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3435 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
+1 202-686-2966
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
12 Mar 2014
13 Dec 2013
“Loss for Cleveland Park”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3435 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Sadly Dino closed in February 2014. Closed. Closed. To submit a review it must be at least 100 characters. Sorry.

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Although it's noisy when full (which it usually is), Dino's offers authentic selections at high and consistent quality. The staff is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The olive oil served for dipping their delicious whole grain Italian bread is exceptional, as were the fried baby artichokes....More

Thank carpathianarts
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Dino remains my favorite restaurant in DC. Ingredients continue to be fresh, seasonal and local. If you want to try this Cleveland Park restaurant, go very, very soon. Dino is the throes of planning a move to another neighborhood.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Although the wait can sometimes be long, and the ambiance is on the noisy side, it is downright delicious with a fantastic wine list to boot. We have been there several times, and have not been disappointed. Unless you have reservations, be prepared to wait...More

Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Our first visit. A group of six out for an early Saturday night dinner after an afternoon at the National Portrait Gallery. Almost 90 minutes after our arrival, we were still waiting for our appetizers. Even though our waitress had been at our table several...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This was my first visit to Dino's, I had always wanted to try it given the rave reviews. I do wish they would spruce up the outside since the inside is quite nice. Sadly, for brunch at least it was disappointing, food was just average...More

Thank Susan116
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Dino is owned by a husband and wife and their customer service and neighborhood orientation really show. Food is very good, the wine selection selection is outstanding. Look for the brunch and burger and beer at the bar specials. Pleasant outdoor seating and half a...More

Thank LWDC
Reviewed 4 October 2013

My wife at I dined again at Dino's, which consistently delivers authentic Italian cooking, at times, with distinctive flair. The pasta with chanterelles had a but a touch of bitter greens to accent the dish. The duck also used a touch of bitter to balance...More

Thank almare_dc
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We went to dinner tonight at Dino's. The fried artichokes were as fabulous as remembered and the fresh pappardelle with boar was even better. Had a great montepuliciano at a very reasonable price. Fresh tomato and cantaloupe gazpacho that defined end of summer with fresh...More

Thank Chrissymahoney
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Dino's is a very good choice for an Italian with friends which will not break the bank, it is not cheap but not grossly expensive. The foods is very goo, although there as so meany options on the menu it can be a tad confusing....More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3435 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1307
    (Ordway Street between Macomb & Porter)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Red Line, Cleveland Park Stop. Exit East side of the street. Dino is 100 meters to the south of the stop, across Ordway Street.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-686-2966
Dino's Grotto is a reflection of Chef/Owner Dean Gold's passion for the simple foods he loves when dining at small family owned restaurants off the beaten path in Italy. Food made with ingredients that are responsibly farmed & fished, sustainable & traditional. Foods that reflect a culture, place & time. Come taste the difference our passion makes!
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