Puerto Vallarta most beautiful Art Gallery, Galleria Dante and Di Vino Dante Tapas Restaurant Bar a must visit in while in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta.
Galleria Dante is the largest fine Art gallery in Puerto Vallarta with more than 7000 square feet of show room and gardens on the first level. The gallery represents more than 60 emerging and established artists, of which the majority are Mexican artists. When Joe, Claire & Gena Guarniere purchased hacienda “Casa de Colores” in 1988 for their successful Italian restaurant “Pizza Joe” decorated with art treasures from their travels to Europe, little did they know that in 1995 they would be retiring from the restaurant to run a gallery full time. And once again it is a Casa filled with color! The gallery is an eclectic blend of styles: abstract, classical, contemporary, surreal, expressionistic and impressionistic! Another unique point of Galleria Dante is the amount of sculpture exhibited indoors and out. We ship world wide! A complete inventory is posted to the website, where clients can also order online. Galleria Dante is open 9am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday and in high season also open Saturday 9 am to 2 pm. Or private viewings, after hours can be arranged thru Di Vino Dante Restaurant.
The Guarniere’s tastes have always leaned towards the colonial, the old. But to show the art, white walls, now replace much of the original brick. But to keep with their love of Italy, brick and stone, much of the 2nd floor has been built and decorated with recycled materials from the original home.
In November of 2013 Di Vino Dante restaurant in Puerto Vallarta opened it’s doors on the 2nd floor, incorporating many unique spaces to exhibit art. Di Vino Dante Restaurant is a full service restaurant where the owner, Gena is knowledgeable about wine and art. There is indoor and outdoor seating, as well as an air-conditioned space. Puerto Vallarta Restaurants also opening in late 2015 is a roof top garden and terrace for the expanded menu and private parties. This is not only a relaxing place to dine, with great food and drinks, it is a work of art! Gena is excited to have as part of her team, two very passionate key players: Chef Ivan Lorenzo and Mixologist: Dan Rodriquez
Di Vino Dante is open 2 to 11pm, Monday thru Saturday, but can open for private groups for brunch.
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Gena Guarniere was born and raised in the family businesses – “Pizza Joe” Italian restaurant and “Galleria Dante” Fine Art gallery in Puerto Vallarta . During her second year at University “UBC” in Vancouver, British Columbia, she took “Wine Science”, to complete her Science credit. It changed her life. Growing up in an Italian family, surrounded by art and after numerous summers in Italy, she had never developed a taste for wine. With her interest peaked, and a new found love of wine, she took more wine classes, in what free time she had in completing her Fine Art degree. After studying wine theory and tasting hundreds of bottles of wine, she dreamed of how to work in the business. With jobs being scarce, the idea of moving home to open a wine bar became a reality. In all her wine classes, very little emphasis was put on Mexican wines. One thing Gena discovered on her return to Vallarta was the number of great Mexican wines available. So the idea started to form – focus on Mexican and Latin American wines, in an old Hacienda, surrounded by some of the finest Artists in Mexico . As her love for Mexican wine grew so did her desire to make people aware of these wines. Gena founded Di Vino Dante in 2013 a wine bar that focuses primarily on Mexican Wine. Parts of Mexico have a rich history in wine – Gena is enthusiastic to introduce and educate people of these fine wines.
Galleria Dante is the Largest Fine Art Gallery in Puerto Vallarta, We represent more than 50 artists. Of these artists 90% of them are Mexican. Many Different styles and techniques are represented. From emerging artist to well established museum quality work.
Inspired by the story of Dante and Beatrice, Claire and Joe opened Galleria Dante in 1995. In the beginning, most of the gallery’s pieces were classical, but over the years it has expanded. Today, Galleria Dante is the largest and most eclectic in PV, hosting more than 50 contemporary painters and sculptors that work in a wide range of styles: abstract, surreal, realism, photo-realism, and of course, classical. The countless pieces are arranged in the European salon style throughout the massive gallery’s eight rooms, including a beautiful open-air courtyard.