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737 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (Kennedy Boulevard)
3 short blocks from the PATH Station at Journal Square. Convenient to local bus lines as well as all major highways. Beat the rush into Manhattan and stop at Casa Dante!
201-795-2750
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Known for fine food, excellent service, great ambiance and a history of...
Known for fine food, excellent service, great ambiance and a history of exceptional quality since 1971. Weekend live entertainment rounds out a diners experience at this Jersey City Landmark restaurant. Jazz Fridays with Happy Hour and Saturday night live standards & pop entertainment. A favorite of foodies, celebrities, sports figures, politicians and many loyal customers in the N.Y., N.J. metro area. Large banquet room and lounge area available for parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, on-premise valet parking. Casa Dante, awarded 3 1/2 ( of 4) Stars by the NJ Star Ledger, 2013 Wine Spectator Award, Open Table Diners Choice Award 2013 Best Italian, Best Food, Best Overall. Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for 2013 Best Italian Restaurant by AOL & Top 10 Best Italian in NYC, yes, NYC, by Citysearch Live Entertainment Weekends. Valet Parking on Premises, full Bar and Wine service. Parties of 10 to 140 Executive Chef Gregg Freda.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Closed - Sadly

We have enjoyed many a buonissimo meal at Casa Dante ... It is sad to see a special place close. We celebrated many an event there!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2014
KarenE46531
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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  • Entertaining clients
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have enjoyed many a buonissimo meal at Casa Dante ... It is sad to see a special place close. We celebrated many an event there!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My grandfather lived in Jersey City and would frequent Casa Dante and take the family out for a special dinner here. 10 years later when I moved from Manhattan to downtown Jersey City I knew I had to make it to Casa Dante. I wasn't disappointed. The food was delicious, the wine list was great, and the service was on... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We reserve in this place for New Year eve for my entire family, 16 of us. When we got there we realize we were not seating together instead on separate tables, yes, across to each other but we were all separate. We asked why couldn't they join the tables together but we did not really get a valid answer. The... More 

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Boise
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I try to go to Casa Dante every time we're back in the New York area. Great Italian food (especially the filet of sole) and ambience. Looks like a dump on the outside, but it's wonderful inside - waiters dressed in tuxes. Even for a tourist it's not that hard to find. Take the tube (PATH for... More 

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Essex Fells, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Casa Dante is a classic Italian restaurant tucked away on a bustling Jersey City thoroughfare. It is an attractive restaurant that is indicative of classic, more upscale Italian restaurants that are getting harder and harder to find. The food is very well prepared and served with near formal service. The usual Italian, Italian-American dishes can be found throughout the menu.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

All the other favorable reviews are quite descriptive. What I most enjoyed: Old time waiters that didn't say "you guys" dozens of times; old time waiters that wore coat and ties and conversed with each other in Italian; waiters that that gave you plenty of time to enjoy your meal. I am gluten free and was pleased to find they... More 

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Kingsport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

If you visit Jersey City you must have a meal at this place. It has that old time gangster feel and the people who come here really dress for the occasion. This is not only a venue for an exceptional meal but also people watching entertainment. You need to book on weekends or you will have to join the queue... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Decided to give this restaurant a try and i am so glad. It is a little off the beaten path,but worth the drive. It reminds me of old school Italian. The service and food was excellent. The lobster ravioli was amazing and very reasonably price.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

From the outside you would never guess this was such a nice restaurant. We tried their meatballs since they were profiled in Inside jersey magazine & they were truly delicious! Everything that we had was great - fish, pasta, salad & bread. Nice wine selection too. Very attentive & pleasant service. Definitely a place that I will venture to again... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Been enjoying for over 40 years. Great Italian food..consistent in it's quality and service . Even with new owners, they manage delicious food and a friendly bar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 737 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
    (Kennedy Boulevard)
  • Public Transportation: 3 short blocks from the PATH Station at Journal Square. Convenient to local bus lines as well as all major highways. Beat the rush into Manhattan and stop at Casa Dante!
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-795-2750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Known for fine food, excellent service, great ambiance and a history of exceptional quality since 1971. Weekend live entertainment rounds out a diners experience at this Jersey City Landmark restaurant. Jazz Fridays with Happy Hour and Saturday night live standards & pop entertainment. A favorite of foodies, celebrities, sports figures, politicians and many loyal customers in the N.Y., N.J. metro area. Large banquet room and lounge area available for parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, on-premise valet parking. Casa Dante, awarded 3 1/2 ( of 4) Stars by the NJ Star Ledger, 2013 Wine Spectator Award, Open Table Diners Choice Award 2013 Best Italian, Best Food, Best Overall. Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for 2013 Best Italian Restaurant by AOL & Top 10 Best Italian in NYC, yes, NYC, by Citysearch Live Entertainment Weekends. Valet Parking on Premises, full Bar and Wine service. Parties of 10 to 140 Executive Chef Gregg Freda.

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