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Permanently Closed - Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro

4.2
1247 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary French
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro, part of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts family of restaurants (crmr.com) remains an icon for downtown diners. Now in its 15th year, Divino continues to entertain patrons in the historic Calgary Wine and Spirits building on the Stephen Avenue Walk (8th Avenue S.W.).


As a modern bistro, Divino offers a comforting, pure cuisine in an upscale and energetic environment. Inspired by the traditional bistros that have thrived for decades throughout New York City, Divino has merged modern décor with a comforting bistro atmosphere and cuisine. Featuring the same wood-burning grill found at Gramercy Tavern in New York City and an award-winning international cheese and wine program, Divino has successfully integrated the distinctive American bistro style into Western Canada.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Comfort Food, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Closed Sundays.
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Phone number
(403) 410-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Donovan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Centre Street
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Parking details
Street parking in front after 6:00pm. Public parking lots within 2 blocks.
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Public transit
LRT Station is 1 block away - behind the Hyatt Hotel on 7th Avenue S.W.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Best Restaurant and staff in town. So Sad to see it close.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Had to get one more last lunch at Divino before they close their doors. Sad to see them go.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Apparently they're closing this Saturday. Very sad news

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Last meal at my favourite restaurant. You will be missed.

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Pred (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent wine list. Ordered cheese sampler with wine - very, very good. The only negative was them having no patio room, but that is really not their fault. I did not care much for the interior hence 4-4.5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Divino's is one of my favourite restaurants in Calgary. Sorry to hear that they are closing down.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

We had our wedding here one year ago and they were so easy to work with and very proffessional. The food was delicious and the upstairs was the perfect venue for our cocktail celebration . We came to celebrate our First anniversary and were treated like King and Queen. A very special thank you to Simone for our " gift" . Xoxo

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

My favorite place in Calgary.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on July 10, 2017

We went there for a birthday, and noted it in the reservation. Not sure the pint of that as it was not acknowledged, not even a happy bday...lol. Food was decent, the portion that was not spilled on me. Also a little mishap with changing tables. Not terrible but probably would not return as there are much better choices out there.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

A good experience for light dining with excellent shared plates available. a solid (but predictable) wine list. Well informed and helpful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

One of my favourite destinations on Stephen Avenue.

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Kath (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Delicious charcuterie board, great atmosphere and impressive wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

It was alright. Wasn't blown away. There wasn't much too it. Was nice but I probably wouldn't return

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vipTheChop (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

One of my favourite spots downtown. Good selection=menu options and excellent service.

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elbrujo (Houston)
3.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

Not the first time at Divino, at as previous opportunities, Service and Food did not disappoint. Great job there! On the drinks side, while the wine list is very good, the cocktail offer is poor, overly expensive and drinks are dull. So you better go for wine form the start, instead of expending your monies on cocktails.The restaurant itself looks a little tired and it would require some improvements, though. Looks old.

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Falconfoodie (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We can't say enough about our 40th anniversary dinner visit at Divini. From the moment we walked we were welcomed and made to feel very special! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and even had the Bartender craft a special cocktail for me when I didn't really see what I wanted on the bar menu.
We took our time all evening and never felt rushed.
The charcuterie starter was amazing and our mains is duck breadt and AAA steak were over the top delicious.
We arrived at 5:30 and when we left at 8:00 it was just starting to get a little loud but in a busy, fun way.
We can't recommend Divini more highly and will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

We will truly miss you ! One if the best restaurants and gem in our city .

All the best to your staff in finding new homes and hope you start up again !

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Always one of our favourite places in Calgary. Great food, service and such an amazing wine list.

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adobe (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

Good food but seriously small servings. I left the restaurant hungry

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vipTracy (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Pasta was really good but small portion and I'm not a big eater.

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