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Dante's Ristorante

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1148 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22068
703.759.3131
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian coast in our back yard!

We have been living in the DC suburbs for over 10 years, but for some reason we never dined at this restaurant. In July, we were driving by this restaurant, and the sound of Jazz and the beautiful patio caught our eyes, and we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Food was superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Great Falls, Virginia
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I ate there for a dinner and thought the food was mediocre. I am not sure if there is a better Italian place in the Great Falls area but there definitely are better ones in the McLean area. I probably would not return to this restaurant.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been living in the DC suburbs for over 10 years, but for some reason we never dined at this restaurant. In July, we were driving by this restaurant, and the sound of Jazz and the beautiful patio caught our eyes, and we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Food was superb, just the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I'm from Italy, and my wife's family lives in the area. We got married last year, and since some of my family were flying over, we decided to have an Italian style reception. Together, we looked at many restaurants claiming to have Italian food. Then, a colleague of mind recommended Dante's restaurant, and we met Giuseppe. The reception dinner became... More 

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Reston, VA
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Recently my husband reserved a private room upstairs for my 85th Birthday celebration dinner with family and very close friends. It was more than perfect in every way. It was set up so that we could all be part of a single conversation if that was appropriate, or easy to converse and enjoy those who sat up close. The food... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was our first time at Dante's, but definitely not our last. Outstanding dinner from start to finish. Best gnocchi ever, the sauce was sublime! Wonderful salads, veal chop and Dover sole were perfectly prepared. Can't wait to dine here again!

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Great Falls, VIrginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great ambiance, not too noisy, yet pleasantly lively. Great whole fish, Branzino cooked perfectly. Excellent wine selection.

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Bellevue, Washington
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our friends, locals, met us for lunch at Dante's. An elegant place with white linen covered tables. It looked like it was set for afternoon tea. But we had a wonderful lunch and would go back in a minute. Several had the salmon Caesar and found the serving generous and the flavor to die for. Very well done. Looked like... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We started with the BUFALO MOZZARELLA, WITH PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA AND ROASTED PEPPERS which was a nice, maybe a bit more cheese is my only suggestion. We also had the lasagna in the bechamel sauce that we split between the two of us. They did a great job with this dish and the presentation was lovely. It was a tad... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I along with our son had a wonderful dinner. Most of the time we don't make reservation or they take reservations for a small party but because it's Friday and the art show, we're glad we did as it was busy. We were greeted and seated by a young lady at the reception desk with a smile.... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Quaint feeling convenient to Great Falls office complexes. Excellent food quality and variety, strong service and comfortable environment. Had private room that comfortably accommodated 12 for dinner. Pasta was fantastic. Dover sole was excellent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1148 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22068
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Great Falls
  • Phone Number: 703.759.3131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 75
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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