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Dante

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
6174974200
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Ranked #163 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
Description: In the Sonesta Hotel, along Charles River
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Read in hotel booklet they were voted #1 in Italian. Obviously they were mistaken just because they use Italian language on the menu does not mean you will be able to choose traditional Italian food. We got up and left.

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Florence, Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Restaurant Dante has many great attributes - a good menu and wine list, great location and fabulous staff! The outdoor area was perfect for warm summer evenings with a menu that offered local foods, drawing on Italian American experience, served with Italian flare. With a few trips to Italy before dining at Dante, and now living in Tuscany, I was... More

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We dined at Dante in June and opted to sit out on the patio. This is a great spot for folks who'd like to see some water (the Charles River) and avoid the hectic scene of the harbor waterfront. As usual, the food was fantastic, especially the salmon and the roasted mushroom side dish. We took advantage of the smaller... More

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Anchorage
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ambiance, food and wine list were quite good. Waiter was ANNOYING with a cheesy cliche Italian Rico Suave schtick that got old VERY fast. Was really looking forward to dessert after a great dinner but it was literally the WORST tiramisu I have ever eaten. If they can improve their desserts they will earn their Zagat rating in my book.

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We must say first off that we loved our server Gianni. My husband got the seafood with zucchini pasta that he loved. I had a pasta dish with mussels. I asked that the chef go light on the garlic. Unfortunately it seemed like all the flavoring was removed, and the dish had tiny red peppers throughout it which were not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Conveniently located in the Royal Sonesta Hotel, overlooking the Charles River. Ate here on two occasions with business colleagues and thought overall it was reasonably priced and good quality food and service. It wasn't exceptional but perfectly satisfactory. Dishes were generous (bruschetta to start was very good). On both evenings the restaurant had plenty of other diners giving it a... More

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The italian food is tasty, no question about that. But it is clearly overpriced and overhyped for what it is. Paid $65 (incl. tip) for an entree, an apple cake, and an average glass of red wine. And that's only for me. It was nice, but not so much better than many restaurants in Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

So this review is a little late, but the scene of the crime looks a little like this. My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to go for NYE. We decided on Dante's because it was reasonably priced (considering it was a five course meal with wine, dessert and dancing). The reviews were mixed so I decided to... More

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Essex
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We visited here whilst staying at the hotel, so it was a nice easy journey without having to brave the chilly Boston weather! The service was excellent, as were the cocktails. The food was delicious, and not badly priced. I'd recommend dressing at least smart/casual, although the atmosphere is relaxed and the views across the river are lovely. I had... More

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Boston
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122 reviews 122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

It was cold and wet so we didn't want to venture out. We made a reservation through Open Table which was completely unnecessary since the place was virtually empty. We were seated near a window with a view of the Charles river. We had the complimentary still and sparkling water as well as ordering a bottle of the cheapest $40... More

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