Beautiful muted colors, white beadboard and stylish design details greet you as you walk into Dina’s, the newest addition to Hyannis’ chic West End by Sherman Square.
Much anticipation and buzz has surrounded the former Harry’s location, which was recently purchased by Dino Mitrokostas, of Dino’s Sports Bar in Mashpee.
Dino, a Barnstable native, grew up in Hyannis and participated in multiple family businesses in town. His family’s first restaurant, Hamburger Heaven located where Gringo's stands on Hyannis' Main Street opened in 1970.
In 1972, the family opened New England Pizza, which still stands proudly on West Main Street in Hyannis. In 1990, Dino moved to Mashpee and opened Dino’s Sports Bar. He initially won over the locals with his outstanding pizza, but Dino’s Sports Bar is now the sports bar on the Cape.
Jump forward 20 years and Dino is back in his hometown. He admitted when he moved to Mashpee, he vowed only to return to Hyannis if something very special came up - that special thing is Dina’s.
Dino’s goal for Dina's is to create the “ultimate women’s place.”
The restaurant has a female touch with its clean, crisp atmosphere and elegant accents. He feels he has mastered the ultimate men’s hangout in Mashpee and wants to expand his repertoire. Of course, all patrons are welcome, but the focus is to create an environment that women feel comfortable in.
The vision is to gather women after work to indulge in a martini, which seems destined to be the signature drink with martini lamps and images imprinted throughout the space.
Dino also showed off a projector in the front room set up to display images and programs on the back wall of the stage, but guys do not worry - he thinks this could be a venue for Sunday football viewing and more.
Dina’s will have a full entertainment schedule with nightly musical performances, comedians and entertainers. Beyond entertainment, two exciting features on the horizon are Dina’s Sunday Brunch and adding an outdoor dining patio.
The menu is varied and affordable. With an outstanding team in the kitchen, a beautiful selection of fresh salads, local seafood, sandwiches, entrees and pizza are available. Dino is working out the kinks and final details. He plans on hosting a Grand Opening before March. Stay Tuned!