Nommin’ Out: Dino’s Grotto

15 Jun

Happy Sunday! Planning an outing this week? A date or a ladies happy hour perhaps? Look no further than Dino’s Grotto, one of Shaw/U Street’s latest awesome additions on 9th street.  Previously located in Cleveland Park, Dino’s revamped restaurant features two levels, a robust and ever-changing Italian menu, and saucy wine descriptions.  My roommate read about Dino’s new location in this Thrillist article, so a group of us chicas checked it out last week for dinner and drinks.  And let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint.  Also, the happy hour is pretty terrific for all you winos out there.  Each glass is a healthy 8 ounce pour and $3 off during happy hour, which goes until 7pm.  I spent $12 on 3 enormous glasses of wine, which is borderline unheard of in the District.

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Below are some favorites from their rapidly-changing menu.  Thank goodness my friends are patient, and let me try and snap a perfect pic whilst staring longingly at their untouched food 🙂

The Burrata (Air freighted from Italy olive & red pepper purees – oven roasted tomato)

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Calamari Salad

 

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Duck Fat Potatoes (incredible)

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Meatballs (Truck patch pork, dartagnan veal, ricotta, bread, egg, spicy tomato sauce)

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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

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Mozzarella in Carrozza  (Fried italian mozzarella di bufala sandwich, egg, spicy sorrento tomato sauce)

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Now go figure out a time this week to check it out!

2 Responses to “Nommin’ Out: Dino’s Grotto”

  1. Fellow DC Foodie June 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    yum! i’ll have to try this place! thanks for the rec!!

  2. nommingonabudget June 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Thanks fellow DC foodie! Enjoy!

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