Divino
Divino

Divino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.divinobelmont.com/
  • Phone: 6506209102
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Vincenzo Cucco
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a limitless menu tailored made for each private off-site event. Only food is provided.
  • Private Party Facilities: On days that we are closed, we can accommodate up to 60 guests. At other times, we can offer a semi private dining room for up to 30 guests. All private parties will have a prix-fixe menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Rosanna Marks 6506209102

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Camino Real
  • Public Transit: Cal-train to Belmont. Proceed one block North.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot in the back of building. There is a public lot on the side street. Also, street parking is plentiful.
A word from Divino
Ristorante Divino, located in Belmont on Ralston one block North of El Camino, offers true regional cuisine of modern Italy. We are open for Lunch Tues-Fri and Dinner Tues-Sun. The knowledgeable staff and incredible food allow for a memorable dining experience. Chef/Owner Vincenzo Cucco's kitchen is born from a love of all that is Italian in both traditional and creative cuisine. From the homemade to the seasonal variety, Cucco's tempered cuisine is considered one of the best in the Bay Area. Divino promises to become a destination restaurant.Ask about our special events and private dining room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Divino reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (11)special occasion (10)romantic (9)great for lunch (6)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Divino's is wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I love dining at Divino's. It's a wonderful Belmont restaurant. Our hosts always recognize us and make us feel very comfortable. The chef is first rate. We always think of Divino's first if we dine out in Belmont.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Home made italian
    ErikaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have not been there for some time, and we were impressed with all the dishes we had. Veg. soup was so homy and delicious, grilled squid with beans and greens were lightly dressed with tasty olive oil. Grilled sea bass, meat sauce, special ravioli were all good. and tasty. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • local fave!
    maldita
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've eaten here at least a dozen times - food is fresh, simple, delicious. They've expanded the restaurant to accommodate large groups and parties - we've eaten here with our extended family for celebrations (birthdays, Mother's Day) and the service has been friendly and prompt. This past visit, the service was slower but isn't really indicative of my overall experience (main dishes took a bit longer than usual).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but noise level was high
    Tommy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food, great service, they accommodated my wife's GF request on a dish that has gluten. No GF bread which was disappointing but doesn't deter from a good food. We told them it was our anniversary and they serve us dessert on the house which was a nice gesture, love the Tiramisu and she had dark chocolate ice cream with dark chocolate sauce both were very good. I think the noise was due to the large group behind us (there were 2 I think). I subtracted 1 star for not having GF bread as this restaurant is GF certified but added it back as they accommodated her request for a dish to be GF when it wasn't meant to be (this is service!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Divinos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Divino is a great neighborhood restaurant. Not so easy to get in these days as people have discovered this gem. But the owner/staff continues to provide a great place for my wife and me to eat; reasonable prices; good wine list. I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice neighborhood restaurant
    TheaterCrowd
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place is a very nice neighborhood restaurant. Full bar. Friendly staff. Great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad I finally tried Divino!
    Gail
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    having passed this place many times, I finally had dinner there. So glad I did. Great food, lovely service, comfortable seating, and despite the fact our party stayed chatting way after everyone else had gone, there was no pressure to leave. Charming, delicious and reasonable priced. This might just become my go-to spot. Thanks, Divino for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What the other folks have said!
    TravelingFoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Super service. Homemade pasta is great. Not as expensive as other Italian places in the area, so we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Divino's never disappoints! We recently had dinner for a girls night out celebrating 2 birthdays. We sat at the bar for an hour and enjoyed drinks there and then moved to our table for dinner. The food was fantastic! The pasta is always so fresh and tasty! All 6 of us enjoyed our meals - we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Pasta
    MadameCurie
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We eat gluten free! Also dairy free.... so you might ask what are we doing eating Italian. Well, Divino probably has the one of best gluten free penne pastas and best gluten free fettuccine we have ever had.... Their sauces are fresh and tasty. We had a group of six and everyone raved about their dinner. My spouse and I did not partake of the desserts, but our dining companions raved about them. Great peninsula spot... worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 388 reviews are from the Divino reviews archive.
  • Great food!
    Shaybabby
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We've been only twice, but the food seems fresh and homemade! I love the tube pasta with the sausage and peas. It's light, creamy, and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    Foodieanne58
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a lovely Mother's Day dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Foods are nice. I will definitely go back for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience
    margoVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. Service was great, food was good, waiter and service staff were on top of everything. A very enjoyable evening. We will be back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining
    Janet
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We had a very nice dinner and the staff was very attentive. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peninsula Gem
    DivinoDude
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This place is amazing and the staff is Fantastic! Mario is such a great leader and amazing servers here too. Love going to this place!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personality and looks lead the way.
    JBAustinVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    A really nice looking young lady was a great hostess. The special arugula and soft mozzarella was excellent The red fish had no flavor at all. The waiter was very efficient.
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  • Must Go for Italian Food Lover
    FoodiePalate9
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I went here with my fiance for a low key date night and the food was delicious. The pasta (gnocchi & pappardelle) was SO fresh...practically melted in our mouths. We started the meal with a cesar salad and the dressing was divine....My fiance I and I have eaten many cesars in so many restaurants but this one does it right. The server was also Italian and was very nice overall. We finished the meal with an apple tart with ice cream that took about 10-15 min to come out but I think it's because the pastry dough was made fresh and they had to bake it. It was delicious though! Will definitely be coming here again and again for authentic Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Divino was Delicious
    luvvansVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Enjoyed cocktails & Veal Scalloppini & Breaded Pork entrees. Domingo, the waiter, was great & the Busboy was very attentive. This was our first time and we will be back (as Arnold says).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance, disappointing meal
    Jeanie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Very quiet, relaxing place where it's possible to have a good talk with friends or family. Excellent, attentive service. Delicious warm bread. But my entree of capellini al vongole was disappointing. The pasta was perfect but the small clams, in shell, seemed almost raw and slimy. The shells were clearly opened, indicating the clams were done, but they didn't taste done. The head waiter was very kind, and they did not charge me for the entree, but it left me not wanting to return, since there are lots of other good Italian restaurants around.
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  • Food was scrumptious!
    Shaybabby
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Had the arugula salad, which was fantastic! Had the tube pasta with sausage, it was so yummy! My husband had the veal, almost licked the plate! We are self-proclaimed foodies and can be quite picky, but this place was worth the trip and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice resturant
    wavdav1
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    It was a nice choice for a first date. The waiter was very good. He took care of us like I would expect.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Hungry Italians
    Mangiare
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    This was my 3rd time dining here. As usual, the service, and food, were excellent. I am impressed that that they have a short menu. This leads me to believe that everything is cooked fresh on site, and not imported from COSTCO, ready to be re-heated! Their bread and dipping sauce is outstanding. Not your usual oil and vinegar. We asked for something that we had seen on their dinner menu. No problem, they prepared it for us at lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real pleasant and unpretentious
    Villedefrance
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    A real pleasant and unpretentious gem serving wonderful delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian food close to home
    Agent210
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. The only issue was the door to the ladies bathroom was broken so my date had to stand in front of the door which was annoying. IF that had not happened I would give them 5 stars. I do not think it is a place for families because the ambiance is quiet, more romantic. I did not see a kids menu on their menu selection They have a private room and I think it would be a nice place for a special dinner or relatively small gathering. If you like food made fresh every day and the worlds best Cesar salad, you cannot go wrong with Divino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is OK
    LeungVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This restaurant is OK, but not excellent. Food is fine. The boss is nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Local Italian Restaurant!
    DJN718
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Been meaning to try Divino for several months and finally made it. Food was outstanding, very authentic Italian. Great, diverse wine list. Excellent service. The homemade meatballs were like my Sicilian great-grandmother's, the Tortelloni were fantastic and the wild boar ragu (a special that night) was outstanding. Try the eggplant-based chocolate dessert tart. Fabulous place, very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian cuisine
    Liska
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    For authentic Italian cuisine prepared and served by Italians, it's the best food experience since you ate with your Italian grandmother at home.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, atmosphere, service
    LJHA
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    I took a group of co-workers there for dinner the other night. It was the first time for most of us, and we had a great time. Nice little neighborhood gem. I've drive past it many times, but never tried it. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would go again
    LivingInSin
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Had a nice quiet dinner with a special friend. Gnocchi and pork chops were delicious. Shared a wonderful bottle of Chianti and had a luscious cannoli for dessert. We had never been there before but would definitely consider going again when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    The food and service is always top notch. The chef is fabulous and accommodating for allergies. The waiters are attentive and knowledgeable. I always come away feeling special and like family. It is great for family, business or any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like returning to Italy
    Liska
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Authentic home made Italian classical dining. Attentive and friendly service. A beautiful way to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy New Year
    LouBVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a delightful New Year's eve dinner. I missed the baccala appetizer that they sometimes offer but the rest of the meal was tasty, well prepared, and served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Davino
    Paula
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Limited menu. My meal entrée was not as described in the menu (served with potatoes instead of gnocchi) Caesar salad unexceptional, Employees were pleasant and attentive. This was my first visit. Probably won't go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place to eat with an exception
    theluckystarr
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    We have been eating there a few times. The food and the service has been consistently good every time. The only complaint that I have is the portion size is a bit small. We went there with some friends and their comments are the same. Unless you order a 3 course meal, soup/salad, main course and dessert, we don't feel full when we leave the restaurant. We would like to go there more often if the restaurant increase the portion size of the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The hostess was incredibly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The hostess was incredibly rude. Did not greet us, just simply said we needed to wait a while as they were busy. We waited for 30 minutes to get seated even though we had reservations. Food was just okay. We were seated at a back table by an exit door where it was freezing cold. Even though we kept asking them to keep the door closed as people would go in and out, the staff were not on top of it. The owner was nice and tried to accommodate us at the end but our party of 8 did not enjoy their overall experience at this restaurant. They definitely need to replace their hostess with someone who has a warmer personality and shows interest in others.
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  • Terrific Belmont gem...
    cflynnlVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful night! Definitely recommend and will definitely go back! Highly recommend both the Petrale and the Salumi appy. The pistou/pesto was a nectar that I attempted to purchase from them in bulk!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wifes birthday
    Nick
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    The service the food was excellent you have to try the canolis to die for, just loved everything they did
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Belmont
    vitalmhVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Terrific food and service at this small Belmont restaurant. Enough choice in each category. Vegetables were fresh and well prepared. Appreciated having a quinoa option to the pastas. Service is excellent. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Divino is our favorite Italian restaurant. Great food and pastas --- especially sedanini and gnocchi. Grilled squid and stuffed chicken also excellent. Friendly wait staff
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.