Divino Wine & Dine

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77 reviews
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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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FF
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

101st birthday

d
Milwaukee
65 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

J
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

MA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

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.

SE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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......

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

h
Milwaukee
297 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

j
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

QO
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

R
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

DZ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

HM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Z
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

LJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

ML
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!!!

h
Milwaukee
297 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

NY
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

C
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

W
Milwaukee
65 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

W
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Everything was great, but it seems Joseph was in hurry to get us out of the
restaurant fast and didn't ask how our food was or bring us more coffee
with out been asked. I know that sometimes someone has a bad day just
hope that when we come back he will be in a better mood.
Thanks

a
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the food at Divino's. We especially love the eggplant strips and their pizza is excellent. The newly redecorated restaurant is very comforting and welcoming. We have never been disappointed with our visits and recently introduced this restaurant to our friends who are pizza lovers and they too shared our opinion that Divino's pizza is outstanding. Artie

OT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

it just didn't stand up to my expectations based on previous reviews here. Pizza was decent but I didn't think it was amazing. Pasta was bad. Pasta was overcooked that the strands were limp and torn to pieces. The sauce was one-layered in flavor, too thick and drowned the pasta. I had house wine which had cork pieces in it (I didn't tell the waiter because I already felt bad about the food; I just took out the debris). It was unfortunate because the place was crowded filled with seemingly satisfied customers. For Italian food within the same price range, I would rather hit Maggiano's or Buca di Beppo.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent service. Our favorite restaurant!. Great for pizza and outstanding pasta dishes.

c
Milwaukee
112 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love this place - always good. Meatballs -eggplant-burrata, but everything you eat is great. This is family and locally owned and you can tell based on the care of this restaurant.

M
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

we went with a group of 5. The lasagna, manicotti, Italian sausage and sausage pizza were all awesome! One person ordered a veggie style garden pizza that had a bitter burnt garlic taste that was overpowering. Service was awesome.

c
Milwaukee
112 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite Milwaukee Restaurants. Service and Food always consistent. Open late in case you want something after a show or a movie. I am in love with their meatballs. Not that I am a major Spaghetti and meatballs person but I will not miss these meatballs when I am there. I have tried others and there is no comparison. This is a friendly place that deserves HIGH RATINGS. Don't miss their egglplant either!!

CK
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was truly outstanding. My dad and brother raved about the salmon -- my brother, who is a pescatarian, said it was probably the best salmon he's ever had. My shrimp scampi was amazing. Portion sizes were very generous - the chicken parmesan could have probably fed three people!
Definitely going back....again and again!

G
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks , food and service ,Mario is the best!!!

M
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, it was the first time we've been there so it was hard to choose. They have mezza portions as well as the full entree which is very nice. Ordered delivery pizza once from here, The Palermo pizza, it was very good and this first meal in the restaurant I ended up ordering the White Pizza Neapolitan(YUM) and my husband had the special, Wild Boar from Texas in a ragú and noodles. And the tiramisu for dessert; different but amazing, one of my favorites ever.
I love a calm restaurant, there was music (loved every song) but we could easily communicate with the server, and my husband and I could have a conversation. (I'm tired of the restaurants that try to act like a club...)

M
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were very pleased by our first visit. Upon recommendation of waiter, I had the chicken spedini. Quite tasty! Good portion size, with a small but appropriate side of homemade pasta. Also tried the Sicilian Meatloaf. Delish! Entrees come with soup or salad. Salad is a bit more than just lettuce, plus homemade dressing! Good service, tasty food and really great prices. We will be back!

ML
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service at this neighborhood gem!

b
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food across the board! Very good pizza. Good service. Will definitely return.

W
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a nice, casual Italian/pizza place to meet a friend. Divino's was perfect. Food very good, we had pizza of course, and next time will try one of their evening specials. Atmosphere very good- not loud, not a tomb. Cozy and not cramped. Location great. Lots of college students in the area but this isn't necessarily a student hang-out. (BTW, I'm 50+.) I even got lucky and parked 40 feet from the door. The owners and staff were welcoming and terrific. Service was efficient and down-home friendly. We enjoyed the evening.

GG
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Nice neighrborhood restaurant with a viriety of Italian dishes. Out reservation time was at 7:30 and we were seated immediately by a gracious host. Service was rather slow due to "bigger tables that were seated ahead of you".... , although there was plenty of staff avalable. Eggplant strips were good. Entrees were good however I felt the tomato sauce lacked any flavor or seasoning. One of my pet peeves in any restaurant is why go through the trouble of making a delicious compound butter, then serve it with cold sliced bread? We weren't offered any dessert choices which we would have selected one, .

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