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Dante

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
6174974200
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Ranked #191 of 540 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $30 - $60
Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
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: Boston's beloved star chef Dante de Magistris presents classic Italian cuisine with a twist at his eponymous hot spot. Enjoy food that's playful yet familiar in a sophisticated space that evokes the serenity of the Mediterranean, featuring magnificent views of the Charles River and Boston's skyline. Serving lunch seasonally, and dinner, dante has a little something for everyone. Whether you're looking to sample the chef's latest creation or one of his classic fresh pastas, you're sure to discover an experience you won't soon forget! Boasting distinctive cocktails, an extensive wine list, seasonal patio dining, dante is the perfect spot to refresh your mind, restore your spirit, and reinvigorate your taste buds. "Best Upscale Italian, 2011" -Boston Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine says: “one of Boston’s cool new restaurants” for it’s “airy, minimalist room with views of the Boston skyline and its superb cucina (haute cuisine, Italian style).
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English first
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I were looking forward to a nice dinner together. The hostess sat us down and my husbands chair literally blocked in the person to his right. We said something to the hostess who just smiled and said "sorry". We did not feel comfortable at all and decided to leave. As we were leaving an employee kept bowing... More

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Medford, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A great place to sit with a view of the Charles River, and enjoy the homemade pasta dishes at Dante.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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259 reviews 259 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We reserved a table outdoors, thinking it would be a nice summer evening, and there is a lovely view of the city. Even with a warm-ish temperature, the wind was overpowering. The restaurant had blankets for patrons who wanted to tough it out, but we opted to switch to an indoor table (no issue with our reservation- they had empty... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wonderful outdoor dining river view. Wonderful GF pasta and sausage meal. Great staff. I'll be back.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very ordinary food in a beautiful setting overlooking the Charles River. It was very disappointing. I will not return

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant before going on a sunset cruise and Dante, located in the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, was a convenient place to eat. The 3 hosts that greeted us could have cared less if we ate there or not. The server was adequate and the food - baked chicken and ravioli was just okay. Find another... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Staying at the royal sonesta hotel, we decided to dine in the hotel Dante restaurant. This proved a good choice. We shared some starters and had different main courses (small versions for the children). The food was well coocked to italian tradition, the service very friendly.

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food was fresh and hot, but selection low and no imagination. The waiter needed to the center of attention. I'd rather he didn't. Had caprese, a couple of pasta dishes, side of greens, and a bottle of Dolcet Marchesi. $133.75 total. Boston has lots of excellent restaurants - so look for others.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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