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About Divino

Ristorante Divino, located in Belmont on Ralston one block North of El Camino, offers true regional cuisine of modern Italy. We are open for Lunch Tues-Fri and Dinner Tues-Sun. The knowledgeable staff and incredible food allow for a memorable dining experience. Chef/Owner Vincenzo Cucco's kitchen is born from a love of all that is Italian in both traditional and creative cuisine. From the homemade to the seasonal variety, Cucco's tempered cuisine is considered one of the best in the Bay Area. Divino promises to become a destination restaurant.Ask about our special events and private dining room.

968 Ralston Ave
Belmont, CA 94002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;

Cross Street:
El Camino Real

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 620-9102

Website:
http://www.divinobelmont.com/

Catering:
We offer a limitless menu tailored made for each private off-site event. Only food is provided.

Parking Details:
We have a private lot in the back of building. There is a public lot on the side street. Also, street parking is plentiful.

Public Transit:
Cal-train to Belmont. Proceed one block North.

Executive Chef:
Vincenzo Cucco

Private Party Facilities:
On days that we are closed, we can accommodate up to 60 guests. At other times, we can offer a semi private dining room for up to 30 guests. All private parties will have a prix-fixe menu.

Private Party Contact:
Rosanna Marks: (650) 620-9102

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Divino Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Authentic (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for a Date (14)
Casual (12)
Business Meals (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful staff. Great food and service. Like Italy in the neighborhood

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was absolutely spot on! I could not have done any better and the wine was a perfect pairing .

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was delicious - from the calimari and the meatballs and the other appetizers to the duck, pork chop, trout, fresh pasta and soup. Service was fun, attentive and informative. Great for our friends to gather and enjoy interesting food. i loved the apple tart with carmel drizzle and ice cream!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been going to Divino for years. It is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Carlos, Danny, and Fabio always take good care of us, remembering our favorites and making sure that my order is prepared gluten-free. The Chef Vincenzo's dishes are delicious-- my family's favorites are the spaghetti and meatballs, the gnocchi, the handmade ravioli, and the rosemary lemon chicken. While it isn't always on the menu, Divino's beet salad, with its honey lemon drizzle, is my favorite beet salad anywhere.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are frequent patrons of Divino and always are completely satisfied with our dining experience. Food and service are excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was slow and unresponsive. One wait person seemed to be covering the entire restaurant while any others worked with a large party in the private dining room. The noise level was also unacceptable/

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food, Great Service and bar tender that night was also great and came around to talk. We know him from another restaurant. It was a fine evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unfortunately, my experience was not the best. It started off with them not finding my Open Table reservation. They attempted to seat us at a makeshift table for two they set up in the middle of the entrance to the dining area. At first we said alright but after a minute with everyone, including waiters, coming by us constantly we got up and said we would wait for a regular table. We ordered pasta as our first course to split. Not only did they bring the wrong pasta, it was very underdone, and very small portions. We sent it back. They brought out the correct pasta and again it was underdone and very small portions. My husband had the veal and I ordered the red snapper special. My husband was happy with his. My fish came out in pieces, rather than a filet, and was covered in a funky, reddish sauce which did not match the description in the menu. I barely ate it. We declined on dessert and espressos and asked for our bill. I guess the waiter knew they had screwed up as, even though we said nothing, they provided us with small glasses of limoncello. I like Divino but service and the food have been spotty this past two years. I would ask that they take more care with the preparation of their food and up their game with service as well. It is a small restaurant and need returning clientele
to stay in business.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had the butternut soup and the salad of the day, similar to a caprese...excellent.! The caesar salad (lettuce) was a bit limp; but entire salad flavorful and the fish of the day, which was salmon, very good. Dessert: something chocolate and a sorbet was excellent again....and the wine was exceptional! The server was very attentive and he had quite a personality, added to our very pleasant experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good Meatballs ! We will be back, for some great tasting food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a great family dinner and time out. Our server was fantastic, very accommodating, the food was delicious and had outstanding service.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

GNOCCHI are incredible!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was very good and the service was excellent. Would defintely recommend this place and am looking forward to going again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Met with friends from out of town for lunch. Restaurant not crowded, was reasonably quiet. Service was attentive and professional. Food well prepared and enjoyed by all our small group.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Dinner with our travel agent. We enjoyed Cesare, Calamari Canellini, Sedanini, Pappardelle, Pollo, Sogliola paired with 2010 Fortis Pine Ridge NV, Martinis, GL Chianti Cutrer Chard, Brunello. Always great food. Our table by the window was quite noisy walls reflected room noise directly upon us. We moved across room to a quieter spot.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Still one of favorite Italian places to go. Nice Bar area. Great food. Great staff. Great Service. Everyone is welcomed with open arms. The specials are always a hit with me.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and very good service--we have never been disappointed in our experience there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is a very good restaurant owned and operated by Italians, which is a rarity these days. And it shows in the food and service. The night we had dinner there they had a large group that really clogged up the bar for a while, was quite noisy and took away from the whole experience. Likewise that large party clogged up the kitchen and had us waiting quite a while for our food. What was disappointing was the server (and i think part owner) never told us that my entree (Very good pork chop) was going to take a while and should have really guided us to order around the large party. So not five star for those reasons. But really good Italian food, and a nice bar.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent service with friendly staff! Food is amazing, fresh and authentic. Great place for having a good time with family!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent, authentic food and very friendly service as usual. Always reliable, whether a planned group dinner or a weekday casual meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Divino is our family's favorite restaurant. The staff feels like family to us and we leave with a smile everytime from laughing. The food is authentic and absolutely divine. Could not recommend it enough!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

First time there. Very impressed with the service. Will def go back!

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

A delicious meal in very pleasant surroundings with good service and pleasant co-diners. Lip-smacking good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The Hostess, Colleen, was extremely friendly and set the tone for a great night. It was relaxing yet they checked on us enough and it was a very pleasant experience. I would definitely recommend it to others.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Things were ok. The food was adequate, pricing was ok but for the food could have been a bit lower. The service was quite bad. I sat at the table wondering where our wait staff was three or four separate times. Also, they brought our wines to the wrong table on first try. And the entree took a very long time to come out.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Once again we were not disappointed and what a fantastic meal, service and food was the best.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good eats and excellent service. Will be back to try other entrees. :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Divino is highly recommended! The staff is friendly, kind, entertaining, professional and on top of their game.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice local restaurant in Belmont. The food is Italian, and very tasty. Adequate wine list, and service was attentive. We'll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. We were 4 adults + an almost 5 year old boy + a 10 month old baby girl. Divino staff coped well with us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Everything was great as usual. I enjoy the gluten free (GF) options and have never had a problem here except this meal. I ordered the quinoa and clams/mussels/shrimp. Should have been GF, however I was sick about 2 hours after I ate dinner. Bummer. I definitely told the waiter, but there must have been a mix up in the kitchen. I will be back because this is an amazing restaurant, but I will emphasize "intolerance to gluten".

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Petrale sole was delicious with potatoes and vegetables for lunch. Many choices for pastas are also tasty. Fabio the server was efficient , knowledgeable and quite fun. Charming small personable place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This restaurant has excellent food. Everything we ordered was delicious. We had the veal, a couple different pasta dishes two kinds of salad and two desserts and all were outstanding. Even the bread was good! Also the restaurant is very accommodating to special requests like changing the veal marsala to veal piccata and adding anchovies to the salad and offering a half glass wine rather than a full glass. Feels like a family-run restaurant rather than a large chain.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

I visited Divino with my co-worker during our lunch break, because we are both relatively new to the Belmont area. I looked up Italian places nearby and Divino looked like a great option, so we went. We received a very warm welcome from a lovely Italian gentleman who seated us right away. He helped us with recommendations and she and I ended up ordering the Gnocchi and the Pesto Fettuccine, and splitting both.
First of all, the fresh bread that they bring to start is incredible. You can taste how fresh it is, and the olive oil dip it came with was also delicious. In regards to both of our pastas, they were AMAZING!! The Gnocchi game in a gorgonzola cheese sauce and I've never tasted anything like it. The Pesto Fettuccine was also delicious and packed with flavor. To finish, she ordered the mango sorbet and I had an affogato (?), both of which were also fantastic.

We returned to work raving about Divino and I already can't wait to go back. Grazie to the whole team there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food in a friendly atmosphere.
Going back again tonight!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We absolutely loved our dinner here!!! The restaurant is warm and cozy looking with additional overflow seating in another room. The servers are warm ,friendly and Italian. The caprese was delicious, the pasta was cooked perfectly, the desserts were all great. Did I mention the wine? That was nice as well. This restaurant has been here for 12 years. I am sorry I just discovered it now. I can't wait to return again 👏

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Excellent place to dine. We go to Divino on a regular basis and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Had a good crowd on Tuesday so it was a little noisy. Waiter was very attentive. Food is always tasty and delicious and plenty of it on your plate.
Will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The bartender, Fabbio, was fantastic. Made us feel very welcomed when we arrived and kept us entertained while we were waiting for our friends. I think the waiter was still learning English and so he would say "your welcome" instead of thank you, but it was cute. Good food, good people.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

What a wonderful find in our neighborhood!! Beautiful bar area and great cocktails!!! From the service to the amazing food it was a 5 star dining experience!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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