Dante (Blanchardstown) restaurant
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, BlanchardstownDublin 15
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Reviewed 05th April 2018 (visited 3 April 2018 )
Had vouchers for here and decided to use them, could only order from the a la carte menu... very disappointing food. Pizza was ok, the carbonara was dreadful and I had chicken & broccoli pasta( very little chicken in it) As a result will not be returning. The staff were all very pleasent and helpful but the food was a big let down.
Reviewed 12th October 2016 (visited 9 October 2016 )
Staff was lovely, very useful, opened to help anytime. But food was disappointing. I had pasta carbonara which seemed very dry, tasteless . The other people I was with seemed dissapointed of their food...Not good for the price it had..I would not go there anymore.
Reviewed 20th March 2016 (visited 19 March 2016 )
I usually visit Dante during the week.so this was first weekend visit and the atmosphere was so much better than during the week when it is practically empty. More staff on and attention to detail was excellent. We sat at the back near the kitchen and its a much better atmosphere there.more Italian style and no loud lights overhead. The standard of the food as ever was very good. This restaurant should be more popular due to standard of food alone .
Reviewed 09th September 2015 (visited 6 September 2015 )
We fancied a pizza after a day of shopping in Blanch shopping centre. We had starters and decided to try the new Turkish pizza. Very disappointed. Not an exciting tasting pizza more like a pizza with bland vegtables eg. cucumbers etc and and pieces of steak. Anyway it tasted like any cheap pizza you would buy in aldi and then add your own veg and meat. Boring and no flavour. The menu has a tasty sounding food that we will be back for, but We'll give the turkish pizza a miss next time.
Reviewed 28th August 2015 (visited 17 August 2015 )
There is absolutely no atmosphere in this restaurant. The food is quite good standard but there is never anyone there. The waitress was surly and did not look happy in her job. It would an nice if something could be done to give Dantes a makeover, it could be a great place to eat.
Reviewed 21st July 2015 (visited 21 July 2015 )
The Restaurant was empty when we first arrived but started to get busier after a while. The service is excellent and our waitress who is often there is so pleasant. The food was a bit of a let down. Steak was lovely and perfectly cooked but chicken tenders were of the frozen variety and were very bland. Deserts were both very good. It does feel sometimes like a hit or a miss for food here. Ambience in the restaurant needs improving, big spotlights in the ceiling do not help the atmosphere. It could be such a great venue.
Reviewed 15th June 2015 (visited 14 June 2015 )
As stated in many other reviews, Dante's has no atmosphere at all - very cold and clinical. The waitresses are very nice but the food is very poor. Our pizza was burnt black and had to be sent back. The replacement was swimming in oil. The cheescake was tasteless and almost frozen solid -clearly bought in. The scampi was also tasteless. We were told it was bought in frozen. It seems that Dante's is more an "assembly" point for pre-prepared ingredients than a proper kitchen with a chef who actually cooks. Yes it has cheap deals - but they are not worth it as the food is such poor quality.
Reviewed 12th June 2015 (visited 11 June 2015 )
While the food is good here the atmosphere is nil. Never that many people here. Service was not great,once food was delivered we were never approached again and asked how everything was. The value and quality is quite good but decor and ambience needs a lot of work.
Reviewed 31st March 2015 (visited 31 March 2015 )
I do like Dantes and consider it to be underrated as restaurants go in Blanchardstown,but i do think they are getting complacent. My last two visits did not prove to be that good.While the food is good and value is good,the ambience is just not good. Very clinical. Also desert on this occasion was not up to standard,chocolate brownie nearly burned and eton mess lacking meringue. Hopefully management and staff can get more enthusiastic and look at these issues.
Reviewed 16th March 2015 (visited 16 March 2015 )
I usually find dantes flawless but on this visit it was not up to usual standards.It was busier which it should be as the food is good and the value is excellent,but the service was slow,chips were overcooked,and the brownies were unavailable as they had a busy night the night before and used them all,new ones were been baked as we were there,but would not be ready in time for us.Its hard to believe a restaurant doesn't have organisation skills when something on the menu is getting low.Having said this i would still highly recommend this restaurant.
Reviewed 14th February 2015 (visited 14 February 2015 )
Place is lovely, waitress was lovely, very attentive, food was lovely, portions large, kids well looked after with crayons & pictures to colour, would defiantly go back, much nicer than Milano across the road
Reviewed 14th February 2015 (visited 13 February 2015 )
Nice atmosphere very nice food and good value...
Reviewed 11th December 2014 (visited 2 December 2014 )
The food here was very a very good standard. Every dish is prepared fresh after the order so there is a little delay but well worth it for the quality of food and the one one of value for money. There were more people dining there at lunchtime which dantes richly deserves. The word must be out that this is one of the best experiences in blanchardstown for food and good value.
Reviewed 31st October 2014 (visited 29 October 2014 )
Dantes is really good value. We had 2 adults and 2 children and the children's menu was such good value at €5.95 for 2 courses plus soft drink. The only big problem I had is that we were not allowed in until 12 even though the door was open and it was freezing outside. The other peeve I would have is that 2 items I ordered for dessert weren't available even though they were on the menu. Excuse given was that they had a busy night the night before and desserts were not ready for lunch. This is a little unacceptable. Having said all that i will be back for quality of food and value.
Reviewed 21st August 2014 (visited 1 August 2014 )
We had steak and it was beautifully cooked. It came with a very good salad and skinny chips all cooked fresh. Service was very friendly and fast with the orders. Eton mess was amazing. Value for money was excellent.