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
This was a celebration for a 40th birthd ...
This was a celebration for a 40th birthday with a good friend. Reservations were made prior to reading the rave reviews "or so I thought" . Upon arrival we were greeted by the what I presume would be the hostess who we made mention of the birthday and he went on and on how "we will take good care of you no worries". Here is where it went south, we were seated at first at a round table for five then he asked would you like it better at a 4 top so we agreed seeing as a two top would be too much to ask for.. just odd. Water took what seemed like forever not to mention a waiter once he did arrive we placed our drink order. After we received our drinks we decided to order everything else while we still had him at our table now mind you the food here is not exactly cheap so although we were going to split a dish we decided to order our own dish. The ambiance is blah no music in the background nothing. After our food finally arrived I ordered the lasagna my friend ordered what looked like penne pasta and ragu which she described as uncooked pasta and ragu dumped on top and honestly that's exactly how it looked so she wasn't pleased. My lasagna being italian i know tasted as if they really love their nutmeg because that is a secret to lasagna but this was almost more a dessert than it was a lasagna. After we got our bill 90 dollars later (2 drinks ,salad , entree) we paid our bill there was no sort of celebration no cookie cake whatever decent places do for special occasion none of that. As we got up to leave the same "hostess older man" who greeted us so kindly stared at us at his podium as we walked up to him since we have to in order to leave as he watched us leave he did not say one word not good bye not how was the food nothing i have never seen such disrespect from an establishment than this place. I will not be returning to this joke you want Italian hire some good ole fashion Italians who know respect but hey i'll let you be the judge yourself.
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.
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