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Dante

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2247 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 (Literary)
2162741200
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4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

This would be one of Cleveland's best restaurants. I enjoyed the papparadelle with bolognese. The noodles were homemade and fantastic. The minestrone was some of the heartiest and robust I've ever had. Our server, Dan, made the evening enjoyable. He was pleasant and accommodating. The ambiance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cregan8256
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United States
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be one of Cleveland's best restaurants. I enjoyed the papparadelle with bolognese. The noodles were homemade and fantastic. The minestrone was some of the heartiest and robust I've ever had. Our server, Dan, made the evening enjoyable. He was pleasant and accommodating. The ambiance and atmosphere are also great. It's an old bank and the ceiling is very... More 

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Thank Cregan8256
Darien, Connecticut
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234 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here with my family and enjoyed everything we ate. The restaurant itself is warm, modern but a bit on the dark side. Also, the chairs are very deep, a bit of a struggle for the more petit, like myself. However, absolutely enjoyed over indulging on pasta, appetizers and more than one dessert. A great spot for a special occasion... More 

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Thank medatsu
West Chester, OH
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had an amazing meal at DANTE. We chose the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings, and we loved every course. The food was beyond spectacular, and our waiter was very knowledgeable about wine. The only disappointment was that the host couldn't seem to find our reservation when we arrived. Fortunately, there was a table in a back room,... More 

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Thank boilerjenni
Cleveland, Ohio
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Incredible food. had an 8pm reservation and called on the way saying we would be 15 minutes late. No problem! Got there and got seated right away! Our waiter was a bit of a trip, quite the contortionist, but friendly, knowledgeable and available. Had the oysters to start. Highly recommend! Then had the Grouper, best I ever had in my... More 

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Thank Misonix
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Service was exceptionally poor; we ordered beverages and waited approximately 25 minutes before receiving the beverages. We were asked twice, if we were ready to order dinner within the 25 minute wait, it felt a bit rushed at that juncture. When the beverages were served, my Chardonnay pour was 3oz at best, unbeknown, it was a $12.00 glass of wine.... More 

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Thank len f
Elgin, Illinois USA
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176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had high hopes for Dante, but were disappointed. The interior is elegant and very dark, so dark that we weren't the only diners using cellphones as flashlights to read the menu. The menu itself is a little disjointed with little guidance on what dishes were mains and which were sides. The cuisine style was a bit confused, remotely Italian/Modern/Pretentious.... More 

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Thank Janhuss
Akron, Ohio
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to Dante, after hearing many positive reviews. My wife and I each went with the 5 course tasting menu - definitely a splurge at $65, but it was worth it. You pass along any food allergies, and leave the rest to the chef. We had tuna tartare for the first course; 2nd was squid ink... More 

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Thank smudpu
Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The food is exceptional and the service is top shelf. Everything I had tried has been wonderful! You will not be disappointed by your experience at Dante.

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Thank caroltrainer
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's all about the food and the service, both of which are reliably and consistently excellent. Additionally, the wine list is above average.

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Thank William C
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We have been to every upscale restaurant in this area and Dantes outshines them all. The food is amazing, staff is attentive and friendly, Knowledgeable. A guaranteed great evening. We are so hooked we order take out once a week even though it's 25 minutes away.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2247 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
    (Literary)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: 2162741200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?