79 Macdougal St Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.728818 -74.001611
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
good desserts and coffee – best desserts in the city! Love the chocolate one with the zabaglione in the middle. Very good place for people watching and afternoon coffee.
loved my treats – My cannoli was so yummy we made a quick run down(from the upper east side) the next day for another. My husband ordered pumpkin gelato and that was fabulous as well.
An after dinner treat. – A bit pricey compared to what you would find on Arthur Ave, but Caffe Dante boasts friendly service, a variety of Italian desserts (including cakes imported from Italy), and a convenient SoHo location. The chocolate mousse cake was rich and smooth, but the chocolate mousse by itself was another matter, lumpy - a sign of error in preparation. Despite that, a solid choice for coffee, conversation and cake.
Charming Italian cafe – Caffe Dante has a very friendly staff (they also don't mind if you linger), delicious desserts and a pleasant atmosphere.
Best Coffee House in Manhattan. – I knew Cafe Dante since 1992, when I first moved in NYC (I am an Asian guy who lived in NYC) It's the greatest l'il Italian Cafe I've ever visit. The barista knew well what they are doing with coffee and coffee machine. Cakes are outstanding. Especially their Tiramisu. Oulala!!!! The new l'il resto next to this cafe? I've never been there tho. The waitresses are very nice and friendly.
Editorial Review – Greenwich Village staple lets customers relax and enjoy authentic Italian coffees as well as paninis and fresh gelato.
My favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. – Great food, great gelato, great service. And I don't know if she still works there but there used to be a Brazilian lady who worked there who was as pretty as they come. There's no better dinner value in NYC. For the quality of the food, the price is outstanding.
Delicious food. – 'Cafe Dante' is a bit of a misnomer. The cafe exists, but it is only one part of the restaurant. The other part is a nice Italian restaurant. It is quiet, romantic, and offers delicious food. My friend ordered spaghetti, and I ordered the Chicken. The food was excellent and the portions were hearty. Best of all, the price for two came out to $35 without liquor. That's quite a bargain given the quality of the dining experience. Sadly, there have been some unpleasant recent developments. The waiters, for instance, have on occasion behaved in an abhorrently rude manner. Still, the food is outstanding, and the prices are reasonable for the area.
Completely captures the essence of Italy – The mere fact that they didn't serve American coffee is enough for a standing ovation. If you are going to be traditional you might as well go all the way! The waitresses & bartenders speak Italian to one another, the menu is identical to what you'd see in any small town in Italy & the deserts & cafes are phenomenal. This place is a perfect stop after a dinner in SoHo. The one knock is that the restaurant & furniture could be a little nicer to capture the mood, it's just a step up from folding chairs which is a bit of a disappointment. Nonetheless, a very cool, completely Italian desert & cafe place in NoHo...and frankly one of the best in all of the city.
excellent village italian – maybe some will confuse the cozy little coffee-and-cake cafe for the restaurant next door (both owned by the same good owners), but dante is so much more than just a sweet little coffee place. its authentic italian food rivals much more expensive and celebrity-ridden joints (da silvano's food is nothing compared to dante's, but yes, you won't see de niro here...his loss.)
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