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Dante's Ristorante

1148 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22068
703.759.3131
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Ranked #5 of 23 restaurants in Great Falls
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Great Falls, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I've been there a few times. I love that they have small rooms so you don't feel like you are in a huge, impersonal place. Service is very nice. They are one small step from excellent, but still very good. Sometimes dishes have too much sauce and you lose the wonderful flavor underneath. I've gone there several times and will... More

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Reston, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A group of 15 of us celebrated New Year's Eve with an early dinner at Dante. It was our third time there with most of this group, always in private dining rooms. We had our own waiter, Sean, who took good care of us. The food is always excellent - I had rockfish, my husband had venison, I had the... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have held a few dinner events at Dante this past year simply because the food is exquisite. The service is not only top-notch, it is warm and friendly. At Dante, you feel lile a welcome member of the family. Everything about the service is impeccable. The food is fresh and cooked to perfection from the veal chop to the... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We just had our second anniversary dinner here and were very happy with everything. The smoked salmon appetizer, salads, lamb, and beef tenderloin were all delicious. They asked us if we were there for a special occasion and later served us candlelit tiramisu with Happy Anniversary written in syrup on the plate which was a nice surprise. Service was very... More

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Vienna,Va
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The waiter was bad. With a lunch party of 4 , two people were still eating and the waiter took the plates from the diners that were done. Then he presented 2 dessert menus while the others were still eating. Then he returned to take dessert orders while the others were finishing their dinner. Of course we all skipped dessert.... More

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VA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We enjoyed a fine dinner at Dante's tonight. A lovely Victorian home with elegant table settings and classical music piped throughout. Each entrée I had I would definitely order again. Usually there is one entrée that I may pass up the next time but it was consistently good. I loved the sea scallop appetizer and the spinach salad. Others raved... More

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Reston, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Always good food and service. Go when you can eat in the garden. Very romantic. Good variety of food and good quality. Service is efficient and friendly.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We just had a birthday dinner for 8. They put us in a beautiful private room on the 2nd floor. Service was great. Started off with a pasta appetizer that was excellent. Entrees were large, presented beautifully and were delicious. My pollo parmagiana was excellent, as was my wife's chilean sea bass. Dessert were even better. Leisurely evening. Never rushed.

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Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We used to visit Dante's a lot, since we live in Great Falls. The restaurant smells musty and of moth balls (maybe because it is in an old house), though we never noticed this before when dining (it has been several years since we have been here). The salmon was overcooked, the service was fair to poor (we had to... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We have enjoyed Dante's on several occasions, once for a wine dinner and several times with friends. The wine dinner was spectacular, with the food and wine selections paired beautifully. On one occasion we had a meal that was not quite up to par, but that can happen at any restaurant once in a while. The selections are continental with... More

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