This weekend I finally used my Living Social deal to Dino in Cleveland Park. Even though the outside is unassuming, I’d heard good things about it, and their menu is marked with gluten free/”can be made gluten free” items.

For an appetizer we got the spinach soup and a radicchio/arugula salad.

Shaved grana cheese and hazelnuts.

The spinach soup might not win any food beauty contests, but it was great. Really… spinachy?

Then as an entree I got the Autumn risotto. I love anything with squash in it, but this was really good.

For dessert we got the “Nico”, which I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of. Probably because I was too busy getting high on chocolate endorphins. It’s basically a fancy gelato layered dessert – bittersweet chocolate gelato with chopped chocolate, hazelnut gelato with toasted hazelnuts, chocolate sauce, and amaretto whipped cream.

I will definitely be back to Dino – the menu is huge and seasonal, they have reasonably priced bottles of wine, and they have the best dessert I’ve had yet in DC. So, win/win/win.


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