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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

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Good for a Date (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
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Business Meals (7)
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Fit for Foodies (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great as usual - Divino never disappoints!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have eaten at Divinos many times. Always great

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, great service & great ambiance!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ordered was the duck breast. It was cooked perfectly and was very tasty with the balsamic topping. My companions enjoyed their dishes as well. Will be back to try their pasta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We all enjoyed our meals. The veal scalapini was very good as were the pasta dishes we had. They have a full bar. The service was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Another wonderful meal with great service -- one of our favorites!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Casual ambience & attentive service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Quality ingredients, properly prepared. The veal was tender and the sauce very reminiscent of a dinner in Milan. Reasonably diverse menu with lots of choices.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The meals are always delicious at Davino’s! We are always greeted with a warm smile and the waiters are considerate and make good recommendations when asked. They also serve GF pasta dishes and change their dishes from time to time. I highly recommend Davino’s for a dinner, date or any special occasion!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband and I had a great date night. The service was great and quick. Our food was awesome. We live 2 blocks from, so it will be our go to now.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were very disappointed at the very bland food, distracted waiter, loud noise and terrible ambiance. The ceaser salad tasted like mayonnaise on bad lettuce, and the recommended specialty, their pork chop, had no flavor. Linguine with clams was the same! Biggest complaint is that there was no seasoning on the food. Way over priced for portion as well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Four ladies having lunch and the food was delicious. Our server (Danny?) was excellent. All in all a great lunch experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was nice but the food was unfortunately bland and underwhelming.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We love this place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great Italian food done by great people. Love it every time we go for dinner. Check it out when in Belmont!!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent - as always! Great food and attentive staff

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were celebrating my wife's birthday. The server did a good job. Nice local restaurant and the food is consistently very good to outstanding

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We've been going to Divino for over 10 years and always enjoyed this neighborhood gem. Last night was a terrible disappointment and I doubt we'll return. We had to wait 5 min when we entered to be greeted. Although the bar was bustling with people, somehow there was no one to welcome us, confirm our reservation and seat us. This set the tone for the evening.

Our waiter, Danny, was distracted the entire evening, never checked on us to find out if everything was okay. When asked for bread, he forgot and after 2 reminders finally brought it to the table after 15 minutes but did not replace the olive oil bowl. He took well over 10 min to bring fresh cheese to grate for my pasta dish and again, this was after 2 reminders. By that time, I had already eaten much of it. The Divino salad, always a favorite, but last night it amounted to a bunch of salad greens poured from a bag, drenched in dressing, with a few bites of cheese and pecans on top, it lacked the care of presentation that we'd come to expect from Divino.

We brought 2 bottles of very nice wine, the waiter was judgmental since he'd never heard of either winery and gave us a patronizing look. That was on top of the $20 per bottle corkage fee. We expected a corkage fee, although its not stated on the menu, and were surprised for a restaurant in Belmont, that it was $20 a bottle.

The care and attention to detail we've experienced in the past was missing. The owner or chef usually comes out to our table and asks about our experience and meal, last night no one was in sight. We brought another couple with us to introduce them to Divino and were embarrassed afterward since we had talked it up so much.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 2, 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 29, 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 27, 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 20, 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 19, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 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 14, 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 13, 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 13, 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 6, 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 5, 2017

GNOCCHI are incredible!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 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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