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40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142-1208
+1 617-497-4200
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I had the dollar oysters followed up by the cod. Oysters tasted fresh. Cocktail sauce tasted strange. Cod was fresh but boring.

Thank Matthew H
San Jose, California
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260 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The food and service were nice but not outstanding. The price is on the high side so expected a bit more. My server was knowledgeable and friendly though.

Thank Cynthia P
York, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Having seen good reviews we popped in here for an evening meal after some shopping in Cambridge. We parked in the attached multi-storey car park expecting that parking would be heavily discounted or free for guests of the Royal Sonata hotel and customers of the Dante restaurant. I presented the parking ticket to the waiter and was given in return... More 

Thank AlanKit
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The place might be more known for its business clientele than gourmet diners but it was my only choice on a cold Boston night . The restaurant was full and the patrons noisy ,the acoustic horrible and that spoiled the whole thing .The seafood "paella " was very good and the rest was a blur

Thank Ali Z
Nashua, New Hampshire
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dante is located in the lobby of the Royal Sonesta and was a great place for everyone to meet before heading out for the night. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. The drinks were somewhat expensive but not too bad considering the location. Please note that Dante staff are NOT hotel employees. We asked them to... More 

Thank CambridgeJim
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Dining room needs a more professional service, more attentive and more informative. Food is very good, but not on par with price point. It is a positive, too, that they have gluten-free pasta choices, although not many (and they are imported, not homemade as are the other pastas on the menu). The lamb was excellent.

Thank RM C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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230 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had lunch here and was very impressed by the quality of service and taste of various dishes ordered. Very professional staff as you would expect from a place like this. This was a memorable lunch. A great place for business lunches.

Thank moksha51
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146 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the restaurant: service was very good and food was tasty. Loved their lemon chicken, truly. Nice wine selection

Thank Moreno_chicago
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner in the bar, not the main restaurant. Food was excellent but maybe overpriced. Service was not great - inattentive is the word that springs to mind.

Thank Stuart H
Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Pasta with Lobster very good flavor, bread with olive oil crispy and very good you cannot miss in Cambridge

Thank Enrique G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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: +1 617-497-4200
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?