Dinamo

Google Rating:4.7

Dinamo
4.6 based on 135 reviews
  1. Catherine Yohai 2023/12

    Little bit loud.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Squid Ink Fettuccine
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend

  2. Mary G 2023/12

    The food was incredible. The chef is hot. Enough said.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  3. M Rand 2023/11

    Delightful dinner. More of a southern comfort and Italian food fusion. This was a pre show dinner and didn’t disappoint. Huge portions. Highly recommend. Reminded me of under the radar restaurants in SF and NYC. Definitely a Richmond vibe. We didn’t have reservations but they found a way to fit us in.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  4. Leah Husk 2023/11

    A great neighborhood spot for some delicious Italian food. Appetizers were especially good!
    Heather, our server, ran a crowded floor (with just one bartender helping out!) and she is very good at what she does.

    This restaurant is small and can get noisy, but I think it is terrific. Will be back very soon!

    Thanks, Dinamo! And a special thanks to Heather for handling our party of 6 with such efficiency.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  5. Chris Price 2023/09

    Great little find in RVA..Caprese salad was on point, the homemade Tagliatelle Bolognese was delicious, and the desserts were scratch-made and excellent. You won’t be disappointed!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  6. Sam Parker 2023/09

    Go here. This place is special. It feels good. The food is full of love and most of the team I’ve come in contact with seems warm and kind. Prices are generally good given the evenings we have.

    Hard to say it’s a deal but good places usually aren’t cheap.

    My wife and I like to get a white pizza with anchovies and then split an entree or large appetizer. If we’re more hungry and want leftovers for the next day, we’ll get both an appetizer and entree along with the pizza.

    Go 8:15 or later for a better shot at a no-reservation table.

    Enjoy!

  7. Kyle Garrity 2023/09

    The pizza is great. Service is great. But we were really disappointed to find the mushrooms on our pizza and in the pasta were from a can. I know things are expensive right now but just charge me a few more dollars for fresh mushrooms if you have to. Really didn’t expect canned mushrooms from a place like this. The mussels and the pasta were both really garlicky. I would go back for a pepperoni pizza and a beer but that’s about it.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Red Pizza

  8. Jason Eng 2023/08

    Food was very good here. You also need to consider that most of the restaurants are southern food based. They concentrated on Italian and did it very well. They had decent cocktails, good sized portions, and really good desserts.
    Service was cordial. However the atmosphere and tables was kinda a step above a pizza parlor. So sit down wise it feels a bit cramped.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  9. Dusty Boyd 2023/08

    Wonderful restaurant with well prepared entres, great bar, and terrific waite staff….hole in the wall location, easy to miss and frankly dismiss. It is a word-of- mouth venue that you must add to your list of restaurant choices.
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  10. Brian Cooke 2023/08

    We loved this place! It was packed and we didnt have a reservation but they fit us in. Wine, salad, pasta and dessert were fantastic. Will be back next time we are in town.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  11. M A 2023/07

    I’d been wanting to try this place since learning of the place from their pasta maker randomly in town. Will definitely return!
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5

  12. Gio R. 2023/07

    The menu doesn’t offer a lot of choice, the quality of the ingredients are not bad but poorly associated with each other. Everything was unnecessarily spicy making it very hard to enjoy and taste the food. With so much pepper all taste the same. This place has good potential, good service and a good atmosphere but all have bell pepper which doesn’t match with most food and all we had was spicy . If at least they would add a note to the menu so people know. Got sausage with linguine, pasta was not al dente, loaded with a heavy oily spicy bell pepper sauce and mushrooms kind of gross. The chard was undercooked and guess what spicy red pepper, chicken was kind of ok, Hopefully it was just a bad unlucky night
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 2
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 3

  13. Judy Busch 2023/07

    Very hard to hear.
    Food great. Very noisy from the open kitchen and no soft surfaces.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3
    Recommended dishes
    Tagliatelle Bolognese, Calamari and Shrimp with Squid Ink Pasta, Swordfish Piccata

  14. Rosalie De Grezia 2023/07

    Very disappointed after reading excellent reviews. Food was overly spiced ,pizza salty and also spicy. With the reviews and prices I expected more.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 2
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 4

  15. Anthony Seal 2023/06

    The pizza was great. We’ll definitely go back to try more of their dishes.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Red Pizza

  16. Sharon Singer 2023/05

    Outstanding service and every time we’ve been the meal is top-notch, whether a menu staple or a nightly special.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Recommended dishes
    Mixed Green Salad, White Pizza

  17. Gerhard Neuendorff 2023/03

    Great everything!
    Service
    Dine in
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  18. Jonathan Turner 2023/03

    Cool little local restaurant with good food and good service
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  19. Tyler Northrup 2023/03

    Could very well be the best restaurant in the city. Service and food are outstanding!

  20. Tina Motley 2023/02

    Love these rare finds! Simple. Excellent. Authentic.

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  21. Serena DeMallie 2023/01

    Excellent food! Cozy, lively and fantastic service. A perfect place for dinner after a Theatre VCU show!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  22. A G 2023/01

    Make sure you get a reservation. Great food, it was quite busy. We got the gnudi and squid ink fettuccine.

  23. H P 2022/12

    I love this little place. The menu as short as is the wine selection. However, the food is always great and I love the vibe of this place.

  24. Shea Mickens 2022/11

    so quaint. great staff- and the food is next level🤌🏾 …

  25. Jeremy Smith 2022/11

    The food was 100 percent fresh and was very tasty. It did feel overpriced for what you get and the wine wasnt even served in a wine glass
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Vegetarian options
    If you wanted it they could offer

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  26. Jerome Jackson 2022/08

    Love the Calamari and chard. Come here atleast once a week. Best chefs and bartending service in RVA. Extremely welcoming and make sure you get exactly what you want. Love talking to the cooks and bartenders. Down to earth and never too busy to make sure you have the best conversation and dining experience! Definitely an RVA gem! The rock fish is superb as well! The steak over butter sauce is delicious. Don’t even need a sauce with it!

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  27. Constantine Q 2022/05

    It’s a cute little food shop. I enjoyed the food and it tastes great reheated at home. Only 4 stars for staff acting off or weird. Vegan options available as well.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  28. Jessie Deardorff 2022/05

    My lover says this place is very European. I had the time of my life to be quite honest. Each thing we ordered, the spice runner cocktail, the macchiato, the beet salad with feta, the mussels marinara, the sautéed calamari with chard, were sensual delights, so truly flavorful and unreal that experiencing them engaged my entire cerebrum and felt not dissimilar to a satisfying physical exercise.

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  29. Lo 2022/05

    Traditional Italian dishes elevated far beyonf
    D the typical pasta house. Drfinitely worth a visit.

    You can tell a lot about a restaurant by how it handles a simple side salad-and Dinamo’s is by far the best side salad I have ever had.
    Everything is made fresh, including the pasta, with exceptional ingredients. I got the soft shell crab special, which were fantastic and crunchy. The tomatoes in the Caprese were local heirloom, and the gnocci was hand made.

    You really cannot go wrong.
    Service
    Dine in

  30. Carl Schluter 2022/04

    Attentive service and tasty, creative entrees!! Small space, and popular, so make reservations 2, 3 days in advance to avoid disappointment.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  31. Teddy Force 2022/04

    The food was outstanding. Service was great, it definitely is a compact eatery, so you’ll need a reservation. It’s an experience tho – to see the kitchen making your food as you sit and talk. Great cocktails and coffee options. We tried the tiramisu, but it was gone before I could take a picture! It was simply incredible 😋 …

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  32. Peter Welch 2022/04

    We ate there a couple days ago before seeing Lion King at the Altria. Seating is tight so definitely call ahead or make reservations. We had the white pizza, calamari w/squid ink fettuccine, and ricotta gnocchi, there are so many ways to make these dishes wrong but they were all fantastic. Service was efficient and friendly, atmosphere was very nice. Looking forward to a return visit!

  33. Dominic Carpin 2022/03

    Hadn’t been here in a while. Packed on a Wednesday night. Arugula & green bean salad, soft shells with voluminous sweet basil chiffonade, mussels marinara, mushroom & kalamata pizza. Stoli vodka martini with a twist. A dry rosé from Provence with dinner. Everything was spectacular. The softshells were some of the best I’ve ever had. Fried to perfection. Meaty. Crisp. Highly recommended. One of the top places in Richmond.

  34. Ashley Bigheart 2022/01

    Lovely atmosphere and extremely cozy. Favorite spot to spoil ourselves.

  35. Rob Hagan 2022/01

    Dinamo has to be one of the top Italian restaurants in Richmond. Very casual family feel to the dining room. Tonight it was rocking with folks standing outside lustihg after a table. For starters we had the arugula and green bean salad and the summer squash salad with a marinara. Both excellent. For a main I had the ricotta gnocchi with pesto. The ricotta was so creamy in the gnocchi and the pesto very fine and garlicky. Heaven in your mouth. I was so focused on mine I think my companion had the tagliatelli with calamari. None remained. The chocolate torte is creamy not cakey with black cherries. Vanessa had all the tables. Wonderful.

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  36. Keisha Lindsay Nurse 2021/12

    Called to make a reservation and was told it was a first come, first served in the restaurant and at the bar. Arrived and first question asked: “do you have a reservation?” and then proceeds to tell us that a reservation is needed.

    Get your story straight.

  37. Wendy Worley 2021/12

    Ate in one night and takeout another. We had pizza, tagliatelle with provolone sausage, calamari/shrimp with squid ink fettuccine, mozz and roasted peppers with anchovies, and shrimp app. The sauces were so flavorful. We finished them with spoons and sopped it up with bread which was a rustic Italian. Atmosphere was loud but wonderfully lively. Waitstaff were friendly and efficient. There were a few specials for the evening. We will be back when visiting our daughter in Richmond. Best Italian this side of Italy.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  38. Drew Corrigan-Nunez 2021/10

    Very very nice spot for a good dinner. It’s a small place and gets busy so be prepared. We had the lentil eggplant flatbread which was basically an entire pizza! They aren’t shy on their portions. Flatbread was incredible, so many flavors. Dishes we had sweet potato gnucci (solid, needed more sauce) and the mushroom tagliatelle which was great. I also enjoyed being able to see the kitchen and chefs working since we sat at the bar. Good entertainment, lol.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Yes
    Curbside pickup: No

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  39. Hillary Barton 2021/08

    Great food, great service, I moved here from Baltimore and this one is one of my favorites including Stella’s which I have not reviewed as of yet.

  40. Mike R 2021/05

    The food was excellent overall. The Pizza was exceptionally good. Thin and crispy just like we like it.

  41. Devin Jones 2021/05

    If you haven’t been here or it’s sister restaurant, you’ve done yourself a huge disservice. Go as soon as possible

  42. Michael Diaz 2021/03

    A pleasant atmosphere blends well with exceptional service, wonderful eats, and delicious drinks.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  43. Hunter Blaine 2021/02

    Excellent Italian food and service. Plate sizes were large and they have a good selection of beers as well as mixed drinks.

  44. Chad Williams 2021/02

    If you’re reading this review, just go. It’s good, consistent, and quaint. Don’t leave without a mini cannoli.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

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  45. Anthony Carr 2020/11

    Omg pickup 2 pizza was fumazing thanks guys and gals for the fast service

  46. Reed Mack 2020/10

    Wonderful

  47. Mrmarginofsafety 2020/08

    Sat at the bar excellent service (bar seats 6 FCFS) atmosphere noise levels very muted. Had the Cuttlefish pasta with monkfish. The ingredients were very good, the execution poor as it was swimming in tomato sauce which was all you could taste.

  48. pazsion 2020/04

    Did not accept postmates, so not eating here.

  49. Joe Siler 2020/01

    So good. Fresh menu that’s so so tasty and not too expensive

  50. John D. Freyer 2020/01

    I challenge you to find a better roast chicken anywhere in the world.

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  51. Tito Rodriguez 2020/01

    Just as good as NY pizza…

  52. Josh Goodwin 2019/12

    Great food, wonderful atmosphere. Definitely coming back for the pizza!

  53. Andrew Gillette 2019/12

    Tasty food, great pizza

  54. Robert Jeremiah 2019/12

    36 seats that include those at the bar. Reminds me of some of the neighborhood places in NYC when I was a kid. Great food

  55. Caitlin Hunt 2019/12

    Good food and friendly staff. As someone who relies a lot on lip reading, I wish the lights were just a smidgen brighter and/or there was a little less background noise.

  56. Lauren B 2019/12

    Had the Mussels Marinara for lunch…so excellent, forgot to take a photo! Only critique – personally prefer a pronounced fumet flavor, but the tomato broth was fantastic with the crunchy, legit bread. Olive oil on the table was an nice garnish I chose to drizzle. Please see the red pizza with mushrooms which paired beautifully with personal pantry anchovies 😁.

    Friend had the Rueben Sandwich that she exclaimed is constantly fantastic with a hot, steamy center. Lovely 1/2 deli pickle garnish.

    Great value!!

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  57. Kevin Loonam 2019/11

    Get the squid ink fettuccine.

  58. Hank Secrist 2019/11

    Absolutely amazing experience here. The food portions are generous and priced fairly for such quality! The wait staff was amazing and was incredibly friendly. I can’t wait to go again!

  59. Joe Dinsmoor 2019/11

    The Bolognese was exquisite, 10/10

  60. Chris (TXAir66) 2019/10

    Stellar as always!

  61. Tim Bruce 2019/10

    Great service and excellent food. The halibut was wonderful

  62. Evan Nelson 2019/10

    Very tasty. But limited menu.

  63. Jose Maria Moyano 2019/10

    The Reuben was very good although a bit fatty in my opinion. The rigatoni Bolognese were spectacular, as well as the Capuccino.

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  64. Mark Canada 2019/09

    One of the my favorites for pizza and Italian.

  65. Nikki Brewer 2019/09

    One of my favorite places in Richmond.

  66. barb miller 2019/09

    Way to crowded, place very small. Not many choices on the menu .

  67. Courtney Tompkins 2019/09

    Went with several people so we could order family style and try about half the menu. EVERYTHING we tried was delicious. Can’t wait to try the other half of the menu 😂 …

  68. Colin R 2019/08

    Amazing food

  69. Jessica Berry 2019/08

    Never ate, but the atmosphere of this spot is incredible. Check it out

  70. Ron Copeland 2019/08

    Really excellent restaurant. One of the best in Richmond. I’ve never had a plate that wasn’t delicious. Reasonable prices. Generous portions. Great atmosphere and good service. My family likes to go here for celebratory meals and share entrees. Honestly, we’ve never had a bad experience at Dinamo.

  71. Leah Chung 2019/07

    Favorite Italian restaurant in Richmond!

  72. jOHN jAY Schwartz 2019/07

    Wonderful food, atmosphere & service

  73. James Hise 2019/07

    I’ve never had a bad meal here.

  74. Pamela Minoski Runac 2019/07

    Just stopped by for their great chocolate dessert with cherries and cream. Loved it! Will head back soon for dinner. Craving the flatbread with chickpeas and artichoke hearts! My favorite.

  75. Lissa Searfoss 2019/06

    Excellent Lunch menu!

  76. Richard Lucente 2019/06

    Not expensive enough. The extra tax ones pays to eat in the city doesnt raise the price enough. $20+ for pasta with meat sauce

  77. Carolyn O'Neal 2019/05

    Delicious and unusual. Will go again.

  78. Kellie Mendenhall 2019/05

    Terrible greasy and flavorless pizza. When i didn’t eat it I was told I must not like Sicilian pizza. Never again!!!

  79. Donwan Harrell 2019/04

    Great food

  80. Owen Parker 2019/03

    V good

  81. Jesse L 2019/03

    Small, but delicious

  82. Bruce Leshan 2019/03

    Loved it. Nice people, great modern Italian Jewish food. Had the matzoh ball soup. Hot and tasty with perfectly formed but tender dumplings. Delicious dill notes. Eggs in purgatory were spicy and rich. Belgian farmhouse ale gem Maine was sharp and refreshing.

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  83. Meg Talley 2019/02

    So delicious! Great service! Cozy atmosphere! So delicious! Soo delicious!

  84. Moniker Nomenclature 2019/01

    I called to make reservations and was told we didn’t need them before 7pm and to just walk in. Upon my arrival, they inquired if we had reservations and told that they didn’t have a table for us. The food is was fresh and delicious.

  85. Darlene Brunzell 2019/01

    Good service with old diner ambience. The food was delicious as one would expect from the proprietor of Mama Zu and Edo Squid. Don’t expect a luncheon discount but everything is fresh and homemade. I recommend the calamari with chard.

  86. Rick Streetman 2018/12

    Fun, small place. Good food & service. Loved watching chefs cook behind the bar!

  87. Kristi Kloss 2018/12

    I never thought I’d have lentils on a pizza (w eggplant & feta)– SO good & made for killer leftovers. Plates are sizeable/shareable.

  88. T.R. Hummer 2018/11

    Killer lunch. Highly recommended.

  89. CeJae Vtipilson 2018/11

    Awesome little restaurant in RVA

  90. Ben Pasternak 2018/11

    Rockfish is Killer…. Cabbage is awesome. The team is on point.

  91. James Ludwig 2018/10

    Best ever

  92. Suzanna Fields 2018/10

    You find yourself saying “This is my favorite gnocchi/rockfish/roast chicken/seafood salad/house-made sausage/bolognese/sugartoads, about so many things. My cousin plans visit to RVA around this restaurant.

  93. Scott Anderegg 2018/10

    Excellent good and good service.

  94. Jordan Carl Hunt 2018/10

    One of the best spots in Richmond.

  95. Brent Purgason 2018/09

    A really cool mix of culinary styles. It’s hard not to order everything on the menu!

  96. Debi Vans Evers 2018/09

    Wow. We wandered in based on the Google reviews at 7 on a Saturday night. OOPS. Luckily, there were a few cancelled reservations. FOOLS! We were ready to be put off by the small, almost TOO eclectic menu. Except it smelled SO good.

    Ramps? Little onions that are in season a month each year that the owner says they put in everything. Thanks for putting them on the white pizza I also are for a snack and breakfast. With enough garlic to kill your average horse.

    And the sausage, polenta, and beans my companion ate was a huge hit as well.

    Yum. Yum. Yum. Go!

  97. Jess Cadwallender 2018/09

    Fine dining at an accessible price point served by friendly staff.

  98. Nichole at SoulFunds 2018/08

    Nichole @ #SoulFunds reviewing Dinamo. For anyone who does not know about this place, You should!!! I will take a picture the next time I go there (usually once or twice a month), but I forgot to get the pics when I left.

    Awesome VIBE, not much space, which is cool if you go anytime before 5’ish. After that? They get jammed and are lucky enough if you can get a table so you will be better off making reservations.

    📣📣 My favorite Latte THUS FAR!
    The food is organically healthy too. Best muscles I’ve had thus far too!! 😋🥘

    I do have a pic!! Me drinking latte at Dinamo’s!!

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  99. joseph wiegand 2018/08

    Great food, great staff, great prices, great ambiance, great locale. 5 greats = 5 stars. Thanks Dinamo!

  100. Mike Boss 2018/07

    Shhh! Don’t tell too many other people about what you read here…

    Seriously,it would be a shame if crowds wrecked the intimacy and friendliness of this small establishment. The atmosphere pares perfectly with the authentic Italian food at a price that even students could afford. Speaking of students – yes, it’s close enough to VCU for parking to be an insurmountable problem – if you plan on eating dinner before 5pm. Otherwise, you may even get a space within a few hundred feet.

    Dinamo is owned and operated by the folks who brought you Mama Zu’s. And they brought experienced kitchen staff, including chef, with them. The only thing they left behind was the attitude. The menu provides more selection than you would expect to find in a place this small. It probably seats no more than 30 people, maybe less,but they don’t crowd their patrons shoulder to shoulder. There is no downside to this place. Eat happy,eat well!

  101. Steve Westbrook 2018/07

    Baked cabbage and corned beef sandwich was outstanding!

  102. Shannon Roulet 2018/06

    Really really good pizza and rockfish salad, smaller restaurant, not too busy around lunch time. Nice staff and pretty solid color scheme going on inside.

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  103. Charles Shade 2018/04

    Yummy.

  104. Shawn Phillips 2018/03

    Great food. Better people

  105. Angela R. Prado 2018/03

    Dinamo has the best food and atmosphere in Richmond. The staff is superb and Mya a superstar.

  106. John Fleming 2018/03

    Absolutely incredible food! One of the best Italian restaurants in Richmond. Reservations taken which is rare for restaurants like this.

  107. Kathy Butler 2018/02

    Small intimate place. Very loud. Food was good, not stellar, but good.

  108. Betsy Goodreau 2018/01

    This was my first time at Dinamo. The food was delicious. Especially good is the feta and beet salad . The service was swift and friendly.

  109. Gayle Turner 2018/01

    I love this place. I go in sometimes by myself and sit at the bar and watch them cook. It’s dinner theater. I particularly like the fish soup. Parking is a bit of a challenge; well worth the effort.

  110. Joell Maisano 2018/01

    I went to Dinamo recently for a friend’s birthday and had a mixed experience. The positives were that the wait staff was very friendly and attentive, and the mussels in white wine sauce were perfectly cooked, “fall off the shell” tender, and stewed in a delicious savory broth infused with plenty of garlic (which begged you to wipe every last bit up with their spongy bread). However, the brisket we ordered was mostly fat, the red pizza had charred crust, and the squid ink pasta left a strange aftertaste. The environment was a little crammed, and unfortunately we were seated by the door which let in a constant flow of cold air.

  111. Patrick Wright 2017/12

    Superb Italian fare. Consider making a reservation in the weekends because it’s a small space and very popular. The squid ink fettuccine with shrimp and scallops is divine. Servers are industry pros.

  112. Kenneth Robertson 2017/11

    First time dining at Dinamo on our way to a show at the Altria theatre. My wife and I were seated at the bar along with two other couples that were already there. We took a look at their dishes and knew we couldn’t go wrong with anything on the menu. We had salads and entrees and could not have been more pleased with them and the way we were accepted by the owners and chef. And to top the dinner off we shared the tiramisu which was the best we had had this side of Italy. My wife had the espresso which rocked. We are going back soon.

  113. Shane Dowler 2017/10

    We missed dinner but the tiramisu was incredible

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  114. Robbie 2017/09

    The white pizza is amazing

  115. Greg Thompson 2017/09

    Excellent, unique italian. Make a reservation or get there early. Absolutely worth the trip.

  116. Chic Holsinger 2017/09

    Awesome, enough can’t be said

  117. Grant Collier 2017/08

    You will want to stay 2+ hours because it is so cozy. The food was phenomenal.

  118. Seph Smith 2017/07

    My favorite restaurant in Richmond. Friendly staff, great service, great food. Everyone I’ve taken here has loved it. Do yourself a favor and go to Dinamo!

  119. Margo Millure 2017/06

    We recently moved back to Richmond after being away for many years. As with many things lately, my hipper-than-us 80 year old parents introduced us to this spot. Loved the vibe, the service and especially the food. I ordered the whole branzino because I didn’t want pasta and also because I wanted to say I ate the “whole branzino.” It actually was just the right amount of food.The whole fish served on top of mixed greens was divine! Also split a limoncello tart which was good, but ended up envious of my mother’s tiramisu. We had a reservation for 4 and by the time we left around 9ish, the place was full and hopping with lots of couples eating at the bar.

  120. Rabbi Scott Nagel 2017/06

    Best Best Chopped Liver in Richmond

  121. Gonzalo Aida 2017/05

    Delicious!

  122. Sue Kirksey 2017/05

    Our favorite go-to place. Great food and great people. They make you feel like you’re coming home.

  123. Dereck Carrington 2017/05

    The pizza is over-cooked and too salty. The fish soup is not “fish soup”, It is a seafood soup with squid.

  124. John Duke 2017/04

    Not an extensive menu, but well prepared and oh so good. Service is friendly and quick, though limited seating requires some planning ahead or hanging around waiting. One can be served at the (small) bar if impatient to wait for a table. And yes, espresso is served.

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  125. Ward Nunnally 2017/04

    Nice spot, tonight we had the beet/fennel & feta salad, soft shell crab & pesto pasta. All were excellent! Topping it off with TIRAMISU! One of the best drop in spots in Richmond when VCU is out of session.

  126. jesse whitacre 2017/03

    Equivalent of eating in Italy

  127. Craig Wiggins 2017/03

    Good selection, large servings, better coffee than I was looking for.

  128. Sunshine Nicole Sullivan 2017/03

    Just a great foodie must! Delicious so delicious all the food in sight was just beautiful and the espresso tart with italian cherries and whip was just to die for!!!!

  129. Jade jargon 2016/12

    Excellent food!! Good service. Very small dining room, but it gives the place a very home style feel. Eat here!

  130. a butt 2016/10

    No comparison in richmond, luvit

  131. B J Starr 2016/10

    Excellent food and wonderful staff! I love the chick pea salad! Everything we have tried has been amazing!

  132. Lauren Healy 2016/02

    The best in Richmond!!!

  133. Jamie U 2015/09

    Fantastic little restaurant! My daughter and I r visiting for weekend and was recommended to this resto by Mamma Zu (their sister resto). We got there at 10pm and had a great dinner… a bowl of matzoh ball soup to start (what a nice surprise), perfectly cooked fettuccine, calamari with squid ink pasta (best), and an assortment of great italian desserts. Cozy, casual yet fine dining, nice staff. Put in on the list.

  134. Mike Walker 2015/03

    I like Keeth who works there he’s sexy and great pizza

  135. Brian McIntosh 2013/07

    My wife and I happened upon Dinamo after parking at the VCU parking garage and looking for a place to eat while waiting to see a Joe Bonamassa concert at the Landmark theater. It was late to be looking for a place to dine, and Dinamo was packed. We figured all these people couldn’t be wrong. We went in. A friendly waitress met us at the door and encouraged us to stay after stating it wouldn’t be but 15-20 minutes. Okay, it was a bit longer, but that turned out just fine. While we waited for a place to sit we were placed near the kitchen. This offered us an opportunity to see everything coming out to the customers. Wow, so much looked great we were having a tough time deciding on what we would order. The wait staff was very accommodating answering our myriad questions about the various dishes. We did get a seat at the bar and that was just fine. We ordered. I got the lamb stew and my wife ordered the frisée w/ duck confit. Both were excellent. In fact, I wished I’d been more adventuress…next time for sure! The wine we ordered was excellent for the dishes, as was the appetizer bread. Bottom line is we managed a great meal in short time and still saw all of our show without a hitch. Dinamo was a great experience for us, and should be for you.

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