We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Papa Dante's Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
8607 Fm 1976, Converse, TX 78109-2274
(210) 658-5261
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 24: English reviews
San Antonio, Tx
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Unique family owned Italian restaurant. Sufficient parking, Incredibly stuffed with movie memorabilia: posters, pictures, some famous autographs. Food is very delicious and served plentiful. Our church class has dined here many times, always getting large sitting areas and cheerful service. A little off the beaten path from San Antonio, but a staple of the Converse, Universal City, Live Oak, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank jerryfrank
Level Contributor
101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I was born and raised in the tri-state area. So I am very picky when it comes to Italian food. I am giving Papa Dante's 'very good' for the chicken fried steak, homemade mashed potatoes and green beans

Helpful?
Thank LEA A
Converse, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Papa Dante's is an excellent place to eat - family owned and operated !!!! the decor is awesome with pictures everywhere of famous people !!! Food is delicious and reasonably priced. One of our favorite places to eat !! Service is always great too !!!

Helpful?
Thank carolandgeoff2016
Converse, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Food is fabulous. Love their crispy chicken fetuccine. Meatball sandwich is to die for. The bestest garlic bread. Very nice staff. Great desserts. One of our favorite eating places.

Helpful?
Thank allens78109
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

I was surprised by how amazing the food and service was. They have something for everyone. The garlic bread is a must. The crab patties are yummy. The Italian soda was perfect and the combo spaghetti with cannoli was to die for. I definitely recommend this place for a good meal, good wine, and a nice dessert at the end.

Helpful?
Thank Ferozzorro
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Papa Dante's is an awesome family owed restaurant. Their bread is worth going for itself! It's off the beaten path. But well worth visiting. The cannelloni is awesome!

Helpful?
Thank David R
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I ate here today and the food was amazing! I got the spaghetti and meatballs and she had Chicken Fettuccini. Both meals tasted great and the portions were so large. The garlic bread was to die for! I wasn't impressed with the sweet tea as it tasted like sugar water but other than that, no complaints. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank blj7150
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Dishes never clean. We've tried this place two times, nothing special about the food, but, the first time maybe it was just a bad day. So we went again. Our last visit my husband ordered a coffee and it had lipstick on the coffee cup. He asked for a new cup. And guess what. This was also dirty and lipstick.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adrienne B
Level Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife & I eat at this place often. The food is really delicious, and they give you plenty of it. We prefer to have angel hair pasta with our meal, so if you want it you need to request it. Also the fried green bean appetizer is to die for. SOOOOOOO GOOD. Kinda pricy on the beer & wine,... More 

Helpful?
Thank 891timothyb
Converse, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food and excellent service. Small with limited seating and also have call in take out service.

Helpful?
Thank texuskatz

Travelers who viewed Papa Dante's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Papa Dante's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8607 Fm 1976, Converse, TX 78109-2274
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Converse
  • Phone Number: (210) 658-5261

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Papa Dante's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?