Divino Italian Restaurant

4.8
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436 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

DC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

JS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We will certainly go again.

P
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!

K
Houston
26 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.

ED
Houston
4 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!

DC
Cleveland
36 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

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

j
New York Area
5 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

MT
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.

ES
Houston
3 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.

MS
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.

GJ
Houston
16 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.

t
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!

d
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Great Service The owner Patrick is fantastic

PE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out! Really good food and excellent service!

LW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ML
San Francisco
12 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.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic little restaurant!!

s
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.

CB
Houston
15 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.

OT
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good... cozy....best Lasagne in town and great, friendly service

e
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem, love the laid back atmosphere, moderate noise level, good food, good wine, good service.

r
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot! Very consistent! Great service! Highly recommend for groups :)

F
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently great food, wine and service ! Best Italian restaurant in Montrose.

S
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food, gracious service, great wine, perfect lighting (not too bright but easy to see menu) and lovely setting!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place, Roberto is truly amazing.

RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine choice.
Finally a restaurant where you can have a conversation with your guests without shouting or becoming deaf.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement for friends and it was perfect as always. My fave in the city!

i
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive, friendly service. I recommend.

h
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since the first week they were open. Food, service and convivial atmosphere never disappoint.

MF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Divino offers warm, accommodating service and delicious food.

JF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Houston. Low key and nice wait staff. Long time customer.

L
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect. First visit and we will be back often.

K
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Divino always delivers. Just good food good service in calm atmosphere

e
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best lasagna on the planet.

r
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto is an awesome waiter.
Food and service was excellent.

f
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and dependably so. No glitches and the food was as expected - very tasty!

TR
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We haven’t been in quite a while since moving from Houston, but everything was perfect just like we remembered. Patrick is a wonderful gracious host, and we miss not being a “regular “ .