Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.divinobistro.com/
  • Phone: 4034105555
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)notable wine list (69)romantic (50)special occasion (50)great for lunch (29)good for groups (29)hot spot (27)neighborhood gem (22)great for outdoor dining (13)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing everytime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
  • Best meal out in a long time
    Malc
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Slow Service
    DKyycVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food makes it almost okay
    eatsleeprepeatVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply divine
    NativeVictorian
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Nosher
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The cheese selection is fantastic
    Afshin
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my go to for business dinner
    dkmacdonaldVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    always great service and a vast wine list, got to have the green beans appetizer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arden
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out
    Goodfood
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service needs improving
    handbaglady
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to be
    winelover
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    awesome service, ambience and food. This was my second time eating at Divino and I was impressed all over again. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    Kanuc
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    They nail it again and again. What a great meal, thank you Divino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty delight
    Grace
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great table in Calgary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Really appreciated our time there. Great staff, great food, great vibe!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.