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Dba Akron

21 Furnace Street, Akron, OH 44308
(330) 375-5050
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Ranked #58 of 393 Restaurants in Akron
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St
Description: D.B.A. is a modern restaurant, in a modern setting, right on the edge of downtown Akron. The restaurant showcases an elegant dining space, private dining room, great cocktails at a late night bar and a spacious, comfortable patio. Our flagship restaurant, Dante in the historic Tremont area of Cleveland, is rated by Zagat dining guide as Extraordinary to Perfection. The dining experience here at D.B.A. only promises to mirror these standards. Enjoy a new kind of menu. A new kind of cuisine. And a new dining experience.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

While I usually enjoy writing detailed reviews of restaurants and destinations, I'm going to skip all of that this time and keep it simple. I took my husband to Dante Boccuzzi Akron (DBA) for his birthday. First time. The atmosphere is nice; trendy, contemporary. We ordered a $40 bottle of wine. I was not thrilled when the waiter brought the... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Had been here about a year ago. It was better than I remembered. There were 4 of us. We ate in the front in the small room which was great as it was quieter. Since it was Sat., the place was hopping. Our waiter, Jeremy, was excellent. We shared calamari, crispy, with a nicely spiced sauce. The artichoke salad, green... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My husband and I visited DBA with friends for the first time this weekend. We were looking forward to a great dining experience. At first our waiter was friendly and attentive. He explained several of the items on the menu and gave recommendations. It was a bit downhill after that. We all started with appetizers with mixed reviews. My friend... More

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Canton, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight with two other couples. It was our second time dining here. I really like the atmosphere, the dark colors and big windows across the back of the room. Good service, good wine, good food.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were very disappointed with the taste and portions of appetizers. Our entrees were nothing special. We ate at the bar with a terribly rude and obnoxious bartender named Joe. Very over hyped and does not live up to reviews. We love good food and this fell short. Will not return.

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Hudson, Ohio
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband, daughter and I went to DBA with great expectations for dinner in a groovy semi-urban atmosphere. I had eaten there before and remembered only good things. UNfortunately things have taken a turn. The service was astonishingly bad. Our server was practically catatonic, offering no advice on the menu and when asked about specials answered "there are no specials... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited DBA in Akron for a 3rd time. The food is consistently delicious. The patio seating is perfect when the weather is cooperating ample seating options for the couple or party of ten. Inside plenty seating in smaller areas or in the bar area. The bar opens up to let in the fresh air and patio views. The wine... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I have been to Dante Cleveland many times. This was our 2nd visit to Dante Akron. The first time, we sat at the bar and ordered food. Both the food & service from the bartender were excellent. The second time, we went for our anniversary and had a reservation. My husband had the tasting menu, a couple... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by a customer and was awesome! My wife and I travel a lot and seek local places to eat...especially those who source their food locally...as is the case with DBA. We sat outside on a beautiful night. The patio is quite nice with comfortable seating and fire pits. The menu is great offering small and large plates at reasonable... More

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Akron, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This has become one of my favorite places for a night out and I love the fact that I don't have to drive to Cleveland to get this experience. I love the choice of smaller plates so you can try several items. We have enjoyed several special pairing dinners on weeknights that have been amazing. The mussels and pasta dishes... More

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Address: 21 Furnace Street, Akron, OH 44308
Phone Number: (330) 375-5050
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American

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