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About Divino Italian Restaurant

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.

1830 West Alabama
Houston, TX 77098
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Woodhead

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 807-1123

Website:
http://www.divinoitalian.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking available in two private lots in front of and adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Patrick McCray

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining for up to 30 in the elegant, wood-accented wine cellar. Special menus are available. Audio visual facilities provided for business presentations.

Private Party Contact:
Patrick McCray: (713) 807-1123

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Divino Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
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Good for a Date (11)
Authentic (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Divino is always excellent. The best of Italian food and wine in a great atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

1) Soup came out warm
2) Ravioli was subpar
3) Cold bread

Left a lot to be desired. Great location and layout, but unfortunately not the best Italian in Houston.

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food2
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service4
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We always love dining at Divino's. Food is always delicious, starters are great - lots of interesting choices. Pasta dishes great but their fish specials are wonderful & 99% of the time that's my choice. Staff are super efficient & very friendly. Great dining experience from start to finish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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service2
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A very nice restaurant. The beef tenderloin was outstanding; the lamb was good, but not excellent. Mixed fried seafood delicious. Service attentive but not intrusive. This is the rare Houston restaurant that is quiet enough for genuine conversation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We eat at Divino about once a week and are never disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our second time to eat here and we were not disappointed. Had good friends visiting from California and they loved it and especially the friendly vibe and ambiance where you can have a conversation without having to raise your voice. Food was delicious and service excellent. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We are from out of town and were back for the sixth time because we love this place. Food and service are superb.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Such a warm and gracious gem in neighborhood!
Wonderful wine recommendation, delicious quail special!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Service was MUCH better on precious visits but it was nearly closing time when we arrived this time . Food, pasta especially, is "divine".

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The menu has something for everyone. Fresh homemade pastas, and a well considered wine list are two of the many reasons to enjoy this delightful restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Our group of 8 was able to sit in the private room and have a wonderful gathering with no noise to contend with. The service and food were outstanding. Thank you, Divino.

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food5
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Good and service was amazing !!

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Nice quiet restaurant that shows attention to detail in a warm environment. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The staff was grrat,food was great, very quite in would recommend]]

Tags: Romantic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Dated interior
Poor service
Mediocre food quality

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food2
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service3
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent evening! We had to change our reservation the day of our event and they were so accommodating. The food was excellent, as always. I highly recommend Emily's Goat Cheese Ravioli.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always enjoyable .... best lasagne in town

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We have not been there for a while and are very pleased with the evening- great food and service with a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I'm Italian, and this place serves delicious, authentic cuisine. They also have excellent service with helping you understand how the dish is made and they're so attentive they made each of my guests feel special. My goodness...it's on my personal favorite list for entertaining special guests as well as casual get together s with people I love.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This is a diamond in our neighborhood that has lots of options. Wish we would have tried it sooner. It will become a favorite. The food and service was excellent. The owner personnally stopped by our table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 2, 2017

BEST GOAT CHEESE RAVOLI EVER

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Wonderful service, wonderful food, and highly recommend for a special evening.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

First time there. Outstanding meals: lamb, scallops, filet, veal. All worth reordering in the future. Excellent wine suggestions. Will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Divino is a favorite of ours. We've been coming here since the first week they opened and never tire of it. The good quality and wine list has been just getting better and better. It's a neighborhood gem. I've never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Divino is a phenomenal local establishment with divine food, incredible ambiance, and a truly extensive wine list! This place is my favorite restaurant in Houston and has been for 10 years! There is not a bad thing on the menu!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great once again. Squid ink risotto with frutti di mare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Wonderful as always. Pork tenderloin with beans a classical Tuscan dish. Wonderful mushroom ravioli in truffle broth as appetizer. A special Chardonnay from Lazio, Italy

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great Italian food with fresh ingredients and a very good wine list. Wines are priced at a small markup to retail, unlike many restaurants that more than double retail pricing. Service was attentive and personable. The Osso Bucco (which somtimes needs special order in advance) was outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great Italian wine selections. Food was good, could have more vegetarian options. Overall it was a nice setting for a casual meal together.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 18, 2017

The lasagna was very good. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the food preparation and attentative. The bread was good, but would have been better served warm. Overall, a good dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Divino's is our go-to place for a great meal in a quiet setting. The service is excellent and the food very consistent. And they have a great wine menu, too!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 4, 2017

2nd visit. Food well below 1st visit. Wish I'd ordered soup. Unbelievable large portion of "greens" served with entree. Fluff or a masking device? Probably won't go back

Tags: Tapas
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The menu choices were varied and our meals were excellent. I loved the quiet atmosphere, we could actually visit with our friends. Highly recommend for dinner.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Fabulous food; great atmosphere! Waiter not too attentive, but everything else was great.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Lovely food. Impeccable service. Fabulous Cava by the glass. Only fault, and not really the restaurant's fault, was an obnoxious patron behind us talking on a cellphone in an otherwise quiet, calm environment.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The Italian restaurant we contacted first was entirely booked for a private party, so friends from the area suggested Divino. I'm so glad they did. What a find! A comfortable gem - with terrific food, attentive and unobtrusive service, and an atmosphere conducive to carrying on a conversation - made the evening a delight. I've already told friends about what a great dinner we had -- my pappardelle with oxtail ragu was delicious. We'll be making the drive into town again for the wonderful Italian dishes and quiet ambience. Our compliments to the chef!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Really enjoyed the dinner. The selection was wonderful for us, something different and delicious for each of the four friends. The special appetizer of fried oysters with slivered fennel and celery on greens was a surprising taste combination and we all were able to share and enjoy. Lovely wine selection. Comfortable atmosphere. Appropriately attentive and friendly wait staff. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Nothing bad at Divino's......just nothing special. Convenient on site parking and a nice quiet place to talk. I had the snapper special over risotto and my husband had the lamb shank. All in all the food was good and the service good. Again, nothing special. Probably won't return, too many other restaurants in Houston to try.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Enjoyed lovely opportunity to relax and talk with delicious Italian food and wine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

enjoyed the evening and food will return very soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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