Dante

A decent Tecom Italian with great antipasti, a live pianist and a cute terrace Reviews

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Naming a restaurant after Dante Alighieri, the 12th-century poet dubbed the 'father of the Italian language', is a confident move that builds expectations of culinary art. And while perfectly passable on all counts, Dante is lacking that certain allure that its namesake had in droves. The Renaissance-style decor is grandiose, as is the Italian pianist and singer. Onto the food: cold cuts like Carpaccio are seasoned perfectly, while Parma ham with melon and a sprinkling of pomegranate is simple and fresh. The pizza is decent but a little too crispy, while the best main we've tried is the lamb served on a bed of consistently creamy mash. Dante is competent yet contrived – the latter being the restaurant’s most discouraging facet.

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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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