Divino - Brentwood
Divino - Brentwood

Divino - Brentwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.divinobrentwood.com/
  • Phone: 3104720886x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Goran Milic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, BYO Liquor, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Divino now offers Catering and Event Coordination Services. Please contact Divino for more information.
  • Special Events: Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Party, Holiday Dinners, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Birthday Celebrations and Private Family Events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Divino - Brentwood
Soft-green walls, black-and-white photos and high ceilings illuminate the affluent crowd for lunch and dinner.
The intimate family setting combined with the professional service just add to the fact that DIVINO is a little culinary diamond in the rough.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Divino - Brentwood reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (12)romantic (10)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (4)good for groups (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Hush
    savour
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Met with a couple of associates at 1PM and was incredibly surprised that to have the outdoor patio entirely to ourselves. The savory food was, as always, satisfying with respect to portion amount, choice and quality. My colleagues indulged in dessert, which is atypical for them at lunch. The service impeccable and congenial, from Goran, the premiere host, to the waiters, who were invisible until just moments before needed. From many past meals, I'm aware that their wines are fantastic with unique hidden gems--not necessarily on the list. I'm fearful of giving Divino such accolades, at the risk that they too will become overcrowded, but they so deserve the praise. A pleasant slice of European charm with proud and gracious personnel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fresh ingredients, good execution!
    FoodieAttorney
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The best calamari I've had since my last trip to the mediterranean. Everything else was great as well. Complements to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent food served piping hot. Wonderfully decorated restaurant featuring old photographs from his family's life years ago back in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and Lovely staff
    DrMom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We eat at Divinos once every few months, and the food is consistently great with a good rotation of their nightly specials. The staff is pleasant and accomodating and always leave feeling well feed and well tended. Its a good feeling you don't often get after a dinner out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    notafoodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I always have a good meal, good wine and ambiance to die for at Divino. The service is wonderful. The vegetable risotto is a favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dining!
    eatdrinkenjoyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food, atmosphere, service and all around perfect evening. Highly recommend this restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MBLA
    Mbla
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Super nice - food is borderline 5 star. Small and a bit cramped but comes off cozy and initiate. Very classy place. Earns a right to be in Brentwood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great neighborhood restaurant!
    JLWTVVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our favorite restaurant. Wonderful food, service and local owner. All courses were excellent. The salad choices were outstanding. The lobster pasta was delicious. The veal chop tasty and a generous portion. The owner, Goran is welcoming and is a great host. Can't wait until we visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for business lunches...
    Sandie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've been to Il Divino twice. I think it's probably good for business lunches because it's quiet. They serve very small portions, so if you're on a diet, this is the place to go. They do no provide refills for ice tea etc., which most places do...so that can increase your bill. Think they should reevaluate that practice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food as always
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I highly recommend Divino. The food was great and Goran is an excellent host. Well priced wine list. Excellent seafood dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor!
    ebtdadVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    For the exorbitant price, the portions where very skimpy. Pasta was underdone, very doughy. However, the owner/chef apologized and "comped" one meal.
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  • Consistently Excellent
    wsamoska
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Divino is a neighborhood icon. You can count on gracious hosting and excellent Italian food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 203 reviews are from the Divino - Brentwood reviews archive.
  • True Italian cooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi and delicious tomato and meat sauces with just the right amount of sweetness. A wonderful meal, we look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Divino- a hidden gem
    EMS13
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Divino in Brentwood is a hidden gems that is a hit with the neighbor regulars. Since it is a bit out of the way for someone in Los Angeles, they are missing a fine restaurant with great food, excellent serving staff and a wonderful host, Goren Milic. We have been coming for years and my wife and I have never been disappointed with the service and food. We try to bring our friends the the restaurant because we know it will be a delightful evening for all of us with excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming hideaway
    Diner2
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Divino serves up to date dishes with Italian seaside savor in a charming space.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worldtravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The owner/manager had a sad look because the place had only two other parties at 730 dinner on a Tuesday night. He actually left. The waiter forgot to bring the glass of chianti that I had ordered and I had to remind him. Everyone seemed upset that the place was empty. My son ordered an appetizer and the veal chop. I ordered the calamari salad and veal medallions. The food arrived and the chop was cooked perfectly but the medallions were well done and tough. The porcini sauce on the veal was actually cold. It is expensive 150 for two and only one glass of wine no dessert or coffee but the service and the food was just average and the area is filled with really good Italian places. Something has gone wrong here.
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  • Ok neighborhood Italian
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This restaurant was a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with friendly and good service. The food was not exceptional but certainly adequate Italian fare. As there are many other time restaurant with a better quality of food, I would really only recommend this is a solid neighborhood restaurant with friendly service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine Divino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always a favorite of ours for many years. Never disappoints, always pleases, just plain good on every level.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian food
    Gimbeljeremy
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The service was nothing to write home about (neither extremely positive or negative...they got the job done well), but the food was exquisite. The zucchini ravioli was phenomenal and a fantastic vegetarian option.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Northern Italian
    foodnerd
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Brought my eighty year old parents here for dinner on the recommendation of a friend. He couldn't have been more right! Though the place was packed at 6:30 pm on a Saturday night, we were shown to our reserved table immediately by the owner and received first class treatment throughout the evening. The veal chop special was exquisite and the desert were the perfect ending to a memorable evening. Divino is a jewel in the village of Brentwood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice and small
    neighborly
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was a nice small neighborly restaurant. Sadly the pasta didn't taste very good and the lemoncello wasn't right. The proscutto appetizer was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Felt like somewhere in Europe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Tucked in a corner waiting to be discovered in the heart of Brentwood, my husband and I had a quiet late night superb dinner after a Westwood play. The handsome waiter who seemed to be one of the owners, couldn't be nicer and offered top service in spite of how late it was. I can imagine this is a very popular lunch place because of its prime location and delicious food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but pricey
    WlatravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Very good food, almost all with meat or fish tho. Lackluster wine list. Friendly and attentive service. I think expensive relative to other options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!!!!!!!!
    Bronxpalate
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We love this restaurant to pieces! The ambience is lively and romantic and intimate all rolled into one. An intoxicating blend of aroma coming from the open kitchen wafts through the restaurant tantalizing all of the restaurant's guests. The food is some of the very best in town in my opinion. And I'm tough to please, just ask my husband. The wait staff is totally there to please us. They are never in your face but somehow they are always there just when you need them. Their rigatoni with chicken Ragu is my all time favorite dish there. My husband loves their branzino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always good!
    csalapatasVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great little spot to catch a bite. The Branzino is great and so is the Papardelle...
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ravioli
    Machete
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Delicious ravioli topped off with a chocolate suffle.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    HankOVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Our party of seven received outstanding service and the food was extraordinary! Can't wait for our next visit. Every dish was superbly prepared and tasted wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Weeknight Dinner
    Rozz
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Quieter than I remembered this lovely little place has great service and good food. Prices have gone up since I was last there, but it is still worth it. I like seeing the same faces in the staff and they are doing a great job of making your visit comfortable and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Divino
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant with authentic Adriatic inspired Italian food. We enjoy the appetizers, soups, pizza, pasta and entrees. Great attentive service. Always consistent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pasta
    gwgwVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Our first visit and we both tried the pasta, which was excellent. We had an early dinner reservation and glad that we did as service decreased once the crowds increased. The restaurant was about two thirds full when we left and we waited about 20 minutes to get our bill. Other than that, we didn't wait for anything. Dinner was served in a timely fashion, as was dessert. The ambiance was quite nice. Great dessert menu and I would go back just to try some other items on it.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious northern Italian
    BrentwoodFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Delicious northern Italian in a warm, hospitable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • with large group
    uclabonvivant
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I have been to Divino's many times over the last ten years. Last week I went twice, once with a large group for dinner and we were accommodated upstairs. It was a perfect place to be able to talk with people and enjoy the food, which is always good. I especially like the burrata with bietole or the crostino with prosciutto as an antipasto, and the branzino. The desserts are exceptionally delicious. Goran Milic is a wonderful host and the waiters are all prompt, efficient, and polite. Highly recommended. I also like to go for lunch, when it is quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been eating there many times.
    Estee
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Always delicious fresh food. Home made pasta. Husband Goran and wife run the place , and serve he sometimes cook too. Great Branzino fish . Great Sunday brunch for the whole family. Priced for Brentwood middle range.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    MKDouglassVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Love Divinos Just wish I had ordered one of their homemade pastas...next time!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ordered a pasta that was suppose
    Dsilv
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Ordered a pasta that was suppose to have Branzino and another fish as was the definition On the menu. There was not a single piece...zero. Pizza came and wasn't hot and was a bit bland as well. Bread used to be amazing now it was heavy and on the dry side. Not sure what happened there it used to be much better.
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  • Warmest atmosphere
    HowieVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    excellent food, atmosphere and quality. The owner and staff are sincere and truly appreciate their patrons. High end cuisine.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average
    Jake
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    This restaurant is very average Italian food Absolutely nothing special about it Was recommended to us but wouldn't pass the recommendation on
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  • Real Italy
    Cath
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    We had a wonderful Italian lunch. Everything was perfect and it felt like real Italy. The chef served our main dishes himself. The food was so perfect, just delicious. The wine, amazing. Dessert, divine. We would have never left had we not had to go back to work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    BrentwoodFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Delicious Italian food, terrific service and warm hospitality from Goren and his staff. One of our all-time favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice time
    locks
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    In for a conference three of us visited Divino. Great italian spot. Lots of locals. All fresh and homemade. Great wine list and very comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely visit again when in town.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.