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Gino's Fine Italian Food

1410 S. Main St. (Blanco Rd.) Send to Phone
831-422-1814 | Menu
This locals' favorite celebrates family, food and flavor; it's been around nearly 40 years for a reason.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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Gino's Fine Italian Food Restaurant Review

: Say “Gino’s” to any Salinas denizen and you’ll likely elicit a sigh, punctuated by the words “artichoke bisque” or “blackened chicken fettuccine.” This place holds the triple crown for local dinner spots --- good food, friendly service and utter reliability. It’s Italian-grandma casual, dressed-up enough to bring a business client, homey enough to celebrate your 10-year-old’s birthday. The artichoke bisque is a rich alchemy of local artichokes, tomatoes and cream. Blackened chicken fettuccine is enveloped in a garlicky cream sauce --- it should come with a “nap ahead” warning. Manicotti wrapped in tender homemade crêpes hold meat and spinach, and the zesty marinara sauce is full of Italian herbs. Meanwhile, calamari “salad” is a well-intentioned attempt to make you feel good about downing a plateful of tender-crispy fried squid distributed over lettuce. Don’t arrive in a hurry --- food is made to order and worth the wait.

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