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Dino's Cafe

#92 of 2,676 Restaurants in Boston
#101 of 2,889 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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North End
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141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728
617-227-1991
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best spaghetti marinara EVER

I have eaten lots of spaghetti marinara but nothing comes close to Dino's. A must do (don't let the very basic decor put you off)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Roger S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have eaten lots of spaghetti marinara but nothing comes close to Dino's. A must do (don't let the very basic decor put you off)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Delicious food and smiling service...we loved this spot so much that we ate here 2 nights in a row. Unlike so many places on Hanover Street, the servers were friendly and happy to have us. Patrons order and pay at the counter. The menu is large but ask for their favorites and the the staff is happy to share recommendations.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great food! Great food for a party of four. Great food for a fourteen year old boy!!!! Get any of the hit sandwiches, plus this place is right across from Brovas!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lobster ravioli was excellent, worth getting on the side streets for. Very small place, most people coming and going were for take out but there were a few tables to sit.

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Manchester
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137 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Stopped by on a snowy Sunday, had their Italian sub, great flavor and loaded with fresh cut meats. Hots were just enough to keep things lively. Just what you would expect from a North End establishment, will go back next for their Steak & Cheese.

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Hampton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Hole in the wall place. Great service great atmosphere. Amazing food. Next visit to Boston I'm coming back.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My daughter, son-in-law, and I went in here after wandering around the North End debating about where to go for lunch. Glad we did! The food is plentiful (enough leftovers for another meal!) and the service was super friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and got a great recommendation on where to go for dessert (Caffe Vittoria). Thanks so much. We'll... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I've been to Dino's one time so far, and I'll definitely go again. I had a really delicious sandwich and the woman behind the counter was super nice. Do your self a favor and grab some lunch here.

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kingston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-227-1991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?