Johnna’s Pick of the Week: Dino’s (D.C.)

[ 0 ] February 10, 2009 |

Don’t judge a book by its cover. This is one of those lessons from your childhood that still holds true today especially when it comes to Dino’s. While whizzing by on Connecticut Avenue, Dino’s looks like just another restaurant lining the Cleveland Park row but go inside, you instantly feel like your in Italy in a one of the local restaurants. The appearance was probably the most surprising part of this Italian eatery. However, the close runner up was: the wine list. Dino’s has one of the best Italian wine lists in the District and pairs perfectly to the classic Italian dishes that it manages to add the perfect spin on.

Try the Pappardelle alla Cacciatore or the Rigatoni al Gorgonzola. Also, Dino’s offers “Restaurant Week” every week! From Sunday-Thursday you can enjoy a three course dinner when ordered by 7 pm for $24…what they like to call Menu Della Sera;-) Stop in and tell us what you think…again, JKGF needs to make the disclaimer, this is only based on our visit to Dino’s, you could have a totally different outcome (*factors include: different servers, chef took the day off…who knows?!) But we can tell you this is probably one spot you should give at least 2 shots before calling it quits;-)

*Side note: We will say, however, there was no exceptional service at this spot…but they weren’t rude either…

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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