Dino’s: A new fast casual Greek restaurant in Adelaide

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In the late 40s, Andrew Papadakis’ late grandfather migrated to Australia “with nothing”. He would later open delis and grocery stores and named his first one ‘Dino’s’.

According to citymag, Andrew will uphold his Greek heritage and pay respects to his grandfather Dino by unveiling a casual dining spot on King William Street, at the heart of Adelaide.

“We’re trying to keep the traditions,” he said to citymag.

Two and a half years ago, Andrew owned Meze Mazi but sold his share of the business. He said he was to busy and he wanted to spend some time with his family.

With a concept that was “ready to go in 2020”, Andrew is opening up Dino’s, a “fast, casual restaurant”, with co-owner Giuseppe Nasti at the end of this month.

Unlike Meze Mazi, Andrew says Dino’s will have a more relaxed atmosphere.

Photography: Brendan Homan

“With my previous shop, I was stressed, worried all the time. Well, this one I can’t wait,” Andrew said.

“It’s still high-standard food, but in a more casual environment.”

Dino’s is a departure from conventional dining establishments, embracing the ethos of fast-casual dining

Dino’s is a takeaway Greek restaurant with “a take on the yiros shop, but more creative”. “There will be the flavour of a traditional yiros like in Athens,” Andrew said to citymag.

The restaurant will offer high-quality Greek food in a relaxed atmosphere, bridging the gap between full-service restaurants and takeaways.

“There’s nice rendered walls, there’s nice arches — it’s got a village vibe but nice. It’s done properly,” Andrew mentioned.

Dino’s is located at U5/33 King William Street, Adelaide and is set to open at the end of April.

Source: citymag

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