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Reviewed February 25, 2021

Italian food from years past. I guess one more place to avoidThis place was great In the years past. You used to get good food that was tasty and home made. It seems as they are going more to Quebec style as the tasty

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

We recently joined dined at the Dante Club in Timmins. It was all-around an amazing experience. Though we have dined all around the world, and in incredible restaurants, we found the Dante Club food delicious, (we are Italian), the service friendly and attentive, the restaurant...clean and the buffet scrumptive and full of selection. Coffee was excellent and so were the desserts. Can't say enough about this wonderful place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

there is food is delicious, fresh,, work with allergies, pasta ,lasagna is out of this world, great location

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The Dante Club hasn’t changed much in the past 30 years. The decor is boring white, that’s about it. Went for the Friday buffet with my 86 year old Italian mom and 6 members of family. There is no Friday buffet anymore, they recently changed...that. The menu is old Italian, and that would be okay if it had any love put in it but everything we had was as sad as the atmosphere. Penne arrabiatta was dry, and not a scent of heat. Ross Otto was made with long grain rice... who does that? Chicken cutlet was dry as dust. Pickerel was full of bones. Buffalo mozzarella was tasteless. Only the gnocchi and meatballs were worthy of eating. The waitress needed serious training. Did not open the wine at the table or offer a taste before pouring. Referred to us as “yous guys” Stuffy and lifeless... Whomever is responsible for quality control should turn in his pay cheque. Whoever is cooking... well, they’re not Italian I can tell you that. Until I hear that they have put someone with some passion and pride in charge, we cannot return or recommend the Dante to anyone. Shame as there are no legit Italian restaurant alternatives in Timmins.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Dominic F, Manager at The Porcupine Dante Club, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

As manager of the Porcupine Dante Club and La Trattoria Dante, I apologize for your experience at our restaurant. We at La Trattoria Dante make customer satisfaction our number one priority and I will speak with my kitchen and restaurant staff to determine what was...More

Reviewed December 18, 2017

Good fresh cooking, alot of pasta and meat. Very restrictive on what is available to diners with a tight food regimen. Alot of ground beef and fried chicken. If you a are a big eater great, if not too pricey.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Dominic F, Manager at The Porcupine Dante Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thank you for your review, we take all reviews seriously I appreciate your response, we do cater to vegans, vegetarians, gluten free, and celiac. Ask one our waitresses and they will advise our chefs. A la cart is also available Thank you Hope to see...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017

This is a nice place for lunch on a Thursday and Friday... In addition, they have a nice event for New Years eve...

Date of visit: August 2017
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Dominic F, General Manager at The Porcupine Dante Club, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you and yes New Years is open to the public and is a must attend event :)

Reviewed July 7, 2017

I left Timmins in 1982. I go back time to time to visit family. Lunch at the Dante Club is always on the must-do list. Still the best food in Timmins.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Dominic F, General Manager at The Porcupine Dante Club, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for your review and thank you for the compliment, hope to see you again

Reviewed June 27, 2017

I had the pleasure to dine at the Dante Club with a group of work collegues. We had a wonderful meal that was fresh, expertly served and topped off with a delicious dessert. The lasagna was clearly made in-house, the chicken cutlet was the best...I have had. I would highly recommend lunch or supper there! I also hear good things are coming in the future for this fine restaurant, and look forward to it!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Dominic F, General Manager at The Porcupine Dante Club, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you Vincenzo Our food is still made from scratch, passed down to our cooks from the Italian ladies that worked in there :)

Reviewed May 7, 2017

Not just the Italians frequent this place. They have been pleasing timmins residents with authentic Italian classic food for years. Check it out!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Dominic F, General Manager at The Porcupine Dante Club, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you Barry :)

Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We had a nice family supper with the extended family. I love how they have round tables that fit 8 to 10 adults comfortably. It makes conversation so much more enjoyable as compared to a rectangular table that most restaurants have. Everyone in our party...had the buffet. We also ordered a few appetizers to start. The food was absolutely delicious and there was always plenty at the buffet. It was always fresh and hot. There's a lot of choice as well. By far our favourite is always the lasagna. It is to die for. Dessert was also decent.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Dominic F, General Manager at The Porcupine Dante Club, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Thank you for choosing us We are happy to serve you and your family.

Reviewed December 27, 2016

good home made Italian food. always hot, and not a bad variety on the small buffet they have, but the place is always full.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

We were a large group, organized function. we had an excellent selection of wine, paired without food. Our dinner experience had 5 courses, all excellently served.

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Browsing the internet I stumbled onto a mention of La Gondola restaurant inside The Porcupine Dante Club. I was intrigued and gave it a try for lunch. La Gondola is hidden on the second floor inside The Porcupine Dante Club. Stairs only, not wheel chair...accessible. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise... a high ceilinged pleasantly decorated hall, tables with white table cloths, tables easily rearrangeable to accommodate groups ranging from small to large. I arrived 1/2 hour after lunch hours opening and more than half of the seats were already occupied... always a good sign. The restaurant offers buffet and a la carte, lunch and dinner, Thursdays and Fridays only. I opted for the buffet which included a salad bar, soup, hot entrees, and desserts. The buffet is not haute cuisine... but good basic Italian home cooking. Salad bar was basic standard OK. Soup of the day was a really good carrot soup. Hot buffet items included two kinds of pasta, large meat balls, beef ribs, chicken and Italian sausage. I managed to sample all of them... all very good. Choice of six desserts... cake, cupcakes, brownies, etc. I opted for a small cup of a whipped cream cake concoction which was very good. Service was friendly... it's a buffet, but beverages are ordered and brought to the table. Good coffee. All of the above for $13.95 plus tax. Very good value for a very good substantial lunch. Additional notes: - The hostess told me that La Gondola has been in operation for more than 20 years. - She also told me that the dinner buffet is considerably more extensive... priced at $23.95 When I return to the Timmins area next year I will definitely bring my wife to town for a dinner at La Gondola - Fully LLBO licensedMore

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 20, 2016

This club offers excellent authentic Italian food at a reasonable price. There is a wide selection available. This club provides both a la cart and buffet dining. It is also available for private event bookings. On an aside, they have a New Year's Eve Dinner...& Dance that is a great event to attend. We have attended for many years and have a thoroughly good time! They also make a wonderful & delicious lasagna tray that you can order & take home.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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