DiVino Wine Studio

4.8
204 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 204 People Are Saying
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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
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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
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
2 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
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
5 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
12 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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