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US$12 - US$32
Italian, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish, look, staff interaction, every bite was great. You taste authenticity, you feel the passion. Very nice food! I was busy but the staff was wel trained and well orgenized! Could cope with it!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant and I’m happy to say we didn’t break that streak last night. I am always blown away by the personal touch that the family bring to the restaurant - you always feel welcome. Their...food was exceptional - the pizzas; the duck and their special Strawboffee pie was to die for. Absolutely incredible. I’m pleading with them to make it a regular addition to their menu! I seriously recommend that you go and have a meal there.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening. Restaurant was beautiful. Good was amazing and staff very attentive. Reasonably priced too. Great evening. Thank you Dantes

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

I was introduced to this restaurant a few months ago and was so impressed booked again with my partner. If like us you enjoy Italian vacations and amazing food then you must try here. It truly is a little piece of real Italy in Edinburgh....The food is to die for and the service is fantastic, I can't fault anything, other than the Scottish weather!. You really can't beat a beautifully prepared fresh plate of pasta washed down with a large glass of red (or whatever you fancy) whilst putting the world to rights in this awesome restaurant. Our go-to is the burrata for starters and the ravioli stuffed with porcini mushrooms and truffle butter (Making me hungry writing this). If you are looking for a taste of real Italy, this is the place for you, you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

Me and my sister accidentally found this gem on our way back home. We both love Italian cuisine and work in hospitality so a good restaurant is something we always look for. But this one exceeded our expectations. The service - fantastic- Mia and Ernesto...were most welcoming and accommodating our food requests. I wanted a pasta dish that was with tomato sauce, tuscan sausage and prawns. It wasn't on the menu as such but was a mixture of two dishes they had. To my surprise they were more than happy to do it and the result was incredible. It brought back my memories when we visited Italy few years ago. Cannot wait to be back next week, regardless of the 64 miles drive to get there from home. Just fantastic place.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021

Used to come regularly when my children were younger but hadn't been for a while. I will be back soon. Forgot what a lovely evening you have there. Food is good, service is lovely with very friendly staff. Bruchetta great, pasta dishes everyone had were...very well received. Our empty plates said it all. Sticky Toffee Pudding was delicious, as was the wine.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Cannot fault this place. The staff are so lovely, especially Eve who not only made us feel at home but was so funny and entertaining. We came for a date night and usually go into town and we are so glad we came down to...Colinton. What a great night! The venison and duck was cooked so beautifully. Drinks were amazing too.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

Stopped here to pick up 2 take away pizzas on a recent trip. Best pizza I’ve had in ages. Possibly since I was last in Italy! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021

Visited the restaurant for dinner with my family .I choose a bruschetta and after thinking for a while, I decided to try the Venison with red wine sauce on red cabbage with roast potatoes. The best decision ever!!!! OMG , the meat was so tender...and juicy , the sauce so flavorous and matching with the red cabbage(not a fan of it) but with the meal was just perfect. My son tried the chicken with some kind of cheese , amazing as well. Service was excellent like always and funny. I finally managed to try an authentic Italian Tiramisu and panna cotta, didn't disappoint . Would be back .More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 January 2021 via mobile

Yet another fabulous takeout meal from local Italian Dantes. I had the lamb rump and it was cooked to perfection with a gorgeous sauce. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2021
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28 September 2020|
Response from Remo M |
Hi Randy, yes we offer gluten free options. Please feel free to call to discuss. Thanks
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Yes, Dantes offers takeaway services.

Dantes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5