We've been stopping in Roseburg over the last couple of years as it is half way between home and our son in Washington. This restaurant has been in my sights for a while and I decided tonight was the night. I looked up the web site and it says they are closed on Mondays. Disappointed, I chose a pub down the street and when we got there it was closed. I spotted Dino's with cars out front and the open sign out so we ended up here anyway! When I mentioned their web site to Dino, he stated that they have been open on Mondays for the last couple of years.
They had ribeye steak and spaghetti with marinara sauce as the two specials of the day. I asked about lamb and apparently they will have fresh local lamb in the near future as Dino just bought some on the hoof.
They were on the tail end of a rush so even by their standards they were slow to serve. We did get water and crusty sourdough bread right away after the table was set and we ordered not long after, I ordered a bottle of Chianti Classico Petroio for both my wife and I. She had spaghetti with marinara sauce and I had veal scallopini. We both had a salad with homemade ranch dressing. We got the salads fairly quickly and they were very good. My wife is allergic to red onions and they were careful not to contaminate her salad when it was made.
The wine came along a little later and then the wait for the main dishes. My wife's spaghetti had a sweet marinara sauce that I liked, but she thought it was too sweet. My veal came with candied carrots and some kind of rice? on sun dried tomatoes. I'm pretty much a white rice eater so I couldn;t say for sure what that was, but I do know it was very good.
She had Umqua spumoni ice cream for dessert and I had a pineapple ricotta torte. Again both were tasty. We each received a free small glass of lemoncello for our patience as a final treat.
The service was friendly and the food was great. This place will be in our future visits.
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