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“This place USED to be great....”

Dante's Pasta & Vino
Ranked #8 of 15 Restaurants in Barrington
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Epping, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“This place USED to be great....”
Reviewed 24 July 2011

We used to visit Dante's on a monthly basis and were surprised to find such a good restaurant in NH. However, our past three experiences have been sub par. They have changed the menu and ever since then the food quality has decreased dramatically and the service quality has plummeted. The pasta has become increasingly oily and with less flavor; but the service or lack thereof really is the disappointment. We will not be going back.

  • Visited July 2011
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4 Thank blkcat7160a
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Barrington, NH
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“At dante's there are no customers, only friends and family.”
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Dante’s is a part of a full service restaurant that can satisfy your social and dining needs. The food is excellent and cooked to order. This level of quality requires time, making Dante’s an excellent stop for leisure dinning. The wait staff is well trained and most knowledgeable. Dante’s choice of wines is excellent and varied.

The bar is a great gathering place for locals and friends to be made. Dante’s bartender, Glenn, is one of the best in the East. He will tune your drink to match your request but he can’t play cribbage. He is a great choice if you wish to improve your winning percentages.

  • Visited July 2011
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6 Thank Half_a_Hog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding food and very friendly service.”
Reviewed 7 July 2011

The bolognese is out of this world. We love every dish. This is the best Italian restaurant in New England. We appreciate the friendly owner and wait staff.

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6 Thank ACSP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“All around amazing restaurant!”
Reviewed 25 February 2011

Check out the daily ravioli special - freshly made! Service was terrific and prices for meals very reasonable. Bar atmosphere is very friendly - mix of regulars and new patrons. It's great to regularly see the chef step out of the kitchen and talk about the meals. The owner is present daily and very friendly. Great ambiance and overall great experience.

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6 Thank Paulrs2218
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Dover, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“terrible service and mediocre food”
Reviewed 15 January 2011

it took a whole hour for us to receive our small portioned food. they were not busy and the owners could not be bothered with checking out the kitchen to see what was taking so long after we saw them looking over at us. The waitress explained to us that normally this doesn't happen,but this is the second time and last time for us. normally we dont complain but I feel an obligation to let others know when a restaurant is overrated. the food was mediocre and pricey.

  • Visited January 2011
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5 Thank gemini1200
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