Divino Italian Restaurant

4.8
374 reviews
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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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KR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early dinner, attentive service, great wine recommendations, awesome apps, entrees & desserts. We will be back!!! Always nice to see the owner/chef out in the dining room!

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SV
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was just dinner with friends and their two young children. The waiter was very accommodating even when my friends had to get up and walk around with the fussy baby. He was attentive enough as I only had to look for him once during the meal when I needed something. Otherwise he checked on us regularly but not too much. The food was awesome! My husband loved his beef tenderloin salad. My friend loved her house made goat cheese ravioli. We were also impressed with the wine selection. I would definitely recommend Divino and go back again.

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P
Houston
69 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where else in town do you take visitors for a great meal???? Divino is true every time you go there!!!

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience careful service good experience will recommend to friends and family

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MW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Divino....ate there early this week ( my choice for my birthday). Going back this Friday with friends.
My daughter and husband ordered the duck special - loved it. My favorite menu item is the goat cheese ravioli w/pine nuts and sage butter...yummmm! My only suggestion would be more dressing on the Caesar salad.

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CY
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We go to Divinos regularly & love the delicious food served by very friendly & helpful staff. It's just a wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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T
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The special red snapper fish was overcooked. I would recommend this place for their excellent pasta but
many times the other dishes are not quite as good. Osso Bucco was on the menu and I will try it next visit. I still like the service and ambiance a lot and the wine list is good although most of the wines are expensive-not many choices under $46.

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P
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant stands the test of time! The menu is outstanding but the specials can "blow your mind". Never decide what you are going to eat until you hear about the specials. Service is wonderful in that you feel that you are the only person being waited upon. The wine list is spectacular because it has some wonderful wines at a most reasonable price.

Divino means quality, Divino means outstanding service, Divino means a wonderful dining experience, and Divino means a place you want to return!!!!

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g
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service.

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CO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very interesting wine selection with good advice from the sommelier.

Well executed pasta dishes

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MP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Emily Ravioli was excellent!

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BC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy our evenings at Divino. It is our "date night" destination on a regular basis. Service is wonderful. The food is always delicious.

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JV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our evening at Divino's. The maître d and our server were fantastic- funny, engaging and provided wonderful service. The food was delicious. Lots of flavor, amazing pasta and the filet is a must! We will definitely be back for another evening.

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m
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance, food and value. Never disappoints.

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F
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divino is hands down my favorite Houston restaurant. It is locally owned, has consistently delicious food and offers regular special wine dinners. Every staff member is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.
Italian is their approach but they are so much more!

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RG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and great wine! Emily’s Goat Cheese Ravioli is a must try!!!

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here for years. Their quality has been consistent. They update the recommended wines quarterly / seasonally and always have good choices that are moderately priced. Food has variety and quality - never had a bad meal here.

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NS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday Celebration was excellent all around!

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MD
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always dependable. Cozy neighborhood like setting with wonderful homemade pastas and more.

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m
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood bistro, excellent service, food and atmosphere.

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P
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food & service and friendly greeting.
A wonderful place to dine - simple decor but outstanding food.
Just what a friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant should be - as in Italy!!

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S
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divino's is a real gem in Houston. A creative Italian menu offers truly delicious food, and the wine list is impressive. You can have a nice conversation, as the noise level isn't too loud. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. It has a cozy atmosphere with an upscale neighborhood feel. There's also a room for a more private group setting.

The restaurant is easy to find and has ample parking is out front. Highly recommend!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Did not enjoy the food or the service. It seems to be too expensive for what they offer.

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CM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining experience and the friendly staff.

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l
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food is good but not spectacular. Ambiance is a little lacking. No valet parking

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GS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, consistently good

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J
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that this place is laid back and quiet. The food was excellent (except for broccoli rabe... I guess I don’t like the bitter taste). I had the filet mignon, cooked to a perfect medium rare. I will return.

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B
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta is the best in the city. Excellent food and service in a warm atmosphere. One of my absolute favorite restaurants anywhere.

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JC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was good. Great place to conduct business while dining. It's my to go to place for dinner meetings. Great wine! Wait staff is always exceptional.

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D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Extensive Italian wine list was beyond my familiarity but we tried an employee recommendation and it was very good.
Desserts are fine but consider the Chocolate Bar across the street for something spectacular.

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e
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Very bland food and most of the customers are much older. I wish the food had flavor Bc the quality was good.

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h
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here since the first week they opened, about 18 years ago. I've never had a bad meal here. Always delicious, excellent quality and great wine list.

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g
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite place in Houston for their steak and to bring my wine.

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t
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is reliable and the wine prices are reasonable. They keep their servers and it's family owned. We appreciate it's right around the corner and never too crowded to seat us. Nice back room for private parties too.
The classic dishes are well made and specials are fresh and include sides. Ask for bread if you're so inclined.
We have been coming here since it opened. Always a worthwhile visit.

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JP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Houston!

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ML
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Never had a poor meal or dish. Good food, well prepared, in a comfortable neighborhood setting. Nice Italian wine list. What’s not to like?

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IE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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A
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious.

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S
Houston
75 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love dining at Divino. The food is consistently excellent. We enjoy taking our own wine as well.
Bravo!

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NB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience for a birthday dinner in the back room :) food and service were great.

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