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Divino Wine & Dine

71 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 4:00pm-12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Lunch: Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 212-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering menu available upon request. Options can be tailor made for any occasion. Special requests can be honored, gluten-free options available. 48 hour notice required.
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Cross street
North Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking available. Paid lot and public parking lot located across the street. Private lot behind building available after 5:00pm.
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Public transit
Bus line 21 runs East and West on North Avenue, stop is 1/2 a block from Divino.
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Live jazz every Thursday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 71 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mishi (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2015

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

viphate2cook (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2015

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

vipBecky (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

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!

john (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

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.

vipQueenOfComfort (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2015

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.

Rbusa (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on March 20, 2015

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2015

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!

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on February 26, 2015

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.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

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.

vipZvruw (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

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!

JaceB (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2015

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!

Dawood72 (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

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

LeoJ (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2015

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2015

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!!!

viphate2cook (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2015

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

vipArlene (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2015

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.

vipNYChic (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2015

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!

Clancy (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

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.

vipWinegirl (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2014

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!

Webster (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2014

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.