DiVino Wine Studio

4.8
193 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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
What 193 People Are Saying
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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
26 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 29, 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
4 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 25, 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
3 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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HS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely family evening - service made us feel special. Food extremely interesting and very fun - hard to choose from so many great options. Half of us opted for the Tasting Menu - great value. Wine list is not mainstream and extremely well chosen. Hip ambiance, open kitchen, owner came to speak with everyone in the restaurant. Would definitely go again. Was a special evening as it was meant to be.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely be back. The food and service was amazing. Thanks for a great evening

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal, and DiVino is very catering, and knowledgeable in their menu and wine, the owner was very friendly and personable, and the servers were fantastic, all around we really enjoyed our meal and had a great time.

Cheers Chris and Steph

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ON
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve recently moved in the Little Italy area and we are exploring restaurants in the neighbourhood. We went out with friends who enjoy good food and good wine. Selected DiVino based on online reviews and we were not disappointed. Although the evening started with an unmemorable serving of ordinary bread and olive oil, we were very happy with the rest of our selections. Every dish was very tasty and presented with care. The waitstaff did a great job explaining the ingredients in the dishes and with their recommandation of pairing wines. We opted not to go for the Table d’Hote but it was inviting and very reasonably priced. We don’t go back to restaurants very easily because we want to try new things but this might be an exception.

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N
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and unbelievable meal. 3 course dinner for 39$ can’t get better. Went for date night and left so full! Recommend to everyone for a nice treat yourself day.

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

Outstanding restaurant with an amazing atmosphere, shane and eric made the experience that much better, will most certainly be back soon

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L
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Small portions, mains were very small and not much to them ( we had duck and whitefish). The pasta was excellent!
The server was friendly, but very pushy. We have never had a server sit down at our table and tell us what we are ordering. Actually sit at our table!
The bar area looked nice.

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Delicious prix fixe menu with excellent wine pairings. Highly recommend the Gorgonzola gnocchi. Service was friendly but slow (well beyond a reasonable time for pacing courses).

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O
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine and food pairing experience, the chef is excellent and took the time to explain all his servings.

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JD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Eric had remembered the dishes that we liked and made sure the food was available. The dinner was prepared perfectly and the wine that Eric recommended was excellent. We will definitely be back

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special dinner for my wife's birthday. It was everything we could have hoped for. From Eric's welcome as we entered the restaurant, Erin's non-intrusive attention to our culinary needs, through Ryan's passion for good, tasty food, we felt pampered and important. We shared two appetizers (scamorza and crudo), two pastas (gnocchi and carbonara), and two mains (porchetta and rabbit). All portions were creatively designed and presented, with wonderful flavours and textures, paired with Eric's excellent wine recommendation for each dish. The diners beside us ordered 1/2 portions, and had all of the appetizers and three of the six pasta offerings, so flexibility is very possible. We sat at the chef's table, overlooking the open kitchen - a good recommendation from a friend. We'll definitely return.

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p
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food wine and service.

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RT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow - it was a long time before we were given anything to eat, even bread. The main course was served about 2 hours after we sat down. Two of the four dishes were not better than ordinary. The other two (the duck and the rack of lamb) were good. The wine was very good, suggestion of the owner/sommelier. Service was friendly, but cannot make up for the long wait. The cheese tray served after dinner was uninspired (to be charitable), both in content and in presentation. No bread or crackers were offered with the cheese tray - we had to ask for something to eat the cheese with, especially given that some of the cheeses were soft.

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s
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were in Ottawa and found DiVino's restaurant. What good luck for us.

This is a charming restaurant, with wonderful choices that are obviously a labour of love. I recommend the deep fried, meat stuffed olives, and the seared duck breast I had was quite good. The wine selection is largely Italian, with some good choices ranging from affordable $70 to the $200 range. There is a good selection of by-the-glass wines, and not just the usual. My dessert was a very nice cheese plate.

We had a chance to talk with the owner, Eric, and Shane who guided us through the menu.

I was truly surprised and very pleased with this restaurant, which could hold its own in foody cities such as San Francisco.

This is a great place to eat.

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BH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. The owner walked us through the menu and helped us pair our wines with our meal and the chef also stopped by to check in and see how we liked it. We just got back from an italian vacation last month and this meal exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend!

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GL
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric and his staff were fantastic. It was our first time but definitely won’t be our last! Thanks for a memorable dining experience!! Cheers

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S
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great balance between innovative and traditional flavours in their unique take on Italian food. Service was perfect. The owners of this cozy restaurant were present and engaging. Best dining experience we have had in a long while.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to DVWS is a pleasure for the senses. The cuisine is creative and delicious, the wine selection is on point, and the service is attentive. You always feel like you are getting a personalized dining experience.

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always. Eric Betty Ryan. Dan. Thank you for the experience. The food and then amazing atmosphere. You always out do yourselves

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovey staff

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PF
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I had a great evening here and the food was amazing and the staff very informative and friendly

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! Great service! Best beef tartare I ever had!

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JG
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food, service, ambiance and staff.

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AJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Divino’s to celebrate a birthday. Portion sizes are reasonably priced for high quality dining. Service was superb. A great experience all around. Would highly recommend. Staff are also so incredible and they take care of you like you’re family. We will definitely be returning.

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HS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed mothers day brunch. I had the tasting menu, so sampled everything available for brunch. Cold smoked salmon was especially good, as was the Italian toast. The poached egg served on the Italian toast didn't really fit with a sweet dish though. Service was good, however, the wait between courses was too long, due to the kitchen, not the server. Very good espresso.

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MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most enjoyable foodie experiences I have ever had!! The food was so fresh, flavourful and delicious. The server knew her menu and wines. The owner Eric talked to us about the prep of food and shared so much with us to make our experience so enjoyable. Sitting at the "Chef's Table" brought the experience over the top. We will be back and I am recommending this experience to everyone. Thanks for giving so much to the clients with tasty food, wine and delivery.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night! Great food, great service. Will be back soon!

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