Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

  • 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: Comfort Food, Contemporary French, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)notable wine list (79)special occasion (63)romantic (52)good for groups (34)hot spot (28)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (26)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The food was very tasty. Me and my guests couldn't stop raving about the food. Our waiter was great and informative and the ambiance of the restaurant was top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed...
    browneyedgirl
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We made a reservation for a late lunch this past Monday at 130pm. It was quite obvious that our server was not impressed with having to service our table. Unfortunately, two people in our party have allergies and the server was not very accommodating by suggesting appropriate options. One of the sensitivities related to dairy but the mussels and frites still came with cheese on the fries and aioli dipping sauce? when asked if the kitchen could make the mussels without butter, the server did not think that would be possible and had to check? Many other restaurants in Calgary are accustomed to working with allergies and sensitivities. My experience in past with Cdn Rocky Mtn Resorts has always been great, very service-oriented. Perhaps it was this one server? She was quite anxious to eat her own lunch as she sat up at the bar and enjoyed eating it as we still were sitting in the dining room. Overall, we will not return and actually decided to leave after our appetizers due to this poor service. We ended up going across the street to Home Tasting Room which was excellent. Very service-oriented and accommodated all of the food allergies and sensitivities with ease and without making it difficult.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best consistently good restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I go to Divino about 2 to 3 times a year and it is consistently good food and good service. It's in my top 5.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for a romantic evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I hadn't been to this restaurant before and am from out of town. Saw that it had good reviews and tried it. So glad I did! Came to Calgary for the Symphony and it was the perfect place to go beforehand. It was very close (about 1.5 blocks) away from the Jack Singer Concert Hall and the food was absolutely fantastic! There was great variety too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful lunch location.
    Nick
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My first time at the restaurant with a group, one of the individuals had been before. She recommended having the Tempura Horicot Vert, which the 5 of us shared two orders as an appetizer. They were crisy with the right amount of seasoning and the green beans were perfectly cooked, with a slight crunch to them. 2 people had the Lamb Confit Melt and it looked delicious, and there wasn't a spot left on their plate. Even the side salad was nicely dressed and not dripping in salad dressing. I had the Black Pepper Linguine as I was told it has been on the menu for ever. The sauce was delicious, the pasta was cooked al dente, which I don't get really excited about but the dish over all tasted wonderful and if it wouldn't have been bad table manners I would have licked the plate clean. One of the other dishes had was the Foi Gras Ravioli, and the individual that had it said it was one of the best things she had ever tasted. Although we were all full, we had to finish off with something sweet. We had the Salted Toffee Chocolate Pudding, which was warm and delicious, the port cherry compote on top just finished it off nicely. We also had the Valrhona Dulce De Leche Fondue which was a great sharing dish and we just had to stop eating because we were so full.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great date night
    Hello
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Divino is a gem among the stevens avenue restauraunts. The food was amazing, great service snd they really care about their customers experience. Our waiter accidently spilled my wine on my jacket and they comped the wine and gave me their managers card if I needed dry cleaning. You dont see that very often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and liquor.
    Amazing
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    we were in town for a concert and wanted a fine dining experience. This place fit the bill amazing me. The waiter was above bar helped us with everything from wine and cheese pairing to what liquor to have with our dessert. We had wine and beer and amaretto with dessert. The food was amazing, service was attentive NJ without being overbearing. Would recommend for anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food.
    Hunter
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Was there for lunch. Service was attentive and smooth. The food arrived very quickly and was excellent. The overall feel of the resturant is very good. Have eaten here several times and always experienced top quality. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    WatsonVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Divinos has tweaked its menu but reliable dishes remain including one of the best Gratinee Onion Soups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I really enjoy having lunch at Divino and do so often. I noticed this time, however, that there is a very strong smokey smell in the restaurant. I am not a fan and particularly do not like leaving and smelling that way.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    devan
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was amazing but the service was just ok. Our server was very quiet, somber and less than enthusiastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Cheese is AMAZING!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My husband and I went for appetizers and the cheese plate and it did not disappoint. The waiter gave 5 really good cheese selections that complemented the homemade fig jam and our wines wonderfully. We also got the bison tartare which was paird with a soft cheese from salt spring. I would recommend this place for anyone who likes good cheese and good wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed It
    TexasToddVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We arrived on-time and were promptly greeted and seated. There is an overwhelming amount of decisions to make once seated because there is a wine by the glass menu (single page), wine by the bottle menu (dozens of pages), a cheese menu (single page), a specials menu (single page), and the regular menu (single page). We had a very attentive waiter, and we enjoyed our wine and cheese selections along with their two breads. We both chose the rockfish for entrees, and it was cooked perfectly (moist and flaky), it was appealingly plated, and the sides were delicious too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Had the sable fish special - one of my best meals ever!! Thanks for a great evening :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but good food
    Great
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our group of four ladies celebrated birthdays. The food was good. However, it would take at least an appetizer with the main course to fill you up. Then it becomes expensive for a lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Great night at Divino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I always love dinning at Divino.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing everytime
    ChefDanSteen
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Divino is one of the best in Calgary. I have been 20 times over the last 2 years and have never had a bad experience here. From fresh food to amazing wines and the best dessert menu in calgary. I recommend divIno to everyone I know when asked for a great meal in Calgary. This is the best value of all the crmr restaurants with an amazing chef and great support staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, friendly & knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good quality could be better
    FussieFoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We dine out a lot: for the prices I expect much more flair and pizazz in the presentation and appearance
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey for what you get.
    Fantastic
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food is good but Calgary has so many other choices that come in more reasonable for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food
    epee03
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food, good atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but that wouldn't stop me from recommending to others or returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CherylM
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very good overall. However the noise level is difficult. If you have a soft voice no one will be able to hear you.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The restaurant was too noisy, the music was too loud. We could not have a conversation. Unfortunately, this was disappointing and I would not recommend the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service? What service?
    Edgirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We have been coming consistently to this restaurant for the past 10 years and have never experienced this poor a level of service. The food was as good as it's ever been (which really is exceptional), but we were outright neglected at the table. When paying $ 125/head, I'd hope you could at least stop by and make sure all the food came out as it was supposed to. No offer of a second bottle of wine? Failing to respond to a missing dessert for 20 mins? Another 20 mins for prosecco to make it off the bar? All unacceptable and not characteristic of your previous offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Divino gets it right.
    Griz4532
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Something's restaurants have a hard time getting right however Divino's is not one of them. I took my wife out for a nice dinner before going to the CPO for a special event. She had the Mussels and Frites for an appetizer and there was nothing left but shells when she was done. Fantastic. She had the Gnocchi for her dinner and again a lot of restaurants make them too heavy but these were light as a pillow and the sauce was a perfect accompaniment. Again nothing left over. I had the lobster appetizer and Halibut for a main course. Both were perfect but especially the Halibut as it had a slightly crispy outside and perfectly moist inside. I would easily say the Halibut was the best I have ever had. Service was outstanding but not interfering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive and Bland
    foodie403
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The portion and flavors of the food were bland for the price. The service was medicore as the server was hardly friendly and attentive. It was way too loud for a Friday, evening dinner where we had to shout across the table. I would only recommend this place for snacking on a good selection of cheeses and wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the City's Best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Consistently one of my favorites. Great knowledgeable staff (which these days in Calgary is a rare find), tasty well executed food and a world class wine list that doesn't rip you off like other places in Calgary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    laneyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Gnoochi... molti bene! The tenderloin special was AMAZING... beef just melted in your mouth.... grilled fennel... yummy... plate looked beautiful and every item on the plate worked so well together! The cheese plate and dessert (peanut mousse)... so so good! The wines paired will with everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a winner
    dkmacdonaldVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Divino's never disappoints, server and kitchen very accomadating to special requests
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Divino is on of my Favorites!
    scaricari
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I lunch at Divino several times a year and always enjoy the food and service. The menu has a nice selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, etc. You won't be disappointed at Divino's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    dkmacdonaldVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Group enjoyed three great red wine, the Lamb T Bones special rocked
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieGirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to Divino for my birthday dinner with a small group of friends and the food was beyond delicious. Our server was fantastic, she was attentive without hovering over our table every 5 minutes, and always on top of wine and cocktails (a must for out group of friends). The food... I can't even say enough great things about the food; outstanding is the only thing that comes to mind and even that doesn't do the food justice. We shared a number of appetizers as well as a number of entrees, desserts, and cheeses (we're food lovers) and it was all stunning - in presentation, as well as taste. Can't wait to go back. Thanks for making my birthday dinner so amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm addicted
    dkmacdonaldVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Can't drive by with out stopping to have the calamari alferno
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RichardJ
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Bascially disappointed. Food was uninspired, no memorable flavours, service was mediocre and the restaurant was too loud to carry on a conversation with our guests.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too salty...
    Tiberlove
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Divinos never disappoints..however this time the mussels were very small and over a third did not open and the sauce was overly salty..the frites were fabulous! Having said that, it will not stop me fom going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    MandM
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always enjoy the food at Divino's. Was hoping to have my favorite dish they used to serve - Lobster cannelloni. Unfortunately, they have taken it off the menu, such a shame as it is a delicious dish, so hoping it gets put back on the menu. Tried the duck this time, also wonderful. it is a little loud for those wanting a quiet dining experience but it is one of my favorite restaurants for the consistent great food they serve.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our 3rd time here. All was great as usual. Started with wine and cheese. We left the suggestion of the cheese up to the waitress who did a fine job of pairing the cheese with our glasses of Malbec. The mains were as usual cooked to perfection. The salmon was crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth tender in the inside. Will definetley be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than cheese and wine
    JadeGal2
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Extensive wine listing and great cheese offering. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased that the food was so well executed and presented. Delicious food and great service that was attentive not intrusive. The place did get a bit noisy with two large groups sitting behind us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    Katie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Divino has been one of Calgary's best restaurants for years and I have had nothing but fantastic meals there. The food is delicious and creative, service is excellent and it has a great atmosphere. This time out waiter misheard one of our desert orders but promptly brought the right one and took 10% off our enitre bill for the mistake. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    yummy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    from the moment we arrived , the concierge seated us and was incredibly friendly...the server was amasing...food delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet