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Dino's Cafe

141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728 (North End)
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Great place, cooked to order. Service with smile. Will be our new favorite during temporary stay in North End. Busy take out. Casual but would go for night out....food is worth it. Perfect marinara..not too salty. gnocchi the best.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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316 reviews 316 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a little deli type of restaurant, maybe a dozen tables, which fill up fast. I had the egg plant and veal, they were quite good. A nice selection of beers and wine too. A bargain price for average Boston, and a locals hangout.

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New Hampshire, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We liked the casual, lunch counter feel to this place and the portions were good sized. Between us we had an eggplant parm sub, gnocchi w marinara sauce and cheese tortellini w marinara sauce. The portions were good sized, but all the dishes were fairly bland. Another time I'd try another place.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very unassuming and relaxed rather like the old fashioned lino table Chinese restaurants of the past in Sydney. A range of top model cars picking up takeaway. Delicious pasta, cheap and friendly atmosphere.

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We loved our lunch at this cozy cafe, homemade pesto, delicious fettuccine Alfredo, friendly service. Generous sizes, sandwiches are 16 inches but they will make them smaller if you want.

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Very good small Italian Restaurant. All ingredients are super fresh. And the sandwiches are the largest I have ever seen. I had the Dino's Special and it was great as was the roll. The wife had a Chicken Catcharori which was also very good. Would go back.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great find for awesome sandwiches, salads, and hospitality... Fresh delicious ingredients. Reminiscent of the good ole days, casual atmosphere great food and company... Love Dinos... Xoxo

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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

incredibly nice food. THIS IS CLASSIC! Very funny cashier with golden star italian food. I think that from my perspective this is the best italian restaurant in the US! average price. We ate lobster ravioli, grilled chicken tomato sauce pasta and chicken marsala. It was extrodinary well made.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Maybe I was expecting too much after reading the reviews. The meatball sub was good...but hard to believe that there isn't better in this part of Boston. Maybe I was turned off by the kid wearing a Yankees hat behind the counter or the older man smoking right outside the door....come on man!

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Vista, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Based on the reviews on TA, my wife and I decided to make Dino's our first lunch stop on our vacation, and we are sure glad that we did. I love the North End of Boston. There are many great places to eat. But I was on the hunt for the perfect meatball sandwich and found one at Dino's. Do... More

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