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Dino's Cafe

#257 of 2,370 Restaurants in Boston
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141 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113-1728
+1 617-227-1991
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank lacacola
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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The Villages, Florida
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416 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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 

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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!!

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Thank paintandpastries
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11 reviews
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 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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!

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Rutland, Vermont, United States
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218 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The best veal parmesan sub that I have had in 25 years. Excellent quality and abnormally large. I tried my wife's ravioli and meatballs, fresh basil made it phenomenally wonderful.

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New Hampshire
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Stumbled upon Dino's while shopping in the North End. Dino's was hopping but I managed to get a table by the window while I waited for my mortadella sandwich. The service was great and the sandwich was even better! The bread was very fresh and the mortadella was outstanding! If you find yourself in the North End near Salem Street... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this basic pasta and sandwich restaurant. Very small with few tables but inexpensive and worth a visit. Do yourself a favor and stay off the tourist heavy Hanover Street. This was a great choice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

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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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