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Dante's - Great Falls

Meg Jan 9, 2007 09:50 PM

It's been there forever and was excellent 15 years ago. Have a special occasion dinner coming up and am in need of somewhere in the Great Falls to Tysons stretch (other than Colvin Run or Maestro). Can anyone vouch for Dante's? Or suggest alternatives?

Along the same lines...is Da Domenico any good?

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    leah RE: Meg Jan 9, 2007 11:05 PM

    I am almost certain that Da Domenico has closed its doors.

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      WARojas RE: Meg Jan 10, 2007 05:14 PM

      Da Domenico is still alive and kicking, but they were recently purchased by the Zeffirelli folks (restaurants in Herndon & Leesburg). DD is supposed to be getting a face-lift and a menu overhaul, but I suspect they'll keep favorites like the giant veal chop and daily pasta specials.

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        lidi b RE: Meg Jan 11, 2007 12:40 PM

        I wouldn't bother with Dante's--way overpriced for what you get. Stuffy old-fashioned atmosphere, which is fine if that's what you like. I live in Great Falls, and I'd do Chez Francois in a heartbeat if I needed a special occasion place in Great Falls.

        1. Meg RE: Meg Jan 12, 2007 03:40 PM

          Thanks for the feedback lidi. Chez is one of our favorite places, and if we didn't have reservations the following night for another occasion, that's where we'd be.

          Btw, I've had some very nice meals at Mediteranee. Have you been?

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            lidi b RE: Meg Jan 15, 2007 12:37 PM

            I'd been to its prior incantation (the name escapes me, but it was owned by a couple. The husband, who was to be head chef, was sent to the Middle East with the military about a week after the place opened and it never did well.) but not to Mediteranee. I'd read a review by the Washington Post and wrote it off....maybe I'll have to give it a go.

            Do you have a favorite dish there? Or is it the kind of place where you should go with the specials?

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              Meg RE: lidi b Jan 24, 2007 10:25 AM

              Definitely give it a try! It's a gem of a neighborhood restaurant - wish it were closer to me. They have terrific specials, be sure to get on their mailing list. Terrific cozy atmosphere, great service and a french bistro type menu.

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