Italian >Casa Dante
737 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ | Directions 0730640.735194 -74.062365
Sat 4pm-late closing
Neighborhoods: Journal Square
A treasure in Jersey City since 1971. Great food and service. Full Bar and Award Winning Wine List. Valet Parking on Premises.
Near all public transportation ( PATH & buses ), and US 1-9 and Turnpike.Join our mailing list for discounts, advanced mailings and giveaways. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & phone number. see www.casadante.com for details on all events, party bookings, wine dinners and entertainment schedules or call 201-795-2750. Casa Dante is a recipient of Wine Spectator 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 as well as 3 1/2 (of 4) Stars from the Newark Star Ledger and named top three Italian by Inside Jersey Magazine July 2010. A Jersey City "Culinary Institution" since 1971.
Weddings, Rehearsal dinners, Graduation, Communion, Celebration area available.
Full bar, Free Valet Parking, Weekend Entertainment, Large Parties Welcome
Love 'em!!! – I live in walking distance of Casa Dante, and as such, I try to get there at least a few times a month. Each visit is highlighted by the wonderful staff, and the food is always top-notch! Drinks are huge and well made. We were there over Valentine's Day and the chef's special of braised short ribs over pappardelle was so good I could eat it every night. A fantastic place for grown-ups!
Great Comfort Food – Casa Dante is by far the best Italian restaurant in Jersey City if not in all of New Jersey period. The food is the best quality/quantity you can expect. The elegant atmosphere and friendly/professional staff makes this place extra special…. This is what fine dinning is all about. I look forward to my once a week date night with my husband since its Casa Dante we almost always end up going to!
Average Food, Below Average Drinks – I went to Casa Dante with 2 girlfriends for a single girls' night out on Valentine's Day. We purposely picked this restaurant because it had great reviews, beautiful decor (via the website), and we wanted a high end place to make it a special night. The food was really good but I wouldn't say there's anything spectacular to it the way all of the reviewers before me seemed to imply. The only thing high end about this restaurant is the parking, decor, bathroom ammenities, and inflated prices (not super expensive but definitely a little more than the food was worth).
The overall experience and service at the place was very good but I do have two gripes:
1.: The menu. In honor of Valentine's Day they had a special a la carte menu. They had mentioned this on their website but we thought it was going to be in addition to their regular menu (clearly a mistake on our part). We were not allowed to order off their regular menu (we asked). The problem was not with me though but with my two girlfriends (they are Vegetarians, I am not). There was only one pasta dish on the menu and it had to be ordered without meat. It's not a big deal to request no meat but do you think they could have added a few more Veg. friendly options/pasta dishes (besides salad)? Why couldnt we order off the reg. menu? Valentine's Day is one day. You can't tell me you didn't have the ingredients for regular menu items back there!
2. The drinks. When I'm paying good $ for a drink I want it to taste...good. My friend and I both got pomegranate margaritas ($9) and they were so overloaded with sour mix (is sour mix even usually put in a margarita???) that they were undrinkable. $9 down the drain instead of in my belly. Stop being stingy and add a little liquor in them. You'll still probably make a 6 dollar profit off it.
Even though this review was very critical I would return - only I would return on a day when the regular menu is being offered and stick to non alcoholic beverages.
Valentines Day is always a tough night for restaurants. Casa Dante is no exception. Yes, we do have a Prix Fix menu on that day in order to handle the sheer volume of business. Therefore the regular menu was not provided for the evening. However, many regular menu offerings were listed on the Prix Fix. The quality & portion always remain outstanding and the time allotted to each customer never varies. Since all our food is made to order, there may be a bit longer wait, but well worth it.
We have added greatly to the number of vegetarian offerings; one of our owners is a vegetarian. Sorry that this issue was not brought to our attention that evening. I would hope that my customers would point out a perceived deficiency in drink quality; it would have been handled on the spot. Come in again and please mention your review (as we have no way of knowing you because it was written anonymously) and we will happily accomodate your every need.
You don't want to miss this one. – If you like adult beverages, be careful. One will do, even if you were thinking of 2 or 3. I like to start the meal with a double clam cocktail, followed by tri-colour salad, zuppa di clams marinara, and linguine carbornara. I'm not an expert on desserts because I'm usually full by then, but I do love their canolis. As far as service is concerned, well, I was in the business myself for many years and I was real good. It almost pains me to admit that these waiters are better than I was, and I mean ALL of them. You won't go wrong on this one. One time, and one time only and you'll be hooked and hooked good (I only use incorrect English for purposes of emphasis).
~ O. William Marshall III
Best Food!! – After eating at this great restaurant it has become my favorite. Personally, it just doenst compare to other restaurants ive been too. The Salmon had an outstanding flavor. It was just right! Im also inlove with their baked potatoes! Yummm. The restaurant looks almost hiden but you cant miss it!
Best Italian Restaurant – Ive always thought Casa Dante was the best and it never proves me wrong. I recommended the place to my co-worker for a large party and they loved it. Thanks Casa for making me look good!
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The Best Italian Restaurant – Casa Dante is one of the best Italian restaurant experience I have had in a long time.The food was great the atmosphere was perfect the staff was friendly.The Menu was classic Italian cuisine at reasonable prices.Oh and another plus is they have free valet parking.
Great Place..Fabulous Food – Been going there for many years.Food is great..never disappointed. Try any of the fish dishes..great wine selection and nice decor
Editorial Review – Italian restaurant and grill features old school elegance, live jazz and a full bar serving over 100 wines.
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