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Reviewed 20 October 2022

You can’t walk around the North End without smelling all the wonderful Italian food. We stopped in Dino’s for dinner. We had the friendliest service you can ask for and everyone enjoyed their food. My youngest never eats an entire meal yet he polished off...his meatball sandwich.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

If you’re looking for great food, Gino’s is fantastic! He took our order himself and asked several times how we were doing? Like walking into his house with the same level of warmth and hospitality!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022 via mobile

Its a little neighborhood hole-in-the-wall but boy, their food is major league. Nothing fancy, pretentious or expensive; just delicious sandwiches and pasta.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022

Yummy food and a very friendly and welcoming staff. The sandwich portions are hearty. I had the “small” meatball sub. So good! Drop by when you are in the North End.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

Listen to me, if you do anything in this trip the head this advice. Go to Dino’s. Please. Not for them, but for yourself. I have been all over and tried many of foods. But when I walked into Dino’s, candidly by accident, I was...immediately sucked into a feeling of home, comfort, and satisfaction. The staff is friendly and takes your order with the families pictures hanging on the walls around you. It’s small, so be prepared to fight for a seat. You’ll notice this is off the back road of little Italy. And that alone tells you this place hasn’t be ruined by the tourist attractions that are the man affair of food. Go, order, sit, and please eat. If you want to have the best past you have ever had then this is your chance. I nearly shed a tear when trying the gnocci at Dino’s. I was compelled to even than the chef directly as she walked over to our table to personally check on us. The sauce is prepared everyday, fresh, and is a family recipe. The bread is brought it from a local bakery right down the street. Treat yourself. Tell your friends. Tell your family. This is an absolute must stop.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 8 September 2022 via mobile

This was one of our stops for Secret Food Tours, which focused on the North End. For this visit, we tried the pumpkin tortellini served with a marscapone cream cheese sauce. Very small place, friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

Decided to stop in for dinner after reading positive reviews. Very glad we did. Tiny little neighborhood restaurant frequented by locals. Food was delicious and the service and welcome from the owner even better. We had chicken Marsala, spaghetti and capellini pomodoro and all were...delicious. Very laid back vibe. No white table cloths and you order and pay at the counter - and I’m fine with that. Do yourself a favor if you’re in the north end and grab a meal here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022 via mobile

I got 3 sandwiches 3 chicken parm and one eggplant parmigiana , I live about an hour away when I got home I found out that the eggplant doesn’t have cheese and was cold so I called to let them know I wasn’t expecting a...refund because I paid cash and wasn’t returning back either so the gentleman on the phone asked me if I’m Arab so not thinking of anything even though he was profiling me I said yes and he responded that it’s a common thing for Arabs to complain , are you kidding me? The sandwiches are average taste maybe he had all his negative energy spread all over the food , not worth itMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Great place for lunch! Extremely friendly staff! Great food! Subs are huge & delicious! Lobster ravioli was very tasty!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

We came in after running the Boston Marathon. The owner Ann treated us like Royalty and turned this into a meal we will never forget. She also celebrated every other runner who wandered in. (She even had posters made and had the other patrons signing...them). The food was fantastic, but she made it an amazing night. If you find yourself in Boston don’t pass this up!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

Skipping this hidden gem will be a disservice to yourself. It is SO good! The atmosphere was fun, the owner was very nice, and the food was incredible. We got the lobster ravioli, Sicilian steak sandwich, and the Greek salad. If we were here longer...I’d eat there again in a heartbeat!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

We found the restaurant while walking the Freedom Trail. Perfect place to stop for a quick and delicious bite. We preferred the steak sandwiches which were huge! Very tasty and you can customize with various toppings. The staff was extremely friendly and the menu had...lots of options.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 July 2021

Never felt compelled to do a TripAdvisor review before, but Dino's food and friendliness for a couple from Nebraska couldn't be beat! Absolutely amazing!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

Easy quick bite but nothing special about pasta or sauce or cheese or blending of...had ziti and others had lobster ravioli and spaghetti. Nostalgic for the cool building it is in.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

This is a gold standard for us. From the sandwiches to the pasta you can’t go wrong. And don’t forget the chicken parm. Everything is noteworthy. Thank you Mo and Anne for always making us feel at home!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Dino's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4