Dante: Where the Wood-Fired Oven Reigns Supreme
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Dante: Where the Wood-Fired Oven Reigns Supreme

Step into Dante and prepare to be transported to a culinary haven where simplicity meets innovation. Chef Nick Strawhecker’s passion for authentic Italian cuisine shines through, using fresh, local ingredients and a mesmerizing wood-fired oven to create unforgettable dishes.

Pizza Perfection:

Dante’s Neapolitan-style pizzas are legendary. The Margherita, with its perfect balance of tangy sauce, fresh mozzarella, and aromatic basil, is a must-try. But for adventurous palates, the Diavolo packs a punch with Calabrian chiles, while the Funghi Bianco celebrates the earthy sweetness of wood-roasted mushrooms.

Pasta Paradise:

Freshly made pasta takes center stage, with dishes like Tagliatelle & Sunday Ragu, featuring pulled bison in a rich, spicy sauce, and Rigatoni Bolognese, boasting perfectly cooked noodles and a decadent beef and pork ragu. Don’t miss the cult-favorite Lasagna Bolognese, a true masterpiece of comfort food.

Smoked & Wood-Fired Delights:

The wood-fired oven works its magic beyond pizzas. The Plum Creek Farms Chicken & Gnocchi features both tender, juicy breast and flavorful braised thighs, while the Wood-Smoked Beef Short Ribs are so tender they practically melt in your mouth. For seafood lovers, the Whole, Wood-Roasted Ocean Whitefish is an impressive spectacle and a culinary delight.

Sweet Endings:

Desserts are light and tempting, like the creamy Butterscotch Budino with its hint of sea salt, or the selection of rotating gelato flavors. End your meal with a coffee and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Brunch Bliss:

Surprisingly, Dante shines at brunch too. Start with the Donut Holes, light and airy treats dipped in budino and caramel, then indulge in the Buongiorno! pizza with its unique combination of white sauce, prosciutto, potatoes, and fried eggs. Tigelle Eggs Benedict and the Black Truffle & Ricotta Omelette are other highlights.

Beyond the Food:

The service at Dante is superb, the drinks top-notch, and the open kitchen allows you to witness the culinary magic firsthand. Whether you’re seeking a classic Italian dinner, a creative pizza experience, or a delicious brunch, Dante delivers, solidifying its place as one of Omaha’s premier dining destinations.

P.S. Don’t forget to try the Tigelle, perfect for mopping up any lingering sauces, and save room for the Crispy Potatoes, addictive and perfectly seasoned.

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