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Sep 24, 2008 11:31 AM

Dante's Italian Deli in White Plains

I just stopped by there today on a whim, wow this place looks like the real deal for an Italian Deli, I was just curious if anyone else frequents there regularly. I got a little cold chicken cutlet and tomatoe salad with pesto and balsamic, quite good. The hot food looked and smelled great. They also sell butcher meats, produce and many cheeses, pastas and such.

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  1. One of my favorite gems. Have used their catering on several occasions and it was always fabulous and received many raves. Their lunch specials are always tasty, especially anything with eggplant. Love the paninis. I also have a thing for their macaroni salad, it's just right. They will also make you something if it's not on the menu. And, I think their prices are reasonable for this area.

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    1. re: Dim Sum Diva

      Dim Sum Diva, how does their sausage compare to Cosmo and Alex's? Do you know the price per pound?

      I pass by there all the time, I just 'have' to stop next time.

    2. Dante's is about 1/2 hour from where I live in Northern Westchester so I don't get there as often as I'd like. But, since I am now working in White Plains, I will make it a point to get there more often. After living in Queens and Manhattan, finding a real Italian place with good sausage, etc is so great!

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      1. re: wincountrygirl

        Fiiiiiiinally got to Dante's today, after a very nice trip to TJ (and a stressful trip to the Westchester, but never mind on that).

        It's everything you all said it is. Similar to Mercurio, before it turned into A&J. I wish it was bigger and had more parking, but hey it is what it is. They had ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers, and they were delish. I got hubby a grilled chicken on a roll, and he pronounced it good. When I left, the line was out the door for the sandwiches.

        I even got to Yaranoush and what an excellent selection of goods they have. The only addition I would like to see there is the acceptance of VISA, but again oh well.

        You can't beat Central Ave. for shopping.

      2. Where, exactly, in White Plains is Dante's?

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        1. re: roxlet

          roxlet, I 'think' it's across from the outdoor mall where Pathmark is on Central Ave. It's on a pieshape piece of property.

          I may be wrong. I know it's past Yaranoush if you're driving towards Hartsdale, on the other side of the street.

          1. re: dolores

            Thanks. I'll look for it the next time I am up that way...

            1. re: roxlet

              It's just a tiny bit north and across the street from the shopping center with the old Turcos (Mortin Williamson?) and where Bed Bath and Beyond was.

              1. re: wincountrygirl

                You're right, wincountrygirl, it's across from The Christmas Tree Shoppe (they have everything else in the world too) and Morton Williams. Pathmark is further down a bit on Central Ave.

                1. re: dolores

                  Do they have a lot? Or is in on-street parking? So, if you're going south, can you turn left into a lot, or do you have to come around somehow and park on the street? I wouldn't cross Central Ave on a bet!

                  1. re: roxlet

                    The lot is so tiny, don't count on finding a spot, when I'm coming from that direction I make the left off Central at the corner (sorry I don't know the name of the street) and then make a u turn and usually find a spot near the bottom of the hill.

                    1. re: chowdom

                      I just went by again today, and there's a Dunkin Donuts next to Dante's, if you need a better marker. I was thinking you could park in the lot for the Christmas Store across the street and walk across, carefully.

                      roxlet, the lot is very tiny, a half dozen spaces maybe. There is a street adjacent to the deli, yes.