Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Bursting with restaurants, galleries, shops and boutiques offering everything from fine art to jewelry and resort wear, one street in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone has always been known for either it's restaurants or it's great shopping - and that street is Basilio Badillo.
On this street you'll find Galleria Dante and Di Vino Dante. Even though two separate businesses, they are both located in an old hacienda style villa. What started out as Claire and Joe Guarniere's family business in 1988 with an Italian restaurant called "Pizza Joe" and a small classical art gallery, today is the largest fine art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, exhibiting the works of more than 50 artists.
In 2013, Gena, born and raised in the family businesses, opened Di Vino Dante, a wine and Tapas bar overlooking the gallery's sculpture garden which also offers larger plates. The restaurant also rotates art from the gallery, offering the opportunity for diners to purchase art while enjoying a fine glass of wine or cocktail.
Both business continue to evolve and grow, the gallery always in search of new artists, the wine bar offering new menu items and an extensive wine cellar. Later this season, Di Vino Dante will be opening the rooftop garden, which will also be available for special events and private parties.
Galleria Dante and Di Vino Dante are located at Basilio Badillo #269 in the Old Town / Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta. New artwork comes in on a regular basis, and the restaurant offers weekly specials, so even if you have visited Galleria Dante in the past, it is always worth another visit.Galleria Dante is open Mon-Fri from 10 am-5 pm until the end of August, or by appointment during the Summer months. Di Vino Dante is open Mon-Sat from 2-11 pm. For more information, call (322) 222-2477, or send an email to info(at)galleriadante.com.
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