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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Divino Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
WE ARRIVED AND ADVISED WE HAD A RESERVAT ...
WE ARRIVED AND ADVISED WE HAD A RESERVATION VIA OPEN TABLE. THE HOST WAS VERY NICE BUT SAID THEY WERE FULLY BOOKED AND DID NOT HAVE A RESERVATION FOR US!! WE DID GET A SEAT AT THE BAR SO THE EVENING WAS A SUCCESS BUT YOU NEED TO CHECK YOUR AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM.
The vegetarian and meat/options are exce ...
The vegetarian and meat/options are excellent. The one vegan option , the lemon rapini risotto is pretty good. Would be perfect if there are three or more options for vegans (no dairy, no eggs, no meat, no fish).
I had been wanting to try this restauran ...
I had been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile and finally did on a Wednesday night. My husband and I took our two adult sons for a dinner there and I think at least one of them enjoyed his meal. We thought the (daily fish special) red snapper was really delicious and added the mista salad with the white beans that tasted good in the red sauce from the fish. My husband got the scallops with the ink risotto and definitely liked it. My son who is hardly ever happy with his decision on what to choose to eat thought his veal on the greens was okay. I think both of them loved their dessert which I can't recall what it was called but it was similar to flan or custard.
As usual, Divino's provided an extremely ...
As usual, Divino's provided an extremely pleasant experience, with great food and attentive service. The combination appetizer plate (cheeses, cured meats, polenta, olives) always gets the evening started on a perfect note. Arrive hungry!
Love Divino and have been there many tim ...
Love Divino and have been there many times. Food is consistently great! On our last visit we didn't have the best service but that isn't usually the case. Highly recommend the restaurant and look forward to our next visit.
Favorite neighborhood restaurant consist ...
Favorite neighborhood restaurant consistently enjoyable no matter the occasion. Good place to catch up with friends or celebrate a special time. Impeccable service, especially Roberto, adds to a pleasant outing. And of course the food is fresh seasonal and good !!
While we are mid-way through Houston res ...
While we are mid-way through Houston restaurant weeks, Divino has opted out and instead taking this time to recreate some of their best dishes over the last 16 years. As a frequent diner , I think of myself as part of the family but have only lived in Houston 8 years so I have a lot of specials to catch up with. Experienced "Seared Duck Breast with Morello Cherries,
Pecorino Risotto & Green Beans" and it was beyond WONDERFUL! Can't wait to experience their other weekly specials coming up soon. To all at Divino, a big THANK YOU!
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!
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