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Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
8:00 PM
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Divino

4.7
710 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner:Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
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Phone number
(650) 620-9102
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vincenzo Cucco
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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.
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Private party contact
Rosanna Marks: (650) 620-9102
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Catering
We offer a limitless menu tailored made for each private off-site event. Only food is provided.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
El Camino Real
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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.
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Public transit
Cal-train to Belmont. Proceed one block North.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 710 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My mother’s 97th birthday lunch was perfect at this fine Italian restaurant!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Birthday luncheon, lovely service and excellent food

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Since being introduced to Divino we’ve been there at least 6 times. Each time is a flavorful adventure...we started with a beet salad with goat cheese and sweet creamy cheese, then pasta with clams and our main course was swordfish. The desert was fantastic chocolate gelato and espresso poured on top. Delicious!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very good food and really outstanding friendliness and service

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Armando was great! Personable, a foodie, and he knows his wines!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food is very fresh and tasty. Pasta is made by the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food, great ambiance, and great service!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, great service, warm friendly atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a wonderful sophisticated family restaurant. The food is excellent and the most impressive thing about the experience is how hard the staff tries to please. We look forward to many return visits.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful meal, great service. Excellent in every way!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed an absolutely wonderful meal at Divino on Saturday night. The service was impeccable. Our waiter, Fabio, gave us three wine options--he set the bottles before us and described each one with great detail. The bottle we chose was extraordinary and matched perfectly with our entrees. My wife had a pork dish that was cooked perfectly and I had a wonderful duck dinner. The first course, Caesar salad for her and Octopus salad for me, were freshly prepared and delicious. This was like being back in Italy, a farm-to-table experience. This is not a "neighborhood gem", it is a destination restaurant. Although we live on the Peninsula, I would drive from San Francisco to dine there. 5 stars!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best Italian food in the bay area.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This place is boring. Not terrible, but not good. Wasted a date night here. My wife and I each got a different main course (duck and swordfish) and they were both served with the same boring potatoes and overcooked veggies. Bland and lazy. The house salad was pretty good. But overall, definitely not worth the price and time.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner celebrating a special occasion. Our waiter Fabio was excellent and very attentive. This restaurant never disappoints us.Food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

First time we tried it after many years of driving by it. The food was well prepared and tasty. Service was very good and attentive. Will go back again.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The people at Divino are always cheerfully welcoming their diners. Service is attentive. Food is always well prepared and tasty. We return often.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Definitely going on our rotation of great restaurants in the area. Great service with a very friendly staff. Excellent cocktails, and the food was fantastic. We had to wait a bit for it to come out, but it was totally worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I loved this place so much, I'm considered a regular now. All the staff are super nice and the food is always amazing. I especially love the meatballs and the arugula salad.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Some prices high and portions smallish. Food was not served hot,

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Divino is the best..From the moment upon entering one is treated with much warmth…The food is divine (no pun intended) and worth driving down 280 from S.F. to enjoy…A must for all to try...

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

A most enjoyable dining experience and wait staff was fantastic !!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This was an excellent Italian Restaurant. The service was great, food was excellent and well presented. I will definitely encourage friends to come here. I loved that we were not hurried and had time to spend talking with my friend. Great neighborhood restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Service was friendly and excellent! Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

5 of us all loved our food. I especially liked the seafood pasta special for the evening. Our waiter is a great guy who hails from Italy.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Divino never disappoints! We were greeted with warmth and received stellar service from our wait staff. So accommodating to our requests, and the food was GREAT!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Good food, very attentive waiter and reasonable price. Will definitely go back again.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was just so so. I have been there in the past and it was much better. Nothing to get excited about. Seems like they lost their motivation to impress.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great as usual - Divino never disappoints!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine’s Day and were disappointed with the food and service. We had to ask several times for our drinks and eventually they arrived after we finished our salads. That being said, our waiter was very nice and friendly. Perhaps the experience would have been better if we went on a day other than V-Day. We would consider giving them another try.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

This place absolutely wins on service (at least, on my visits). I visited Divino twice within a month. A friend originally recommended this place for dinner (first visit) and I had lunch with a colleague (second visit). Both times the food was good, but the bread was outstanding. On the first visit, I had multiple servings of the bread while waiting for my companion. On the first visit, I had the fish as an entree (and too stuffed from the bread to have a starter) and while it was cooked and tasted fine, I'm not a fan of red sauce (yes, I know it's Italian) as it muted the flavor of the fish. On the second visit, I had the veal scallopini and it was well prepared: not overcooked and the lemon caper sauce was wonderful. I passed on dessert both times. Service, however, was quite remarkable. I found both waitpersons, on each visit, friendly, helpful, smiling, accommodating - all the simple things that many restaurants forget these days. The restaurant has a local, neighborhood feel to it, which is great. When it's crowded, having a conversation can be challenging. Nonetheless, I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We had serious plans to make. We were seated in a relatively quiet area, as requested. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and made sure that a dietary request was fulfilled. Our entrees were delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a wonderful local restaurant. They seated us inspite of the fact that OPEN Table, which confirmed our reservation to me did NOT send it to the restaurant. Open TABLE then accused me of being a NO SHOW! Open table has no manners, it is run by snoflakes who are clueless. Don't take their crap. Restaurant is great...

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

I ordered Seafood Quinoa.
Server inquired immediately after I was served. Told him I hadn't tasted yet to know.
When he came to take plates, he saw substantial amt. left on my plate & asked if I wanted box to take & I said No. he then inquired if something was wrong with it and I said I didn't care for the sauce, it had a strange flavor and quite fishy. He said the chef would definitely want to know this and appreciate the feedback. however he made no effort to compensate on the bill, or offer a complementary drinks or dessert. I left hungry and a little confused since he made such a deal over the feedback for the chef .

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Fresh light touch on the pasta (ravioli with sage and tomato sauce) and the sole. Elegantly understated and delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We have eaten at Divinos many times. Always great

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely place - great service and great food. A neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Every time we dine at Divino is fabulous. The waiter assisted with wine pairing based on the food. Cooking is a passion for my wife and I & Divino is the second best restaurant in town...our home is the first.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

We were late for are. Reservations and they held are table for us even though they were very busy and people were waiting. Food was awesome. Will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, great service & great ambiance!

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Enjoyed the fettuccine with zucchini basil pesto. I appreciate their changing menu, but I'm missing the pasta envelope with zucchini! Salads are good too.

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