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“like a step back in time”
Review of Casa Dante - CLOSED

Casa Dante
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kennedy Boulevard
Transit: 3 short blocks from the PATH Station at Journal Square. Convenient to local bus lines as well as all major highways. Beat the rush into Manhattan and stop at Casa Dante!
Description: Known for fine food, excellent service, great ambiance and a history of exceptional quality since 1971. Weekend live entertainment rounds out a diners experience at this Jersey City Landmark restaurant. Jazz Fridays with Happy Hour and Saturday night live standards & pop entertainment. A favorite of foodies, celebrities, sports figures, politicians and many loyal customers in the N.Y., N.J. metro area. Large banquet room and lounge area available for parties, weddings, rehearsal dinners, on-premise valet parking. Casa Dante, awarded 3 1/2 ( of 4) Stars by the NJ Star Ledger, 2013 Wine Spectator Award, Open Table Diners Choice Award 2013 Best Italian, Best Food, Best Overall. Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for 2013 Best Italian Restaurant by AOL & Top 10 Best Italian in NYC, yes, NYC, by Citysearch Live Entertainment Weekends. Valet Parking on Premises, full Bar and Wine service. Parties of 10 to 140 Executive Chef Gregg Freda.
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“like a step back in time”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had the good fortune to have lunch there this week with a good friend... The good friend had been a frequent patron of Casa Dante -- years ago... You'd have never known it when we walked in... The maitre de greeted him by name... The waiter -- greeted him by name... It's hard to beat that customer service...

The food was classic Italian... like a step back in time... all the food was very tasty and obviously prepared to order... great risotto... pasta fagoli delicious...

I very much enjoyed this meal... And will return as soon as I can...

I did notice a pesky gnat another reviewer mentioned... but only one and not a big deal...

  • Visited January 2013
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Helpful?
6 Thank Wiggleglass
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CasaDante_JC, Owner at Casa Dante, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thanks for your kind words on Trip Advisor. We look forward to serving you again. If anything regarding our food or service ever changes or does not meet your ( and our) standards, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Again, thank you for your patronage!

Dom Marino
Casa Dante
dmarino@casadante.com
Jersey City, New Jersey
201-795-2750
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46 reviews from our community

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English first
Nutley, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A wonderful Night Club type of Restaurant !”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a wonderful place to spend a Saturday evening. There is always live entertainment. The Service is excellent. The Food is very good! I usually have Veal Chop broiled plain, and pasta
with butter. To make those dishes taste excellent, they must be fresh and of an high quality.! I have never had anything but an enjoyable time here. The entertainment is always excellent. There is a nice Dance floor. The Ambiance is very nice! The Staff is friendly, helpful and attentive! Casa Dante is a pleasant traditional setting!
If you would like to have a Party, or just enjoy a wonderful meal anytime, this is the place!
I usually visit Casa Dante whenever I want to be sure I will have a wonderful evening!
Stephen G.
Nutley NJ

  • Visited January 2013
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6 Thank Stephen G
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White Plains
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Gross Disappointment, place infested with FRUIT FLYS”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place was an experience to remember. The place was infested with fruit flys, nats or whatever you want to call them. They were all over the walls and ceiling. Customers asked to have their table moved to avoild them to no avail.
The food was also sub-par. Nothing seems edible. The bug situation didn't help matters. I will never go there again unless I have the absolute assurrances that the negative situations have been talken care of.

  • Visited November 2012
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Helpful?
Thank JP J
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CasaDante_JC, Manager at Casa Dante, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thanks for returning after your review. It seems that the city had issues after Hurricane Sandy. We were subjected to the after effects of water levels and cleanup in the downtown area. All is back to normal now and were glad you came back to enjoy a dinner. Thanks again!
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Morristown, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Still a reliable classic for Italian in JC”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Did a business lunch here today, usually my other experiences are with family. Brought a client who is a foodie with me. We both chose veal and were very happy indeed. I have always found Casa Dante reliable.

  • Visited December 2012
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7 Thank stevesottl
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Jersey City, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Old school Italian”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

If you are looking for something contemporary and hip, this isn't the place. But if you want a good, old-school menu with pasta and classic Italian entrees, this is a good place. Service was good, and the food was delicious--like your Italian Nana might have made.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
8 Thank augieray
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