Member Reviews (2)
- Rino's PlaceJan 17, 2013
WoW, WoW, WoW! Every dish I got tonight was absolutely fabulous and when they came, they FLOOD! The wait was over two hours long on a Friday night by 8pm, so come early or come on a weekday!
Here's the gist:
Get here, sign in, leave your number, go find a bar nearby, drink, wait, receive a call, and EAT!
The restaurant is small to keep the quality here as high as possible to the owner's desire. You will absolutely be stuffed coming out of this restaurant, so get one less dish than you think you want to order. Here's the link to the menu: http://www.rinosplace.co…
My order and take on it:
CALAMARI - calamari battered & fried and finished in a spicy pepper ring sauce $12 (OMG, the best calamari I have ever had because the taste is sooo complete! There's is no marinara or any sort of sauce needed for this dish. I don't know what it is, but the spicy pepper ring brings this dish a whole level up. Don't be scared, it's not spicy at all!)
VITELLO MARSALA - scallopini of veal sauteed with mushrooms and ham. Finished in a marsala wine sauce $12 (Veal is beaten down to a pulp with a layer of ham on top and another layer of cheese on top of that. It's so tender! Marsala sauce is perfect with this...if you don't want to carbo load, get any of the Marsala dishes depending what kind of meat you're craving for...yum!
GNOCCHI - homemade potato dumplings sauteed in a fresh plum tomato sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella and baked $15 (OMG, I could make this dish into four meals...it's so filling, but so worth it! The dish is perfectly cheesy and bouncy!)
LOBSTER RAVIOLI - Their star dish of Rino's and featured on FOOD network. It's absolutely the best lobster ravioli I have ever had and it's something you must get and share among your party. DO IT!
Frutti Di Mare - Seafood overload beyond belief. They do not skimp on their portion on this dish and it's so fresh! You get to pick whatever type of pasta you desire to complement this dish and I went with the fusilli pasta, yum!
Tiramisu - Perfect end to the meal and it's so creamy and delicious! You might as well pair it off with a cup of cappuccino or coffee :)
Overall, my dinner was a phenomenal experience at Rino's. I'm glad I got to try this restaurant and I can't wait to come back to Rino's sometime soon again.
PS. Parking is a pain here because it's packed in the residential area of Boston East, so carpool or take the T. The walk from the T is a bit far to Rino's, but it's doable!
Close on Sunday, hours below:
Monday: 4pm - 9pm / Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm / Friday: 11am - 10pm / Saturday: 3pm - 10pm
- Rino's PlaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Ever since they have been on Diners, Dives, and Drive-Ins [or whatever that show is called], they have been uber-popular and busy. They are well worth the wait because the food is FANTASTIC. If you have the choice, go with the homemade pasta, even when it costs a little more. It's worth it. Each entree is really two meals, so either come hungry, ready to share, or ready to take home your leftovers!
I highly recommend the gnocchi!