About Divino Italian Restaurant
Divino is a family owned restaurant and wine bar specializing in honest regional Italian food. Since 2000, neighborhood foodies and Italophiles have flocked to the casual/chic Montrose hideaway for handmade pastas, exquisite local seafood and innovative dishes like Crispy Pork Shoulder with Green Apple Risotto and Pickled Celery Root. The eclectic wine list features 30 wines by the glass with very low mark-ups. The list is predominantly Italian and celebrates not only the classic regions of Tuscany and Piemonte but also the more obscure wines of Alto Adige all the way to Sicily.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking available in two private lots in front of and adjacent to the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining for up to 30 in the elegant, wood-accented wine cellar. Special menus are available. Audio visual facilities provided for business presentations.
Private Party Contact:
Patrick McCray: 7138071123
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Divino Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Divino has been a great favorite for man ...
Divino has been a great favorite for many years--I know I will always be made to feel special by the welcoming staff.
The menu balances Italian food with some American classics, and their pasta is some of the best in this city. Also an outstanding selection of wines within a decent price range, with special wine tastings scheduled on a regular basis.
I've been here several times. Fantastic ...
I've been here several times. Fantastic wine list and great selection of menu items to choose from. Thought the food is usually good, on this occasion all appetizers and main courses consistently needed salt/seasoning.
The wait staff is very knowledgable and ...
The wait staff is very knowledgable and courteous. The food and service is always impeccable. Their specials are outstanding and regular menu never disappoints. By far one of our favorite restaurants. Always look forward to dining at Divino.
We were not impressed. The Caesar salad ...
We were not impressed. The Caesar salad was ok with a mini panini in leu of croutons. Our waiter asked my husband if he would prefer vegetables with his veal rather than the arugula it came with. He was disappointed when it came without the artichokes and cherry tomatoes described on the menu. He thought the veal was too heavily breaded as well.My snapper was fine.
I try to get back to dine at Divino ever ...
I try to get back to dine at Divino every time I visit Houston. It was my favorite restaurant while I lived in Houston. Best lasagne and insalata Caprese that I have had in the United States. The wine list, mostly Italian, is both reasonably priced and outstanding.
Excellent wine tasting
Came here on Wednesday to sample some wines and then stayed for dinner. Love that twice a month they have Wednesday "try before you buy" wine tastings. Their wines are very interesting and very reasonably priced. Their food is awesome as always.
Simply an OK place to eat. My wife was not wowed.
Food was bland. Wife had the red snapper special and said it was so-so. I had the lasagna. The red sauce on the lasagna was too sweet and didn't complement the lasagna. The wine list is reasonable. We had an excellent, reasonably priced Amarone.
Salad special - fried oysters atop arugula & shaved fennel - was delicious. At last half dozen juicy perfectly fried oysters on the simply seasoned & prepared but delicious salad. Mushroom ravioli in brodo - also delicious. Delicate filled ravioli in a wonderful earthy broth. And a delicious Syrah from Cortona Italy. Don't know why it's taken me so long to return to Divino. Excellent meal. Don't you make the same mistake of delaying your return. Get there now!
Good wine, good food, good service
Went here with a business associate and our server knew it was a business meeting based on my notes in open table. She knew exactly when to leave us alone and when to come by for service. I loved that! Good wine And good food too! Will definitely be back.
Solid Italian restaurant.
We eat at Divino once every week or two. It's pretty casual with no tablecloths and not much ambiance. Food is almost always good. Service is fine. Fairly extensive mostly Italian wine list, reasonable priced. Can get quite noisy if there are any loud fellow diners.
one of my favorites...
I've been a patron at Divino's for at least 10 years. The food and service are outstanding. Very special restaurant owned and operated by the same family for years. Many of the staff have been there since it opened as well. I feel like I'm part of the family when I go there. LOVE IT!
The warm Kale & Shrimp is outsranding, this is my new favorite dish. I also enjoyed the Pappardelle was great. My wife liked the Spinch & Pear salad and the Tagliatelle there version of Fig Newrons was interesting and tasty. We have always enjoyed this restaurant.
This was my second meal at Divino and both amazing
FANTASTIC meal, great service... very attentive but not intrusive - just perfect
The lamb was AMAZING... and I don't often say that having grown up on the farm where I was privy to the freshest and best lamb chops available.
My father said his meal was the best he has had at a restaurant in a long time (he prefers his own cooking so that is a huge compliment)
REAL Italian cuisine prepared with care. ...
REAL Italian cuisine prepared with care. From the scrumptious salads to the authentic homemade pastas and the luscious desserts, everything was excellent. The wine list is deep and intriguing.
This is a special place.
A 5 Star Evening
From start to finish, just a perfect evening. I enjoyed the tenderloin filet. It was as good as any top steakhouse. The seafood was just as good and the quail also a good choice.
Our waiter met us at the door with a friendly smile and perfect service for the entire meal. The restaurant is quiet and you can actually hold a conversation with the person across the table. The dessert menu looked good, but we all agreed we'd return and enjoy a coffee and dessert which our waiter encouraged us to do.
You can't go wrong at Divino for a truly special evening.
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