Dante

Chances are that by the time this book hits the streets, the piercing bursts of construction work that punctuated our visit to Dante will have ceased Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

Chances are that by the time this book hits the streets, the piercing bursts of construction work that punctuated our visit to Dante will have ceased. Less certain is whether or not the restaurant will evolve to become one of the bigger noises among the city’s Italian dining destinations.

The portents certainly look promising for this venue at the spanking new Grand Millennium Dubai. No expense has been spared in creating a suitably opulent ambience – the checked marble floor vying with the frescos on the ceiling for pre-eminence in the faux Italianate grandeur stakes.

Less impressive is a starter of scallops on a bed of poached courgette, which fails to bolster the mellow flavours of its components with anything like enough zing. The unpromising opening is rapidly allayed, however, by a robustly tangy bucatini matriciana – the perfectly al dente pasta enveloped in a tomato sauce made smoky and spicy by pancetta and chilli.

A crisp-skinned baby chicken with tender and juicy rosemary-infused meat is a sparkling main, while the concluding tiramisu is light, fluffy and creamy, and beautifully presented on a sugar-dusted platter.

The food at Dante may be a little rustic to justify the relatively high prices, but with fantastic service and an extensive wine-list adding to its allure, there’s nothing here that a bit of tweaking won’t fix.

By Jeremy Lawrence

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: Conor K on 09 Oct ' 12 at 11:49
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I booked a table for my Birthday to have a descent celebration with my friends. The staff were extremely helpful and carrying. They have amazing live music and you can also hear each other. The food was also amazing and they serve top class vines. Price wise also an amazing choice. I will come back again for 100% sure and I will recommend this place to my friends for celebrations or just for a romantic dinner. Huge thanks for the staff and thanks for making my birthday memorable!

Posted by: Grace on 17 May ' 12 at 18:39
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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They have a wide variety of choices. You can select and personalize the pasta menu. Food is good. It's great for romantic dinner.

Posted by: Mrs Bear on 02 Jun ' 10 at 16:30
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Went to Dante's for dinner last Sunday. Although the restaurant was very quiet, it was a wonderful experience. The decor was lovely and the service exceptional. Hubby had the lasagne, which he said was the best he has ever tasted, he is incredibly critical, so I guess it must have been good. I had the pasta with pancetta which was also delicious. Not too expensive and definitely worth a visit.

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