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Divino Italian Restaurant
Divino Italian Restaurant

Divino Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.divinohouston.com
  • Phone: (713) 807-1123
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Patrick McCray
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining for up to 30 in the elegant, wood-accented wine cellar. Special menus are available. Audio visual facilities provided for business presentations.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick McCray (713) 807-1123

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodhead
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available in two private lots in front of and adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Divino Italian Restaurant
Divino is a family owned restaurant and wine bar specializing in honest regional Italian food. Since 2000, neighborhood foodies and Italophiles have flocked to the casual/chic Montrose hideaway for handmade pastas, exquisite local seafood and innovative dishes like Crispy Pork Shoulder with Green Apple Risotto and Pickled Celery Root. The eclectic wine list features 30 wines by the glass with very low mark-ups. The list is predominantly Italian and celebrates not only the classic regions of Tuscany and Piemonte but also the more obscure wines of Alto Adige all the way to Sicily.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved the appetizer and my husband loved the Tuscan pork but the risotto was bland and lacked seasoning really of any kind. Would probably go back and give it another try."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I enjoy dinner at Divino and have for years. It is just the right size, you can self-park, the menu is spot on with my mood. And you can talk and be heard."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We regularly dine here and find the food to be always good and the wine outstanding. It is one of our 'go to' restaurants for a good dinner, wine and great service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Will definitely return. Quiet, excellent food, good service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food and the service were excellent. I was disappointed because I made a note on open table that we had a gluten free diner and the server was not aware of that and was not very knowlegable about which items would be gluten free."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was helpful with the wine. We enjoyed the variety on the restaurant week menu. We will definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Really love the restaurant. The food and service were both excellent. I had a difficult time finding a parking space and the manager came out and helped me park around back where the employees park. It was nice to be able to have a conversation without yelling across the table. The best part was we could see our food. The lighting was perfect. We will definitely go back and recommend to others. Thank you"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My wife and I dined with our daughter and two young granddaughters on a busy Friday night. All of the wait staff and restaurant personnel were very patient and helpful when the little girls grew restless. The food was great and the staff at Divino were exceptional. We will go there again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu and was very happy. Wine list was very good, and the food quality was excellent as always"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Always amazing! You can't go wrong with anything here! The best wine selection!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants! Good wine list, good, consistent service and fantastic pastas - especially the mushroom ravioli in truffled broth."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I always enjoy dining at Divino and this visit was not a disappointment. The nice thing about this restaurant is that it is not too noisy even when there is a fairly full house. It is refreshing to be able to talk with one's friends without having to shout."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our party of eight was to celebrate a 75th birthday. Our party included an amateur chef and folks that have dined all over the world. It was the first time there for each of us and everyone of us can't wait to come back. Appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts were fantastic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went with my fiancé for dinner on Friday night. We sat in a lovely booth near the bar. I had the lamb chops and he had the parmesan crusted chicken. Both entree's were so yummy. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "One of the great aspects that this restaurant is touted for is its BYOB policy. They don't publish anywhere that I can see what they charge for corkage (e.g., menu, winelist, website...) 4 bottles later the bill came and we found out... $18 each! I've never experienced a corkage fee this high and was truly surprised and unpleasantly so,"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Party of eleven for an 80th birthday party. We were seated in the wine room which was a great location for our loud group. The food was fantastic - both the specials and regular menu items. Wine suggested by waiter was as good or better than our last visit. I've been here multiple times and am never disappointed. Roberto, our waiter, ensured our evening was special."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Average food - very good service. Wine list is reasonable. Better options around town. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I found this place by just sorting away on opentable for Italian. Loved it. Very quaint. Food is good basic Italian. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I will not eat here again. The food was frozen, cold and bland. The service wasn't good either. I do not recommend this restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our favorite "go-to" place in town. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We drive past Divino almost every day. Glad we finally tried it. Sound level was perfect. Service was excellent. Wine excellent. Food was very good to great. Prices are very reasonable for a first class dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been here a couple of times and find the food wonderful and the atmosphere so quiet and relaxing. The wait staff has been excellent and would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Divino is a gem! Just go! Food is always amazing, they always have great off-menu specials and they will cater to your needs. Service is the reason we come back. From the owner, who is present and a true gentleman, to our favorite server, Roberto, who is the best you will find in any restaurant. You will not be disappointed. JUST GO!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We stayed beyond closing time - never made us uncomfortable or asked usti leave!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I pass this restaurant up so many times , why did I wait so long to try it out. I'm not a big Italian food fan because I'm not a big pasta fan ! However I dabble a bit here and there ! Great wine list , fresh pasta is awesome ! A bit pricey but worth money! Fresh ingredients , I didn't really care for the fish ! Wasn't terrible just need a little more flavor ! It's not a social scene and that's my preference. If you are looking for the scene go somewhere else ! Good family and date restaurant"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Good food, attentive service, good wi.ne list. The specials were great"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great atmophere. Great food. Great service. We would definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Divino is a nice, small establishment with simple tastes done right. My date and I went for valentines, where a special menu was prepared (not prix fixe, but a shortened menu). The entrees were items that could be seen at an American food restaurant, with a slight Italian flare to it, such as scallops on a bed of risotto. We started with the gnocchi. The only complaint: we ran out too soon! The service was prompt and friendly, nothing to complain about. And the wine list was comprehensive for the occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our dinner was amazing. From the gnocchi (so light and flavorful) and mushroom ravioli (handmade pasta, swimming in a delicate broth) to our entrees of Orecchiette with Duck Sausage and Crispy Snapper with Risotto, we delighted in every bite. We also had a taste of the lasagna special (white lasagna in a vegetable ragu). I haven't had a lasagna that delicate and well-balanced since my last trip to Italy. You can't go wrong eating here!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We dine regularly at Divino. It is totally consistent with excellent ingredients, excellent solid cooking, personalized service, and hard-to find interesting wines. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great atmosphere. The wine list was notable and a great place for a special occassion or date night."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great food, wine,ambiance, service, people. A real neighborhood bistro! Peter H. Browny"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I go to the Divino often. This time had mushroom ravioli in truffled broth, home made, and salmone affogato. Both excellent dishes. May also want to try their orecchiette with duck sausage. Yummy."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Hands down the best Italian restaurant we have been to. All the dishes are fresh, authentic and delicious, especially Emily's goat cheese ravioli and mushroom ravioli! Best dining experience, staff is so friendly and will go out of their way to make sure you are taken care of. We are regulars and will continue to be:)"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Divinos' has become a monthly habit for us over the last 10 years. Great food and service.."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We spend a lovely time at Divino. Coming from Mexico to celebrate NYE we found this spot very tasty, unique and very well priced."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I frequently forget about Divino's, but I shouldn't. I love their food and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Attention to the small details here: memorable side vegetable dishes that made me return again and fantastic bread with fruity olive oil to savor."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "It was an unforgettable meals! The service was great, the wine wonderful and the food outstanding! We had the caprese salad, the mushroom ravioli and snapper--wonderful."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Went with my family [4 adults], 2 had the lamb shanks and one had steak which were wonderful. Antipasto appetizer and salads were very good. My pork tenderloin was good, but not as tasty as I have had elsewhere. Staff was very friendly and attentive, good choice of wines. Ambiance was good, but not "romantic". We ate in the front of the restaurant, but it looks like the wine room would be a great place for a large group."
    Dined on 12/14/2013