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Papa Dante's Restaurant

8607 FM 1976, Converse, TX 78109-2274
(210) 658-5261
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Ranked #9 of 35 Restaurants in Converse
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Converse, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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110 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Universal City
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Lots of choices for hot and cold sub sandwiches. Full size portions. The half sub will suit almost everyone. Their lunch specials served with garlic bread are also excellent. Always plenty of choices. This place is not fancy but it is good food. Beats the heck out of all those chain restaurants!

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Don't expect to be seated with some fresh complimentary bread at the table while you wait for service. If you want bread you buy garlic bread. Nothing free at this restaurant. One olive per salad. They probably count the specks of grated cheese. Pizza is very poor due to lousy crust. Some good food and nice cake selection. A lot... More

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Vestal, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Cheap jarred sauce and chuck e cheese kit pizza at best. I ordered veal Parm and it was a breaded veal patty!!!! Are u serious? Pizza was tiny and tasteless. Will not return.

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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

This restaurant fits the bill. If you are in need of competently prepared Italian food, served by a friendly staff at a good price, then look no more. When I visit my family that lives in the area, I always look forward to eating here.

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Papa Dante's is a favorite of mine. Great food, great atmosphere, great people. I've tried almost every pasta on the menu and never had a bad one. Their salad is great with fantastic ranch dressing. Definitely recommend this place to everyone!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011 via mobile

My favorite resturant, I have much respect to whoever owns it! Wonderful people always seem to be there when I go, and it's a kinda place that just helps you get away from it all.

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