We are located in a residential area of East Boston, Massachusetts in a place where you might drive by and wonder "Is the food any good in there?" ... More
We are located in a residential area of East Boston, Massachusetts in a place where you might drive by and wonder "Is the food any good in there?" Rino's has been in business for 24 years originally opened by Chef Anthony's parents Rino and Anna DiCenso, They in turn handed over the business to their Son Chef Anthony DiCenso. Born and raised in Italy, Chef Anthony has made Rino's place what it is today! Rino's is known for it's wonderful red sauce, thin cut veal and fist sized ravioli which are home made to order. Our Specials change daily for lunch and dinner. Chef Anthony always tells his wait staff to "Push the Specials" he puts a lot of time into his different dishes and sauces and like we say "It won't be sent out until it's done right!"
We had been to Rino's many times over the years, and always considered it one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston. So I am very sad to say it has really gone downhill since Guy Fieri's review. The last time we ate there, the line extended around the block and when we finally were seated, it became obvious that the food prep is much more rushed now to accomodate the crowds, dishes no longer prepared to order, and a generally unsatisfying experience. Never thought I would say this, but we won't be going back.
No one outside East Boston seems to have heard of this place; but walk in on Friday night and it's packed - for a reason. Try the bolognese - homemade fresh noodles with ground veal, beef and pork. Amazing. Fried calamari with pepperoncini, gnocchi is great, and there are several great chicken dishes too. You won't leave hungry, and prices are very reasonable too. The wine list is the only thing I would improve on.
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