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Dino's Cafe

#273 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North End
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141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728
+1 617-227-1991
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lafayette, Tennessee
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We sorta stumbled upon this restaurant while in the North End of Boston. We were visiting the area and started looking for some lunch and happened to walk by. We decided to give them a try, their was ten of us in our group. So we ordered different things and we all enjoyed our meals. If your around the Ole... More 

Thank NICKY1959
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Don't let this small restaurant deceive you. The family is very friendly and accommodating. The food is fantastic. The sandwiches hot or cold are delicious and huge. The pasta and fish/ specials are all incredible. Very kid friendly as well. A huge take out place as well. We often order food to take back to the boat with us in... More 

Thank CCallagh
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you go to Dino's you should definitely take a sandwich! I took the gnocchi which weren't too great, at least not as worth the money as the sandwiches were. You get a huge sandwich really cheap – good place for a lunch!

Thank Malin S
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Decent food. Great meatball subs. Pretty good chicken parm. Great place to take your kids, super friendly owners and staff.

Thank lacacola
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Our visits to Boston always wind up in the North End -- the mandatory trip to Mike's Pastry for cannoli. I have passed Dino's a number of times and was always curious -- it's a little place on the corner where you order at the counter and the food is dropped off at your table, sort of a pizzeria with... More 

The Villages, Florida
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Dino's is a small restaurant in Boston's Italian North End, packed with scrumptious Italian dishes and sandwiches, always served with a smile and appreciation for your business. Many patrons place phone orders for take out, which is a good indication of the popularity of Dino's food. There are a few tables inside for eating your meal there if you choose.... More 

Thank thaward
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a party of 8 come in for lunch; quick service! Favorites were lobster ravioli with cream sauce, meatball sub, Baked Chicken Alfredo and spinach ravioli !!! Thought the food was better than giacomos up the street and with no wait!!

Thank paintandpastries
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

After being treated like a non human at Pizzeria Regina and walked out to eat some place else, we found this small and cozy cafe/restaurant one block away. We had pasta, subs and much more in a relax and comfortable little place that had a well oriented customer service waiter.

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Missouri City, Texas
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

What a great hidden gem! They have huge sandwiches (18 inches long!) as well as pasta dishes. Our kids split a meatball sandwich while we ordered pasta. The food was delicious and the staff are so very friendly and chatty. We felt like we were a neighbor eating in a local shop owned by a neighbor. Great food, great people.

Thank Ferg42995
Duluth, Minnesota
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Just ran into this place and needed to have a late lunch. I had the Fettuccine Special, wife had the baked Penne. Both where fantastic but the fresh sausage made the Fettuccine one of the best I have every had. This is a hidden little gem and well worth the stop!

Thank jb1477

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-227-1991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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