Neighborhood Eats: Dino
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008

Dino
Address: 3435 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-686-2966
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Italian
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 6 to 10:30, Friday 6 to 10:30, Saturday 5:30 to 10:30, and Sunday 5:30 to 9:30.
Nearby Metro Stops: Cleveland Park
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Creamy buffalo mozzarella from Puglia, with olive and red-pepper tapenades; light veal and pork meatballs in tomato sauce.

Abstract sculptures and mood lighting make this a romantic spot to sip wine—there are three- and eight-ounce pours—and share Italian cheeses and salumi. Or consider more substantial fare at this appealing wine bar/trattoria. We like the gramigna (tubular pasta) with lamb, pappardelle with wild boar, pork shoulder with polenta, whole pan-roasted fish, and bisteca alla fiorentina for two.

-March, 2008 

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