Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dino - Italian Cuisine Nestled in the Artsy District of Town

"Old Downtown" has a new Italian venue just around the corner from Brickhouse and down the street from Red 26 in the artsy district of Daeheung-dong.
(They recently celebrated their 100 days birthday last weekend 7-6-13)

The owner had lived and ran a restaurant for approximately 13 years in Australia. (if my memory serves me correctly).

If you are looking for some privacy, Dino's has 4 floors of seating to choose from.

There are various dishes to choose from.

*******February 2015 Update********
This is a new updated menu (English and Korean) and the prices have been dropped as well! They also have 3,000 won creamy draft beer as well! You can't go wrong with that!

Glen Riley and I ordered a Chicken Caesar salad. The ingredients got full marks from me even despite my dislike of anchovies. Once the salad was tossed around a bit, I didn't notice the anchovy taste.
All the important components were present and accounted for, and all were good quality.

However, the flavor although nice, the dressing was a bit tangy and it overpowered the other tastes.

Crab Lasagna -Daejeon Access doesn't recommend this dish  unless its fresh^^

The pizza was excellent and Chicken Caesar salad was good. The dessert was outstanding

Overall the ingredients seemed fresh, with the exception of the Crab Lasagna which Earl thought was not fresh. It had a rubbery texture as if it had been microwaved. I agreed with his assessment

The presentation of the food was fine

No complaints on the service

The prices were reasonable