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“Super little place close to VCU. A real gem”
Review of Dinamo

Dinamo
Ranked #131 of 1,631 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Food and service were outstanding. Reasonable prices. Casual but upscale cafe atmosphere. Creative menu. Owner highly visible. Really a great place.

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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Sit at the bar and eat anything. Really. Anything. It's all good. The service is efficient and friendly, the food is excellent - from simple pasta to oyster mushrooms over snow pea shoots, and pizza to rockfish - you won't be disappointed. A great little place with very big flavor. Every visit has been outstanding.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Tiny bistro setting beautifully decorated. I could stare at the floor tiles all day-so pretty! The service is immediately welcoming and willing to answer questions and make recommendations from the small but enticing menu. My husband had a homemade sausage and beans and I had an eggplant pasta dish for lunch.They were both simply prepared but perfect in letting their very good ingredients shine. The portions were very generous too so we got to savor leftovers late night! Coffee was excellent. We will be back as often as possible!

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Had a very nice meal at DInamo with an old college friend. We ordered the braised octopus and beef cheek entrees. These may seem rather exotic, but the preparation was uncomplicated, and almost made them seem to be comfort foods. The beef cheek reminded me of the beef stew I had growing up, only much richer and more flavorful. The accompanying wedge of polenta was outstanding: crisp on the outside and tender & moist inside. The octopus was perfectly cooked in an amazing sauce. The portions were rather large; I had the beef cheek for lunch the next day, and like the beef stew I remembered, it tasted even better after resting overnight. The turnip soup was a winner as well. No room for coffee or desert afterwards. The room is pleasant; it reminded me of an unpretentious European bistro.

I am looking forward to exploring the rest of the menu on a future trip to Richmond.

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2  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place. Don't hesitate to visit. We were pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of the menu and clean presentation of our selections. The food has a very comfortable and home quality. The wine menu is straightforward. Deserts and after dinner coffees are on point. This has potential to become a favorite! Beef cheek was amazing. The mussels and clams were near "best" in the city. Add whipped cream and cherries to the chocolate torte with your latte. :) Tip: Park in the VCU parking deck across the street. Parking on the street is scarce. Enjoy!

2  Thank LazyAcresNorth
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