Family Run Since

classic Italian food


A modern italian

Fully-licensed restaurant

Dantes - a proud history!

Back in 1973, when Slade were in the pop charts, The Wombles started on TV and Live and Let Die was at the cinema, Dante and Nancy Margiotta set up their first sweet shop in Colinton. ‘The Snuff Box’ as it was known, occupied half of the space of the current restaurant today. It then grew and moved into the ironmonger’s store next door. The upfront costs were prohibitive, but an agreement was made to pay £17 per week until the debt was collected. Fast forward 24 years and a huge change was about to happen. In 1997, ‘The Snuff Box’ was transformed into the business we know and love today and Dante’s was born! Today, Dante and Nancy still pay a major role in the restaurant. Dante is still cooking behind the scenes and Nancy’s world-famous sticky toffee pudding is still a firm favourite!
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48-50 Bridge Road Colinton, EH13 0LQ