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Gino's Fine Itallian Food

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1410 S. Main St., Salinas, CA 93908
831-422-1814
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic food and service!

When a parking lot is completely full on a Tuesday night, you know it's good! Best Italian food I have ever had! The Artichoke Bisque was exquisite! The garlic bread melted in your mouth. My husband raved about the pepper crusted NY steak so much I thought he was going to lick the plate! Will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
kittymidori
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Reno
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reno
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

When a parking lot is completely full on a Tuesday night, you know it's good! Best Italian food I have ever had! The Artichoke Bisque was exquisite! The garlic bread melted in your mouth. My husband raved about the pepper crusted NY steak so much I thought he was going to lick the plate! Will be back again and again!!

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Mountain View, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Usually when you stop at a restaurant in the middle of farm land on a seemingly endless road, you don't expect much, but OH MY GOD! The food here is incredible. Fantastic service, fantastic selection, amazing drinks, and my fish and lobster ravioli were to die for. Will definitely be taking a detour to swing by here again.

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Salinas, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Make sure you call for reservations. Good food...not been disappointed at all. Take customers there for Lunch and dinner. Its a go to place for us in town dinner and lunch with family and friends. I like the meatballs for dinner even thought it is a starter...Good wine menu and the drinks are also good.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love Gino's daily specials. They always have wonderfully fresh and tasty fare. Hand's down the best restaurant in Salinas. Good wine selection and a full bar makes for a great relaxing local evening. This is a great family-owned restaurant that takes pride in all they do. If you're headed there on a Friday or Saturday evening its a good idea... More 

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Salinas, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the very first time I enjoyed a meal at Gino's which was 12 years ago, I have never been disappointed in the superb food, the fabulous service, and the fact that I have never doubted that when I step in there it will be incredible!

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Gino's used to be our favorite restaurant in Salinas, California. Over the past several years the quality has continually decreased. Perhaps they have grown too big, selling gift certificates at Costco and the quality is suffering. We had spaghetti with meatsauce and even added extra meatballs. There was not enough sauce. The chicken in my blackened fettuccini tasted old, they... More 

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ypsilanti
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234 reviews 234 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Start with the artichoke bisque or red and yellow beet salad with a citrus dressing. Both splendid dishes. Pasta portions are very large as is even the half portion of garlic bread. The spamoni is not the multi colored variety but creamy vanilla ice cream with chocolate bits and cherry...tasty! Gino's gets busy so make a reservation or come after... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Nice menu and reasonably priced. Go to lunch or dinner establishment. Not for special occasion but wonderful for decent lunch or dinner. Parking lot makes it easily accessible and it has a nice full bar. The food is down home and delicious and they also do take out which I have used for many a business merting. Great chicken penned... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We've been eating at Gino's for many years. Their artichoke bisque soup is fabulous! Service is always great and portion sizes are very big. At Christmas, we decided to order several dishes to bring home for a gathering rather than cook. I ordered 5 different pasta dishes and they were ready at the promised time. I brought them home and... More 

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Danville, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Cozy place with good service but food was just okay. I asked them to hold the garlic on my dish but when they delivered it, they said there was already garlic in the tomatoes and it turned out to be a lot of garlic. I would have ordered something else had I known.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1410 S. Main St., Salinas, CA 93908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-422-1814

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?