Ristorante Divino

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552 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in Columbia’s historic Congaree Vista area, Ristorante Divino was opened by Fulvio Valsecchi over 16 years ago. Currently under the new ownership of Chef Mike Deevey and Chef Henry Griffin, Ristorante Divino offers an intimate fine dining atmosphere with award winning, creative Italian cuisine.
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Charleston
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Conner and crew are the best!

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JJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The entrees were excellent. The calamari was not good - very greasy. The consomme was barely lukewarm and tasted more like water than a flavorful simple broth.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall it was great! Sometimes a few of the employees were in the open conversing about various things not associated with the customers dining experience which detract from the environment a bit but over it was excellent.

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GC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Thursday and we were early so it was extremely nice to choice table for use. A number of tables had diners and a larger group was filtering in. But, we were treated perfectly. We selected a nice Italian wine, I'm partial, and it was not one of the expensive ones either and it was very good. The server made all the suggestions and aided us in that my wife cannot eat cheese but can handle limited milk used in cooking. She made sure of everything. She suggested an appetizer of something neither of us had had and said it was perfect for two, and she was right one, pheasant with pineapple. We had a super meal. Being it was our anniversary, 48, price wasn't what we were looking for. A great dinner was and all expectations were met. To top it off, free valet parking didn't hurt as walking long distances isn't our think anymore. We will go back.

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B
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server and the food was delicious! It was my husband’s birthday and he can’t stop singing Divino’s praises.

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m
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed an anniversary celebration dinner at Restaurant Divino. I am impressed by the menu that features local food sources that are creatively and well prepared.

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OM
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother’s birthday. Lovely service. Amazing food Is a must place to go in Columbia SC

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JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience! The server was phenomenal and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a perfect date night.

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RH
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me, my wife and another couple recently enjoyed a great dinner. Food is excellent. Great ambiance to enjoy a fine meal. Not noisy at all. Enjoyed the creme brulee and best cup of coffee I have had in a long time.

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JD
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went two nights in a row. Everything was perfect!!

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A
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian in Columbia. The food and service are 💯 🌟

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

College graduation

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CB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time and great food - would recommend the food

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J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambience and service was excellent. Perfect place for a relaxing dinner.

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GB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our son’s graduation at our favorite restaurant in Columbia. We have eaten there every time we visit Columbia.

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time experience and I have to say it was really good. Service was great and the staff was always available. Would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% on their game this meal.
Muscles for appetizer with a bit of zing, salad special with shaved beets and other fresh veggies,
Lamb shank for me and Filet for my wife. They have the best steak in town! Lamb shank was perfect with a Tuscan Cab.
Will be going back soon. Thanks to Michael for excellent service.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect and perfect...we were looking for a quite place for a first date with great food...you can’t go out to dine any more on a weekend without needing ear plugs the way interiors of restaurants are designed now ..lots of metal, stone and cement walls and nothing to absorb the sound it’s like a construction site. Try Motor Supply on a Saturday night and you’ll see what I’m talking about...oh ...and the sword steak was to die for!!!

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RR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and our server was top notch! Excellent recommendations for entrees and wine, and just the right level of attentiveness. And did I mention the food was fantastic? Special salad of the day and scallops over beet risotto made for a perfect evening out.

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RH
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Far exceeds your typical Italian cuisine. Everything was cooked perfectly. Our waitress was prompt and attentive.

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c
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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LG
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michael is the server we always ask for. He knows the menu, taste and will offer suggestions. The chef is outstanding on lamb chops and veal or any kind.

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TY
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose the halibut special. Very pretty in presentation with blue grits. Halibut was the best I have ever tasted. Was not over cooked like most people prepare halibut which led it to be moist and almost sea bass like. Other guests at the table ordered other entrees that they also enjoyed.

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DP
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wait staff was ok ...not great. I often felt like he was distracted....like some other table was more important. He also way oversold a salad special.

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MH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always, friendly and accommodating staff!

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great waiter made for an awesome dining experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service!

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CE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Food wasn't great for the price. Service was severely lacking.

Ristorante Divino
Responded on April 2, 2019

Christopher, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied. Please let us know if there was anything specifically we could have done better to make your experience more enjoyable. We would love to have you back to give you the dining experience we strive to provide. 803.799.4550

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SV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in quite some time. Everything from cocktails to dessert exceeded expectations.

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CS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came from Greenville to see Elton John concert. Decided not to do typical bar food and glad we chose Divino. The food was amazing!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was so amazing the food was good and so was the service everyone was kind I really enjoy my birthday dinner so if you visiting or just want to get out for one night go to Ristorante Divino😍

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food (stuffed peppers, scallops) not as good as in the past. But the service was incredible! Thank you mike!

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JK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delicious mustard frill salad with amazing mozarella. The bass entree was cooked to perfection, moist but properly finished. My wife had a wonderful shrimp Scampi.
Her Harveys Irish coffee was very generous.

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BR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante Divino is are favorite restaurant! The food and service is outstanding. Fine dining in a comfortable setting! The burrata salad is beyond wonderful!

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JL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with great food. Great service and location.

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B
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening. Jessa was very attentive and the food was delicious. We love coming for all our special occasions and look forward to returning!

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M
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the service, atmosphere AND food! We were in town to visit our son at USC and wanted a nice restaurant. If you'd like a nice experience and great food Ristorante Divino is what you're looking for!

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HT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I ordered my filet mignon medium and butterfly cut. It was cooked to perfection but was not butterfly cut. That would be my only complaint about the food. I had a reservation for 730 but had to wait 10 mins to get a table ready.

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MM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, we will go back again.!!!!!

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JG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner before a recent concert!Both the food and the service were outstanding. We will return....very soon!

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