Dino

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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  • Sandi S.
    "Best rigatoni for dinner and eggs Benny for brunch you can find!"(9 Tips)
    Elizabeth Y.
    "The sautéed calamari is a Must."(3 Tips)
    Alessandro M.
    "... For brunch, try the savory farro porridge, the eggs Benedict (amazing!), or the steak..."(2 Tips)
    Sarah F.
    "The rigatoni with meatball and sausage ragu are to die for!"(2 Tips)
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    Skip out on the fancy stuff. The simple spaghetti lemone—al dente spaghetti seeped in a light, tangy butter, garlic, olive oil and lemon sauce—is a revelation. Read more
  • Lindsey Y.
    Lindsey YooOctober 16, 2014
    I'm going to say it: I don't like Italian food. Somehow, I absolutely loved this place! Go for simple & get the rigatoni with sausage ragu or Dino's beloved lemon spaghetti! Great for a date night.
  • Anya S.
    Anya SacharowFebruary 9, 2014
    Authentically Ft Greene and Italian-- pasta in big bowls, burratta, chicken liver crostini, home-made gelato. Antique, dim-lit background w/ multi culti crowd and reggae on the stereo. Just right
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MonettiMay 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much everything is good. For brunch, try the savory farro porridge, the eggs Benedict (amazing!), or the steak and eggs. Dinner menu is also great. Pretty decent wine selection as well.
  • Elizabeth Y.
    Elizabeth Y.August 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The sautéed calamari is a Must. Can't go wrong with their specials altho their main menu is pretty awesome too. Had the Saffron Risotto w/asparagus+ scallops tonight. PS Chris is the BeSt bartender!!
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.February 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    try the savory farro porridge, dino french toast, crispy bacon, and a latte. all were savory & sweet, while hidden flavors unraveled from each. easily one of the best cups of coffee in brooklyn 👍
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MJanuary 12, 2015
    Can't really go wrong with this darling Fort Greene spot. Be sure to ask which of the pastas are made fresh on-site.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 31, 2011
    Taste - rigatoni (slow-cooked ragú of meatballs and sausage topped with fresh ricotta cheese), bucatini (amatriciana. pancetta, tomato and onion gravy, fresh mint, and pecorino romano) Read more
  • Holly M.
    Holly MooreSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I often have massive cravings for the BLT on focaccia w/garlic aoli. It's a little messy because they roast the tomatoes, but don't be precious about it. Just enjoy!
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AlvarezJanuary 8, 2015
    Fresh pappardelle with lamb ragu and a kickass chianti when it's 7degrees out can't be beat. Walked in at 830pm with no issues for a party of 4.
  • Fernando E.
    Fernando EscuderoAugust 11, 2015
    You'd think that not getting pasta, and instead ordering a burger, is a mistake at an Italian restaurant that seems to specialize in pastas, right? Not at Dino. The burger was amazing!
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HendersonSeptember 30, 2016
    Rigatoni with meatballs and sausage is all you'll ever need in terms of comfort food. Great in person and via delivery.
  • Mia M.
    Mia MilovcicNovember 9, 2014
    amazing food especially burger. to recommend for! go there hungry and try at least 2 items from menu specials
  • Katie F.
    Katie FrickNovember 9, 2014
    Absolutely obsessed with their Spaghetti Lemone. The zest of the lemon and the richness of the creamy Parmesan - it's perfection.
  • Shiv S.
    Shiv ShankarJanuary 1, 2016
    Black Linguine is good, so is the fried calamari. Order both and your in for a calamari overload, no complaints. Cocktails are boring and expensive, I'd stick with wine.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MarottaFebruary 14, 2016
    All of the pastas are great - my favorite is the Rigatoni Ragu but the Spaghetti Limone & Fedellini are close seconds.
  • Zach Aarons
    Zach AaronsJanuary 1, 2012
    Very good #pasta and a beautiful outdoor garden. Worth checking out on a nice spring evening. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Gabe B.
    Gabe BannerNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Good solo meal = sit at the bar, order whatever red wine they have featured and eat a kale Caeser and sautéed calamari.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WelshApril 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Dino has the biggest pours of wine in BK. An amazing place to sit at the bar and get a wine buzz after work.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite restaurant in Fort Greene! Get any of the pasta dishes, you can't go wrong!
  • Luke
    LukeMarch 15, 2015
    The fresh, perfectly cooked pasta stands above the other more rustic Italian spots in the neighborhood
  • Archana M.
    Archana ManiApril 1, 2015
    Love their special, butternut squash lasagne (surprisingly crispy) and pear gorgonzola salad (refreshingly tangy)
  • Lee S.
    Lee Simpson3 weeks ago
    Probably the best Italian in Brooklyn. The lemon pasta with anchovies is insanely good.
  • Renee
    ReneeJuly 15, 2013
    Delicious pasta...sit at the bar on Friday night and Sunday brunch with Anthony for a good time
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChangDecember 31, 2015
    My favs are the orecchiette and the rigatoni. A bit pricey but super yummy.
  • Kristina R.
    Kristina RudicNovember 10, 2016
    Ragu is incredible. Don't miss out on it.
  • Spencer
    SpencerJuly 30, 2013
    I love the spinach gnocci, damn that's good. We also love the black linguine
  • Jessica J. T.
    Jessica J. TMay 23, 2013
    The salmon is amazing and pair with a glass of the verdicchio (white)!
  • Yianns L.
    Yianns LianoglouNovember 19, 2011
    Fantastic take on the BLT, if you're here for brunch. Sadly, the side salad is astoundingly boring, though.
  • Sandi S.
    Sandi SkeckowskiAugust 10, 2013
    Best rigatoni for dinner and eggs Benny for brunch you can find!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerOctober 12, 2014
    Don't underestimate how much spaghetti you get. Good value. Great pasta.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    We just popped in for some cocktails which were great. The menu looked good too
  • ericofthedead h.
    ericofthedead hAugust 13, 2012
    I heard mixed things about this place, but the food blew me away. Very tasty, hearty and authentic Italian treats.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FathallahDecember 19, 2012
    The rigatoni with meatball and sausage ragu are to die for!
  • Zane L.
    Zane LattaJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great menu of northern italian inspired dishes and a small but tasty wine selection. Nice owner, cool bartender.
  • Chris
    ChrisMay 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Frittatas minus cheese and sautéed calamari were outstanding
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BertoliniFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Quick and simple. Pasta was solid, veggie sides were great.
  • Eve S.
    Eve StrickmanMay 26, 2012
    Eggs pomodoro w/a side if sauteed sale. Delicious!!
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WrightJuly 20, 2013
    I was not impressed. It was a hot Friday evening and my expectations were too high. Quaint space, bar service was great, server was kinda rude (typical NYC service). Frozen pork patty was not cute.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BrownSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The french toast is like an enormous, delicious, pillow of love.
  • Chad S.
    Chad SmyserSeptember 10, 2010
    Great lunch. Perfectly cooked omelet and delicious rigatoni. Excellent service.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeMarch 27, 2011
    The Dino Caesar made with black kale is amazing. Fantastic pastas.
  • carmel c.
    carmel christineDecember 24, 2011
    try the butternut squash ravioli! the sauce is amazeballs.
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great pastas and portions. Love this place.
  • Abdul M.
    Abdul MJune 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Spaghetti with garlic and oil.
  • Terence M.
    Terence MeadeJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are really hungry, get the Rosemary Organic Chicken. It's a lot of good food.
  • Sam J.
    Sam J.March 17, 2011
    Love this place. My go-to in the neighborhood for brunch and dinner!
  • Dorie
    DorieNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Great pastas, best eggs Benedict for brunch.
  • Error404 H.
    Error404 Hack2learnAugust 8, 2015
    The food is delicious but i have to say this was the worst Bloody Mary i ever had.
  • Juliana G.
    Juliana GlassmanDecember 7, 2014
    Bruschetta, squid ink pasta, beet salad, squid
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