Divino Italian Restaurant

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408 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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RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

i
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and attentive, friendly service. I recommend.

h
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

K
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

e
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best lasagna on the planet.

r
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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 “ .

EG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening! Delicious food and wonderful service!

B
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Local favorite and for good reason. Great food and service.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this place. Emily’s goat cheese ravioli is the best dish in Houston, in my humble opinion. Wine selection is amazing.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Early dinner so the place was empty. The food was ok. Needed a little more flavor. I ordered the Bolognese with spinach pasta and there was 2-3 times more pasta than the sauce. Crab ravioli was not crab ravioli since there was no crab in it! Raviolis were flat as can be and had no filling.

G
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Divino never disappoints + one of the best, well-curated Italian wine lists in town.

JT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely food lovely awrvice

RB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent wines and professional wait service. What a treat to have a restaurant this good, we are very lucky.

l
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Anti pasta plate was good. Wine was good. There was a small amount of veal in the pappardelle. Wish we would have chosen the grouper.

MA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to have a quiet dinner in seclusion. One of the best wine selections in Texas.

JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was ok, the services was very slow.! We tried the caramel and was really bad

B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful evening with excellent, friendly service and very good food. Noise level allowed easy conversations. I have suggested Divino to several friends.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Divino. Only request is next visit to have a booth

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love Divino food and wine

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time here. The food was decent and the wine list was sufficient. The pricing was fair. Comparably to many of the Italian restaurants I dine it was good but I didn’t feel it was great. I would recommend it but wouldn’t rave about it.

VR
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our absolute favorite restaurants in Houston. It’s a hidden neighborhood gem. Always consistent food quality and a very interesting and expansive wine list with bottles that don’t break the bank! The wait staff is superb - many having been with the restaurant for years.

If you haven’t been to DiVino, make a reservation today!

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous food! Exceptional service!

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their homemade raviolis never disappoint & Ricardo was very helpful with suggesting Italian wines that complimented the meal.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emily’s goat cheese ravioli was great. We also enjoyed the risotto, which was flavorful and hearty. I recommend both dishes to anyone.

s
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service

S
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places! The fabulous food and wine are always a delicious treat and the staff makes us feel like they are happy to see us. Add a lovely setting with great lighting -dim in all the right places but never difficult to read the menu- what more can you ask?!

FL
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always good at Divino - it is one of our favorite restaurants!!

D
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Houston with food and atmosphere of a family owned NY Italian spot

KR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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!

SV
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
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.

P
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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!!!

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

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.

CY
Houston
16 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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