Papa Dante Restaurante
8607 Fm 1976, Converse, TX 78109
Primary Phone: (210) 658-4936
Phone: (210) 658-7622
Phone: (210) 658-4936
Papa Dantes Italian Restaurant
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, Mediterranean, Caterers, American, Hot Dogs, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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11/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now and went tonight for the first time. I am disappointed in the food and the service. We only saw our waitress at the beginning and end of our meal and I spent a great deal of the time thirsty. The food was very ordinary. It was ok, but certainly not worthy of a $12 meal, more like $6. I was even disappointed in the water as it had a funky taste. The atmosphere is much more casual than I expected. Its almost like a diner/fast food atmosphere. I hope your experience is better than mine!
11/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is the by far best kept secrets in the San Antonio. A family owned small business with oustanding customer service and FANTASTIC service, ambience,and food. ""Papa"" proudly servied our country (retired military) and served the guests with the same pride. Today his sons continue what papa started. The family is from New Jersey so they know good Italian food and have passed the family values and traditions down to the next generation! The cool thing is the sons successfully continue Papa's values and love for the business.
OUTSTANDING I WOULD GIVE THEM ANOTHER START IF I COULD
10/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is one of the best kept secrets in the San Antonio area. The service is fantastic and if there is a problem all you have to do is say something and management will make sure things are made right. This is a family owned business and their customer service attitude comes through. The ambience is superb as well as the food. ""Papa"" started this business after serving our country proudly (retired military), was from New Jersey, knew all about good Italian food and passed the family tradition on to his sons who, thank goodness, are carrying on the great traditions started by their father!
01/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am doing a tour of Italian restaurants in San Antonio and had high expectations for this place but was so disappointed. Let me first say living in Large Italian community in New Jersey I like to think I know a bit about Italian. They did film the soprano's in my neighborhood. This was a Texas version. The appetizers were pretty good tried the toasted ravioli and calamari. The pizza was horrible domino's would have been better don't let the smell fool you it smelled better than it tasted. We tried the ziti, and Alfredo. The tomato sauce almost had a BBQ taste and the Alfredo was tasteless but the noodles were good. If I had to pick it again I probably would not go. We had a group of 7 and only 1 like the food but hey make your own decision.
11/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is amazing! The food is the best Italian I've had in a long, long time. The prices are incredible, and the service is amazing -- not to mention a fun atmosphere. If you are in San Antonio, do not miss out on this place. It has been family owned and operated for quite some time. Lunch, dinner, you name it. If you want great Italian at great prices, this is the place to go!
01/30/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This family-owned restaurant's greatest asset is the made-from-scratch tomato sauce. The food is outstanding for the price. The multitude (literally, multitude) of headshots and movie posters adorning the walls of the restaurant will keep customers vastly entertained til their food comes. I'm tempted to say that, with Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Bruce Willis, and many more familiar faces that you've seen but can't remember the names of, Papa Dante's is the most entertaining restaurant I know. A truly warm and enjoyable place.
I recommend the Chicken Parmigiana with a side salad. The cheesecake is a must!
09/15/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Authentic italian dishes made from scratch!! From the original spaghetti to ocean morsels such as seafood lasagna, everyone's taste buds are stimulated with every bite!! The garlic bread is some of the best I have every tasted! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with an earthly, toasty portion of sesame seeds on top-just enough butter on top! The ambience is breathtaking when you see pics of every known celebrity one can think of! In fact, this is where we went to dinner tonight! We had the meat filled ravioli with spaghetti with bolognese sauce! Every bite made me fill as though we were dining in Italy!! I highly recommend this cozy, out of the way place for you next true, authentic dining experience!!!
08/23/2002Provided by Citysearch -
It's and excellent whole in the wall. If you like old pictures of Marilyn Monroe and the Mob, this is your kind of place. Their pastas are inexpensive and their Marilyn Monroe Sandwich is HUGE and cheap! Their is nothing fancy about Papa Dante's except their small town family run business style. So put on your flip-flops and cut-offs and have a great dining experience!