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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
We had our wedding here one year ago and they were so easy to work with and very proffessional. The food was delicious and the upstairs was the perfect venue for our cocktail celebration . We came to celebrate our First anniversary and were treated like King and Queen. A very special thank you to Simone for our " gift" . Xoxo
We went there for a birthday, and noted it in the reservation. Not sure the pint of that as it was not acknowledged, not even a happy bday...lol. Food was decent, the portion that was not spilled on me. Also a little mishap with changing tables. Not terrible but probably would not return as there are much better choices out there.
Not the first time at Divino, at as previous opportunities, Service and Food did not disappoint. Great job there! On the drinks side, while the wine list is very good, the cocktail offer is poor, overly expensive and drinks are dull. So you better go for wine form the start, instead of expending your monies on cocktails.The restaurant itself looks a little tired and it would require some improvements, though. Looks old.
We can't say enough about our 40th anniversary dinner visit at Divini. From the moment we walked we were welcomed and made to feel very special! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and even had the Bartender craft a special cocktail for me when I didn't really see what I wanted on the bar menu.
We took our time all evening and never felt rushed.
The charcuterie starter was amazing and our mains is duck breadt and AAA steak were over the top delicious.
We arrived at 5:30 and when we left at 8:00 it was just starting to get a little loud but in a busy, fun way.
We can't recommend Divini more highly and will be back soon!
Divino is a favorite of mine. They serve great food, have a wonderful terrace and ambiance and their servers really know how to make you feel comfortable and well-looked after. Their wine selection, which varies regularly, is also outstanding. Had amazing moules and frittes paired with an amazing Viognier that our waitress recommended and could not have been happier. She was attentive, very knowledgeable and friendly and ensured our meal was served quickly as we were limited in time. Thank you for helping make our night special!
This is my sisters favourite restaurant but my first visit. I can see why she loves it! Our server was so friendly and very knowledgeable. She described the food so accurately. The choose your own cheese plate was so amazing. The rest of our food was just as good. I highly recommend this place.
Lots of good choices and unique in choice of ingredients and compositions. Unfortunately the 'suckling pig' was well, well, well done and tough, as was the ?bacon. The other meals were pretty good, aperitifs were very creative, wine choices were wonderful.
Good atmosphere, somewhat attentive service, and sometimes one wonders, if the price goes up, wether indeed the service should be more excelling than it did.
This was a birthday dinner with my husband--our waitress was excellent!!Food was delicious! The tartare(bison??)was melt in your mouth and deliciously seasoned--the lamb was tender--however I felt the accompanying green vegetable was overspiced--(I would of preferred less heat ) My husband and I would definitely return!!The cheese and wine selection we're unsurpassed.The somnolier knowledgeable and gracious.
We tried the Big Taste Menu and a nice bottle of wine. The combination of three courses were just right for us. However the service was not up to par for this class of restaurant. Not sure if our server Josh was overworked but we felt like we were ignored throughout the evening. Our main course arrived about 40 minutes after the first course plates were removed. While the presentation was good the food was cold. We believed that sending the food back would add another 45 minutes so we completed half of the meal and left. While Divino has received good reviews, we certainly did not get the same experience. Very disappointed since there are so many restaurants within a stones throw we could have chosen.
I was unpleasantly surprised by our experience at Divino as I've really enjoyed it in the past. I have food restrictions so I emailed the restaurant in advance with a list of the foods I can't have.
I received a warm reply from the Chef saying not to worry, they could definitely accommodate my restrictions and they do that for people all the time.
As requested, I noted the same restrictions when I made the reservation. I also printed my email correspondence with the Chef and gave it to our server so that whoever was in the kitchen would have a visual list of what I could not have along with the Chef's comments for how they would modify my dish.
After all of that, I was disappointed to discover that my dish came on a bed of not one but two items from my restricted foods list! It was like they had not looked at my list at all.
On top of that, my friend ordered chicken but received salmon. So it seems that neither the kitchen nor our server was paying attention.
I always like RCR restaurants and expect far better service. This has really turned me off of returning to Divino. Definitely not a safe place to dine if you have any allergies or food restrictions.
Very good valentine's day date. Divino is larger inside than it's small Stephen Ave facing would suggest. The Decor is somewhat rustic, with a brick wall, copper plating on the table and dim (ish) lighting. We enjoyed the historic photos cycling through on the wall (instead of an obnoxious sports or news or whatever channel).
Very much enjoyed our meals, we shared a roasted Acorn Squash with mushrooms and pecans which was quite delicious (portions are small-ish, so we were glad for the appetizer), then I was delighted by the beef cheek bourgignon I ordered, and my wife enjoyed her swordfish. Dessert was quite delightful - pear crumble for me and chocolate torte for my wife.
Careful of the water - like many places they offer a choice of still or sparkling with their in-house filter system but at a cost. This annoys me as tap water is perfectly good in Calgary. The waiter didn't seem impressed by my declining to pay extra for water, and was generally a little low energy but efficient (which is why I gave lower marks for service). I've had better service here before. Would strongly recommend for a good night out. Prices were reasonable for the portions, (we each had a glass of wine with our meal and it came out to around 60$ per person).
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