Always serving great ItalianConsistently great food.
Had a group of 6 for a birthday dinner and they gave us a great table - very private on a Tuesday night.
The only complaint that I have is whe we do BYOW ( bring your own wine - no corkage fee) on Tuesday - we always feel a bit like a second class citizen for not ordering their wines ( which are great)
Seems like if you are going to offer a special be gracious about it
We love the place and will keep going back5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDiino's fine, especially for brunchDino's monthly e-mails notify of special events and especially for what is most current and fresh. Thus they are fabulous for vegetables and also very good on meats.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMalways a "special occasion"My wife an I often dine here alone or with other family or friends ( including,once or twice, toddlers). We have developed full confidence that each time we go to Dino we can expect that the meal and overall experience will be remembered as special. The food is incomparable in many respects and the attention of the staff and owner are notably friendly and sincere. The wine list can be intimidating, but plenty of helpful advice is amiably offered.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMa great mouthwatering meal!Once again, we had a wonderful meal at Dino's- always consistently delicious and interesting menu and wine options. We try to stop in each time we are in DC visiting our daughters (which is quite often!). This time, we had the pleasure of talking with Dean about our upcoming trip to Italy (Dean- you will be getting an email from us with questions!). My only regret is that we will not be in DC for the May 23/24 vegetarian tasting menu! We are looking forward to returning to Dino's for another great meal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food!!Dino is a fine, popular restaurant with great food and an interesting and changing menu. We greatly enjoy going there.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely DinnerI love Dino. It is my go-to place for guests and for friends. Practical stuff: I love that everything is on the menu that changes regularly. I hate having to try to remember the details of specials announced as I review the menu. I think it is great that they have labeled what is gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, etc, so people don't have to ask. I like that they bring your wine by the glass in a small carafe so you can pour it as you wish.
Food: the menu changes with the season and that make it great to explore each time. Meat-eating guests like the deconstructed lasagnatte . I had a lovely shrimp and asparagus pasta dish. My aunt, a vegetarian, liked constructing her own set of dishes from sides. You'll enjoy.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEat hereAnd ask for a table upstairs
Great pastas , great fish.
Fabulous wines - at all price ranges
Skip the desserts - not worth e calories
Get some cheese instead5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh italianThis was our third time at Dino's. Each time the menus were interesting, the food creative and delicious and the service was great. I love the fresh pasta here and tonigh, we tried the cheeses as recommended by our server which were great. Lamb stew was wonderful, as was apple pancake.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall, lively atmosphere withSmall, lively atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining. Huge, interesting wine list. Excellent food with and Italian twist. Wait staff was wonderful, attentive but not pushing us. Will definitely return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dinner for a specialDelicious dinner for a special birthday celebration!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Italian at moderate pricesDino DC is the sort of Italian place that doesn't serve pizza. So it's already starting out well. The food is quite tasty, and the prices are in the upper-mid range ($8-12 appetizers, $20 for a full plate of pasta). Recommended if you have a bit of cash to spend and want to get some nice Italian food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are always tempted to sayWe are always tempted to say this is a "wonderful neighborhood restaurant," and it is. But it is also just a wonderful restaurant. The food is fresh, well prepared and interesting. The wine list is amazing. Service is sometimes not as smooth as it might be, but the wait staff is generally friendly and attentive. I'm not sure whether to say the vegetables, the pasta or the fish are the best part, but they are all terrific. We had soft shell crabs last night -- perfect.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWinning Italian in Cleveland ParkI haven't been to Dino's in many years, even though it's in my neighborhood. Their participation in the Food and Friends Dining for Life event lured me back. Although the fried calamari appetizer wasn't the best, I enjoyed the Caesar salad. My friend loved the burrata and her half-portion of pappardelle pasta with ragu. Our server was attentive, friendly and prompt. The dining area is pleasant and warm. I'll pay closer attention to the messages on the neighborhood list serve.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAll-pork pris-fixe, yum!The Mangalitsa pig was a revelation! Pork without fat & flavour bred out. The 'tasting' menu brought more than tastes; the first two courses were especially wonderful, and the dessert was interesting -- wish I'd left more room.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent -- outstandinThe food is excellent -- outstanding baby artichokes and salads to start, cioppino that is fabulous and terrific homemade pasta. Excellent desserts. We loved every bite. Room is a little loud, but that's the only thing wrong with this place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful rustic ItalianA wonderful rustic Italian restaurant! All the food and drinks were excellent with an amazing wine list. We will be back every time we visit DC.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good, hearty, and noAlways good, hearty, and no corkage on M-W is a real bargain. Has never let me down. Fresh pastas to die for.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty rustic italian fromTasty rustic italian from local and sustainable sources.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for late night snackWent for late night snack after event at Kennedy Center. Fast shuttle from Kennedy Center dropped us off right across the street. Perfrect limited menue of pizza, wings and salads. Great food, great atmosphere.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, theThe food was excellent, the server was very attentive, and we had an excellent experience. The only challenge was choosing what to order - we'll just have to come back to try some more things next time!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTotally Delicious!!We had a 8:15pm reservation & due to trouble parking, we didn't arrive until going on 9pm. We were welcomed as if we walked in at our reservation time without waiting any additional time. We were seated and attended to right away. Since it was Passover season we decided to try some of the Passover dinner selections along with regular menu items. All of our food was absolutely delicious: Matzah Ball Soup, Chopped Chicken livers w/Matzah, Meatball & Duck Leg Confit Salad. Entrees were the special Lamb Stew, Lasagna, and the Cioppino which were all amazing choices. We finished with some wonderful desserts and house made cello suggested by our amazing waiter Michael, who made our evening very enjoyable. We will definitely be back!! Yummy!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Dino's. Love to takeLove Dino's. Love to take out-of-towners there since it is good and not pretentious. The service did get a little spotty as the restaurant got busier, but still got excellent guidance on wine. Thought it was great they had passover options; and my gluten-friend visitor appreciated the labels on the menu.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMUnmatched quality and variety!I was at Dino for two meals last week (lucky me!) – if I had been in D.C. for three nights, it would have been three meals. Dino never fails to please, from the superb wine list to the locally sourced, ultra-fresh food. The menu changes virtually daily, not just seasonally, and there are items you simply won't see elsewhere, both in terms of sheer variety and unmatched quality. I'm simply a huge fan of Kay and Dean's wonderful restaurant – long may they wave!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch with Expert VariationsBrunch at Dino was, for a second time, delicious. My only complaint was having to ask for water and bread well after we had been served our drinks, when it should have been noticed that we had been skipped over. Service was otherwise excellent. I tried the house corned beef hash and it was scrumptious. Highly recommended.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne person in our party thoughtOne person in our party thought the food was too spicy and sent her dinner back. It was replaced with fettucine alfredo, which she loved. her complaint was that she had specifically asked about spicyness when she ordered because she has dietary restrictions and was told it wouldn't be spicy. I think she had ordered the duck canelloni. Everything else was great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than ever!I really think this is one of the best restaurants in the city!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of the BestI could eat here every single night. This is an absolute - go to - place. Food is simply amazing. Servers are so lovely and knowledgable.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time visitingThis was my second time visiting Dino's. My first experience was great. The food was superb and the wait staff was awesome! As a result, I suggested Dino's to my husband and a friend. This time the wait staff was still awesome but the food was not tasty at all. We started off with calamari. It was bland and a little greasy. I ordered the scallops and they were swimming in orange butter. There was so much butter that I couldn't eat the vegetables that accompanied the dish. My husband ordered the duck breast and he said it was fatty. I didn't want to sample it since he was picking to find edible meat. My friend ordered meatballs and spaghetti. She said it was okay. I don't know what happened this time. Maybe Monday is not a good night to go.3/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgot there a bit early andgot there a bit early and they were able to seat my group. We bagan with drinks which were all good. As always, they have a great wine selection. Meatballs as starters were Excellent as always!!! Dinner with my friends were short ribs, salmon, and fish stew all the dishes were outstsnding. great place.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMRun, Don't Walk to This GemMy favorite Italian in DC. I never tire of the delicious, yet non traditional lasagna. The wine list is a thing of wonder. Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Can't be beat!1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat cocktails, an upscaleGreat cocktails, an upscale Manhattan-Perfect! A special type of Cod fish was the high light. Great flavors, service is always great and very helpful.11/23/2012 12:00:00 AM