My wife and I arrived at Dino's at 5:00 p.m. yesterday for dinner. We were the only ones in the restaurant, always a bad sign. A couple of other parties did arrive over the course of the next hour. The restaurant itself was dark and dingy, not at all warm and welcoming. After an appropriate time a waiter arrived to take our drink orders and give us menus. The selection on the menus was poor. At last, I ordered spaghetti and meatballs and my wife ordered pasta alla carbonara. We also ordered meat and shrimp skewers as appetizers.
Five minutes later the waiter returned to the table to unceremoniously state that they had no meatballs! Get this, an Italian restaurant at the beginning of the night's service having no meatballs!!! I reluctantly ordered lasagna instead.
The meat skewers arrived and the beef pieces as well as the pork pieces were totally devoid of seasoning. They were merely chunks of cooked meat. The shrimp was somewhat better in that it at least had some small degree of seasoning although the shrimp were tiny.
The mains arrived in due course and they both were tasteless. Again, there was NO seasoning. Very uninspired cooking indeed. My wife indicated that her carbonara dish was overcooked and the meat was borderline spoiled. This was the WORST lasagna I had ever eaten and the carbonara likewise.
How does a restaurant like this remain in business, now I ask you?
There is a good reason why Rosa's Italian Cucina in Port Moody always has a line out the door and down the street and why this joint was basically empty!
Needless to say, we will never return.