Welcome to Dini’s Bistro, Carlsbad's premier ocean view restaurant. Our magical mascot, the “Iguana”, is our own unique tropical drink. This exotic concoction originated at our Dini’s Del Mar location and embodies the Dini’s tradition of creativity, good taste and a spirit of whimsy. Co-owners Michael Dini and Michael Arellano continue the heritage established by the Dinis brothers: Amerigo, Colombo, and Michael, Sr. The brothers were proprietors of San Diego County’s oldest bar, McDinis founded in 1890.
This famous bar’s license now proudly resides with us at Dini’s Bistro. The Dini brothers tradition of effervescent hospitality and service to their patrons and community remains alive today. Established in 1987, Dini’s Bistro is a Carlsbad landmark.
From left to right: Owner Michael Dini, Head Chef Paul Glazzard and owner Michael Arellano.