Dante is a popular Italian restaurant located in El Poblado in Medellín with some very good Italian food with fresh ingredients and good desserts. Also, the owner of Dante is reportedly Italian. So, this restaurant has some authentic Italian dishes.

I have been to Dante many times over the past several years as I like authentic Italian food. The service has always been good in my experience and the food has always been perfectly prepared. And my Colombian wife loves the lasagna at this restaurant.

Furthermore, Dante is currently ranked the 18th best Italian restaurant out of over 180 Italian restaurants listed on TripAdvisor in Medellín. But keep in mind that TripAdvisor can’t always be trusted for Medellín and in my opinion Dante should be ranked much higher.

Note the above photos of food dishes at the restaurant are courtesy of Dante.

Pasta dish, photo courtesy of Dante

Pasta dish, photo courtesy of Dante

The Food Menu at Dante

Dante has a fairly sizable menu with many appetizers, pasta dishes, pizzas, salads, meat and fish dishes and desserts.

They have many different types of pasta dishes available on the menu including fettuccine, ravioli, spaghetti and tortellini. The pasta dishes range in price from 19,000 to 31,000 pesos.  And there are nine additions available for 7,000 to 10,000 pesos.

Bolonesa lasagna, which my Colombian wife says is her favorite in the city

Bolonesa lasagna, which my Colombian wife says is her favorite in the city

Also, on the menu are eight different meat, chicken and fish combination dishes that come with pasta or potatoes with prices ranging from 26,000 to 46,000 pesos.

In addition, there are 16 different pizzas on the menu that range in price from 20,000 to 32,000 pesos.

Tomato soup

Tomato soup

Also, there are eight appetizers on the menu priced at 14,000 to 34,000 pesos. Furthermore, there are four different salads prices at 20,000 to 29,000 pesos. And there are two different soups available for 8,000 and 10,000 pesos.

Finally, there are six desserts on the menu that are priced at 8,000 to 10,000 pesos.

Dante's bar

Dante’s bar

The Drink Menu

Dante has a relatively small drink menu. They have 13 beer options on the menu with prices that range from 7,000 to 9,000 pesos. And there are three house wines available for 12,000 pesos per glass plus several other alcoholic drinks including several cocktails.

Nonalcoholic beverages include natural fruit juices for 5,900 pesos. In addition, they also have teas, bottled water, lemonade and sodas for 5,000 to 10,000 pesos. In addition, there are four coffee options on the menu for 4,000 to 6,000 pesos.

How to Get to Dante

Dante is located on the second floor of the La Strada building on Avenida Poblado. One way to get to this restaurant is using the Medellín Metro. To get there take the Line A metro to the Aguacatala station. And the La Strada building where the restaurant is located is about a 20-minute walk from the metro station.

In addition, there are several bus lines that run along Avenida Poblado that pass by the La Strada building. For example, there is a bus from Sabaneta that runs down Avenida Poblado on its way to El Centro.

Also, many taxi drivers in the city will know where the La Strada building is located. If not, give the driver the below address.

Website: http://dante.com.co/

Address: Carrera 43A # 1Sur-150, La Strada building, local 235, El Poblado, Medellín

Phone: +57 4 322 0134

Hours: Noon to 10:00 pm.

Dante also has a restaurant in Bogotá located at Carrera 69 # 98A-11 in the Centro Comercial Floresta Outlet.

The Best Italian Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley

On the Medellin Guru website, we have looked at nine of the best Italian restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:

  1. Romero Cocina Artesanal – a popular chain of four Italian restaurants in Medellín with good Italian food.
  2. Parmessano – a popular chain of 12 Italian restaurants in Medellín with some good Italian food.
  3. Pizzería Olivia – a chain of eight pizzerias in Medellín with great brick-oven cooked pizzas as well as very good Italian food.
  4. Della Nonna Tratoria – a popular chain of Italian restaurants with two locations in Medellín and one in Llanogrande.
  5. Il Castello – a popular Italian restaurant in El Poblado with good Italian food and they make their own pasta in a factory.
  6. Caduff Pasta Fresca – a popular Swiss-owned Italian restaurant in Laureles with good food.
  7. Palazzetto D’Italía – a hidden gem Italian restaurant in El Centro with good food.
  8. Dante – a popular Italian restaurant in El Poblado in the La Strada building with good food.
  9. Il Forno – a chain of 21 Italian restaurants in Medellín that has good Italian food.

Also, we included Dante in our list of the best Italian restaurants in Medellín.

Dante Restaurant in El Poblado

Dante Restaurant in El Poblado

The Bottom Line: Dante

I like Italian food and I have lived in Medellín for over eight years. Dante is one of my favorite Italian restaurants I have discovered in the city.

Dante has some very good food with fresh ingredients and good presentation. And the restaurant is casual with a nice ambiance and good service. However, it’s a relatively small restaurant that can fill up on the weekends but you can call for a reservation.

Finally, make sure to leave room for dessert, as the Tiramisu here is very good and the other desserts are also good.

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