DiVino Wine Studio

4.7
220 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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A modern, yet traditional Italian dining experience.

Private dining events are also available!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Dining Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5 pm - Until our guests are done
Open seven days a week for group, event or presentation dining
Private Breakfast lunch or dinner!
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Phone number
(613) 221-9760
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Feltmate
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Catering
N/A
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Balsam St
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Parking details
Lots of street parking available and free after 5 pm and on weekends!
Small lot in the back of the restaurant on Balsam st.
After 5pm check the parking lots around closed businesses such as Preston hardware.
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Public transit
Bus #85 at Preston and Gladstone
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Entertainment
Full open-concept kitchen, fresh pasta, unique wines for wine pairings
Reserve a seat at the long chef's table to be apart of the action!
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Special events & promotions
DiVino has a personal touch with a full time event planner that can help you create any style of party or event you may have in mind!
Cooperate celebrations, dinner presentations and all party styles Betty will work with you to make your vision to come to life!

We have 2 spaces that can accommodate 10 - 60 guests for any style of private function! Email Betty now betty@divinowinestudio.com
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6
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KW
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a surprise that we were late arriving Birthday girl arrived before us and the restaurant handled everything perfectly. Great food. Amazing service. Excellent wine So delicious

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MC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric and his Crew do not disappoint - great evening and great meal. Looking forward to our next visit

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends meet to a different restaurant once a month and by far we had the best overall experience. The servers were incredibly attentive and followed up with us regarding any changes or delays. We all enjoyed our meals from top to bottom. Desert was out of this world.

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j
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister was visiting from out of town

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p
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday. Was treated to great food and amazing service as always

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SO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always outstanding! I think about the food for days after and wonder how long is an appropriate wait time to go again! One of my very favourite places. Low key and amazing!

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t
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I ate here on a Saturday evening and enjoyed the food choices very much. Not only did you have the option of a regular menu with a 3 choice table hote, but also a Valentine's week sharing menu.
Since my wife was pregnant, the server kindly offered to have the chef write out each of the ingredients, found both in the soup and her vegetarian main. After the soup, I followed with the carbonara pasta app. which was one of the best I have had. The creamy sauce was perfectly seasoned and the poached egg yolk when burst amplified it even more. I then had the lamb shank with good flavor and sides. Service was very attentive and the owner Eric is very welcoming.

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J
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Very good food. We had fried polenta and root vegetable soup for appetizers, both were very good. The short ribs and another pork meal (the menu isn't updated online, we can't remember the details) were both outstanding, incredibly well done. We had fried dough and something else for dessert, both very good. The restaurant is not comfortable to eat in - it's hard to hear your dining partner. They play a slightly mellower version of house music non-stop at a pretty high volume. The owner, Eric, loves to talk and seems not to realize that his volume is constantly at 11, and that his descriptions of the wines and which were first growth and which were not may be fascinating to the person he's talking to, but it probably isn't to the other 40 people in the room. Despite that, the food earns it the good reviews it gets. If they can do something to improve the acoustics (less Eric, less EDM, more absorption), that would go a long way.

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EB
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at DiVino, and we will definitely go back. Everyone was welcoming. The servers were fantastic, very informative about food and wine. Gave us time to enjoy every course, without rushing us. The food was delicious!

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SM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic & warm, our DiVino's experience was so special that we decided to get married there later this year. The owners, Eric & Betty, welcome you as if you were a guest in their home, and plates get returned to the kitchen virtually licked clean...the food is THAT good.

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BB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to DiVino and it was just as good as we remembered. The service is wonderful! I have dietary restrictions and they were willing to combine things on the menu to customize my meal. They made me feel very welcome.

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RD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DiVino is a gem! The team is top notch and cares deeply about the food and wine and service. It’s has an open kitchen with high top bar directly in front of the kitchen line affording a clear view of the action. I was their last table on a night with zero degree F weather and they could not have been nicer and more welcoming. The wine selection is thoughtfully chosen and the kitchen makes terrific top notch Italian food.

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OT
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre New Years night out. Great table at the kitchen. Service great as usual. Love this place.

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DO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a superb meal. We would rank this place as one of the best in Ottawa
We had small plates, excellent wine and dessert. The service was superb. The owner is a pleasure to talk with.

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R
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening with a terrific tasting menu with wine selection. The service was outstanding! Our server was knowledgeable, extremely friendly and made our meal experience delightful.

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DR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenominal experience. I say experience because at DiVino you're doing more than just eating. You're experiencing the family-like atmosphere, the extensive wine list, the outstanding food, and the courteous staff; all while watching the chefs cook the meals. The staff is knowledgable in the wines which is what I went for. I knew nothing about wine and actually learned a lot as well as opening up my tastebuds to new things. Definitely a great place for wine lovers and newbies alike. I can honestly say this was my best dining experience of my life, so far. I'll be back over and over!

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved sitting at the bar, interacting with the chef (Ryan) he was very good, friendly and entertaining. The owner, Eric introduces each of the wine pairings with each course. Very friendly, very GOOD, food. Lots of options. We will go back.

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DV
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic evening. The food was amazing and all of your team is so welcoming and friendly. Thank you!

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O
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and excellent service. Nice ambiance. Can exchange with chef regarding ingredients in menu. Overall nice and delectable evening.
Would definitely repeat dining experience!

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JM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Enjoyed being close to the chefs and watching them work.

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CS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic italian cuisine matched well with Italian wine and beer.
Friendly neighbourhood restaurant!

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CF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday night was my fourth visit, I brought some friends to discover what Divino has to offer. They absolutely loved it. We will all come back.
Thank you for your delicious food, drinks and very friendly welcome.

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DK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will recommend anyone to try this place. Just absolutely amazing every time!

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t
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first time here and we enjoyed our meal. My wife had the Fettucine with Pesto sauce. Very flavorful with fresh basil used. Also, her mint Mohito cocktail used real mint leaves. I had the duck as my main and for dessert, the Pana Cota, smooth and satisfying. The bread was homemade and glutten free, fluffy on the inside and a nice crust on the outside, with dipping oil and balsamic vinegar.

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TD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, amazing staff, service and then the food!!!! We’ll be back over and over.

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the 3-course blind meal for $39. What a fun and exciting experience! All our food was exquisite, with a creative twist and a beautiful presentation. Our server, Filippo paired each course with an excellent wine which added to the overall experience. He was very informed, friendly and very personable. The entire evening was an awesome experience. We won’t hesitate to return again, and to share our experience with friends and family.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was imaginative and fun to discover. Our server enjoys matching wines and we had a great tme with her, sampling all kinds of wine-food combinations. The wine list itself is worth the trip.
Kudos

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JO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. Fabulous food, atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

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SK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner !

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KJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday. Great service and the food was fantastic. Had the trout. One of the best ever. Highly recommend!!

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MD
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, take your time and enjoy it all.

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CM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service great people! Wonderful dining experience open for letting you try things they are making for others and no additional charge. Staff very personable.

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Ottawa to deliver our Daughter to University. Following a busy day of site seeing & move in preparation we treated ourselves to a wonderful night out at Devino. We were fortunate to get a last minute reservation so I would recommend booking in advance. Eric the owner & his entire staff treated us to a wonderful dining & wining experience. One of our Daugters is Celiac & there were many delicious gluten free options. Can’t wait to visit again.

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EB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food, superb wines and outstanding service.

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PM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

My friend and I wanted to go to some place different. We also enjoy wine so we thought a wine bar would be good. The wine we had was very good and one we wouldn’t get at our local LCBO. There wasn’t a huge selection of wine which I guess is a misconception of mine. I think a wine bar only needs to have a good selection of good, unique wines. My only request would be to include Malbec wines as well. The food was outstanding. The service was so different than anything I have ever experienced. It was as though the server was a family member explaining things to me rather than a wait staff who simply takes the order. The kitchen was right in front of us. We chatted with the chef as he created! Amazing! I will definitely go back. Oh ya, I forgot to mention, the restaurant is owned and operated by a sommelier! What a great guy!

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DW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great spot for finer dining in Little Italy. Food is great, ambiance is awesome, overall super great spot in Ottawa! Portions are on the smaller side.

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F
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent four course meal and ok wine pairing. Because it was later on in the evening when we finished our first 3 courses, the server picked out a dessert for us. Not sure if that was all that was left, but it did seem kind of odd. We would like to have made our own choice. That being said, the dessert was ok anyways.

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JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. A real gem an already restaurant filled Preston street.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal was provided for a reconnect with friends.

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RT
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely bistro with friendly and extremely knowledgeable service! Delicious and beautifully presented. Accommodated vegetarian requests too! Great spot for a romantic dinner date.

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