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Open Table reviews

If you want to go for a nice

OpenTable Diner Since 2006

Dined on 06/11/2011

If you want to go for a nice old-fashioned dinner, with dancing and dress up a bit and make a special night of it with your special someone - Go to Casa Dante. This place is tucked away behind an unassuming door that hides how huge - and beautiful - this place really is. After 7 pm, there's live music - golden classic oldies - playing - and the entire setting is reminiscent of those old-school restaurants where waiters have been around for their lifetime and this is what they do.
Don't go if you're in a rush. This is a place to sit back, enjoy your excellent wine recommendation, your food, the ambience, your company - all of it. Go for that special date and wear nice.

5 star review
Dined on March 29, 2011

"Not being too familiar with restaurants in Jersey City, I relied on restaurant reviews and took 2 business colleagues to dinner at Casa Dante. Given some descriptions I expected a somewhat old looking run down Italian restaurant with good food. I was pleasantly surprised to walk in to find a very nice looking restaurant - much more upscale then I expected and certainly nicer than the outside led me to believe. More importantly, the food was excellent as was the service. They even have a private parking lot! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back again.

Dined on March 11, 2011

"We love Casa Dante. The food is always excellent and the service is superb.

Dined on 03/12/2011

"My wife and i had a wonderful night overall. The food, service and entertainment were exceptional and having an opportunity to dance was the clincher! It was a terrific evening that we won't forget for some time.

Yelp Reviews

March 30, 2011 review on Yelp
The waitstaff are dressed in suits and are SO attentive. So kind, sweet, and professional. I felt very welcomed (they were great without giving me a sense of being rehearsed or nervous like in other "upscale" restaurants). I have been to a lot of places in NYC, and the service here is by far the best I've had

"Fantastic Saturday night dinner at Casa Dante! Amazing food and great entertainment - we can't wait to come back!" 06/26/2010

"first knew of casa dante from star ledger - then discovered my date - from jersey city - had been there a few times with a group. noticed jazz singer champian was going to be there and made reservations for that date. allow extra time to get there driving up newark ave thru little india - but valet parking next door is perfect. service was immpecable, not rushed at all, entertainment was low key/volume as expected, and excellent, tried the stuffed zucchini flowers, chick francese, and salmon, ended with carrot cake - all done perfectly. she thought it was a pricey place but its in line with other fine dining and with added entertainment a great value. takes me 90 minutes to get there but worth it. ended evening on bldv east viewing nyc." 06/25/2010

"Dining at Casa Dante is always a classic dining experience. I envision someone's grandmother in the back making the fabulous pasta and sauce. The wait stuff is attentive and gracious. A great place for a date, fun dinner or get together with the family." 06/22/2010

"A quality restaurant with excellent service. Comfortable setting and bar. Makes you feel like family." 06/06/2010

I cannot think of a more classy purveyer of Italian-American food. The remarkable seafood salad appetizer is dressed only with a judicious mixture of lemon and oil. The kitchen performs well with the various chicken and veal cutlets, served with pasta on the side, and also excels with arugala and broccoli rabe

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!
citysearch.com - user review - 02/12/2008

Casa Dante remains near my heart.For so many years a wonderful eating experience and still clocking!Try the Veal ala Dante....to die for!
judysbook.com - user review - 01/26/2007

The food is absolutely great! They have the best service, I couldn't be more comfterable! My friends had, Veal Piccata, Sole Francese, Rack of Lamb and I had Chicken Balsamico. Everything was great! The place is beautiful and welcoming. When I want to have a nice time with my friends and family, Casa Dante is our favorite spot!
Posted 12/07/0
My family has been going to this restaurant for over 35 years. We have never been disappointed. The food is exceptionable. The best Italian in the area.
Posted 03/23/08

Welcome to Casa Dante. One of the most celebrated and legendary restaurants in the metropolitan area!
Known by a clientele that spans the United States and beyond, Casa Dante has become an “institution” that our friends treasure for its wonderful culinary presentations and unabashedly charming service. Our patrons come from many walks of life; be it senators, governors, celebrities, sport figures, attorneys, entrepreneurs, and ordinary people like us who have one thing in common;
the love of great food & wine!

Founded in 1971 and currently celebrating our fortieth year, Casa Dante has served up the most flavorful ethnic cuisine from various parts of Italy. As originally prepared by our ancestors who came to America for all her opportunities. Introducing their new land to the foods of northern and southern Italy for which this part of Jersey City has benefited over the years. With the resurgence in the popularity of authentic recipes and traditions, Casa Dante is now entering its next wave of culinary recognition. The ongoing revitalization of Jersey City and Journal Square doesn't hurt us either! Newly arrived residents from nearby NYC and similar locales have just discovered us! Our longtime loyal customers have known all along what Zagat, Citysearch and AOL have started to express. The best Italian food is in New Jersey and Casa Dante is right in the heart of all this culinary production! We have recently renovated the look of our restaurant to accommodate new patrons and new times. But we'll never compromise our dedication to the history and quality of what we present. If you haven't been here in a while you may be pleasantly surprised. Still the best food, done in a time honored style without resorting to gimmicks, hype and fads.

Our weekend entertainment schedule serves to round out a diner's experience. The food remains great and now you can listen to your favorite tunes and artists while enjoying some of the signature dishes our clientele has made famous.
Our scheduled Wine dinners have proven very successful and our wine list is continually growing as evidenced by accolades and awards by Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator ( 2009 ) A recent 3 _ 1/2 Star ( of 4) designation by the NJ Star Ledger has reconfirmed our dedication to this wonderful place and clientele.

We and the staff at Casa Dante wish to thank our loyal and long standing patrons for their years of support and dedication. To our new friends; we hope that a long lasting relationship with us starts right now, with your next meal here.
And ”may every meal be better than the last… at Casa Dante!”

Dom & Toni Marino


Casa Dante
Classic Italian Cuisine
737 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, New Jersey

11:30 am to 10:30 pm Monday to Thursday
11:30 am to closing Friday
4:00 pm to closing Saturday
2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday

Casa Dante has been a Jersey City mainstay for years. Although it might have been some time since you visited the restaurant, you're sure to recognize the magnificent stained-glass windows and oak and mahogany walls. What's different is the location of the bar and dining rooms. The decor is light-beige silk and bronze with banquette seating and upholstered chairs. A floating ceiling that resembles puffy white clouds adds to the stunning environment.

Major credit cards accepted. Comprehensive wine list. Live music Saturday night. On-premise catering for all occasions. Dress casually smart. Reservations recommended. Valet parking. Customized menus for special events, private celebrations and corporate and business gatherings.