes allowed our party to try so much of the delicious menu, and many things creatively prepared that were not on the menu. I highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The poor service took away from the food. This was my first time at this location - had been once before when was in Valley View. I hope this was an anomaly, as the food was good. Service was insufferable. Empty drinks. No pre-bussing. Had to flag waiter down for menu, for silverware, for drinks, etc... first course was served cold, and when I mentioned to waiter his response was, "its not cold". Um? Yes, it is. With all the fabulous restaurants in Cle, it may be a while before I venture back to Dante.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great celebrating our anniversary and kind enough to give us each a glass of champagne. Nice touch.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Dante. We were so surprised and excited when we were seated in the vault. A few minutes after we sat down, our waiter came to our table with two glasses of champagne and wished us a happy anniversary! That was so great and we were so surprised again. Everything after that was just wonderful. The food and the service was phenomenal. We will be back and definitely recommend this to everyone! Thank you Dante!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Terrific all around, especially with respect to working with great understanding about food intolerance of one member of our party. Great food and service. Best scallops ever. We wish we had requested the back room, though, as the noise level n the front was pretty high and made conversation a bit challenging.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great experience at Dante, I'm Italian and had the Bolognese, it was delicious! My wife had Bass, and enjoyed it as well... excellent service...

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

always as pleasure, with fine food and wine. the service is great

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Such an amazing experience. If you don't do the chef's tasting menu, you're missing out. Each course is carefully selected and distinctive. Every bite was better than the last. Our server was so thoughtful and attentive; especially to a food sensitivity. They even started our meal off with prosecco to celebrate our anniversary. I'd go back every night if I could. Thank you for such a delightful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful, as per usual. Dante has yet to disappoint. Delicious food--the carbonara alone is worth a visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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