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Happy Hour

Book your Dino’s Grotto reservation on Resy

Happy Hour 5 pm ’til 7 pm in the Grotto Bar
All Day Sunday & All Night Monday

$8 signature drinks & Negroni  ~~  $6 wine  ~~  $4 taps

$5 antipasti  ~~  $10 charcuterie board {serves 2-4}

Check out our Happy Hour Offerings

All-night Grotto Bar Specials:

Sunday & Monday  ~~  happy hour all night
Half Price mussel pots ~ 1 kilo $10
Tuesday  ~~  Half Price Dino Burger ~ 10 oz local beef $7
Wednesday  ~~  Half Price $2 tacos & beer & a bump $8
The dining room is closed but we serve our full menu in the Grotto Bar
Thursday  ~~  Half Price lasagne
{lasagnette, duck bolognese lasagne, or cannelloni}
Friday  ~~  $8 Negroni Night
 ~~  Half Price burrata & meatballs

In the dining room or bar all night!
Sunday – Tuesday ~ wine madness (50% off wines $60+ & free corkage!)


Come taste the difference our passion makes.

Local, sustainable, artisan ingredients prepared simply with an Italian Sensibility

Featuring local produce from farmer’s markets, sustainable seafood, & humanely raised meats

Imaginative wine list, craft cocktails featuring local spirits, local beers on tap, housemade sodas


  • The food is the star and the warmth of the hospitality keeps you coming back.

    Resy Dinner WK April 2019

  • We brought friends to show off what has been our favorite restaurant in DC for a long time. Dean’s wine recommendations were fabulous as usual, food was absolutely fantastic. I’ve never found such hand made craft cuisine anywhere.

    Resy Diner SL April 2019

  • Dean Gold stood by our table to talk spices. Not in a coordinated press bit. Not to brag. The chef and owner of Dino’s Grotto in Shaw wanted to share his vast knowledge of traditional Italian fare, spices from the early Roman Empire, and ancient chef and gourmand, Apicius.

    Brandon Weight, Brightest Young Things