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“Gigantic Portions - Great Homemade Pasta”
Review of Rino's Place

Rino's Place
Ranked #33 of 3,402 Restaurants in Boston
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Came here on a stormy night, only waited an hour at the bar across the street (an hour wait is better than usual). Had pasta Bolognese, and pasta with sausage, garlic, and olive oil. Salad and bread not great, but incredible homemade pasta, HUGE portions. My girlfriend and I each had 3-4 meals from our two entrees!!! Come early or really late or on an off night, not too bad a walk from the airport blue line stop. Very friendly service

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Although the wait and drive to e boston are tough to accept, the food is as billed. Perfect place for people who care most about the food. No scene, no fine dining, just great food. Did I mention the food?

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

I've eaten at Rino's several times and have never had anything but an outstanding experience. But be warned, you have to plan your trip. If you're going on a whim, do it at 3pm on a weekday or during the Superbowl, when you might not have to wait long for a table. Otherwise, you need to get there as early as possible and plan for it to take a while (a few hours is common) to get a table. Once inside, you will truly enjoy this neighborhood gem. The staff are very knowledgeable of the menu, which can be overwhelming. Tell them what you like and ask them for advice. The other nice thing is that they value their customers and don't rush you, even though they could make a lot more money if they shoved you out the door and filled your table again. This is not good news if you are outside (but be smart and go have a drink and appetizer at their place, Primo e Dopo -Before and Afters - across the street) but really nice when you are inside. I hate to sound so very unoriginal but I really love the Chicken Parm. The sauce is perfect, not too heavy - the breading is perfect, the chicken is moist and they top it all with just enough cheese. And, they give you far more than one person can eat and it makes a great lunch the following day. I am also quite partial to the eggplant. You can't go wrong with any of their dishes. And it is very affordable too. Note: I rate their bar scene high because of their location across the street. there is no bar in Rino's itself, but that is why they opened Primo e Dopo.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Saw this gem on Triple D.... Had to try it. We were not disappointed. Everything was fabulous and so fresh and our waitress was a riot. Typical Bostonian. We cannot wait to go back. We got there early and had to go to the bar across the street but it didn't take long to get seated.

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Thank A D
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Rino's is not where you go for a special event. It's not where you go before a show. You go there to eat well. That's it. You'll wait, likely get shuffled to a sister bar across the street for drinks before the dinner or desert after the dinner, but you will get outstanding food. If you want to eat some of the best italian food in the city, it's hard to beat anywhere at any price. Just relax, enjoy the meal and definitely order the lobster ravioli (I didn't, tasted someone else's, and wished I had).

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Thank PJGer
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