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Dino's Family Restaurant

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518 Bell St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9484 8666
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This restaurant has changed hands since I was last there and wow. The staff are so friendly, the air of tension which used to pervade it has gone. The servings remain generous and the food is sensational I ate Filet Mingon and it was the best I have eaten IN MY LIFETIME. Really I have eaten steak all over the... More 

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Thank Emma G
Frankston, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I was impressed with the size of the serves. The Lamb Shanks I had were absolutely delicious. Would recommend.

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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I probably should have read the reviews beforehand. Pretty average food and quite small portions. The prices are a little high. There's a lot of options around the area, avoid this place!!!

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Thank Chris C
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, just wow. This place is terrible. Arrived @ 6pm. While waiting for rest of our guests to arrive, we were not offered anything, not even a menu,had to ask for drinks everytime. The menus were given to us at 7 (4 for a table of 13). When we were ready to order we were told to wait as the... More 

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2 Thank Daffy D
Langwarrin, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Have been there a couple of times recently. A good variety of Italian/Greek food. Love the specials board. Had seafood platter for Fathers Day, so much food and not the usual battered everything. Large fish fillets(3) bbq squid & prawns, mussels & calamari. Took three of us to eat it. Last time lamb shanks that melt in your mouth. Quite... More 

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1 Thank Mike H
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Up til Easter I lived round the corner from here and ate every week. Great service, great food and generous portions but its changed owners and its very disappointing, so sorry to see

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Thank John K
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Went to Dino's for a family dinner - there were twelve of us including three children - we have been there before and it was great but Dino's is apparently under new management. It was last Saturday night and it was only half full - the waitresses were very adept at avoiding eye contact and wandered around the restaurant aimlessly... More 

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Thank munroe055
1 review
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We were a table of 12 in the quiet restaurant. We waited an hour for our meals my daughters kids meal was served last instead of first, my meal had a large hair in it. The meal was replaced then i waited 20 minutes for cheese which was taken from another table. I was still charged for the meal...my daughter... More 

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Thank Trevor J
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We've dined here previously and had a great time BUT new management has happened. Service was chaotic, orders lost, items on the menu not available, staff members yelling at each other. Not a great experience for a family birthday.

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1 Thank EvanKatesma
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Chip's weren't cooked properly, we got charged for drinks we didn't order, charged $36 for one trio of dips and the saganaki just isn't as good as Andrea's

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 Bell St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Darebin  >  Preston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9484 8666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?