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8607 FM 1976, Converse, TX 78109-2274
(210) 658-5261
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My wife & I eat at this place often. The food is really delicious, and they give you plenty of it. We prefer to have angel hair pasta with our meal, so if you want it you need to request it. Also the fried green bean appetizer is to die for. SOOOOOOO GOOD. Kinda pricy on the beer & wine,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dishes never clean. We've tried this place two times, nothing special about the food, but, the first time maybe it was just a bad day. So we went again. Our last visit my husband ordered a coffee and it had lipstick on the coffee cup. He asked for a new cup. And guess what. This was also dirty and lipstick.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife & I eat at this place often. The food is really delicious, and they give you plenty of it. We prefer to have angel hair pasta with our meal, so if you want it you need to request it. Also the fried green bean appetizer is to die for. SOOOOOOO GOOD. Kinda pricy on the beer & wine,... More 

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Converse, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food and excellent service. Small with limited seating and also have call in take out service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

When you want that old school Italian - American restaurant experience in the San Antonio area, it's worth the drive out to Converse for Papa Dante's. The floor to ceiling celebrity memorabilia make for a cheeky and fun atmosphere, but the real attraction is the food. I personally recommend the lasagna (don't skip the garlic bread!!!!) if you are in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Everything is excellent! Sandwiches are huge; half a sandwich is plenty. They use the finest high quality ingredients in everything. Soups, lasagne, spaghetti & meatballs are some of the best in town. Staff is courteous and efficient. This restaurant is definitely worth driving across town to experience; however, they are known to close for no reason out of the clear... More 

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Converse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Italian food is tough to rate but if you are looking for a family restaurant that has great ambience, this is the place. Staff was courteous and service first rate. They have some kick-butt specials for seniors for lunch which is why the parking lot is full. Come to think about it, if you assess popularity bythe size and occupancy... More 

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Converse, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Papa Dante's has been around for as long as I can remember. I have eaten there many times over the years. I have always gotten great service. But the quality of their food has slowly gone down hill. I ordered the meat ravioli with the marinara sauce. I could not finish my meal. In a nut shell: the marinara sucked.

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Texas, the Lone Star State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I had lunch here recently and enjoyed it. The sandwiches are excellent, with very fresh bread. I loved their sweet potato waffle fries. I did not order any Italian food, but I saw people who did, and I wasn't impressed with the way those dishes looked. I will probably stick with sandwiches at Papa Dante's. That being said - it... More 

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Universal City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We love to eat here! A hidden gem in Converse. Each time we go the food is hot and delicious! We all fight for the garlic bread crunchy on the outside and chewy inside just the way it should be.

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Converse, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Papa Dante's has been doing business in Converse, Texas for a number of years which indicates that they must be doing something right. My family absolutely loves (most of) their sandwiches and my daughter swears by their Fettucini Alfredo. Overall it is at least for my family and I, an avrage Italian eatery that just happens to have a very... More 

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Address: 8607 FM 1976, Converse, TX 78109-2274
Phone Number: (210) 658-5261
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Converse
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 8607 FM 1976, Converse, TX 78109-2274
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Converse
  • Phone Number: (210) 658-5261

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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