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Dino's Cafe

141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728 (North End)
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Ranked #75 of 2,814 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Café
Neighborhood: North End
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: North End
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44 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
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
87 reviews 87 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I lived in the North End (Boston's "Little Italy," if you will) back when Dino's opened, around 15 years ago. It was a revelation, in an area that is packed with great restaurants, and it continues to excel. NO ONE makes a better meatball sub! The house-made meatballs and marinara are perfect, and the sub rolls are... More

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Portland, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We popped in here one night just looking for an easy dinner and just wanted simple. This was easily one of our favorite places in the neighborhood. Simple, no nonsense dishes and service. Plenty of locals came in to pick up their take out. The food was wonderful and exactly what we had been after. Felt more like you were... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I went up to the North end to get some good Italian food. I was by myself and wasn't looking for atmosphere . I just wanted a good meal at a reasonable price. I felt very lucky to find Dinos. The dining room is rather plain . One wall acts as a giant menu. What a selection!Don't mistake this for... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We entered the North End hungry and tired. Crazy! A very nice cycle rickshaw driver asked us if we needed help. We must have looked it. We told him we needed pasta. He said - then go to Dino's. He gave us directions that took us into the heart of the North End eatery neighborhood and to the door of... More

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