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Gino's Fine Italian Food

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1410 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93908-8830
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Gino's when we have friends over (drop in) we order take outs and serve it at home. Blackend Chicken is our favorite. Awesome food

Thank Rick M
Salinas, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locals and come here periodically. The food is always good, as is the service. Authentic Italian food nicely presented, entree salads and fresh soups, pastas, sandwiches, and really good pizzas! The chef's specials are always interesting, and delicious.

Thank MsMarvie
Salinas, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little get away in South Salinas on Hwy. 68. The menu features fine Itallian food just like mamma use to make. I suggest either the lasagna or the 1/2 spaghetti 1/2 ravioli plate. A full bar and nice wine list to go with your dinner selection. Call early for reservations and you won't be disappointed.

Thank kenscherpinski
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is wonderful, from pasta to salads. It's a must stop if and when in the area. Indoor and outdoor dining.

Thank soda27
Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who would have expected such great Italian food in a Salinas? Ginos was suggested by our clerk in the hotel and she was right on. Jesse our waiter took great care of us with great sugguestions on wine to pair with our meals. The blackened chicken alfredo was enough for three or four people! The Mom's lasgna was also huge... More 

Thank FlyingJeff
Beaumont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been three years since we were in the Salinas area but we always remembered the artichoke bisque at Gino's. The flavor is wonderful and complex and I begged our great server, Deborah, to get me the recipe. Not possible! But I am going to try to make it anyway this fall. I also ordered the roasted beet salad... More 

Thank Jeannemacl
Salinas, California
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I went to lunch at Gino's with two fiends, and we had a wonderful time. Consistently good food and great service. I order the sand dabs, fries, and cole slaw ($15) off the daily specials, and it was delicious. The cole slaw was very good, with the usual cabbage, carrots, green onions, and dressing, but included lettuce finely sliced. The... More 

Thank Keith N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Gino's offers an Italian cuisine. The food was good and the service was great. The only downfalls was parking was limited and prices for dinner was on the high side I'm not sure if this is a place to go on a budget.

Thank FADuenas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here after a local had suggested it to us and it did not disappoint! I am an Italian and am very picky when it comes to my Italian food! The food here is spectacular, I already want to go back! We also had a super nice/funny waiter who made the experience even more wonderful!

Thank Lyndsey M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I should have guessed being on the west side of town this was a yuppie spot, somewhere to impress the impressionable The price for distinctly average pasta was a joke, the sauce was bland and did little to improve the over cooked pasta, I suppose it would have been OK if I was drinking alcohol with it, which is what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93908-8830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-422-1814

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