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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    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
Dante's always our favorite

We love to dine at Dante's. Attila the maitre d' and Giuseppe, the owner / chef are excellent. If you need a special sauce or food cooked a certain way, they do everything to accommodate your needs. I am allergic to garlic and they do everything possible to leave garlic out of whatever I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
cdsamm
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Ashburn, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to dine at Dante's. Attila the maitre d' and Giuseppe, the owner / chef are excellent. If you need a special sauce or food cooked a certain way, they do everything to accommodate your needs. I am allergic to garlic and they do everything possible to leave garlic out of whatever I order. Last week stopped for some... More 

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Thank cdsamm
Reston, Virginia
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you would like a fresh, upscale Italian dining experience, go to Dante's. The pasta is fresh, bread delicious, service attentive. White table cloths and napkins. Formal but not stuffy atmosphere. There is a wonderful room for small groups up to 15 people and another for groups up to approx. 40. A nice option for parties and celebrations. They have... More 

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Thank SusanEMR
Great Falls, Virginia
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten there twice recently and both meals were outstanding. I had a veal chop and my husband had the venison chop special. Both delicious and generously portioned. Soup was outstanding. Service was terrific with full compliment of specials even on a Monday night. They even provided a complimentary dessert because they knew it was a birthday celebration. It... More 

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Thank Susanne H
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Dante's is situated in a former very large house in Great Falls. The gamut that makes up Italian food is wide and therefore everyone has their own idea of what is great. For me it is a dish by dish thing. The Caesar salad was perfectly dressed and the dressing itself was wonderful and garlicky. The Burrata was wonderfully creamy,... More 

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Thank Landsman55
Great Falls, Virginia
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147 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Went recently for a group business meeting. We had three choices- salmon, veal or penne pasta with veges. The people that had the salmon seemed to enjoy it- despite well undercooked (almost raw) large Brussel Sprouts on their plates and my veal dish. Both dishes came with a type of scalloped potato, which went with the salmon, but not the... More 

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Thank 555JenniferL
Great Falls, Virginia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We go to Dante's on every special occasion as a family. It is a delightful place with an excellent wine list and very good Italian dishes.. They make you feel as part of a family and always greet you with much enthusiasm. The food selection extends beyond Italian and they have recently added a terrace for the warmer nights. Outstanding.... More 

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Thank BobS S
Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Wow- From Appetizers to pasta to Entrees the food was delicious and perfectly prepared. The Sea scallops wrapped in bacon with lobster sauce- perfectly prepared - Linguini Fra Diavlo- too yummy, My date had grilled lamb chops , i had a taste - mouth watering. Excellent service and Chef Begnino came to our table yo about herb gardening. Fun place.

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Thank Ejmolnar
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our party of five was shown to a small room with a table set for six. It was fantastic being able to talk to everyone without shouting (which is the case in most places) and not feeling rushed. The wait staff was helpful and attentive (not overly so, though!). Since it was our first visit, we decided to order two... More 

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Thank KLJNJ
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Dante's offers white table cloth Italian dining with an extensive menu. Mostly Northern Italian, but some pasta dishes as well. Wine list is good, but we usually get the house Chianti and never have been disappointed. Service is outstanding. Prices are reasonable. For the menu and service, you might expect a higher bill, but the reasonableness means you're return over... More 

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Thank John G
Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Love Dantes! The atmosphere is charming and they care you are dining with them. Unlike Chez Francois in Great Falls Dantes doesn't have a pretense and genuinely are appreciative that you chose to spend time at Dantes.excellent food that they will also customize to your taste vs giving you an awkward sigh that the chef would be offended. The grill... More 

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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?