About Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro, part of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts family of restaurants (crmr.com) remains an icon for downtown diners. Now in its 15th year, Divino continues to entertain patrons in the historic Calgary Wine and Spirits building on the Stephen Avenue Walk (8th Avenue S.W.).
As a modern bistro, Divino offers a comforting, pure cuisine in an upscale and energetic environment. Inspired by the traditional bistros that have thrived for decades throughout New York City, Divino has merged modern décor with a comforting bistro atmosphere and cuisine. Featuring the same wood-burning grill found at Gramercy Tavern in New York City and an award-winning international cheese and wine program, Divino has successfully integrated the distinctive American bistro style into Western Canada.
Calgary, AB T2P 1B4
Contemporary French, Comfort Food, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Closed Sundays.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking in front after 6:00pm. Public parking lots within 2 blocks.
LRT Station is 1 block away - behind the Hyatt Hotel on 7th Avenue S.W.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Divino offers a spacious and versatile facility that can accommodate a function of any size on any of our three levels. The STONE CELLAR in our lower level, SPIRITS ROOM on our second level and the main floor, BISTRO.
Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Have been going to Divinos since started ...
Have been going to Divinos since started with chef Danny Lamote in the Grain Exchange. Almost 30 years later, part of CRMR and just down the block, but has somehow managed to retain the ambiance and food that made it a go-to nearly 30 years ago.
Excellent food and a number of gluten fr ...
Excellent food and a number of gluten free options. We started off with a cheese plate of five different cheeses. I highly recommend this; all five cheeses were excellent. The chicken Cobb salad was a pleasure in both presentation and flavour. Main course was the salmon dish done perfectly.
This is our go-to restaurant for a speci ...
This is our go-to restaurant for a special night out. The food is always excellent, as is the service. It is in the theatre district so is perfect before a concert or play and they always make sure we get out the door on time for the performance. Even in the present depressed economic climate the restaurant is still busy, which indicates to us that our view is shared by others. The only reason I did not give it completely 5 stars is the noise level, but as it is in an old building there is not much that can be done about that. A restaurant choice that does not disappoint.
I took one of our biggest clients here o ...
I took one of our biggest clients here on a recommendation, I was overall happy with this meal and would rate my overall experience an 8/10. As a Construction professional I would change a few small things that would help with sound transfer as we found it to be a bit noisy. Easy fix with some sound dampening panels.
Have always had a great experience durin ...
Have always had a great experience during lunch. Went at 6pm before a show that started at 8. Took 1.5 hours for our entrees to arrive, two entrees of suckling pig were over cooked. Waiter was nowhere to be found to reorder drinks or get water refilled. Overall service was poor. Would not go to dinner if you plan on attending a show afterwards.
Another lovely evening at Divino! Went ...
Another lovely evening at Divino! Went there with my BFF before the theatre. Shared the mussels and a bottle of wine...yum and yum! Our dinner choices were the lamb shank and the duck breast...perfection!! Too full for a sweet treat to complete the evening but will try to leave room next time.
The food was really good. It's not inexp ...
The food was really good. It's not inexpensive but overall quality is good. The server seems surprised that we wanted bread but when it did come it was good. The seafood chowder was delicious, not too heavy and the seafood was done just right.
The open kitchen at the end of the night was very smoky. If you don't want to smell like you cooked a meal, better get a table towards the back of the restaurant.
The service was excellent. Relaxed dinin ...
The service was excellent. Relaxed dining not rushed to order or eat. Very good wine recommendations. The mussels were excellent, seafood chowder was rich and full, and the Pork roast was tender and juicy. Pasta dish was nice but nothing unusual. Have been there many times and will return.
Hadn't been in many years and we were pl ...
Hadn't been in many years and we were pleasantly surprised at the deliciousness of every course! True French cuisine...all tasted delicious and authentic! No small plates crap! Onion soup was perfect! I had the best duck that I've had in years in a gorgeous raspberry so jus! The mussels were divine! Amazing food, staff and ambiance! Real authentic French cuisine with no odd sidebar fusion crap! We had aioli with our frites and my god...it was actual aioli!!! The kitchen sink was NOT in it! Tasted like what we've always had in France! Good, ethnic cuisine! We will be going back again and again and so on...
The service was excellent (both times - ...
The service was excellent (both times - we went back later in the same night for dessert). Both servers knew the menus and made wonderful recommendations when asked. The cheese plate is fantastic, as were the desserts. You won't be disappointed.
Divino is one of the very few restaurant ...
Divino is one of the very few restaurants in Calgary where you can count on your dining experience being consistently positive. They deliver excellent food, a creative menu, good wine selection, tables that are big enough to be comfortable, servers who know their menu and an atmosphere that makes conversation possible. They have done so since the last millenium. :)
A small recommendation: flag the gluten free items on the menu, this will prevent gluten sensitive patrons from setting their heart on an item only to have to select something else...it will also save serving staff valuable time.
We had tartare, lamb shanks, snapper and salmon and we were all suitably pleased. We wanted the rabbit meetballs, unfortunately they are gluten laden as are the quails. Oh well...the tartare was a worthy replacement.
Once again, well done Divino!
The food was delicious! I went on a Satu ...
The food was delicious! I went on a Saturday night for a birthday, and no one in my table complained about the taste. The second course has pretty small servings, so if you're hungry I would suggest to also get a first course. I had the Brussel Sprouts for my first course, and the Black Pepper Linguine for my second course.
The kitchen forgot about my first course, so I ended up getting it for free because I got it around 5-10 minutes after everyone else. The server I had was new, but he wasn't sure about the menu. He didn't know if birthday dessert was free or not.
The food was very good, even though it was pricey. I'd recommend this place for special occasions or anniversaries. I wish the service was better.
The service was among the most apathetic ...
The service was among the most apathetic and slow I have seen. An expected 60-75 minute business lunch turned into a 90 minute marathon, with both of us so distracted by the fact empty food plates remained on our table for 15 minutes after we were finished that we quickly dispensed with the idea of after lunch coffee or dessert. The most frustrating thing was the restaurant was not busy. Our waitress had 3 tables to deal with -- one can only imagine the utter carnage that we would have experienced if she actually had other tables to serve.
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