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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

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (7)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was something I would expect from a chain restaurant. Gentleman came over 10 minutes after being seated to pour water and found out that was the waiter. Wasn’t horrible, but far from good.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice neighborhood locale, good atmosphere. Very good lamb chops. Chocolate Symphony dessert cake OK but very thin slice of cake and small portion. The two coffees ordered with the cake never came. As the dinner crowd increased we saw very little of our waiter. Ironically, we scheduled dinner the night before Valentine's Day because we thought service would be better than on Valentine's Day.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always great. Roberto is a super waiter.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent meal as always at Divino.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a nice neighborhood restaurant. Interesting Italian wines with reasonable prices.....

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Lovely setting, great service, delicious meal

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always consistent, food service, value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Superb Find !!!! Service was great. Food was Authentic. Prices were extremely reasonable for the quality and creativity. Great recommendations for REAL Italian food and wine. Well worth the 62 mile drive one way from home.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The lamb chops were excellent, and the parmesan crusted veal was quite good. Enjoyed the Caesar salad and the kitchen was glad to chop it up for us. My friend got a very nice chocolate cake for a birthday surprise at the end of our meal. The Pinot Noir was a great value at 20% off.
The service was outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They continue to be one of the best in Houston. Nice space. Large menu and typically 3 daily specials. Free parking and BYOB!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love this restaurant! We tend to take our own wine even though they have good Italian wines to purchase. The food is always great and it is a nice, warm atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fish was over cooked. Lamb shank was good
Wine was pricey for the quality
Good service poor overall food quality

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always - excellent. Food, service, and pricing - great. You don't survive the restaurant scene in Houston for this long unless you are consistently good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good atmosphere and food. Wait staff could have been a little more attentive, but it did not detract from the experience too much.

Food was very, very good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent as usual! Been here several times over the years and it remains as our favorite restaurant in this area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food. Extremely good and unusual preparation of mozzarella caprese salad with roasted tomatoes. Pasta was very good. Italian wines by the glass were good and moderately priced. Will definitely come back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

There was a very large party in the wine room where the guests were VERY loud.

Our shared starter arrived in a timely manner but we waited much too long a time for our main course.
Our reservation was for 6 PM and besides the large party mentioned above, we were the only other diners upon arrival.
Our main course was served about 50 minutes after our being seated.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Adore the sumptuous food and the service tops that!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 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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 (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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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 11, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 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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 (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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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 12, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on August 15, 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good and service was amazing !!

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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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

Dated interior
Poor service
Mediocre food quality

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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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always enjoyable .... best lasagne in town

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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