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Gino's Fine Italian Food

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$$ - $$$
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1410 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93908
+1 831-422-1814
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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84 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've had a second giftcard snice April and finally uaed it. It was great like always. This time I had the lamb shank which was just superb!!

Thank Roxy D
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a huge pasta carbonara fan, and must say this was probably the worst I have ever eaten- especially at an Italian place that gets good reviews. Tasted like a Mexican version of the dish, quite over oiled, very little "Italian" flavor - except for the pancetta. Huge portion, but in this case less would definitely be more. This... More 

Thank Steve M
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Very homestyle Italian food, huge portions. We shared the ravioli/spaghetti with meatballs...plenty, along with a dinner salad. Delicious artichoke bisque. Amazingly nice, attentive service.

Thank RosalieBelmont
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Gino's lives up to its reputation, great tasting dishes at reasonable prices. Sizes are on the large side. Service is attentive and friendly I can only recommend Gino's if you are in town and feel like having Italian

Thank Zainal_ben
Sebastopol, California
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Great Italian restaurant in Salinas. Nice setting, that have an indoor patio area and outdoor courtyard when weather permits. Family owned and operated for a long time. Went there a couple of time while in the area on business. The pizza was excellent, and the Fillet Mignon was over the top good. The pasta dishes and soup also very good.... More 

Thank Jack P
Paso Robled
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Great ambiance, great food, great service. What can I say? try the artichoke bisque. Mid range prices. Has a "Date night" atmosphere yet all types of dress acceptable

Thank Topcoconut
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is the best authentic Italian food! It is an Italian Family run restaurant that has been in Salinas for several decades. Food is homemade and always fresh. It is great for lunch, dinner, and special events. Service is always great, and the staff is eager to please. Gino's is a definite local favorite as well as visitor's to our... More 

Thank Carol H
Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Took my wife and sister to Gino's on Saturday night after a day of wine tasting in the Santa Lucia Highlands. We had an excellent dinner - but realized that Gino's is not a "well kept secret" in Salinas. Arriving early before 5PM the place was pretty empty, by the time we left after 6PM Gino's was packed... people were... More 

Thank Bradley B
Yuma, Arizona
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

It's a vintage Italian place, good to eat with family or for business. The food is great. It's 5 minutes from Salinas downtown and 20 minutes from Monterey Bay. Seems to me the need of more servers (had to stand up to get my check) but, with their cappuccino I forgot this tiny issue. Definitely I will be back.

Thank rprieto24
Monterey County, California
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is one of our favorites. The atmosphere is nice. The food is all delicious, just like my Nana used to cook. The service is great. The staff is very friendly and informative. We were made to feel like family. Give it a try, you won't be sorry. Also the garlic cheesy bread is a must.

Thank JollyJax

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-422-1814

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