DANTE-NYC.COM | 79-81 Macdougal Street
Offer with ticket stub: 50% off any drink
The original Caffe Dante opened its doors on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village 1915, which at the time, was known as the ‘South Village’ and mostly a Italian neighborhood. It was a local meeting place where Italian immigrants would gather over espresso and talk of home and politics. In 1971, Mario Flotta Sr. took over the space. Over the course of the next 40 years, community neighbors and celebrities alike frequented this cafe for a piece of Italy. Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld and Bob Dylan were just a few of the famous faces that passed through. In 2015, the Flotta family decided to part ways with the cafe and entrusted its future with a Australian family. The family has stayed true to the Italian heritage of Caffe Dante whilst taking influences from the global ingredients that New Yorkers have learned to love and seek out. Striving for innovation through authenticity, the team’s success has been to revive the historic brand and cultural symbolism whilst reigniting it as an all-day destination for coffees, dinner and aperitivo.