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; Dantes!
Today, Dante and Nancy still play 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!
It's a family affair!
The hard work and passion have been passed down through the generations and Dante and Nancy’s three sons, Remo, Fabio and Sandro are now involved in the business. Fabio succeeded his father as Head Chef and Remo and Sandro look after the upstairs dining room.
If you dine at Dantes, you are guaranteed fresh, traditional, Italian cuisine – with a modern twist!
Our restaurant boasts a warm, and welcoming environment and service that is always second to none.
With seasonal daily specials and our fantastic a la carte menu, there’s something for everyone.