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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
  • "Had the sable fish special - one of my best meals ever!! Thanks for a great evening :)"
    Dined on 10/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/22/2014
  • "Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I always love dinning at Divino."
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/17/2014
  • "Great food, friendly & knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend."
    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"
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "Food is good but Calgary has so many other choices that come in more reasonable for lunch."
    Dined on 10/9/2014
  • "Great food, good atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but that wouldn't stop me from recommending to others or returning in the future."
    Dined on 10/4/2014
  • "Very good overall. However the noise level is difficult. If you have a soft voice no one will be able to hear you."
    Dined on 10/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Divino's never disappoints, server and kitchen very accomadating to special requests"
    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."
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "Group enjoyed three great red wine, the Lamb T Bones special rocked"
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "Can't drive by with out stopping to have the calamari alferno"
    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."
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "from the moment we arrived , the concierge seated us and was incredibly friendly...the server was amasing...food delicious."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "It's not often every person at the table insists that they have the tastiest dish. But that's what happened with our table of five. Amazing food. Attentive, friendly and knowledgable serving staff. Great wine suggestions. Kudos to the chef for developing a creative and fun menu that is also delicious!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We went for a dinner on Thursday (relatively slower) night, the ambiance is great, the food is amazing, be sure to try the desert. They only bring bread if you ask for it. The service in general was kind of slow; specially it being a Thursday night, the server was missing for long periods of time in between meals. Over all the experience was good, could have been better with a tad bit better service."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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
  • "always great service and a vast wine list, got to have the green beans appetizer"
    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
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