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Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.divinobistro.com
  • Phone: (403) 410-5555
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
    Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Closed Sundays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Comfort Food, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: John Donovan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Centre Street
  • Public Transit: LRT Station is 1 block away - behind the Hyatt Hotel on 7th Avenue S.W.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking in front after 6:00pm. Public parking lots within 2 blocks.
A word from Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro, part of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts family of restaurants (crmr.com) remains an icon for downtown diners. Now in its 15th year, Divino continues to entertain patrons in the historic Calgary Wine and Spirits building on the Stephen Avenue Walk (8th Avenue S.W.).


As a modern bistro, Divino offers a comforting, pure cuisine in an upscale and energetic environment. Inspired by the traditional bistros that have thrived for decades throughout New York City, Divino has merged modern décor with a comforting bistro atmosphere and cuisine. Featuring the same wood-burning grill found at Gramercy Tavern in New York City and an award-winning international cheese and wine program, Divino has successfully integrated the distinctive American bistro style into Western Canada.


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Diner Reviews
  • "Went last week with a work group and had such great good & service that I took a friend for lunch Friday. Everything I've had (and that the others had) was top notch. Will return again and regularly!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food at Divino's is fantastic; I've never had a bad meal here so kudos to the kitchen staff. This past visit, the service was terrible. It was over two hours for a two-course meal. Our server completely disappeared after the first five minutes, the new one never introduced himself, and spent the majority of his time standing next to the bar chatting with other employees. It might have been a stroke of bad luck, because there were others on shift who were very attentive to their tables (had lots of time to watch). Settling at the end was unnecessarily long and drawn out, and the overall service experience for the prices they charge left us on a sour note. The food is amazing (ah-mazing!), so I'll try to stay focused on that."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We arrived in Calgary for the first time in years and were downtown looking for a place to eat. We chose this one after browsing online. Great choice! There was an extensive wine list from which we picked an excellent half bottle. I had the French onion soup and my husband the summer vegetable salad both of which were excellent. I had the salmon entree which was delicious. The salmon was crispy on the outside but very moist on the inside. May husband had the spaghettini which he also enjoyed. The restaurant was well staffed, our waiter was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were a group of 10 who had not seen each other in quite a while. Our server was patient while we talked and caught up weren't really paying attention to her. Starting wtih drinks, we were looking for a specific style of wine and she made great recommendations at varying price points and provided a sample when possible. The food was exceptional and everyone's meals were very well received. Lovely presentation as well as taste. The tempura beans were a treat! At the end of the meal our bills were separated with such ease and made it so easy for each couple. Overall a special night with great wine, food and friends. Definitely revisiting soon!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The cheese selection is fantastic but the food is incredibly salty every time we've been there. They charge for water."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This time we sat on the patio, which is very nice on 8th Avenue with excellent atmoshpere. Service was great, food was very good, buffalo tartar was excellent and went well with the sparkling Shiraz. Prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is awesome,the atmosphere is fabulous, excellent wine list, this is the best place on 8th ave. cheers!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Loved our meal. Food was fantastic, original and interesting. Wine was delightful. Our server was not engaged, unfortunately. He was nowhere to be found most of the time, and seemed generally disinterested in looking after us. Still the food was worthwhile."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "awesome service, ambience and food. This was my second time eating at Divino and I was impressed all over again. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "They nail it again and again. What a great meal, thank you Divino!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "A couple of co-workers and myself went to Divino for lunch, one being Italian. She raved about the Spaghettini, and how it tastes almost like home. Not being Italian, I can't compare it to 'home' - however, the balance of the pasta ratio with sauce, and clams - was perfect. The pasta was el dente, and held the swirl on the spoon while I shovelled it into my mouth. The sauce wasn't overly tarte, and had just enough spice to give your tastebuds a semi-kick. The clams were plump and plentiful. Overall - we were very happy with our meal. Oh... and the pomme frites, the perfect crispness to hold the cheese and dash of salty goodness - delicious!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Really appreciated our time there. Great staff, great food, great vibe!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I went to Divino's for lunch and the food and service was outstanding. Everyone in our party truly enjoyed their meal and said they would be returning at a future day. Great meal and time. Thanks to the staff and chef for an awesome meal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is my standby restaurant for which I can be virtually guaranteed good food and great service"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our server Jeff was so attentive and appealed to our foodie side! He brought us a number of different samples of wine to ensure we had exactly what we wanted. He knows about EVERYTHING on the menu! We had a lot of fun listening to Jeff describe the wines, cheese, share-ables, and dessert, and also make recommendations for us. The food was fantastic!! Beautiful wine, bread, cheese, mussels, olives...yum!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was my second time at Divino and I was blown away. The food is always consistently excellent but what really elevated the evening was the service. Phil took us through all of our pairings with each course and was very passionate about both the food and wine. Thank you for your excellent service and advice. I will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Great food, attentive service. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always impressive and a beautiful place to dine. Romantic setting, eclectic menu, great wines, and never disappointing. Expect to pay a bit more when everything comes together to guarantee a beautiful ans memorable evening. Had a later evening meal with the Fois Gras Raviolli to start followed by the Halibut. Both light and tasty! The dine chosen wS an Italian Nebbiolo."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "loved the food, mussels cookec just right and lamb t-bone, all combined with nice wine, service was attentive and good, will come back"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Nothing but pure charm, food beyond compare and a divine atmosphere. I travel the world and on this visit to Calgary I found the gem of the city."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed my birthday dinner here with my wife and parents. I chose Divino because I've eaten there before and had a great experience. Our server looked like he was moving/talking pretty fast all night, but still managed to put in some lively quips and spaced out each course perfectly. The food was all excellent, from appetizers right through to coffee and dessert."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed, my absolute favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great service, great food. A bit on the pretentious side though (Have a lager on tap, serve a pint not a sleeve.) Appetizers not designed for sharing so do not order appetizers for the table."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Always excellent fare. Service is usually very good as well, but was disappointingly slow this visit."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Divino never disappoints. Trendy atmosphere, amazing food, excellent service. One of my favorite resteraunts in Calgary. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was fabulous - service disappointing. We ordered a bottle of wine and the cheese sampler tray. A few minutes later the waitress appeared and asked if we were ready to order. To our party I suggested - maybe we should wait until we enjoyed our cheese tray - my daughters wanted to order - thinking the timing would be measured before the meal came out. Unfortunately that was not the case - The table was full of plates with a half eaten cheese tray still to enjoy. Disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My friend and dine often at Divino, and always leave happy! The only feedback I'd provide, is that it would have been nice if when our food was delivered, if it was described. We had the tartare, and weren't sure if it was intended to be eaten deconstructed, or all together. Food for thought! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Tasty food, attentive service, good wine selection and short distance to theatre make this a wonderful dining spot for our group's before theatre eatery. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service was excellent, wine was exquisite, food was delish. Divino never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had the mussels to start which were great and we were all raving about the frites with the parmesan on them. I had the salmon and my colleagues had the gnocchi and spagettini and we all thought the food was fabulous. I would highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great presentation and interpretation of an old stand by. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The service we had made the evening stand out. We felt like we were the only people in the restaurant given the personalized care and attention we received. The food was phenomenal. We'd been looking for a good French Onion Soup for some time, and were (finally) not disappointed. The cheese selection was fabulous. The Tempura Haricot Verts were crave worthy, and a reason in themselves to return again. The cocktails and wine were expertly prepared and Dessert was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. All in all, it was outstanding. We are already looking forward to our next evening at Divino. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • " This was the quickest lunch i have had in a long time. arrived right at noon, ordered 5 minutes later and had paid the bill by 12:30. Not that we were rushing or anything, just the food was out in minutes. I had the fish special and i think it was one of the best cooked fish dishes i have ever had in Calgary! It was perfectly cooked and served on top of a puree (rutabaga i think they said) and the two unlikely candidates worked so well together that i was scraping my plate by the end. i must go back next week and hope they would have it again. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We went to Divino to celebrate my birthday with another couple and had great food, great service, great wine and an all around awesome experience. My friends and boyfriend had never been there before but loved their experience!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "had a wonderful meal and waitress was attentive and made perfect suggestions for wine"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Great food, friendly service, amazing wine list. Always a favourite spot."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Nice place. Great service and the cheese and wine was a perfect match."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The service was excellent. The food was overcooked."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Overall a great night before the Theatre. Just wish we would have had more time to enjoy rather than rush between courses. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent food from start to finish and service was OK but not overly friendly. Fantastic wine menu and good to see plenty of Canadian wines offered. The biggest drawback was the noise though. Not a place for a quiet, romantic meal. Would still return though."
    Dined on 4/11/2014