Ristorante Divino

4.6
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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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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dinner with my son. He goes to SC and it’s fathers weekend

NB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. A very relaxing dining experience.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! A romantic place for date nights.

RJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a quiet lovely place to dine with my special lady. Food was delicious, and service impeccable.

JY
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, wonderful service

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dining!

OT
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Good food and service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

30 minutes delay on our reservation. Wife and I sat at the bar and while the bartender was personable, it was chaotic and a little unorganized
The bartender also only gave us one of the two drinks we ordered. When we sat down to eat the service was fair, every table was full but our server gave us too much time in between asking for our drink orders and food orders. The food was tasty although I don't like such a heavy char on the steaks. Definitely have the carrot cake.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a school event with my child. Found this restaurant on trip advisor and brought my child and her music teacher here for dinner. Small, fairly intimate dining space, but plenty of elbow room and good spacing so as not to hear conversations at other tables. Our server was very professional. Timing of food delivery was well-paced to permit enjoyable time with dinner companions and not wonder when the next dish was coming out. I enjoyed the scallops served over beet risotto, which was a new experience for me. (And one I would gladly repeat.) I would (and will) come here again until I have tried every dish on the menu. Make a reservation!

OT
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Divino’s! Good and service is exceptional!!!

D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service and the magic show was awesome.Part of 6 and we all want to come back

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Menu was somewhat limited, but the dishes we ordered were delicious.

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Mediocre food from a restaurant that has been outstanding in the past. The service was great, atmosphere great for a quiet dinner. But the food disappointed this time.

t
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. Authentic Italian food. Great bar and wine menu.

M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in S.C.

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DF
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience driven by superb service!

M
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in S.C.

RP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good food, not exceptional considering the price. Might do this again for a very special occasion.

BF
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Perfectly prepared food, seasonal, creative without being crazy. Also, seasoning is well-balanced and a deft touch used. Service was just right.

L
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I took my husband for his birthday. So disappointed!! Service was absolutely awful. It took forever to get a drink. The waiter finally took our drink order with promise of bread. Got drinks then after 2 more mentions of bread it showed up. Finally got the appetizer. Took forever to get the salads when they showed up he had forgotten my husband’s. When entrées arrived it took a while for him to come by and do a food chat. My pasta was extremely salty. The waiter appeared to have way too many tables. We will not be back

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Not rushed. Excellent preparation and presentation.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

CC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

No complaints about food, wine list, service, value, cleanliness, etc.

Would like to see an interior update, for whatever my opinion is worth.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday with our three sons and two daughters-in-love. Christina took care of our table very well, and the food was terrific.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful surprise! We loved everything about our dining experience!

MW
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by our waiter, Drew. The Christmas decor, bread, cheese board, and entrees were top notch.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just loved everything about Divino!

JB
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at Divinos when visiting our 2 Gamecocks! Such a lovely place for a family meal. The food is amazing and the service is always excellent!

TT
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food with exceptional service. Really appreciated our server, Michael, going to bat for me to alter the entree a touch to meet my dietary quirks. Husband's veal chop was melt in your mouth delish!
Would definitely go back if in Columbia again.

DS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming ! Waiter was awesome! No pushy and let us relax!

TL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Divino is our favorite special occasion dining experience, reserved for birthdays and anniversaries. The food is always outstanding, the service is as good as it gets, and the wine/drink options are outstanding. Definitely worth the price!!!

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ordered the Cobia special. Fish was undercooked and raw/frozen in the middle. Dinner lasted 2 hours because of awful service and an extremely slow kitchen. We mentioned our complaints and they just looked at us with a blank stare.

s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a great dinner with family

WM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well taken care of. Great restaurant and staff

AF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time there. There was a calm about the whole place that makes it easy to relax and enjoy the food, drink and company. I was there on a Monday night, so I have no idea what the place feels like on busier nights. The food was very good, albeit a bit salty for my taste, and the service very attentive. Overall, I would recommend it and definitely go back.

OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi bolognese was the best I’ve ever had! Enjoyed the cheese board and Prosecco as well

NY
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Think we must have caught this restaurant on a bad night. Our Wine, bread and salad arrived in a reasonable amount of time, but we waited over an hour and a half for our entrees. Management had an excuse that they had a large party. When our food arrived we honestly were not pleased. We love Italian food, but we did not enjoy the flavors of our entrees. We won't be returning.

NK
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. There is always something unique on the special menu! Quiet atmosphere where you can have a conversation and actually hear each other. My absolute favorite place to go.

TH
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really good Caesar salad. I also had a spaghetti pasta that was authentic

The hostess was friendly and fantastic and the entire wait staff was superb as well.

Thank you for a fun evening!

L
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband’s birthday. Service was exceptional and the food was some of the best we have had since moving to Columbia!