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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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EXCLUSIVE! Pop-up Virtual Wine Tasting LIVE from Italy
Join us at Dante as we host a cutting-edge Virtual Pop-up Wine Tasting Event with Santa Giustina Winery featuring a LIVE BROADCAST from their vineyard in Italy with winemaker, Gaia Bucciarelli. POP-UP WINE TASTING WITH SANTA GIUSTINA WINERY A VIRTUAL EVENT- LIVE FRO [more]
Dante will be closed to the general public on 3/22/2017 for our "Wines of Vento" dinner.  We apologize for an inconvenience. [more]
The Wines of Veneto Dinner
Come with us on a virtual visit to Italy's cherished and much celebrated Veneto wine region. With a rich history of power, romance, and mystery, Veneto is considered to be one of northeastern Italy's most prolific wine producing regions. Not only does the region produce a s [more]
Rotating Lenten Menu
Tired of the same old Friday fish-fry? Never fear! Dante's Rotating Lenten Menu is back to tantalize your tastebuds again this year. Every Friday during lent, we will feature a trio of Meatless Menu Options including a Pizza, Pasta, and Protein- all made-from-scratch with fr [more]
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]
Dante Recommended by Zagat Recommended by Omaha World Herald