Divino Italian Restaurant

4.7
454 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Divino is a family owned restaurant and wine bar specializing in honest regional Italian food. Since 2000, neighborhood foodies and Italophiles have flocked to the casual/chic Montrose hideaway for handmade pastas, exquisite local seafood and innovative dishes like Crispy Pork Shoulder with Green Apple Risotto and Pickled Celery Root. The eclectic wine list features 30 wines by the glass with very low mark-ups. The list is predominantly Italian and celebrates not only the classic regions of Tuscany and Piemonte but also the more obscure wines of Alto Adige all the way to Sicily.
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LiseL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For several decades this has been my favorite elegant and intimate Italian restaurant. The food, the wine menu, the staff, and the ambience are divine. A family owned restaurant with dedication to the fine art of dining - what else could I ask for? Actually, not a single thing.

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vipLimo
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian place in Houston.

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CaroleM
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was osso bucco Wednesday the food was great. The appetizer disappointed but the caprese salad and the main dish were excellent. The restaurant was a little warm.

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FrankG
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was cold sloppy and the waiter was very slow he also forgot my dates drink and didn’t check back after we received or order to ask if everything was alright and tasted good etc.

Let add to that, the owner of the restaurant was having a conversation with a table behind us and he was so loud in his conversation I could barely hear the person across the table from me.

This place was absolutely awfully not very clean and there parking lot is a mess! How come you don’t get asphalt and decent lighting, I felt like my car would be broken into or I would be mugged leaving this place, it has a dirt parking lot that’s all muddy due to rain.

Will not recommend and will
Not return ever.

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vipFreddyW
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another terrific family meal at DiVino, site of so many special meals over the years! Great to see and catch up with Patrick, and to enjoy his suggested bottle of Nebbiolo with our meal. Jeremiah too great care of us. Thanks very much! The Warners

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susanc
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Divino on the night of our anniversary, and it was delicious. The staff was extremely professional and the ambiance of the restaurant was perfect. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants and certainly my favorite Italian restaurants. It is a 5-star experience every.single.time.

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Cade
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there with a group of friends, the service was excellent. The food was great and was reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Divino for a group of close friends or a small intimate experience.

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WCOJr
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Divino and it was terrific as usual!

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vipJonP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable, excellent service, great wines, white tablecloths but not stuffy, comfortable.

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vip7nights
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Divino is the as good an Italian restaurant in the city. A neighbor hood GEM. Very reasonable wine list.

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WayneB
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Wonderful dishes. Thoroughly enjoyed our very first date together in the romantic back room.

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ThomasR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Will return - this was first visit

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jok123
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome neighborhood spot! Love that it is open & continues to serve delicious food. Had great wine & appetizers of chicken liver pate
Good salads & fabulous ravioli.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Houston. Fantastic family owned, quiet intimate place with an incredible ambience

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CH101
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my date, had not been there in forever ! Quite lovely, from food to service, great job fellas !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great restaurant! Service was pretty slow but the food was delicious and the wine list was very reasonably priced.

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vipSunny
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the spinach salad and goat cheese ravioli. The dishes are a favorite. We love the atmosphere here.

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vipMichelle
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect but felt really disconnected not eating in the main dining room. Will request next time as it makes a real difference in the overall experience. Food and service could not have been better!

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DanC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN HOUSTON, TEXAS!
Service is exceptional as well!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food! Service was great! Wish they served cocktails

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vipJaneS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We will certainly go again.

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vipPenquin
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divino has been here for a long time but it has been a great time! From the inception to today the quality has been top notch, the service outstanding and the menu choices exceptional! True dining in at atmosphere of an old world country establishment. Don't miss this one!

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vipKath
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely. Nothing fancy. Always good food and service. Pedro is the best but all the servers are excellent.

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vipElizabethD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The food and wine menu is impeccable ! Thanks to Jeremiah he always provides an outstanding service. I’m definitely coming back soon!

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vipDominicC
Cleveland
37 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There are many great Italian restaurants in Houston this was one below the top tier I liked this place but did not love it First, no bread offered As an Italian at an Italian restaurant this is necessary Second, the prices seem a bit high for what you get Third the ambiance was dated and needed a face lift Forth the service was ok but not great Our server seemed to have too many tables to tend to

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Authentic tomato sauce. Recommend the dumplings and the goat cheese ravioli.

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vipjennysue
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was very much looking forward to going here with my family for a Christmas dinner as I have been here several times before this. But our service was a little bit slower than usual and less attentive, the food was not up to par, and it seemed expensive for what we got (lasagna pasta and quail all very small portions). My boys had to order dessert to try to keep from leaving hungry. Patrons who arrived after we did were treated with much more attentiveness which was disappointing. I'm not sure if I would return

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MorrisT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic italian restaurant that all enjoyed. Nice but not stuffy. Can hear everyone at your table which is good and we had a big table of 9 on a relatively busy night. Food is excellent as always ranging from the quail to the pasta to the scallops.

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vipElenaS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The veal dish was not as good as expected. The steak was great though.
The waiter forgot to bring us the fried calamari. A mixed evening overall.

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MarkS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Running late, so we called ahead and they held our reservation for us on a Saturday night. The food and wine were excellent. Starter of grilled shrimp with white and green beans. Entrees of pappardelle with braised short ribs and crab and spinach ravioli were outstanding. You could pass right by this place from the outside and not know how good it is inside.

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GeorgeJ
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife. We usually do a steak house, but wanted something different. We had been to Divino Italian before, so that was our destination. We enjoyed a wonderful meal with great service. The wine is not overprices, as it is in many places, so the bottle was an enjoyment. Plan to keep them as a special place to dine.

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tonym
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent. The wine was very good. The server was attentive and helpful, but not intrusive. The menu was a breath of fresh air. There were several options available I had never tried before (the quail was great!). Unlike many places, the noise level was low, so having a quiet conversation together was nice. I highly recommend it!

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vipdavids
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Great Service The owner Patrick is fantastic

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PeterE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! Really good food and excellent service!

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LarryW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto is the best. Ask to be seated at one of his tables

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MarkL
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Divino is one our favorite local restaurants. The food is always good, the staff is always welcoming. The wine list is very diverse and has something for just about every taste and budget. Just a nice place where you feel welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic little restaurant!!

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siam
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had wanted to try this restaurant for years, but kept forgetting about it when selecting a place to eat. (You know how easy it is to go to the same places over and over.) Not noise free, but still quiet enough for a conversation - a big plus! Lovely food, with suitable portions. Reasonably priced wines. Laid-back service, with a long wait between seating and attention (maybe they were short-handed that evening?). Would we return? Definitely.

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vipCharlotteB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I was surprised at the quality of food based on the reviews. I ordered their special lamb rissoto for app that was deep fried and the breading overwhelmed the dish. I ended up taking the inside out and leaving. I was surprised that the waiter didn't notice this and ask if it was ok. The caprese was okay and my Mom had a scallop and shrimp pasta dish but was so overwhelmingly pasta and very little seafood. She had about 5 bites. Again waiter didn't comment. Husband was underwhelmed by lamb and his first choice of soup (out of two on offer) wasn't available. We would not go back, to be honest.

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Divino Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

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