Permanently Closed - Divino Wine & Dine

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Divino Wine & Dine is an Italian style restaurant with a twist. The restaurant offers a hand tossed stone baked pizza, pasta dishes and sandwiches, along with a full service bar that services Italian liqueurs for after dinner. Divinio Wine & Dine also offers a large selection of wines.

On the menu at Divino Wine & Dine are entrées of Sicilian meatloaf, chicken spedini, Sicilian steak, eggplant parmesan and pan seared salmon. Other menu items include meatball bomber sandwich, Italian sausage sandwich, puttanesca, pasta alfredo, lasagna and baked rigatoni. Pizza choices include the Palermo, garden pizza, Mediterranean, spicy Hawaiian and white pizza Neapolitan.

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
321 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to come in for an awesome meal. Divino closing is an end of an era. You will be missed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic 2 hour family meal just to sit and enjoy ourselves and enjoy our last trip to Davino’s

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
321 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Eastside institution. They will be missed. New owners have big shoes to fill

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vipYoTengoHambre
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Closing at end of this month, owner is retiring. Already sold, and space will be reopened soon.

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Pamela
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the pizza and Divino has the best Bolognese I have had here in Milwaukee. Everyone from bartenders to wait staff is welcoming and friendly. Atmosphere is warm and comfortable.

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lewi
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Got there early so nice and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Divino's is a consistently good place with delicious food and a friendly and attentive staff. The value of the food and service is reasonable and excellent.

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vipdeewass
Milwaukee
80 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice neighborhood standard for a reasonable glass of wine and pasta. Always consistent with the food and service. Great place for a weekday meal and you are just not in the mood to cook.

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vipSteveF
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Divino’s are always friendly and attentive and the food is consistently great.

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jillm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another great experience!! had a group in to celebrate a birthday and everything was amazing and our server, Betsy was awesome! thanks!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good as always, not great and a little expensive

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
321 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service Staff
Neighborhood favorite

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We were visiting our daughter and didn’t have a reservation anywhere. This was the only place we could get in and now we see why. The only food that tasted good was the bread. The minestrone soup was under cooked and had too many different and overpowering spices. The pasta was mush and the red sauce was so heavy and over-powering. The waitress was shaky and spilled the wine all down the side but didn’t even notice because she wasn’t paying attention. She bumped into my son twice and stepped on his foot (which was under the table). The food was pricy and none of us could even eat half. Even the salad was drowning in dressing to the point of being inedible.

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vipBobK
Milwaukee
114 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife and I had a pleasant dinner at Divino. The food was tasty and hearty. Our server was very friendly. She was new on the job and learning as she went, but she was very professional.

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chadc
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Weekend dinner, salads before appetizers, appetizer over done, wrong dinner order, flies, Cabernet was good though. Sadly won’t return.

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vipFoodFreak
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

101st birthday

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vipdeewass
Milwaukee
80 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining here. Just myself and my son for a nice night out. Food was very good. Highly recommend the burrata appetizer. Little heavy on the garlic in the salad with it, but really good burrata. Pasta was made very well and service was very friendly and attentive.

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Jacqueline
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here before a theater show - everything was delicious! We had the buratta and the arinicini balls for an appetizer. For dinner he had the cannoli and I had half sizes of the spidini and a pasta with peas, onions, capicolla and fontinella cheese - all delicious.

My only caution is that the half sizes are HUGE. We ended up with a lot of leftovers, but that was okay because we ate it all, haha!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I had a great dinner and Krissa was excellent!

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MeAmorBella
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience5

I am not sure,what happened I LOVE THIS PLACE. I used to order once a week a year and some change ago. The food was dream worthy then. Reminded me of Italy and my grandmothers. They have changed sadly. Maybe the cook had the day off I dont know. I will try it again in the future see if its better.

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vipStoliElite
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall decent,, carbonara was kind of flat and lacked flavor. Wasn’t bad, just flat. Eggplant parm sauce was great if you like tomato chum is and onions in your sauce. Not a big fan. Must be a Midwest thing for sauce. Anyway, place was “ok” decent service just marginal cuisine unfortunately since we have been looking for what we consider (from the east coast) good Italian food. Big challenge......

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Mishi
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff were very friendly. Service was excellent. Glad I found this restaurant !

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
321 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are long time customers of this family owned business. Food is awesome, service great. Love the new hostess.

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vipBecky
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have never eaten at Divino Wine & Dine but saw it on OpenTable so thought we'd give it a try. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is lovely (small restaurant with a lot of charm). Our server, Krissa, was outstanding. She was great about highlighting items on the menu and helping us figure out a wonderful combination for our dinner. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a great Italian dinner!

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john
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After having eaten at Divino's several times, I can see that the service in great, and the food even better. They are attentive, but not intrusive, and serve absolutely delicious food.

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vipQueenOfComfort
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I like to dine at Divino before we go to a movie down the street at The Oriental Theater. Early in the evening you don't necessarily need a reservation, but you do later, say, after six, because this restaurant and bar are very popular, and with good reason.

My favorite dish is the Chicken Marsala. Sometimes I like to share a pizza. The dinners come with soup or salad, terrific Italian bread, and the portions were big enough that all four of us women last week took home half of our entrees. Greg, our super waiter, boxed those up for us in the back, rather than making us do it at the table. I hate that. My favorite wine is the red blend; and I have never tired of the warm, inviting atmosphere.

One warning: If you arrive later in the evening, with or without a reservation, you may have to stand around near the front door which is right inside the bar. You see, folks like to linger here, so gauging how long before a table turns over must be challenging.

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Rbusa
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nestled on a quiet side street in the east side, family owed Divino's serves the best pizza and eggplant in town. Perfect before or after a movie at the Oriental, great with a group. Best thing is they take reservations.

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vipDorothyZ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The Sicilian steak was cooked perfectly and I tasted the best tiramisu I've ever had. We will definitly come back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lots of garlic so be warned, or enticed. Waiter didn't mention the boar special which I probably would've gone with, or offer a dessert menu. Otherwise he was prompt and polite. Food was tasty but not enough to bring us back, although it was a bargain: 4 drinks, 2 glasses of wine, 3 apps, 2 & 1/2 entees (they offer 1/2 portions w/out salad) for $110 plus tip.

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vipHollyM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Valentine's dinner was perfect at Divino. Our waiter recommended an excellent wine and also helped us sort out our dinner selections -- all of our entrees arrived hot and were delicious.

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vipZvruw
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything from the housemade appetizers to the entrees were fantastic! We left eating more than we should because every item looked too good not to try. The mozzarella sticks were extra good! Will be back!

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JaceB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little Italian restaurant where everybody seemed to know everybody else. The waiters and waitresses took special interests in knowing and remembering customers names and made you feel right at home. The food and wine select was not as large as expected but fit the style and feel of the restaurant perfectly. The food and wine itself was also very delicious!

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Dawood72
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Once again Davino pulls through. Great food and great service. Loved the Sicilian steak I had. Pedicels cooked. I would have liked the option of a different pasta or maybe even a rustic potato or garlic/parm mashed. The salads were great, eggplant outstanding and the tiramisu some of the best in milwaukee. Bravo

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LeoJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have been going here for years, when it was under previous ownership. It closed for awhile then reopenned with a similar menu. I have never had a bad meal here. The staff and owners are friendly and accommodating, the food is very good and reasonably priced and the setting is laid back and comfortable. It does get a little noisy but it is better to be an a restuarant with people having fun than to be sitting alone in a quiet restaurant.

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vipMelissaL
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every time we go here, I always try something new on the menu and am never disappointed. The employees are all welcoming and engaging. Excellent Food!!!

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
321 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza or pasta, excellent
Local family owned business, don't miss this spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Divino's is always great. Never have had a bad meal there. Love that they have mezzo size meals. Perfect size. All restaurants should do that.

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vipNYChic
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Divino was a nice surprise. We probably would never have stumbled across it had it not been for open table and we are glad we did. The food was delicious, very homey, and the service was excellent as other reviewers have also noted. Great dining experience!

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Clancy
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with a "local" a couple of weeks back for the Carbonara (at her request) . . . . and it was most excellent, so I brought someone new to the neighborhood this time (we East Siders delight in 'discovering' places like this).
We had the best waitress in Milwaukee . . . period. As far as the wine and menu are concerned they were both great. We shared an entre of Spedini and Eggplant. I have found no better Italian cousine anywhere in the City . . . . .and the City is supposedly full of excellent Italian restaurants.

Oh, and one must experience the decor . . .. . can't be explained adequately but it will make you look around in wonder. Definitely on my list of go to places now.

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vipWinegirl
Milwaukee
65 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've dined at Divino and it's predecessor, Palermo Villa, for many years. Divino has been redecorated nicely, but has similar menu to Palermo, with all the Italian favorites. Pizza is a star here but can't go wrong with the pastas either. Friendly service, a neighborhood favorite!

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Permanently Closed - Divino Wine & Dine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 212-2222.

Permanently Closed - Divino Wine & Dine is rated 4.7 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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