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DANTE Dining Group · Chef Dante Boccuzzi · Cleveland, Ohio

Mastering his craft brought him around the world to become a culinary leader in hometown Cleveland, Ohio.

Chef Dante Boccuzzi has pursued his craft in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Mougins, London, Milan, Hong Kong, and New York City, where he earned a Michelin Star, was twice nominated to the James Beard House Rising Star Chef Award, and recognized as a Rising Star Chef with Star Chefs. Dante has worked with and for Nobu Matsuhisa, Giorgio Armani, and Robert De Niro.

His personal career milestone is the 2010 opening of the eponymous DANTE, featuring Modern American Cuisine and located in the culinary destination of Tremont in Cleveland. A year later, Ginko opened as a New York Times acclaimed sushi restaurant located below the Dante restaurant, featuring traditional and modern Japanese sushi.

In 2012 D.C. Pasta Co., an Italian trattoria, opened in Strongsville, Ohio. Later that year, Dante opened his second namesake restaurant in Akron, Ohio – DBA, for Dante Boccuzzi Akron – blending American cuisine with his second passion, Rock-n-Roll.

In November of 2012 Chef Dante was nominated by Robb Report magazine for The Next Generation Culinary Master Competition, an honor awarded to five individuals chosen by Culinary Masters from around the Country.

In April of 2014, DANTE Next Door opened. The restaurant features traditional Italian cuisine based on Dante’s travels throughout Italy. Later that year, Dante had the fun opportunity to be a contestant on Season 4 of Guy’s Grocery Games, featuring fellow James Beard nominees.

Coda, a live music venue, opened in October 2015, featuring small plates, locally-brewed craft beers, and local, national, and international musical acts.

In April 2016, Dante’s Inferno opened at Progressive Field, serving hand-crafted pizza to the home of the Cleveland Indians. Later that month, Dante opened Northside Speakeasy, a craft cocktail bar in the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.

September 2017 marks the opening of the second location of Dante’s Inferno. This full scale casual Italian restaurant is located in the recently renovated Flats East Bank near downtown Cleveland.

“Imaginative, Mediterranean twist. An extraordinary experience!”

— ZAGAT Guide, DANTE Restaurant

“Quietly building his gastronomic legacy.”

— Charlie Palmer

“Ambitious Food.”

– Monica Eng

“Best sushi in Cleveland–better than most in Tokyo”

– Trip Advisor, GINKO Restaurant

“Dante is a hot spot with good reason.”

– Marc Bona, Cleveland.com

“Chef Boccuzzi outdoes himself in Tremont.”

– Douglas Trattner

“Engaging Menu.”

– Joe Crea, Cleveland.com