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“Last Supper”
Review of Dini's Bistro

Dini's Bistro
Ranked #23 of 355 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Price range: $9 - $35
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: "The Mikes," as these two are fondly referred to by the locals, opened Dini's Bistro in 1987 and it has become a Carlsbad landmark. Co-owners Michael Dini and Michael Arellano continue the heritage established by the Dini brothers- Amerigo, Columbo and Michael Sr., who were the proprietors of San Diego County's oldest bar, McDini's, founded in 1890. The Dini brothers tradition of effervescent hospitality and service to their patrons and community is alive today.
Reviewed February 1, 2013

After dropping our daughter at the Coaster in Oceanside we decided to stop for dinner at Dini's By The Sea. Our meals were delicious and served promptly. The waiter was gracious and
efficient. The dining room was comfortable, but nothing special.

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The waitress opted NOT to charge us the prices advertised for happy hour and then made a big deal out of our request to charge us the prices on the menu....Calamari was "steak" and tasted like nothing....

1  Thank boston02493
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

I have eaten there 3 times and gotten sick afterward each time. The salmon is mushy, the bar is loud and smoky and except or the great view, this place is worth skipping...seriously!

1  Thank Krasman123
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Cool place for a cocktail and some food. Nice people, great location. I visited in the middle of the week so it wasn't real packed. Everybody in the lounge seemed to be having a good relaxed time.
My food came quickly and was savory and delicious.

I will go here again for sure when I'm in the area. You should too!

1  Thank Danny_OI812
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Friendly staff, good selection of fare at a reasonable price, convenient parking and a very special view make Dini's an excellent choice for a fine meal. Only knock is that we-4 in our dinner party who ordered a fish dish all agreed the fish was over-cooked. Next time may try a chicken dish.

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