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Dante is Omaha’s first restaurant specializing in authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and rustic Italian cuisine featuring ingredient-driven dishes with fresh produce from local farmers. We are committed to providing our guests with an authentic Italian experience, from our wine list to our menu.

ABOUT THE CHEF, NICK STRAWHECKER

Chef Nick Strawhecker, Dante OmahaNick Strawhecker recently returned to his native Omaha to design and build Dante Pizzeria Napoletana, where he is Owner/Chef.

Born and to some extent raised in Omaha, Nick believes his travels as a youngster fundamentally influenced both his career and now his endeavor in Dante. After living for three years in England in his early teens and traveling extensively throughout Europe, Nick and his family returned to Omaha where he graduated from high school and enrolled into the prominent culinary program at Johnson & Wales in Providence.

After culinary school, Nick spent two years in Flagstaff working at a small bistro while attending Northern Arizona University. He then moved to the Piedmont region in Italy to learn more about Italy and its beautiful cuisine at The Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF), followed by a stint at the Michelin-rated Il Falconierie in southern Tuscany. Upon returning to the states, Nick worked for five years in Chicago where he gained incredible experience at Aria (Fairmont Hotel), assisting in a $5 million makeover of the restaurant. He then joined Chef Shawn McClain at Spring, where he spent three years, and rose to Sous Chef. In 2006, Nick left Chicago to be Sous Chef at Philadelphia’s XIX, located in one of the US’s four Park Hyatt Hotels. He returned to Omaha in 2008 to pursue his lifelong dream of opening his own restaurant. A year after Dante opened, Nick was named to the 2010 class of Omaha’s 40 Under 40.

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Pop-up Wine Tasting with Elena Walch Winery
  On Thursday, February 23rd, Dante is hosting a very special Pop-up Wine Tasting Event with wine connoisseur, Clay Farmer, from Italy's world-renowned Elena Walch Winery. Enjoy 7 highly-rated wines from the family-owned winery which is located in Northwest Italy's s [more]
Valentine’s Day at Dante
Make reservations now for a special night at Dante with your sweetie on Valentine's Day! Tuesday - February 14th, 2017 Chef Nick Strawhecker is preparing an exclusive three-course Valentine's Prix Fixe menu with optional wine pairings. Plus, all of your favorites from ou [more]
Guests Invited to Sip, Smell & Taste Italy with Sommelier in 2017 Dante Ristorante Pizzeria proudly announces its own Sommelier, Adam Weber, now holds the title of Italian Wine Professional™ (IWP), through the Napa Valley Wine Academy – the first and only in Nebr [more]
Classic Wines of Tuscany Dinner
Take your tastebuds on a trip to one of Italy's most cherished regions and experience the classic wine and cuisine that made Tuscany famous during this special Wine Dinner event at Dante. Home to some of the world's most famous art and architecture, the region is also kno [more]
Flight to Table Breakfast (in a Duck Blind!)
It was a Dante first, and according to Sarah Baker Hansen of the Omaha World-Herald, "it also might be the most Nebraska version of the farm-to-table trend yet." On Sunday, December 11th, Chef Nick Strawhecker teamed up with expert hunting guide, Aaron Schroder from Pheasant [more]
Time to reveal your Secret Santa gift!
It's finally time to find out gift your Secret Santa envelope holds! If you dined at Dante anytime from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, you hopefully received one of over 1,000 envelopes we gave away to say Thank You to our guests for choosing Dante! The Sec [more]
Dante Recommended by Zagat Recommended by Omaha World Herald