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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 priced mussel pots ~ 1 kilo $10
Tuesday  ~~  half priced Dino Burger ~ 10 oz local beef $7
Wednesday  ~~  Speak Easy Popup
Special Speakeasy menu & cocktails, regular menu not available
Thursday  ~~  half price lasagne
{lasagnette, duck bolognese lasagne, or cannelloni}
Friday  ~~  $7 Negroni Night {chose from 8 variations}
 ~~  half price burrata & meatballs

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


A Mostly Italian Restaurant
in Washington DC

simple cooking with an Italian Sensibility, featuring local produce, artisan products, sustainable seafood & humanely raised meats


  • Dino’s grotto is that perfect place where the food is amazing, you can usually get a reservation without too much trouble, it’s got that familial neighborhood feel, and not enough people recognize how wonderful it is. My husband and I have gone for several date nights and spent New Year’s Eve there. It’s my secret weapon restaurant.

    Open Table Diner July ’18

  • Dino’s is always spectacular- the food is “special occasion” level but the atmosphere is “family dinner on Sunday evening” – a perfect combination of unpretentious and artful. It’s our go to for a milestone night out like a birthday or holiday, and for a comfort meal on a weeknight. For any occasion, you can’t go wrong with Dino’s.

    Open Table Diner

  • We’ve eaten at Dino’s Grotto several times and are never disappointed. The menu varies with the season and what is fresh, which invites return visits. The wine list is all-Italian and shows care and a love for the unusual and lesser-known. It is also reasonably-priced with many good choices under $40.

    Open Table DIner