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Dinos Italian Restaurant

58 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
+44 1304 204678
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
58 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Dino's prior to sailing to France. Genuine friendly Italian welcome from owner but was let down by the quality of their scallop "house special" with non existant scallops. Waitress ignored my comments and owner shrugged his shoulders but did remove one starter portion from...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Dover for 2 nights and managed to get a table here on the second night, food was amazing, the staff was slow but they had a full restaurant with 2 people serving and taking orders.. didn't dampen my visit.

3  Thank kayleigh321
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

'You've got to try this place' a friend said to us. 'It is nothing like you would have experienced before'. So we 'phoned and booked a table for 7:30pm. Upon arriving, we were met by a charming waiter who was clearly trained in his art...More

Thank KentishGastronaut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant little restaurant! Great to find somewhere where they really care. The welcome and food was excellent and meeting mama a real treat.All the staff were great. Enjoyed the joke about height of mirror in ladies eg a ladder will be provided next...More

1  Thank valjessett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were spending a couple of days in Dover and wanted to find somewhere away from our hotel for dinner. We used TripAdvisor and found recommendations for this place. From the outside it is easy to miss and when you step through the door it's...More

1  Thank baillwords
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful family run little gem of a restaurant in Dover. Thank you to Mama, Angelo and all the staff for making our visit a lovely one. This small welcoming restaurant is a must visit in Dover, with an extensive and authentic menu prepared,...More

1  Thank D M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 10 descended on a Friday evening desperate to find a place to accommodate us at such short notice. What a stroke of luck as we were made extremely welcome and served in a short time. Very good food and reasonable price. Brilliant...More

1  Thank DARREN P
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I am Italian, especially from Calabria, and when I read this place story online and found out about the owner Calabrian origin I wanted to try it out! The place itself is very cute and italian looking like. The owner was very welcoming and he...More

5  Thank ils4lix85
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We saw the wonderful Sicilian nonna who popped out of the kitchen to make sure everyone was enjoying their food. Made our night, on top of already having a wonderful time. The place is small and decorated with humble glass bottles, straw baskets, atmospheric lights....More

6  Thank dr002jy
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We had a lovely evening at Dino's. Mine host was so welcoming, as always, and the staff were efficient and friendly. Good menu and the food was hot and freshly cooked, It was good to see the restaurant full of people, all happy and friendly!...More

4  Thank jules886
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 204678
  • E-mail
Welcome and benvenuti to Dover's longest going family run restaurant.Dino's traditional Italian Restaurant is tucked away in Dover's most sought after street right in the heart of the town.The restaurant has been established since 1977 and is a firm favorite among those craving for authentically prepared traditional Italian cuisine the way only mama can produce.If you fancy a genuine Italian meal and excellent value then please check out our very tempting menu on our website.We look forward to cooking for you soon. Grazie e Buon appetito
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