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Dino's Cafe

#287 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
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141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a party of 8 come in for lunch; quick service! Favorites were lobster ravioli with cream sauce, meatball sub, Baked Chicken Alfredo and spinach ravioli !!! Thought the food was better than giacomos up the street and with no wait!!

Thank paintandpastries
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

After being treated like a non human at Pizzeria Regina and walked out to eat some place else, we found this small and cozy cafe/restaurant one block away. We had pasta, subs and much more in a relax and comfortable little place that had a well oriented customer service waiter.

1 Thank Mark C
Missouri City, Texas
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

What a great hidden gem! They have huge sandwiches (18 inches long!) as well as pasta dishes. Our kids split a meatball sandwich while we ordered pasta. The food was delicious and the staff are so very friendly and chatty. We felt like we were a neighbor eating in a local shop owned by a neighbor. Great food, great people.

Thank Ferg42995
Duluth, Minnesota
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Just ran into this place and needed to have a late lunch. I had the Fettuccine Special, wife had the baked Penne. Both where fantastic but the fresh sausage made the Fettuccine one of the best I have every had. This is a hidden little gem and well worth the stop!

Thank jb1477
Rutland, Vermont, United States
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209 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The best veal parmesan sub that I have had in 25 years. Excellent quality and abnormally large. I tried my wife's ravioli and meatballs, fresh basil made it phenomenally wonderful.

1 Thank Steve T
New Hampshire
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Stumbled upon Dino's while shopping in the North End. Dino's was hopping but I managed to get a table by the window while I waited for my mortadella sandwich. The service was great and the sandwich was even better! The bread was very fresh and the mortadella was outstanding! If you find yourself in the North End near Salem Street... More 

1 Thank TheOnlyJoAnn
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this basic pasta and sandwich restaurant. Very small with few tables but inexpensive and worth a visit. Do yourself a favor and stay off the tourist heavy Hanover Street. This was a great choice.

1 Thank David P
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Simple dishes that always please! Chicken ziti broccoli! Chicken Parmesan! Salads! Beer, wine, soda. Local fave! Good for takeaway!

Thank xray1313
United States
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Dino was a very nice man and welcoming! The place is very small with limited seating, however, we were able to stop by when it was a little slow. There is a wide variety of food to choose from and the food seems to be authentic. My sub had fresh meats and fresh mozzarella which was delicious! Oh, and subs... More 

Thank jr757210
Hoover, Alabama
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch. My wife got the Dino's Special sub, and I had baked ziti with sausage. Very friendly service, definitely a place to check out.

Thank Kurt E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighborhood Profile
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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