Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dino's Cafe

A neighborhood gem tucked on the corner of Salem and Prince Street, Dino's Cafe is a small, unassuming establishment offering quick, reliable service at casual eat in tables or for take out. The owners are some of the friendliest around. 
They have an extensive menu, all of it that I've tried (think - baked pastas, chewy gnocchi in house made sauce) is excellent, but I generally craved their specialty sandwiches, which come with any number of hot or cold ingredients on a fresh baked 16 inch baguette. It's a great deal at $9 a sandwich, which in my case, always turns out to be two meals! 
The one pictured is the Vegetarian, containing roasted red peppers, roasted plum tomatoes, caramelized red onions and balsamic glazed portabella mushrooms with mozzarella cheese. SIMPLY PREPARED AND IN THAT SOFT, FLUFFY AND JUST A TINY BIT CRISPY BAGUETTE, it's ONE large yet ELEGANT SANDWICH. From chicken pesto or a  cheese steak Italiano, to a caprese with fresh basil and mozarella or an Italian with quality imported meats, I've hardly paused a moment to photograph them all and definitely never took the time to give them their due praise. For a quick and affordable meal, Dino's is hard to beat. Luckily, still don't live too far away!
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14 comments:

Hogger and Co. said...

$9 for such a big sandwich, two meals, for sure!

Amber said...

wow that whole sandwich for nice bucks!? That's a bargain

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

The baguette looks fantastic!

In and Around Town said...

I love Dinos! Their sandwiches were huge! Definitely plenty to have for a second meal - good thing they are so delicious

Kim said...

I lived on prince for 5 years...every weekend i would get the lady special with chicken. Gosh i miss the north end/dinos/ernestos!

Simply Life said...

I love little places like this where everyone is friendly and you know they take pride in their food!

Meghan said...

Mmmm that sandwich looks like the perfect lunch and dinner!

Lin @ BeantownEats said...

Jon and I are due for a Saturday in the North End, we might need to split a sandwich here!

Michelle Collins said...

That vegetarian sub looks delicious - and monstrous. I love meals like this that guarantee leftovers!

NaNa said...

Omg yummy!!! and it's such a good price too =)

Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

Elizabeth said...

16 inch baguette! That alone is impressive

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

Sounds like two sandwiches for the price of one! And looks delicious...

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Wow, what a sandwich! Perfect for splitting :)

Megan said...

I've never heard of this place but sandwiches and pastas like that are right up my alley!