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40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142-1208
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got the Arancini app. They were delicious - warning, not what you would expect. Instead of red sauce, it was a honey glaze. Again, delicious, but there were only 3 golf ball size pieces. For the meals, I liked that they after the half dish. The size was perfect for no leftovers (we were traveling). I got the lobster... More 

Thank trvvlngkim
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I like this place and thought it is much better than expected as a property attached to a hotel (which itself is good). The menu gave variety and the pasta I had was delicious.

Thank Dennis F
Trumbull, Connecticut
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After traveling for much of the day I decided to have dinner at my hotel's restaurant - Dante. It was pretty busy, the energy was good and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. After waiting over 15 minutes and only receiving a glass of water I decided to eat elsewhere. On my way out I asked for the manager who... More 

Thank JohnnyandBetty
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

there are very few places to eat outside along the Charles river. Dante is one of them. It has a lovely terrace. The food is better than average Italian but the service we experienced was poor. We waited an hour and 45 minutes between our drink order and our main course. We had a nice first course that arrived only... More 

Thank ICFD5
Portland, Maine
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402 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for late night drinks and they certainly were tasty and our service was fine, but the sticker shock took over. 8 drinks, half beers, came out to $80. While the atmosphere and view are great.....you're paying for them dearly.

Thank MRVEGAS711
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

great food, great views..nice to sit at the bar and watch the TVs showing sport. good selection of wines and cocktails. Nice ambience

Thank mrmtee
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We go to Dante every summer on a beautiful night to eat on their terrace, admire the gorgeous, changing Boston skyline and the Charles River. This is a place to take out-of-town visitors. And the inventive Italian food can please everyone. From small plates, to tasty salads and pastas, and full entrees, the cooking is uniformly very good. Sometimes the... More 

Thank Richard J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The waiting staff were always on their feet making sure our every need was met. The fantastic views when sitting outside came as a bonus to the great food. Pasta was to die for!!!

Thank Hollymcneil
The Smokies
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Sat outside at the bar overlooking the Charles River Marina and a walking trail along the river front. A bit chilly this evening but the atmosphere is awesome and the bartender was awesome! She had a glass of Cabernet in my hand with a happy'" Cheers" in no time. I ordered seared scallops and a side of roasted red &... More 

Thank WWNTFun
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The appetizers were great and I may return for drinks and apps. However, many of us found our meals extra salty. This I would be fine with--chef's choice. Then they misbilled us for another table after presenting the correct bill-- Once they reran our cards they had over charged us!! it was frustrating end to a decent meal

Thank Kathryn D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142-1208
  • Public Transportation: Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 6174974200
  • This restaurant is at Royal Sonesta Boston
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?