One of our professors turned him onto the all you can eat spaghetti for $7.49 on Thursdays, and I hadn't been since...2008 maybe?...so we decided to grab some lunch and hang out.
We're the smartest kids in class.
Dino's is a kind of unassuming building on McLean. Parking can be a challenge because of the school across the street, but I found street parking pretty easily.
The inside is kind of a bizarre mish mash of signs, photos, and even a little shelf of used books!
There are two sides - it's actually really big inside.
So the inside is interesting.
Now on to the food.
So I know where I'm gonna be every Thursday ever...
They even have breakfast!
Michael and I both got the Chicken Parmesan - he got butter sauce with spaghetti, and I got red sauce (they also have meat sauce, but I just like tomato) with ravioli.
So these ravioli were stuffed with spinach and cheese. SO GOOD.
We also got a nice little basket of buttery bread to sop up that insane amount of sauce.
Was this the best chicken parmesan I've ever had?
I like mine more spiced, and this was kind of bland - although once I added spice it was great. The chicken was a little overcooked, but there was so much of it that even with discarding a few bites I was stuffed. And the ravioli was awesome.
So is the be all end all of good Italian food? No. But it's cheap and fast and a ton of food, and it's pretty damn good.
Plus, this happened.
One of the top 5 best banana puddings I've ever had.
Seriously, it took us about 3 minutes to eat this whole thing.
I'm only a little ashamed.
Dino's is a really good little place with huge portions, good food, great desserts, nice service, and a really local feel.
So who's in for all you can eat spaghetti? Ready to be horrified by how much I can eat?