Our restaurant has not always been as it seems with its history going far back. In 1973 Dante and Nancy Margiotta’s first venture into Colinton came in the form of The Snuff Box, a sweetie shop which occupied half of the space of the current restaurant today. The shop was later expanded into the ironmongers next door when its owner decided to retire and insisted the Margiotta’s enlarge their business onto his premise. They could not afford the upfront costs however came to the agreement to pay £17 a week until the debt was collected. Without this act of kindness, Dantes as it is today may never have come into existence.