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Posted by SymGates on 02/17/2012
There are only a few things I need in my life. 1) A good slice on the block. 2)Great pastries and coffee within walking distance. 3) A nice deli near-by. 4)Delivery late night. (the rest are far from pertinent) After moving to Brooklyn from Manhattan I have literally had to change my life and eating habits around what is local. And late night options in Clinton Hill, when all I want to do is watch Law & Order, and order something delicious at midnight, are basically non-existant. That being said, Dino's came through for me in a huge way. Late night delivery within 40 minutes of the call. The guy taking my order on the phone was amazingly personable, and even answered questions about the food. And the pasta was amazing. Try the spinach gnocci. I might prefer a different, maybe lighter sauce, but it was fantastic. Especially, considering it was delivered. Mind you, it could stand up to most sit down restaurants gnocci dishes any day. Actually now that I'm thinking about it, I think I'll order again. Right now. Thank you Menu Pages.
Posted by anon on 02/05/2012
Really enjoyed the brunch here. i would highly recommend the eggs pomodoro and the mushroom frittata. we also ordered a side of the brussel sprouts. they came oven roasted with sliced almonds and were flavored very well. Nice atmosphere but the tables are a little too close together.
Posted by anonymous on 06/15/2011
I went to Dino with a few friends during that weird time in between brunch and dinner on a Saturday with high hopes. We were told we couldn't order food but we could order drinks while we waited for dinner service to get going. We decided to sit and got seated at the back table out on the patio. We ordered bloody marys and have to say they were the most disappointing bloody marys I've ever had. I don't expect much but it was a joke. As we were waiting and not finishing our drinks (and this is a group that can drink, just to let you know how disappointing the drinks were) we noticed that 3 tables had been seated and the staff had taken their order and the tables had gotten their food already! We couldn't believe it! It wasn't until we asked for the check that someone came over and asked if everything was ok. We couldn't even get into why we were leaving because it would have been a waste of time. I don't know if the food was good or not but if the bloody marys were any indication of how much effort they put into their food I can't imagine it to be any good.
Posted by India on 01/20/2011
If you're looking for comforotable, informal dining this place is great. Food is awesome. Good location. It's a little pricey, but, it's new york.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/18/2010
Have been here three times and each time has been superb. Friendly staff had us comfortable in no time, happy to make suggestions and not at all pretentious. As for the food, their pasta with lemon us better than anyone else's I've tried and the amatriciana is amazing. This is a gem for Fort Greene.
Posted by Fountainhead on 08/24/2010
Been to Dino three times. The Crostini are a great way to have wine and a bite. All are good and Liver Pate is delicious. Pasta is good but mixed. Gnocci are excellent. Penne is boring. Others are properly cooked - and al dente - thank God. Pork Milanese is well prepared but missing some zip / life in the otherwise cripy exterior. Wines are good and service very very accomodating. Check price creep is definitely possible, but if managed you can have a very nice meal. Certainly better than the other garbage in the 'hood. Will definitly go back.
Posted by Claire on 08/17/2010
I was really looking forward to go to Dino. The place just re-opened (used to be Loulou) after being closed for many months. Well... the service and location are really pleasant (we ate in the garden and had a very funny and attentive waiter), but the food was both tiny in proportion and too expensive. We wanted to order appetizers for the table, and go a rather small cheese ball (about 3-4 inches long) for... $17. As an entree, I got the vegetarian pasta of the day for $19. Not "bad" per say... but really nothing special. It was slightly over cooked and the taste not that subtle. For desert, I got the raspberry sorbet, which again was ok but nothing fantastic - have to admit that my neighbor's chocolate cake was excellent though. In the end between drinks, taxes and service my meal was $50 for a mediocre diner. Don't think I'll it try again.