Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dino & Francesco's

Looks like I'll be having leftover pizza tonight, as Danelle is working and I'm dining solo. We got a "tray" of pizza from Dino and Francesco's in Birney Plaza today. Sometimes we dine there, but most of the time we take it home since we're only a few blocks away.
This place is situated in the most depressing strip mall on earth. It's run down and ugly. The building that houses this restaurant also has a gym, a laundromat, a beauty school, and a Big Lots. When you walk in the door to the building, you are immediately aromatically assaulted by the smell of pee. Yep, you'd think you were in a NYC subway. And the building owners haven't painted or tiled the floor since 1974 or so. So you might actually be smelling pee from 1974. Maybe they should put a historical marker up in this place.

But once you get into the actual restaurant (through a second set of doors), it's much more pleasant smelling. Otherwise, they'd probably never get any business. However, it is always busy when we go there. The pizza is pretty good, and not greasy (although I have no objection at all to a big floppy pizza with a nice pool of grease in the center). We get the regular crust round pizza.
We have had the pasta there as well. Their marinara sauce is really great. They give you enough food for three people when you order any type of pasta. And as everybody knows, leftover pasta is even better than fresh. My brother loves the French onion soup. I haven't had it, but he's a pretty picky eater, so if he likes it, it's probably good.
Here's the menu:
The hoagies are tasty too, and very reasonably priced.

To sum it up, if you go, hold your breath when you walk through the first set of doors. If you can do this, you'll be fine. The food is good, and the servers are pleasant and friendly. What more could you want?

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